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Old 21-01-2018, 01:48 PM
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Some of my Early Japanese Plossl's

These are excellent eyepieces to use .. known as ' black tops '.... 1st 3 pic's

Meade EWF 40mm Plossl's ...hard to find in good condition as these are ... but narrow fov'

Parks Gold Series 25mm ... outstanding ..!!

Orion UltraScopic 35mm .. outstanding also ..!!

These eyepieces ( Early Japanese Plossl's ) would give the ' Modern ' Day ' Plossl's a run for their money.

Col ....
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Old 22-01-2018, 10:53 AM
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My smaller case I take with me when I am observing with my 12". A nice useful spread of magnifications and exit pupils.
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Old 09-02-2018, 04:16 PM
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Here's what I have now. Need a 7mm XW or 7mm Pentax XL.
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Old 09-02-2018, 07:23 PM
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Nice , those Morphous eyepieces get a good rap , yes a nice 7mm will round the set off nicely .
enjoy .

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Old 09-02-2018, 10:13 PM
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Impressive Televue collection Brian. I am looking for a Televue Nagler 2.5 and 3.5mm. Naglers are just the right size and greater field of view.

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my 20mm plossl arrived today so I thought I would show off my TV collection that has 100% all come from IIS classifieds over the last 12 years , Whew ! .

It is in 2 sections , still learning to resize using W10 .
Comments welcome as usual .

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Old 10-02-2018, 03:44 PM
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Thanks Matt , I wouldn't say no to either of those Naglers or a TV zoom as well ,
but they are snapped up so fast when one shows up
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Old 20-02-2018, 09:14 AM
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rare vintage televue 40 mm plossl

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rare vintage televue 40 mm plossl
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Old 27-02-2018, 01:59 PM
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Near set Takahashi Orthos and TOE ortho

My Grab and Go City eps..not a Nagler in sight..poor me!

Best Eyepieces I've ever looked through for CLARITY and CONTRAST ..KKs very good ..but these another level!

Its like theres NO glass in your way..in my Naglers, Delos ..you can see your looking through a lot of glass..Clarity not quite the same in my view..

The Vixen NLVs...some are surprising and clear...not so with most SLVs I tried.

TAK Orthos and TOE 3.3MM ..Ultimate Doubles and Planetary EPs Ive tried so far..I just see more when the seeing is very good. ..very ,very enjoyable EPs, with outstanding comfort, build and ergonomics...even the 6mm!

Tak Abbe 12.5mm ...my most used.

PS:Even my wife and the neighbours can tell the difference..and even after a few beers and there no experts!...
The EDs are for the neighbours and friends to use on the Moon, Planets..very good clear and honest eps, notably below 15mm..even survive tomato sauce, meat pie pieces, and accidental droppings by semi drunk friends and neighbours when I have a BBQ...perfect B Set.

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Eyepiece set

My eyepiece set has been nicely settled for some time now. All have been sourced second hand, including quite a few from here on IIS.

General viewing:
Set of Vixen LVWs giving a good spread of magnifications and exit pupils.
Why to I favour the LVWs?
  • They provide a quality, value for money viewing experience consistently across all focal lengths.
  • I find the the 65 deg AFOV very comfortable and views are consistently sharp right to the edge.
  • All have 20mm eye relief making them very comfortable for extended viewing.
  • They are all par focal making it easier to swap between eyepieces
  • They are all approximately the same weight simplifying telescope balancing when changing between eyepieces.
  • They perform well across all telescope types, although my observing is primarily with a 140mm refractor where they excel IMHO!!
Specialty eyepieces:
  • Baader Classic 10mm Ortho with permanent occulting bar. The Teleview 2X barlow delivers higher magnifications when needed.
  • ProStar 22mm 70 Deg APFOV illuminated reticule eyepiece
  • Orion 12mm illuminated reticule.
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Old 20-06-2019, 12:15 PM
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I'll take those LVW's thanks Steve .....
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Old 20-06-2019, 01:51 PM
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Ha ha ..... they are under lock and key, hidden in far southern Tasmania. 🤫

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Old 20-06-2019, 07:12 PM
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The LVWs are highly regarded for their well-corrected field of view even in fast scopes. A great collection to have for sure. I only have the 13 and 22mm left, at the lower end of the F/L scale I wanted something lighter and smaller. I find myself juggling low F/L eyepieces and Powermates often, and these things combined with a barlow are pipe bombs! The 22mm is a gem I most certainly will keep.

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My 5mm might be coming up for sale soon

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My collection of 0.965" EPs.
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Old 24-07-2019, 10:26 PM
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My collection of 0.965" EPs.
Nice collection from someone who knows about eyepieces ..a JAPANESE UNITRON 12.5 KELLNER I had with my 4inch UNITRON was soo sharp on axis..I wished I'd never sold it or the scope!
It's somewhere in Jambero last I heard.

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Interesting. I've been wanting to get back into BV-ing. Got a pair of 12mm XFs and decent longer FL plossls but my BV is a bit of a dud. Or at least it needs some TLC I haven't had time to give it. Appears to be a well made Chinese unit (ordered from a US dealer) but the collimation is off.
What is it you don't say.

I have this and love it, complete with eyepieces

https://www.rothervalleyoptics.co.uk...e-package.html
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Old 26-07-2019, 07:35 PM
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The weather heres been average so I thought I would clean some lenses that needed it. So here they are!
From the back I have my wide fields, they have a good range. (all keepers)
Small Masu collection to the left, extender and barlow to the right.
My planetary selection in the middle.
The tiny ones in the front row have been a big surprise though, Nikon microscope eyepieces,( ortho type quality)
Ive doubled up on one focal length but havent decided which one to keep yet.
(Probably both)
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