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#1 gonzosc1

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:52 PM

Just now getting stuff together to come back into this hobby. money is really tight as I spend a wad on a new Atlas EQ-G and a used C9.25.

so looking at lower priced ep's for now. may bump it up a little for a deal if I find one.
anyway I was looking at the Russel optic 2" ep's. I can't recall hearing anything bad about them other then the build material.. anyone use these?

also was looking at the high point brand ep's. comments?

The orion expanse maybe?

looking at the wide fields mostly.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:33 PM

Take a look at these...should be basically the same as the Expanse....

http://agenaastro.co...epiece-set.html

They should play happy with your SCT. And the price is right.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

I was looking at the Russel optic 2" ep's.


While i haven't used any of his 2-inchers, i *DO* have a set of his 1-1/4 inchers for my BVer. If these are any indication of his EPs in general, they should be very nicely suited to yer longer FR SCT!

I can't recall hearing anything bad about them other then the build material.. anyone use these?


The ones i have are 'Delrin' barrels, and rubber eyeguards- seem just fine, nice looking, ergonomic, light-weight. Build-wise, i have no complaints whatsoever! For someone on a lean budget, especially with a "slow" scope, these would be no-brainers.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:38 PM

I was looking at the Russel optic 2" ep's.


While i haven't used any of his 2-inchers, i *DO* have a set of his 1-1/4 inchers for my BVer. If these are any indication of his EPs in general, they should be very nicely suited to yer longer FR SCT!

I can't recall hearing anything bad about them other then the build material.. anyone use these?


The ones i have are 'Delrin' barrels, and rubber eyeguards- seem just fine, nice looking, ergonomic, light-weight. Build-wise, i have no complaints whatsoever! For someone on a lean budget, especially with a "slow" scope, these would be no-brainers.
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great. I will check out bothe the 2" and 1 1/4" as I just got an orion BV..

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:44 PM

Take a look at these...should be basically the same as the Expanse....

http://agenaastro.co...epiece-set.html

They should play happy with your SCT. And the price is right.

Bob


Nice,, a store I didn't know about...thanks

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:17 PM

Just ordered the 15mm Vixen NPL from Agena a couple days ago...should come in tomorrow. Very fast service, shipped out same day, and I've heard good things about these EPs. Almost got the Agenas, didn't know if they compared Grabbed a GSO barlow as well and a moon filter. Price was sure right, and should do fine in my F10 SE6 until I work my way up to the TV plossls. Didn't get a set because didn't think I'd ever use the 6mm on my scope, so I really wasn't saving any money.

Next on my list is a low-power EP...say a 32mm. Gonna save up and spring for a top quality one.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:45 PM

I will check out bothe the 2" and 1 1/4" as I just got an orion BV..


My 1-1/4" BVer pair are the 15mm Konigs. I see he also has 16mm & 19mm... the latter i've heard highly regarded.

Re: the 15mm's i have- used in a BVer+Dob, which yields a ~F6.6 lightcone entering the EPs, they're nice & sharp on-axis, yet their outfield is a bit mushy... but when i power up to an effective F~9.3 or ~11.2, they sharpen up notably. At the higher Power-X-Switch BVer setting (F~11.2) they are quite sharp! I would expect something similar in an F10 SCT (actually prob'ly F~11-12 with the diagonal+BVer).

Yet the surprise bonus on these 15mm Konigs is their "apparent field of view" (a.k.a. AFoV)... i've measured it at a whopping 75-degrees! I have no idea what his *other* Konig FL's clock in at for AFoV (supposed to be ~65-70*, normally), but the 15mm's i have are quite wide- very easy eye access & relief, too... i wear eyeglasses while viewing, and these work nicely therewith.

Hope you get a chance to try 'em.
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:39 PM

OK, I pulled the trigger on some russell optics EP's.
got one 2" 20mm wide, and for the BV got 2 1 1/4" 14mm super wide.

so I'm off to the races. that will get me going at least, along with the two 1 1/4" 25mm e-lux that I already have.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:41 PM

Wonderful! :waytogo:

Let us know how they do!






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