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#626 Sarkikos

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:16 PM

My small case for planet /lunar:

Pentax XO 2.58
UO Abbe Ortho 4
Pentax XO 5.1
Brandon 6
Vixen Plossl 6.3
Meade 3k Plossl 6.7
Faworski Ortho 7
Televue Plossl 7.4
Faworski Abbe Ortho 7.7
Brandon 8
BGO 9
Faworski Abbe Ortho 10.5 (to be replaced by BCO 10 when they ship)

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:25 PM

My binoveiwer pairs for planet / lunar:

LER 6
Meade 5k SWA 6.7
Televue Plossl 7.4
Paradigm Dual ED 8
BGO 9
Televue Plossl 11
Paradigm Dual ED 12
Brandon 12
Brandon 16
BGO 18
LER 18
LOMO Ortho 20
Orion ED-2 22
Televue Plossl 25
Edmund RKE 28.7

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:53 PM

Dive in !!! Do a SWAN DIVE !!!!! :lol: Oh, wait! You're going to have to ask Hernando now, since he has the 6mm Delos. :p

I LOOOOOOOVE BIG EYE LENSES TOO !!!! :love:


Guys, count me in, love those big eye lenses as well :jump: like these:

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Meade 56mm Smoothie, Pentax XW 7mm

But you'll have to ask Mark about the Pentax XW7, he has the baton now. :)

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:58 PM

My deep sky case update:

Pentax XW 3.5
ES 82 4.7
Pentax XW 7
Vixen LVW 8
Sky-Watcher Super Plossl 9
ES 100 9
BGO 12.5
Sterling Plossl 12.5
ES 100 14
Brandon 16
Sterling Plossl 17
BGO 18
Sterling Plossl 20
LOMO Ortho 20
Pentax XW 20
Meade 5k SWA 24
Brandon 24
KE 25
TV Plossl 25 (mostly to prime the Paracorr)
UO Abbe Ortho 25
Sterling Plossl 25.1
Edmund Plossl 25
Edmund RKE 28.7
ES 82 30
Brandon 32
Orion Ultrascopic 35
AT Titan-II ED 40
Vixen Ortho 40
Baader Hyperion Zoom 8-24

The Baader Zoom is in the focuser 90% of the time. The other eyepieces are in the case "just in case."

:grin:
Mike


Mike, show us the pics, or we won't believe it. :grin:

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#630 Sarkikos

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:10 PM

Hernando,

Look up. I've added the pics.

:grin:
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:22 PM

Thanks Mike! I was just ribbing ya and actually believed it all the time; quite an impressive EP arsenal for deep sky there! :bow:

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:47 PM

Yes it is ... especially the Baader Zoom!

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:51 PM

Over the last 3 months I have revamped my collection. Front row StellarVue Planetary 4.9mm, TV 13mm Nagler, TV 9mm Nagler, and 7mm Nagler.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:53 PM

Back row. TV 32mm Wide Field, Celestron 40mm Ortho., and TV 22mm Panoptic.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:50 PM

Yes it is ... especially the Baader Zoom!

:grin:
Mike


You don't say.. :grin: Well, now that you've mentioned it, I guess we have to post pics about 'em too, don't we?

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Baader Hyperion Zooms: Left - version II, Right - Mark III

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#636 Tom S.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:06 AM

2.5x TeleVue Powermate
24mm Explore Scientific 2" 82-degree
13mm TeleVue Nagler type 6
12.5mm Astro Tech High Grade Plossl
10mm Celestron X-Cel
7mm Meade Research Grade Ortho

(The Plossl/Powermate combo turns out to be the sharpest for lunar/planetary)

Anyone like using Seibert eyepieces like the Starsplitters or Planispheres, in a 4"-ish F/7-ish refractor?

#637 mgwhittle

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:39 AM

Tom, I use Star Splitters in my 120mm f/7.5 EON and would recommend them with no reservations.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:05 AM

Here's the latest iteration of what I have been using, this kit works reasonably well for both my C8 & Z12. The 1.25" eyepieces change on occasion to TV Smoothie Plössls, 7.4mm thru 32mm, and sometimes add the 4.7mm ES82. I have tried the Chinese tool box type case and Pelican types, but I have found that my new case just works and is easy to maneuver around went I have it out at the scope.

