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Old 15-04-2016, 08:24 PM
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The prostar is a good eyepiece,i think it will surprise if you haven't viewed through one before
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Old 15-04-2016, 08:26 PM
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Don't have any photos yet but:

Meade HD-60 4.5, 6.5, 9, 13, 18, 25 (think they're correct).
TV 35mm Panoptic, 10mm Radian & 20mm Plossl.

On order:
Another TV 20mm Plossl for binoviewing.
Fujiyama HD-OR 4, 6, 9mm view higher power planetary and Luna.
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Old 21-05-2016, 05:09 PM
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Spent a couple of hours sorting eyepieces and accessories today and managed to condense things into two cases.
This one holds all the singles and often needed accessories, the other case is for the Binovues and bino-pairs (Pentax XFs and Tak LEs.
I think I will stick with these for a little while........

XW3.5 XW5 XW7 XW10 XW14 XW20 TORCH (Space for a few LEs) Delos14 Nagler22 Nagler31

TS20R BBHS2" SkySurferV Nexus DSC LE12.5 1.25"CLK (can't say) 2"Laser TOA 1.6X Ext.

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Old 22-05-2016, 02:13 PM
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That's a nice collection of goodies Matt .....




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Old 24-05-2016, 05:22 PM
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Ethos 4.7, 8, 13, 17, 21
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Old 24-05-2016, 10:37 PM
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Ethos 4.7, 8, 13, 17, 21
It's just a rumour unless we see photographic evidence.
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Old 25-05-2016, 07:13 PM
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It's just a rumour unless we see photographic evidence.

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Old 25-05-2016, 08:47 PM
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Spent a couple of hours sorting eyepieces and accessories today and managed to condense things into two cases.
This one holds all the singles and often needed accessories, the other case is for the Binovues and bino-pairs ...
I bet the border police would call in ASIO and hold you for questioning should you ever travel overseas with that case full of hand grenades, dubious looking hardware and electronics.

Now show us your binoviewing kit!

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Old 25-05-2016, 09:21 PM
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Ah yes, very nice.
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Old 26-05-2016, 06:26 AM
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Nice collection Rom....
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Old 26-05-2016, 07:04 AM
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I bet the border police would call in ASIO and hold you for questioning should you ever travel overseas with that case full of hand grenades, dubious looking hardware and electronics.

Now show us your binoviewing kit!
Especially the bazooka in the crate under the eyepieces and the little black box next to the gold laser....... But we won't talk about that one!

Just waiting for a couple of little Erfles to complete the bino-box.
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Old 26-05-2016, 08:24 AM
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Ah yes, very nice.
Couple are second hand but mint.. The rest I bought wisely when the dollar was high and they were on special... Could never justify it now.
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Old 26-05-2016, 10:42 AM
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My set!

Well it's been a long time since I started this thread or even posted here
And many eyepieces have passed through my hands over the years

I now only have 2

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Old 26-05-2016, 11:43 AM
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Another set.

My current set, which seems to suit my viewing habits and 68 y.o. eyes.
Consists of 5mmT6 Nagler
9mmT6 "
13mmT6 "
17mmT4 "
31mmT5 "
35mm Panoptic
7mmXL Pentax
10mmXW "
20mmXW "
14mm Denkmeier
21mm "
24mm82* E.S.
T1 Paracorr
2X Powermate
Astronomik, DGM, Baader Filters.
These reside in my 'astrotools' box along with some Catseye & Glatter collimation tools & all the other 'essential' stuff I seem to use. The EPs all slide into plastic dust caps in the drawer bases - the whole box setup seems to function beautifully, even under very wet conditions.
Clear skies to all, Ian.
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Old 26-05-2016, 11:56 AM
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Well it's been a long time since I started this thread or even posted here
And many eyepieces have passed through my hands over the years

I now only have 2

David
I like that minimalist approach Dave
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Old 26-05-2016, 04:29 PM
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I like that minimalist approach Dave

I agree with this as well.

Over the years I have had a lot eyepieces pass through my hands and now I have finally found that all I really use and need are 2-3 really top shelf eyepieces and a good quality barlow (i.e. powermate). With these few I can pretty much do everything I want.

There is no point having a set of 6-8 eyepieces of which 2-3 you use 85% of the time.

Unfortunately, the real challenge is discovering for yourself what are those perfect 2-3 eyepieces which suit your personal preferences.

Once you can solve that mystery you will save yourself a lot money
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Old 26-05-2016, 05:06 PM
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Well it's been a long time since I started this thread or even posted here
And many eyepieces have passed through my hands over the years

I now only have 2
I remember when you started this thread. And you have always been a "minimalist" in your approach to gear acquisition. But that you now only have those two 24mm Panos and a Denk I find hard to believe. You must have a hidden stash of special occasion EPs, a couple of orthos perhaps? Or is your wife reading these forums as well?
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Old 26-05-2016, 05:51 PM
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I remember when you started this thread. And you have always been a "minimalist" in your approach to gear acquisition. But that you now only have those two 24mm Panos and a Denk I find hard to believe. You must have a hidden stash of special occasion EPs, a couple of orthos perhaps? Or is your wife reading these forums as well?
Hi Steve, no that's it just the 2 ! But I may get another 2 in the future ,
Just to get a little more power out of my BV. I'm thinking 15 mm DeLite !

Stay well
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Old 26-05-2016, 06:13 PM
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Hi Steve, no that's it just the 2 ! But I may get another 2 in the future ,
Just to get a little more power out of my BV. I'm thinking 15 mm DeLite !
Cheers! Don't you ever go cyclops any more?
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Old 26-05-2016, 06:28 PM
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No not anymore I prefer BV .
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