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Old 04-04-2013, 10:30 AM
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The New Box has arrived .....

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Nice collection, love the box as well!
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:35 PM
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WOW Col,

Where do you start mate. I'd be like a kid in the candy store. Hmmmm which one will I pick tonight?

Love the box, very stylish and rustic. Gotta love the smell of new wood, it hits the senses everytime and invokes a good many memories. Hope you have many good ones with this set.

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Old 12-04-2013, 06:32 AM
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Added two more pieces to the immediate family!

A 17mm Celestron Ultima LX that I modified and de-cloaked and also a Meade 5.5mm waterproof UWA. The Celestron was so ugly, I had to take the mid section off. I made a thread about it on CN.

Here is my new family pic, and also a few pics of the now "modified" Celestron 17mm Ultima LX, which I think looks a lot better then it's original state.

Cheers!
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:33 PM
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What a difference Markus , looks like an eyepiece now , well done . ( yea they look like a body builder on to many steriod's to me ) but ...

Every thing I have ever heard on these LX's has been positive on their views , good addition ...
... that looks normal now and a heap lighter ?
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:00 PM
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Hi Brian,

You got that right! The original look on these are an eye sore, lol. The new slimmed down look is heaps better! As for the weight, before I took the middle piece off it was 19.5 Ounces. Once I removed the ugly part in the middle, it weighed in at 16 Oz.

Weight loss = 3.5 Ounces.

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Old 13-04-2013, 08:02 AM
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WOW Col,

Where do you start mate. I'd be like a kid in the candy store. Hmmmm which one will I pick tonight?

Love the box, very stylish and rustic. Gotta love the smell of new wood, it hits the senses everytime and invokes a good many memories. Hope you have many good ones with this set.

Cheerz
Simmo
Thanks Simmo....yes...Box looks a treat and I went for these as the eye relief is 20mm on all of them ....very comfortable viewing for me.
The ' glass optics ' is VERY good on these.....Japanese Quality...took me about 6 months to ' hunt ' these down ..from CN, Ebay...some s/h and a couple are brand new.....all in ' top ' condition.Most of these came with original boxes and caps. I actually have a couple of ' doubles ' of these ...I use them on my Denk' Binos ....just beautiful using 2 eyes on objects ...especially the Moon and M42.

They don't make these anymore ..although the newer range are NLV's ....not LV's that I have here.
You can still get them ( LV's ) if you hunt around...they're not all gone yet.

I like your UV Or's so much ...I went and got 2 myself from Claude ( AEC ) ....for Bino use ... and ' single ' use also when required....( these are so nice...worth spending the money )

Flash ...
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Old 13-04-2013, 10:52 AM
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Nice eyepieces Flash!

I worked on my 17mm Ultima LX some more and put a hand grip piece on the inside and bought some pin striping to match the lettering which I will put on later.

Cheers!
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Old 13-04-2013, 12:26 PM
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Nice eyepieces Flash!

I worked on my 17mm Ultima LX some more and put a hand grip piece on the inside and bought some pin striping to match the lettering which I will put on later.

Cheers!
I like what you've done to the 17mm Ultima ...' looks ' a lot better IMHO ...not so ' bulky ' and more pleasing to look at.... ' slimmer '

Flash...
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Old 14-04-2013, 12:21 AM
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Thanks again Flash! I finalized everything on the eyepiece today which includes adding reddish / orange pin striping and blackening the chrome bottoms of the 1.25" and 2" barrels to minimize any reflections form the moon, or other bright targets.

Looks a lot better in the final stage IMO! Feels nicer in the hands too!

Cheers!
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Old 14-04-2013, 06:31 PM
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Flasher, you got me inspired to dig out an old picture from a few years back. Still got them all, and now in a nice self-made wooden presentation case. I use them occasionally, most times I want a higher power view.
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Old 15-04-2013, 04:53 PM
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gb........they're different....I'll bet their not made anymore....German...no doubt.
They look expensive ...and high quality.

Flash ....
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Old 15-04-2013, 06:36 PM
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Right on all points Flasher, especially the "expensive" bit. The O-8 is made from pure Unobtainum, LOL.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:54 AM
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Just grabbed a Delos 14 to add to my compact collection.
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Old 13-06-2013, 05:32 PM
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Nice eyepieces!!!

I have completely revamped my lineup. Here are two of them I have now. The 14mm will be here very soon!

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Old 14-06-2013, 12:58 PM
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For mono viewing appearing on the left the unbeaten XW's and on the right the newcomers ES 100 degree. All of them give molto molto viewing pleasure.
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Old 14-06-2013, 01:01 PM
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And for two eyed viewing pleasure these babies: With a Williams Optics Bino.
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Old 17-06-2013, 09:54 AM
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Here they ALL are together now. I think I need a CRANE to get these in my focuser, LOL! The rest are in the second pic.

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Old 15-07-2013, 11:04 AM
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Well here it is 3 x Delos, 1 x Raian and 1 x Baader Eudiascopic plus Ultima Barlow.
The speciality is the Kasai Petaprism which gives a 110mm glass path for my short semi apo refractor (it need a glass path).
I have customized a small tough case with coreflute sections, easy to cut and bend, soft and does not damage the EPs and will not accumulate dust. I like my EPs in the case by night and exit lens up so I can grab them easily.
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Old 17-07-2013, 04:25 PM
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There certainly are some wonderful eyepieces here.

It has taken me a while, but I think I have arrived at my final eyepiece collection. I really like each and every one of them and they all do the job they were purchased for.


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I bought a Pelican Storm rifle case for them to live in. Still has enough space left for my accessories, when I get around to cutting out the foam. I added 3 red LED's that automatically turn on when I open the lid. Makes it nice and easy to change eyepieces and filters in the dark.


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Old 28-07-2013, 04:06 AM
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Very nice collection Flash .......... I'm going more for the minimalist approach:

In anticipation of next week's postal deliveries, I have made some room in my cases:

C'mon postie !!!!!
LOL at watch this space for future eyepieces.
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