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#26 Dave Ittner

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:55 AM

but haven't you been following the "drama" ?
boxes are the new gold.

#27 SteveTheSwede

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:57 AM

I did see something about that yes, but in that case, how about just getting the box for 10 Euro and save the other 339 :)

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

hmmm, that is a cool looking box. :question:

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:21 PM

I'm gonna wait for someone here to review the box myself.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:08 PM

Well, that box has already lost half it's value; it's been opened and all the clouds have been allowed to escape!!

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:12 AM

The kit also contains a fairly pointless tin box which can be bought for 10 Euro.


Questtion - :question: Does the tin box available for 10 Euro's have "Baader" marked on it? If not, there's not much value for it from the point of view of the EP box "collector" and would rather pay a bit more to have the "official" box.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:21 AM


The kit also contains a fairly pointless tin box which can be bought for 10 Euro.


Questtion - :question: Does the tin box available for 10 Euro's have "Baader" marked on it? If not, there's not much value for it from the point of view of the EP box "collector" and would rather pay a bit more to have the "official" box.


You can make out the Baader logos on the lid (just above the clear window) and also the side of the box.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:21 AM


The kit also contains a fairly pointless tin box which can be bought for 10 Euro.


Questtion - :question: Does the tin box available for 10 Euro's have "Baader" marked on it? If not, there's not much value for it from the point of view of the EP box "collector" and would rather pay a bit more to have the "official" box.


You can make out the Baader logos on the lid (just above the clear window) and also the side of the box.


You're right, and it's plain to see. The question is whether or not the Euro 10 replacement box (which is supposed to be identical to the Baader box) has the same "Baader" prints, which I suppose is not on the generic box and thus of no value to the "EP box collector."

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#34 Peter Natscher

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

Bob Luffel is holding two sets of 6mm, 10mm, 18mm BCO's for me if I want them. I already use two sets of nearly matching focal length Tak LE's (5,7.5,10,12.5,18mm). Would the BCO's be a worthy upgrade over the LE's on my A-P F/8 175EDF, singularly and bino-viewing?

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:04 PM

I can't answer your comparative question Peter. I can say I have used Tak LEs for years and compared them to other designs and I really appreciate the views, contrast, good selection of focal lengths and comfortable eye relief they offer.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

I agree with you. I don't understand why LE's don't get more discussion and comparison in the Eyepieces forum. During one extended observing session with Jupiter with my new A-P 175EDF, I enjoyed using my 7.5, 10, and 12.5 LE's with Mark V bino. I also was using my TV Plossl's and Brandon's but the 10mm and 7.5mm LE's were providing the right power on the bino that night and showing better detail and tones. LE's are very sharp and the eye relief is welcome for tired eyes after a few hours with shorter-eye relief Plossl's and Brandon's, although their warmer color on planets might offend some.

I can't answer your comparative question Peter. I can say I have used Tak LEs for years and compared them to other designs and I really appreciate the views, contrast, good selection of focal lengths and comfortable eye relief they offer.

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Randy



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

anyone actually get a BCO yet? looking forward to more impressions!

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

I received a BCO 10mm yesterday. I wanted a pair for binoviewing, but I was lucky to get the last 10mm in stock at EyepiecesEtc.com. (Thanks, Don!)

So far I haven't been able to find another vendor that actually has any, though you would not know it from reading their websites. Come on. If you don't have an item, admit it, vendors! I don't want to learn about your lack of stock in a follow-up email. Some vendors do keep an up-to-date and honest stock status on their websites. Many do not.

Of course, after getting the new eyepiece, we have had nothing but rain and fog here.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:32 PM

Mike, congrats, it's so good to know that you've received your BCO 10mm; for a minute there, I thought you've given up on trying to acquire one. :grin: Looking forward to your 1st light report!

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:29 AM

Well just put in my order through Agenda tonight for the set so curious to see how long it'll take.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:02 AM

If the BCO ep series are at least on pair with my BGO 7mm, then i would like to buy some of them. I use the 7 a lot on planets.
After using it last saterday on Jupiter, i concluded (again)that the BGO 7mm is a marvelous ep. These are exciting times. I wonder how good the BCO barlow will be as well.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:17 AM

Hernando,

Ideally, I wanted two of the BCO 10mm for binoviewing. I already have a BGO 6mm and a bino pair of BGO 18mm, so I didn't feel a need for the BCO 6 or 18.

But now I'm in pursuit of a second BCO 10 for the binoviewer. So far I've ordered from two different companies (HPS and Adorama). Both showed status as in stock, ready to ship, ships in three days or some such on their websites. And both sent me emails the very next day saying the BCO 10 is not actually in stock and they are not sure when the eyepiece would be available.

The game is afoot!

Mike

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:10 AM

I'm going ahead and ordering two each of the 6mm, 10mm, and 18mm BCOs for binoviewing.

Hernando,

Ideally, I wanted two of the BCO 10mm for binoviewing. I already have a BGO 6mm and a bino pair of BGO 18mm, so I didn't feel a need for the BCO 6 or 18.

But now I'm in pursuit of a second BCO 10 for the binoviewer. So far I've ordered from two different companies (HPS and Adorama). Both showed status as in stock, ready to ship, ships in three days or some such on their websites. And both sent me emails the very next day saying the BCO 10 is not actually in stock and they are not sure when the eyepiece would be available.

The game is afoot!

Mike



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:49 AM

Hernando,

Ideally, I wanted two of the BCO 10mm for binoviewing. I already have a BGO 6mm and a bino pair of BGO 18mm, so I didn't feel a need for the BCO 6 or 18.

But now I'm in pursuit of a second BCO 10 for the binoviewer. So far I've ordered from two different companies (HPS and Adorama). Both showed status as in stock, ready to ship, ships in three days or some such on their websites. And both sent me emails the very next day saying the BCO 10 is not actually in stock and they are not sure when the eyepiece would be available.

The game is afoot!


Oh yes it is Mike! Knew it, such a patient astronomer who's bagged hundreds of faint DSO's really wouldn't mind the wait, congrats again and do let us know how you like the BCO10, you shoot from the hip and say it as it is, like that! :bow:

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:52 PM

I would be interested to hear from any new BCO owners who also own Brandon EP's regarding the difference in backfocus between the two lines.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:11 PM

Hernando,

This morning I put in an order at Agena Astro for a BCO 10mm. I've already received an email saying that it has shipped. Good job! Soon I can binoview with a pair of BCO 10's!

Mike

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:46 PM

Wow, that was fast, kudos to Agena! The nearest pair I have to 10mm are 12.5mm UO volcano tops; looking forward to your report on how the BCO 10mm pair fares on your binoviewer.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:17 PM

I have just ordered the BCO x2.25 barlow, if its good then i will sell my TAL x2 barlow

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

I have the Baader Q-Turret on the way with an expected delivery of tomorrow.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:40 PM

I also ordered the Q-Turret from Agena. ETA is the day after tomorrow.

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