Here's a description of the case I constructed earlier this summer. NEW EYEPIECE CASE


Enjoy,
Jaimo!


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Players on the bench:

56mm Meade 4000 Super Plössl
55mm University Optics Plössl
40mm Meade 5000 SWA
40mm Meade 4000 Super Plössl
40mm Meade 3000 Plössl
32mm University Optics König II
32mm Meade 4000 Super Plössl
32mm Tele Vue Plössl
30mm Celestron Kellner 0.96"
28mm Meade 5000 SWA
28mm Meade RG Ortho
28mm Edmunds Plössl (1 1/8")
28mm Edmunds RKE
28mm Meade RG Ortho
28mm Celestron Erfle
26mm Tele Vue Plössl
26mm Celestron Silver Top Plössl
26mm Meade 4000 Super Plössl
25mm Meade MA
25mm Edmunds Plössl (1")
25mm Celestron Ortho
25mm Meade 3000 Plössl
24mm University Optics König II
24mm Meade 5000 SWA
21mm Intes Micro WA
21mm Tele Vue Plössl
20mm Orion Expanse
20mm Explore Scientific 100°
20mm Meade 5000 SWA
20mm University Optics WideScan
20mm Univeraity Optics Wide View Plössl
20mm Meade RG Erfle
20mm Celestron Erfle
18mm Meade 5000 UWA
18mm Meade Series II Ortho
18mm University Optics HD Ortho
18mm Celestrom Kellner 0.96"
17mm Tele Vue Plössl
16mm Meade 3000 Plössl
16mm University Optics König II
16mm Meade 5000 SWA
15mm Meade 4000 Super Plössl
15mm Orion Expanse
15mm Carton Plössl
14mm Explore Scientific 100°
13.8mm Meade 4000 SWA
13mm Tele Vue Plössl
12.5mm Meade Series II Ortho
12.4mm Meade 4000 Super Plössl
12.4mm Meade RG Erfle
12mm University Optics HD Ortho
12mm University Optics Plössl
12mm University Optics König II
12 mm Intes Micro WA
11mm Explore Scientific 82°
11mm Tele Vue Nagler Type 1
10.5mm Meade RG Ortho
10.5mm Tele Vue Plössl
9.7mm Meade 4000 Super Plössl
9.5mm Meade 3000 Plössl
9mm Orion Expanse
9mm Meade MA
9mm Explore Scientific 100°
9mm Meade Series II Ortho
9mm University Optics HD Ortho
9mm Tele Vue Nagler Type 1
8mm Carton Plössl
8mm University Optics König
7.4mm Tele Vue Plössl
7mm Meade RG Ortho
6.7mm Explore Scientific 82°
6.7mm Meade 3000 Plössl
6.4mm Meade 4000 Super Plössl
6mm University Optics HD Ortho
6mm Meade Series II Ortho
6mm Orion Expanse
6mm Celestron Ortho 0.96"
5mm University Optics HD Ortho
5mm Meade 3000 Plössl
5mm Celestron Ortho 0.96"
4.8mm Tele Vue Nagler Type 1
4.7mm Explore Scientific 82°
4mm Meade RG Ortho
4mm Celestron Ortho 0.96"
8-24mm Celestron Zoom


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:35 AM

First, a disclaimer: the "final" in "Final Lineup" should be in heavy quotes!
Over the years, constant tweaking to match my eyes, and instruments that have come and gone, has resulted in a constantly changing landscape. Names like Leitz, Clave, Docter, Takahashi, Masuyama, Criterion, UO, Siebert, and others have come and gone.

Last year alone I must have sold off over 100 EP's.

I may yet trim down further.

Current population:

Orthos:
34mm ZAO-1
25mm ZAO-1
18mm Pentax smc
16mm ZAO-II
14mm TMB Supermonocentric
12mm AP SPL
10mm ZAO-II
9mm Pentax smc
8mm AP SPL
7mm Pentax smc
6mm ZAO-II
5mm Pentax XO
4mm ZAO-II
2.5mm Pentax XO

Widefields:
3.5mm Pentax XW
5mm Pentax XW
7mm Pentax XW
10mm Pentax XW
14mm Delos
17.3mm Delos
20mm Pentax XW
24mm Panoptic
27mm Panoptic
35mm Panoptic
41mm Panoptic

Super Widefields:
3.7mm Ethos-SX
8mm Ethos
13mm Ethos
21mm Ethos
31mm Nagler T5
2X Powermate

