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Old 15-12-2013, 05:10 PM
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New addition 11mm Nagler type 1 to try out over the next few days. These are supposed to be pretty good.
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Old 24-12-2013, 10:58 PM
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I have to say, I'm still a huge fan of TV plossls; there is just something about the view through them that looks a little bit higher-def. than anything else that I have used. I have collected the 32, 20, 15 and 11 TV plossls and a 24 Pan and a TV 2.5x powermate round out my A-team.

I also have a 7mm William Optics UWAN - however, despite being a great eyepiece, I seem to prefer a slightly narrower field of view than 80 deg. (am I alone on this?). I'm wondering if a 6 or 8 Radian might be the way to go instead...

Anyway, I think that finishes off my first post on IIS!
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Old 25-12-2013, 08:06 AM
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I have to say, I'm still a huge fan of TV plossls; there is just something about the view through them that looks a little bit higher-def. than anything else that I have used. I have collected the 32, 20, 15 and 11 TV plossls and a 24 Pan and a TV 2.5x powermate round out my A-team.

I also have a 7mm William Optics UWAN - however, despite being a great eyepiece, I seem to prefer a slightly narrower field of view than 80 deg. (am I alone on this?). I'm wondering if a 6 or 8 Radian might be the way to go instead...

Anyway, I think that finishes off my first post on IIS!
Welcome Jatz, I too prefer narrower eps, most of mine are in the 65-72 range. you've broken the posting ice, no excuse now not to post about your scope etc.
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:58 PM
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Just a general question to all.

what is the most used eyepiece power in your collections.?
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:45 PM
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Depends on the scope. In my old 12" f5 I used a 24 Pan that only gave me 62.5x more than any other EP. In my 20" f5 the 17 Ethos at 150x is the go. Bigger aperture allows more power. I regularly use a 10mm giving 254x and even push it to 317x with the 8mm Ethos, but that needs pretty good conditions. In the 12", those sort of powers were nearly unthinkable, 150x was only very rarely possible.
That said the short while I had the 17 Ethos while I still had the 12", it was a really nice combo at 88x.

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Old 06-01-2014, 08:44 PM
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what is the most used eyepiece power in your collections.?
That's easy, my Orion 12.5mm Illuminated Reticle.

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Old 09-01-2014, 09:53 PM
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what is the most used eyepiece power in your collections.?
At 60x, I feel if though I am seeing many deep-sky objects well, almost regardless of the size of the telescope.
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:54 AM
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I agree with Bob , I find my 14mm Radian in my 127mm f8 at 71x the best all round for most objects .
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Old 24-02-2014, 12:09 PM
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Two or three eyepiece families in the one case, always accompanied by a rechargeable dehumidifier. You can play where's Wally and try to figure out what's there
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A 'few' not so common Eyepieces

A ' few ' of my Vintage Eyepieces ....

1.... Smoothie 26mm TeleVue .....Japan made

2....Smoothie 15mm TeleVue ' Wide Field ' ....Japan made ( SOLD to Dave )

3....Meade Series 3000 25mm Plossl ..... Japan made

4....Meade Research Grade 20mm ' Wide Angle '

All of these are in excellent condition Cosmetically and Optically.

Not easy to find nowadays.....Views through all of these are sharp and very satisfying.....and nice to boot....

Flash.....
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:44 PM
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I had one of these Meade research grade 20mm's years ago ( orthoscopic x Erfel design ? ) and foolishly let it go as a freeby with a sold scope , Flash and I am still kicking myself , great eyepiece it was , especially in my 10 inch f10 newt , perfect 125x for jupiter.

Things we do ?? sometimes .

Thanks for sharing this mate .

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Been looking for 1 of these for a long time.....not easy to find nowadays....in fact a bit rare to source.

Got it from a bloke in Georgia USA

A Vixen LV30mm Eyepiece ... 2" inch..

Flash.....
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If that is a 2" eyepiece Col then it must be HUGE !!!


On a sad note: My eyepiece case after Morton, Giovanni and Col raided it this week

but there is light at the end of the tunnel ..............................
Enter: The Son of Eyepiece Case .....
The Pentax XF8.5s are here as are the XF12s and as we speak my new Panoptic 19s are on the tarmac at Honolulu International Airport about to catch a flight to Sydney!
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Old 22-04-2014, 10:14 AM
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I like the FOV of the ES 82 line which is very handy using my dob. I use the 6.7mm 82 ES for planetary and moon viewing. I also picked up a 100 degree 14mm which is a pretty crazy EP to look through and is great on galaxies and neb. I also really enjoy my 10mm Delos on star clusters. I've just invested in a Tele Vue barlow for exceptionally good nights. I'll use this with my Delos. I also have a heap of plossls and superviews that don't get a place in my pelican case.
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Think I may need a few cases...
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Someone really likes Tele Vue eyepieces

Very nice collection !!!!
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I just finished my new, larger case that lets me hold all of my eyepieces in one place. It's a Storm iM3300. I put 5 red led's in the lid that turn on automatically when I open it up. I found that really useful in my past cases when changing eyepieces or filters. Foam is from My Case Builder.
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