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Old 22-10-2013, 06:13 PM
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There's an amazing range of eyepieces here. One thing I've noticed is that very few people seem to have TV Delos eyepieces. I know they're expensive, but so are the Ethos and Nagler range, and I just wondered if they were not popular for another reason besides the price.
I'm just starting out, so I've only got a SW 25mm, Delos 12mm and 8mm, and Powermate x2. I love looking through the Delos because I feel like i"m falling into a worm hole when I look through them!
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Old 22-10-2013, 06:18 PM
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There's an amazing range of eyepieces here. One thing I've noticed is that very few people seem to have TV Delos eyepieces. I know they're expensive, but so are the Ethos and Nagler range, and I just wondered if they were not popular for another reason besides the price.
I'm just starting out, so I've only got a SW 25mm, Delos 12mm and 8mm, and Powermate x2. I love looking through the Delos because I feel like i"m falling into a worm hole when I look through them!
Luke.....nothing wrong with the Delos eyepieces...they are excellent.....have the...17's and 14's....for Bino use.
The others are UO Or 25's x 2 and UO Or 18's x 2 ....Meade Research Grade Wide Angle 20mm x 2....and TV19 Pan's x 2.

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Old 22-10-2013, 07:19 PM
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The 14mm Delos is my most used eyepiece

The 10mm Delos is supposed to be particularly good. I'd buy one if I didn't have a 10mm Pentax XW.
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Old 23-10-2013, 03:07 PM
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The 14mm Delos is my most used eyepiece

The 10mm Delos is supposed to be particularly good. I'd buy one if I didn't have a 10mm Pentax XW.
Quoted for truth.
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Old 24-10-2013, 12:30 PM
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The 10mm is my favourite Delos. Probably because I use it every session and when I team it up with the 13 Ethos they make the perfect combination in my Dob.

Having said that, the shorter focal length Delos I have are just as good. They have the same image quality and feel about them, just that they aren't used quite as much as the 10 when the seeing is not as good.
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Old 24-10-2013, 10:17 PM
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I was originally going to go for a 14mm Delos. In my scope (8inch f/5) it would yield 71x and almost exactly one degree field of view. But i changed my mind at the last minute and went for a 12mm Nagler type 4, because it would have the exact same field of view as the 14mm Delos, yet provide 83x. Plus the 12mm Nagler has the same adjustable eye relief as the Delos.
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I've probably overdone it a bit
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Old 25-10-2013, 12:50 AM
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Wow .... now that's an addiction to eyepieces

Making me envious ...... but what's your favourites???
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Old 25-10-2013, 01:10 AM
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I mostly use the 10 or 17 Ethos with a Paracorr.
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plenty of room on that table to buy a few more
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True, true Graham.

PS the "table" is the lid on top of my 28's mirror box (just to rub it in)
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:05 PM
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My eyepiece collection is now complete.

The three pics below show my two eyepiece cases. The first and second pic is the Delos case and contains the 3.5 to 10mm Delos eyepieces, along with a Leica 8x32 binoculars. The third pic is the Ethos case that contains the 6 to 21mm Ethos eyepieces. And yes, each case contains the Sky Atlas, as each set of eyepieces are used on different scopes, and in this way, I don't need to remember to take the atlas from my other case.

The Delos are used with my WO FLT 110mm Flourite triplet and the Ethos are used with my SCT and 16" Lightbridge.

These are high quality cases with two layer machined high density foam inserts. The layout and design was produced by Image Alloy Cases, who also did my two aluminium telescope cases.
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Peter...very nice....
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Peter...very nice....

More than "very nice", very b#$%^* nice !
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:15 PM
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Aaaaah ..... attention to detail, gotta love it Pete. Fine collection !
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:04 AM
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Thanks Matt, Steve and Col. I am happy with them.
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:46 PM
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Latest Additions

The EP collection has expanded slightly. Latest additions are an 8mm Ethos and (at the other end of the cost scale!) a 30mm Bintel (GSO) Superview 68deg.

The pic attached show the complete EP set. At the back from left to right are Ethos 8, 10, 13, 17 and 21 and a Panoptic 41.
At the front the 30mm and 15mm Superview, 25mm Coronado Cemax (came with my solar scope) and a 12mm Orion reticle EP (used to get more accurate alignments for the Argo)

The Superviews were purchased mainly to use in my little homemade 8" as I felt the Ethoi are a bit too heavy, good news is I found that the scope handles even the 41 Pan OK. The 8mm Ethos is a ripper. Viewed the Trapezium the other night in it with the 20". Could make out E and F stars so easily and even caught hints of G and H!

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Old 13-12-2013, 01:58 PM
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UPS man brought a couple of little additions to my eyepiece collection today
BHPhotovideo sent these on Monday and they got here this morning

Pentax XF 8.5mm (42x) and 12mm (30x) for the Little Tak.

(setting up an ultraportable Grab & Go: Tak FS60CB + Tak Clamshell + Tak 1.25" Prism + Pentax XF 8.5 & 12mm + Tak 6x30 Finderscope + (mount yet to be decided)

This mount might be a tad too big at 135Kgs:
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Old 13-12-2013, 03:20 PM
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Very Nice Matt....... that mount is a ' trifle ' light for that BIG Scope...

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Old 13-12-2013, 03:22 PM
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Couple of nice additions, Matt
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