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Old 21-10-2020, 11:15 AM
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How many eyepieces is enough ....???

I could add a 24 & 19 Pan ' ...but that should do it for me.

Current Oculars .... 11

Orion UltraScopic 35mm
Parks Gold Series 30mm
Parks Gold Series 25mm
Baader17.5mm Morpheus 76*degree
Antares W70 Series 34mm ( Canada )
Antares Plossl 25mm ( Japan ) )
Meade Smooth Side 26mm ( Japan )
Meade Smooth Side 18mm ( Japan )
RKE 28mm early ' Black Version '
Vixen LV Zoom 8mm to 24mm ( Japan )
Takahashi 28mm Erfle ( Japan )

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Old 21-10-2020, 02:06 PM
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Hey Col, that certainly is a nice collection, probably enough i would say, do you actually not use any one of them ??

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Old 21-10-2020, 02:13 PM
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nice list, Col!

Any comparison notes on the Erfle and the RKE at 28mm?
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Old 21-10-2020, 02:27 PM
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Here’s my eye piece and accessories collection built up over 4 years and used in my 12” Goto dob for visual and Powermates used for planetary imaging in my 6” and 8” newts

Televue only

Delos 4.5mm
Delos 6mm
Delos 10mm
Delos 17.3mm

Panoptic 24mm
Panoptic 27mm

Ethos SX 4.7mm
Ethos 8mm
Ethos 13mm
Ethos 21mm ( the hand grenade )

Apollo 11mm commemorative

Paracorr type 2 coma corrector

2 x Powermate
2.5 x Powermate
4 x Powermate
5 x Powermate
All Powermate T ring adapters for planetary imaging

Orion 2” variable moon filter
Bintel 1.25mm moon filter
Astronomik 2” UHC filter
Bintel #80A planet filter
Other planetary filters

As I both image and observe, imaging recently has taken precedence over observing on good nights due to buying a new ZWOASI2600MC OSC camera
On some occasions I have my 8” imaging rig running in the backyard and I observe with the 12” Goto dob in the front car Bay Area near the garage
I enjoy both parts of the hobby

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Old 21-10-2020, 03:00 PM
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add some planetary power, 5mm ultrascopic, or tak starbase 6mm, something from 9-12mm useful also -perhaps offload the Ant plossl, maybe the meade’s you are dbl’ing up on those focal lengths
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Orion UltraScopic 35mm
Parks Gold Series 30mm
Parks Gold Series 25mm
Baader17.5mm Morpheus 76*degree
Antares W70 Series 34mm ( Canada )
Antares Plossl 25mm ( Japan ) )
Meade Smooth Side 26mm ( Japan )
Meade Smooth Side 18mm ( Japan )
RKE 28mm early ' Black Version '
Vixen LV Zoom 8mm to 24mm ( Japan )
Takahashi 28mm Erfle ( Japan )

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Old 21-10-2020, 03:22 PM
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As happiness has been defined by some observers as a new eyepiece in the mail - well - who wants to place a limit on happiness?

I have no idea how many eyepieces I own.
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Old 21-10-2020, 04:56 PM
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I have exactly 2 - 30mm Tak and 7mm Tak. All I need
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Old 21-10-2020, 06:18 PM
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nice list, Col!

Any comparison notes on the Erfle and the RKE at 28mm?
The RKE28mm is the ' Porthole ' Version ...the eyepiece 'disappears ' as you look into it because of the field stop....it's like being outside the eyepiece ...!!

The TAK Erfle doesn't perform that magic ... gives nice warm views at smaller fov.

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Somewhere between Col & Lewis.

31mm Nagler
14mm ES 100
4.7mm ES 82
11mm ES 82
3-6 televue Zoom
8-24 Baader Zoom
Other barely used peripheral pieces.

Just need Martin to part with his 21mm Ethos and life will be sweet...
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Old 21-10-2020, 06:20 PM
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Hey Col, that certainly is a nice collection, probably enough i would say, do you actually not use any one of them ??

Leon
They each get their ' turn ' on prevailing conditions ...some more so than others.

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I have exactly 2 - 30mm Tak and 7mm Tak. All I need
You area full on enigma to me, Lewis. I had you pegged at 15 OTAs and up to 100 EPs, as well as 10 or so mounts.
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I have exactly 2 - 30mm Tak and 7mm Tak. All I need
What .. no Parks Gold Series .. I purchased a Parks GS-5 7.5mm because you were raving about them.. Ok .. in reality I purchased it because it was cheap and I remembered you raving about it.

Oh ... and I have all the Tak LE series, a XW7 and couple TMB Monocentrics and a couple ZAO's.

And from a similar thread ... I have four scopes to use the in. A TEC 160FL, APOMAX 130mm, AP130GTX and a Orion UK 10" f4.8 Newtonian.
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That's about how many I've sold in the last 10 years John
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What .. no Parks Gold Series .. I purchased a Parks GS-5 7.5mm because you were raving about them.. Ok .. in reality I purchased it because it was cheap and I remembered you raving about it.

Oh ... and I have all the Tak LE series, a XW7 and couple TMB Monocentrics and a couple ZAO's.

No, col got my Parks and he won't give em back.


I do love the GS...
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You area full on enigma to me, Lewis. I had you pegged at 15 OTAs and up to 100 EPs, as well as 10 or so mounts.

I am an enigma in a nut shell.


Very nutty. That's the enigma.
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Old 21-10-2020, 06:39 PM
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No, col got my Parks and he won't give em back.

I do love the GS...
Yeah go on ... throw me under the Bus ...!!

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Somewhere between Col & Lewis.

31mm Nagler
14mm ES 100
4.7mm ES 82
11mm ES 82
3-6 televue Zoom
8-24 Baader Zoom
Other barely used peripheral pieces.

Just need Martin to part with his 21mm Ethos and life will be sweet...
Sorry Pat , unfortunately the hand grenade is not for sale
Just waiting on Orion to get up higher towards the summer so I can use the 21mm. It’s an eye opener with that 100deg AFOV. You really don’t get a sense of how Huge Orion’s nebulosity fans out into the cosmos until you view it through this eye piece in a medium to big dob , simply spectacular !!
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Old 21-10-2020, 08:15 PM
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Sorry Pat , unfortunately the hand grenade is not for sale
Just waiting on Orion to get up higher towards the summer so I can use the 21mm. It’s an eye opener with that 100deg AFOV. You really don’t get a sense of how Huge Orion’s nebulosity fans out into the cosmos until you view it through this eye piece in a medium to big dob , simply spectacular !!
Martin
Yes, I know you 21E owners get quite attached, to put it mildly. Orion with the 31T5 in my 20" dob is nice, I just need to try the slightly more contrasty field. I may have to wait until Chris (OneCosmos) gets his SDM....
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