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Old 15-11-2009, 12:39 PM
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Holy crap Batman!!! Crikey!!!

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Old 15-11-2009, 12:51 PM
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errr, Rishi, your box is a bit too small.
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Old 17-11-2009, 08:27 AM
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Its a tight squeeze Erick!
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:36 AM
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Lightbulb Best lenses?

Looks like Televue lenses are the most popular. Currently I don't have any filters . What should I start with? I'm thinking one of those that diminish light pollution. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:29 PM
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Hi Ingrid

Best you move your question into a different thread - start your own.

If you search there are many threads on filters on the Forum.

Here is some other reading:-

http://www.myastroshop.com.au/guides/filters.asp

http://sciastro.net/members/portia.p...use-of-filters

http://pages.sbcglobal.net/raycash/filters.htm

http://www.omegafiltersebuyer.com/servlet/StoreFront

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Old 09-12-2009, 02:53 PM
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Rishi, you need help.

After some buying, selling and swapping I've finally wound up with:

APM 32mm "Superwide"
'Orion' 26mm Q70
TV 25 Plossl (first 'premium' EP I ever bought)
TV 20 T5 Nagler
TV 19 Panoptic
TV 16 Nagler
TV 13 Nagler
Pentax XW10 (still for sale!)
TMB 7mm Planetary (On its way!)
6 & 9 mm GSO plossls (nice clear, flat views)
Takahashi HiLe 5mm
(If you are part of the latest Masuyama craze-don't bother. The Takahashis are their equal and more)
Vixen LV 4mm
Celestron "Ultima" 2x barlow

I was really obsessed with EPs for a while. I've looked through literally hundreds of boutique, older, 'hand made by fairies' EPs, like Orthos, Kellners, Monocentrics, Supermonos, Abbes, Volcano tops, Flat tops etc etc. and discovered one thing:
Most out of production EPs are out of production for a reason: They're not as good as modern alternatives (IMHO). They have almost no eye relief and are difficult to use. Any effort you make finding and buying some "superior" EP from the past would have been much better spent observing.
Again (IMHO) any new Vixen, Televue, Pentax or Tak, will usually surpass the older EPs views and be much easier to use.
Don't sweat what you don't have and enjoy what you do! (Unless you actually collect them as a hobby - then just go nuts and have fun!)
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:55 PM
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Here's my lot:

First Division:
TV 32 Wide Field (still good), Nagler 22T4, 17T4 (a gem), 12T4, 9T6 and 7T6.

The reserve team:

Celestron barlow, Celestron 45 Plossl, 26 Plossl, 18 Ortho, 12 Ortho, 9 Ortho, 6 Ortho. I didn't bother showing the 5 GSO's that came with the scope.

Guess what, Naglers rule, although the 26 silver top Plossl is a sweet eyepiece, easily the best of the old ones.
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OK, here's my revised lot.
Nowhere near all of them, but the more exotic ones. Not that
current TV's are exotic, just BLOODY good!

Back row (2"):
Kasai 40mm Konig
TV Panoptic 35mm
Meade Research Grade 32mm Erfle

Middle row (1.25"):
TMB Planetary II 6mm
TV Nagler T6 9mm
TV Nagler T6 13mm

Front row (0.965"):
Unitron Sym 9mm Symetrical (Plossl)
Unitron OR 6mm Orthoscopic
Unitron OR 12.5mm Orthoscopic
Unitron K 25mm Kellner



Cheers,
Jason.
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I'm kind of going retro, gradually selling off my TV Panoptics and Radians, my 22mm Pan's next to go because the 32mm Brandon is so much clearer. so here's my list:

35mm Panoptic
32mm Brandon
22mm Panoptic
16mm CZJ O-16
10mm CZJ O-10

I'm probably going to replace my 22mm Panoptic with a 25mm CZJ Ortho (O-25) and my 35mm Panoptic with a 48mm Brandon. If I had a dob instead of a Mewlon on an equatorial mount, I'm sure I'd still be into the widefield eyepieces.

Regards from Colorado,

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Family Portrait

Family Portrait. That's FRANKENBINO (a Baader/Denkmeier Hybrid) on the right.
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Old 28-05-2010, 09:00 PM
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For my refractor: Vixen LV5, 7, 10, 15, 25mm

For my two Maks a range of 2" ep's:
Vixen LVW 8, 13, 22 and Vixen NLVW 30, LV50, and TMB 30 and TMB 40.
And a Masayuma 45mm.
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Old 30-09-2010, 08:11 AM
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I also confess to being a Televue buff:

Televue 31mm Nagler (great, but heavy as a brick)
Televue 20mm Plossl
Televue 13mm Ethos (great but $$)
Televue 8mm Ethos
Televue 5mm Nagler
Televue 3.5mm Nagler

I'm looking at the 17mm or 21mm Ethos at some point. After I've remortgaged the house to pay Uncle Al for his eyepieces!!

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Old 27-10-2010, 08:03 PM
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For the Meade Lightbridge 12'':

Baader Aspheric 31 mm.
Baader Zoom 24-8 mm.
Baader Ortho 5 mm.
Baader Vip Modular Barlow 2X
TV Ethos 21 mm.
TV Ethos 13 mm.
TV Ethos 8 mm.
TV Ethos 3,7 mm.
TV Powermate 4X
TV Powermate 5X
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:07 AM
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ok here is my lot so far
televue :

panoptic 24mm
neglar 20 t2
neglar 17mm t 4
neglar 9 mm t 6
ethos 17mm
ethos 6 mm
RKE 28mm
meade 32mm
televue paracorr
this is the new beastie!!!!!! ethos 17mm
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Old 15-04-2011, 07:00 AM
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My set ...

http://i.imgur.com/5pRtu.jpg

... and in their case ...

http://i.imgur.com/MiOHG.jpg
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Old 15-04-2011, 09:36 AM
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Very handsome, Andrew! Quality product! Err... what are the optical properties of the Coke can like?
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Old 16-04-2011, 05:01 AM
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The coke can has disappointing optical properties, although being free of coma, astigmatism and chromatic abberation, it was somewhat opaque. I also had to use a 4lb lump hammer to get it in the focuser.
I can best describe it's performance as "sub-optimal". Still, it's probably better than those Modified Achromat eyepieces you get with low-end SkyWatchers ...
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How do you find the 30mm ES?
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Old 22-04-2011, 08:03 PM
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How do you find the 30mm ES?
I'm liking it a great deal! Built like a tank and about as heavy as one too! Excellent optics.
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Old 22-04-2011, 10:05 PM
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really big massive eyepieces

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The coke can has disappointing optical properties, although being free of coma, astigmatism and chromatic abberation, it was somewhat opaque. I also had to use a 4lb lump hammer to get it in the focuser.
I can best describe it's performance as "sub-optimal". Still, it's probably better than those Modified Achromat eyepieces you get with low-end SkyWatchers ...
The coke can really gives you a good idea about the size of the eyepieces.
They are really big massive eyepieces!!!!
I've never seen such gigantic eyepieces before!
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