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Old 26-05-2016, 10:10 PM
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No not anymore I prefer BV .
Interesting. I've been wanting to get back into BV-ing. Got a pair of 12mm XFs and decent longer FL plossls but my BV is a bit of a dud. Or at least it needs some TLC I haven't had time to give it. Appears to be a well made Chinese unit (ordered from a US dealer) but the collimation is off.
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Old 28-05-2016, 07:35 PM
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Just got a 24mm TeleVue Panoptic in the post. So far, so good!

I did a little experiment on it. Worked out really well!

http://www.cloudynights.com/topic/53...tic/?p=7243006

Here's my eyepieces now....
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Old 27-06-2016, 08:28 PM
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Just got a 24mm TeleVue Panoptic in the post. So far, so good!

I did a little experiment on it. Worked out really well!

http://www.cloudynights.com/topic/53...tic/?p=7243006

Here's my eyepieces now....
Seems like your eyepiece lineup is evolving rather quickly Markus

Now that I have found my ideal refractor and a big sister for it, I am also testing some new eyepieces to see how they compare with the XWs etc....
Here are a few that have come my way since March....... I'll see how they go and then make the final cut for the coming years........
(the 4.5mm, 6mm & 10mm were a birthday present from my dear wife yesterday ... )
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Old 28-06-2016, 07:00 AM
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Seems like your eyepiece lineup is evolving rather quickly Markus

Now that I have found my ideal refractor and a big sister for it, I am also testing some new eyepieces to see how they compare with the XWs etc....
Here are a few that have come my way since March....... I'll see how they go and then make the final cut for the coming years........
(the 4.5mm, 6mm & 10mm were a birthday present from my dear wife yesterday ... )
Nice set you have there Matt !!! My EP lineup evolves monthly, LOL!
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Old 30-06-2016, 03:32 PM
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After buying and selling quite a few eyepieces these 3 are what i have settled with and IMO are optically excellent ,with the 2 powermates and 1 barlow gives me the range i am very happy with
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Old 14-07-2016, 10:42 PM
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My XWs and LEs are going to hibernate for the winter while the Delos/Nagler family get a chance to freeze their RRRs off:

There is a vacancy for an 8mm Delos if anyone wants to rid themselves of one...
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Old 23-09-2016, 04:26 PM
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So Thnx for advice on where to start my EP collection any advice on where to stop?, dbowie..
9mm Nagler T1
12mm Nagler T2
15mmVixen LV
18mm ES82
24mm ES82
William Optics 'Ferrari' branded 7.5-22.5 zoom..
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My current set and magnifications with my 12" workhorse

5mm LVW (266x , 664x)
7mm Delite (190x, 474x)
9mm Delite (148x , 369x)
13mm LVW (102x)
22mm LVW (60x)
2.5x Powermate

Work in progress, I want to replace the 5mm LVW with a 5 Delite for weight reasons and to boost my planetary set (the reason I got the 7 and 9 Delites, based on reviews lauding their contrast and "purity" and ofcourse the light weight). I'm also on the hunt for sub-5mm eyepieces, considering the Delos line (again based on reviews of supreme contrast and FOV since my scopes are non-drive) but my wallet has other ideas...
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Old 29-10-2016, 03:40 PM
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After rediscovering astronomy about 18 months ago and acquiring the Evolution 8” SCT, I decided to buy a mix of good to premium quality eyepieces. I started off in a rational frame of mind and after much enjoyable research I determined that I only really needed around 4 Ep's to work in the SCT, in the range from 9mm to 35mm. Famous last words! I don’t seem to have been afflicted by aperture fever, but eyepiece fever is another matter. As a result, 18 months down the track, I have assembled the following collection (some full price, some on special (here or OS) and some second hand):

7.5mm Takahashi LE
8mm LVW
9mm DeLite
10mm XW
14mm Delos
17.3mm Delos
22mm LVW
30mm Takahashi LE
30mm 2” 80 degree generic (clone of the moonfish / Prostar)
42mm LVW
2x Televue barlow

I’ve also got some back-ups that I use instead for public outreach (and in the lighter weight Skywatcher scopes) being the 9mm Fujiyama HD OR, 11mm and 14mm ES 82’s and the 30 and 42mm GSO’s.

I think that will do me…… but there is always the 30mm ES 82 that I have read about……… and the Morpheus range …… and the fabled Naglers …… and the ……
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Old 29-10-2016, 04:01 PM
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Nice eclectic mix you have there Nick. Should keep you going for a while....
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Old 31-12-2016, 02:21 PM
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With thanks to Anthony Wesley, my Televue collection now includes a mint condition Ethos 21 (and a Paracorr II)
(Might need to cut the poles on my Dob a little to accommodate the Paracorr II )
Still looking to pair up some of the Type6 Naglers for the binoviewers.....
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Old 31-12-2016, 03:06 PM
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Verrry nice Matt, I love my 13mm T6. Cheers, Richard.
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Old 01-01-2017, 07:32 PM
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Sweet collection Matt. I find green such a soothing colour, either TeleVue or Takahashi, I'm not fussed.
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Old 01-01-2017, 07:49 PM
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With thanks to Anthony Wesley, my Televue collection now includes a mint condition Ethos 21 (and a Paracorr II)
(Might need to cut the poles on my Dob a little to accommodate the Paracorr II )
Still looking to pair up some of the Type6 Naglers for the binoviewers.....
What happened to your set of 1.25" Pentax XW's Matt ?

Cheers,
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:18 PM
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What happened to your set of 1.25" Pentax XW's Matt ?

Cheers,
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I still have some stashed away here somewhere, I might need to do a stocktake some day.... I just have to make sure a Jennifer doesn't find the stash....
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my 20mm plossl arrived today so I thought I would show off my TV collection that has 100% all come from IIS classifieds over the last 12 years , Whew ! .

It is in 2 sections , still learning to resize using W10 .
Comments welcome as usual .

Brian.
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Old 04-06-2017, 08:42 PM
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My modest but hard working arsenal:

Vixen LVW 13mm
Vixen LVW 22mm
GSO 2.5x barlow
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:21 PM
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Eyepieces

Still slowly building up my eyepiece family - currently working on orthos eyepieces

Still love Televue
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:35 PM
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Very nice !

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Old 08-01-2018, 10:53 PM
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Thanks Brian

Do you have you favourite eyepieces displayed as well?

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