Minimalist/travel Set:
Leica aspheric zoom
Baader VIP Barlow
(31mm Nagler T5)

Special Sets (complete):
CZJ Orthos (8)
Meade RG (10)
Televue circle NJ (22)

Miscellaneous:
Collins I3
Brandons (4)
Speers-Waler Zooms (5-8, 9-12mm)
Nagler zoom 3-6mm
Edmund RKE 28mm
Nagler 20mm T2
Meade UWA 14mm smoothie

...84 EP's.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:48 PM

Good lord.....after seeing some of those lists of kit it makes me feel a bit inadequate.

I like to work with less anyway, with an EP set-up like some of you guys I would never get out at all - I'd be either;
A) Worrying over what to take until the sky had gone cloudy again or
B) Worried that I have forgotten something critical.

Heres my case - its pretty basic stuff. On top of whats in the case there are;

Full set of BGOs (which I never use but cant sell because it would cause a domestic issue) and a TAL 25mm Series II.

I find this kit of parts works well with most of my scopes.

The only horror is the 14mm 100' doesnt like the Mak.

#641 Jim Curry

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:37 PM

Yikes! Now that's a list.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:00 AM

Yikes! Now that's a list.

Jim


Although nothing really exotic like Lavine's. Mines a very much a blue collar, working man's, user collection.

Jaimo!

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:25 AM

Here's a few oldies but goodies. Crystal clear glass. Peephole views thru their respective refractive mates but double stars glisten like jewels on a clear night...

#644 Dan McConaughy

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:23 PM

Mostly I use the 17 and 21mm Ethos eyepieces. If seeing is good, then the 13mm Ethos, though I keep it in the 80mm finder most of the time. Have a set of UO HD orthos, which don't seem to scatter more light than the Ethos eyepieces; so I don't use them that much. Occasionally I use a 31mm Nagler or 41mm Panopic. Very rarely, a 9mm Ortho and sometimes the 7mm ortho to collimate the scope.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:00 AM

Dan,

Are you saying the UO HD orthos scatter less than light than the Ethos? Wouldn't that be a good reason to use the UO HD's instead, at least for planet / Moon observation?

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:39 AM

New addition yet again!!!! Please welcome the new 14mm Denkmeier to the small, extended family. :cool:

I'm still itching for a 30mm ES 82° or 34mm ES 68° :jump: I'll be all over that soon enough to replace the 38mm Orion Q70.

:dob:~Happy Holidays~:dob:

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:04 PM

A new addition has been added to my small extended family!

A 5mm Vixen LVW I just picked up today! :yay:

Cheers,

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:58 AM

Current case, this is as of 3/6/2013

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:57 AM

Pretty nice collection you have there!

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:45 PM

This long running thread always fascinates me and I check new posts regularly, as I suspect most people do, for two reasons . . . to see what people are adding/deleting and (admit it!) to verify my own choices by seeing others who have the same eyepieces and other items. Today I was prompted to inventory my Pelican 1600 and I reached the conclusion (no derisive laughter please!) that I am about where I wannt to be and can see no reason for changing.

First, I have a 1.25 dialectric diagonal that rides separately with my AT66ED refractor for use in it, and a Lunt zoom eyepiece that is housed with the PST for solar viewing. Having noted that, here is my kit:

Orion 9x50 RACI finderscope
AT red dot finder
2 inch refractor style dialectric diagonal with Televue screw on adaptor for use with SCT
Orion 12.5mm illuminated reticle eyepiece for alignments
Televue 2.5 1.25 Powermate
ES 2 inch 2x Barlow
AT coma corrector
Orion 2 inch Ultrablock filter
Televuw Bandmate 1.25 OIII filter
1,25 filters -- lunar, 23A red, 58 green, 12 yellow, 80A blue
Denk Big Easy binoviewers

Eyepieces are:

3mm AstroTech long eye relief
5mm TMB planetary
Pentax XW7
9mm TMB planetary
10mm Delos
11mm ES 82degree (paired)
13mm Ethos
16mm Brandon (paired)
Pentax XW20
Panoptic 24mm paired
ES 30mm 82 degree
Celestron 40mm plossl (stock from CPC scope)
Brandon 48mm

I honestly cannot see divesting myself of any of these, and I do not see a gap or deficiency.






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