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#1 JMW

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:58 PM

Astronomics called today and asked if I still wanted the eyepiece I ordered last February 2012. I said sure. I now have a tracking number and it should be here on January 8th. Has anyone else received one yet?

I will be interested to see how it fits between my Ethos 21mm and my Nag 31T5. I like to use multiple scopes at the same time so I don't mind the overlap. Most of the time at a dark site I will have an Obsession 20 inch F5 set up near my TEC 140 on a DM6 mount. I love wide apparent field of view eyepieces. It makes using push-to scopes much more fun.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:24 AM

wow, congrats.

#3 MRNUTTY

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:06 AM

I got the same message Jeff. Looking forward to it!

Now where's the 5.5mm? And what's up next for ES?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:11 AM

Next up hopefully will be a Paracorr clone at a fraction of the price :jump:

#5 csa/montana

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

Next up hopefully will be a Paracorr clone at a fraction of the price :jump:


Don't know the pricing, but there was an AT "paracorr" at the Arizona show a while back.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

255 mm? David

#7 JMW

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:32 PM

Thanks. Fixed the typo.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:40 PM

What to here some feedback on this one!

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:43 PM

I ordered 3 during Christmas. I'm afraid to even ask how long they will be back ordered. Has this time frame been the norm with them?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:22 PM

I ordered 3 during Christmas. I'm afraid to even ask how long they will be back ordered. Has this time frame been the norm with them?



ES is the new AP...


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:52 PM

Ken, I put my pre-order in several months ago. Also, the 5.5mm. I checked with Astronomics to see if my pre-order(s) were still in the system; they were. I pre-ordered because I didn't want to watch it like a hawk to get an early unit. I doubt many pre-ordered for my reasons :-)

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:09 PM

Note: the 5.5mm x 100 degree and the Coma Corrector are far enough away that ES isn't even talking about them.
The 3" 30mm will be here sooner.
ES got a small number of 25mm x 100 degree eyepieces and shipped them at the end of December from Arkansas.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:15 PM

AgenaAstro currently shows 5 available and EyepiecesEtc.com may have some........

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:25 PM

I will let you know how it looks through my TEC-140. I probably won't try it on the Obsession 20 inch F5 until spring comes. I don't like setting up large truss dobs in the snow. My TEC-140 is currently on my pier under my roll away shed observatory.

I knew it would be a long wait. I didn't have to put down a deposit so I wasn't worried about the time. I put down an $800 dollar deposit and waited 18 months for my SV115T. The wait is easier if you just forget about the gear until you hear that it is shipping.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:48 PM

:woohoo:Got mine yesterday - haven't tried it yet but beware, it's about as heavy as the 31 Nagler. Feels good in the hand, though. :woohoo:

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

:woohoo:Got mine yesterday - haven't tried it yet but beware, it's about as heavy as the 31 Nagler. Feels good in the hand, though. :woohoo:


Pictures would be GREAT! :jump:

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:05 AM

Note: the 5.5mm x 100 degree and the Coma Corrector are far enough away that ES isn't even talking about them.
The 3" 30mm will be here sooner.
ES got a small number of 25mm x 100 degree eyepieces and shipped them at the end of December from Arkansas.


I wish ES would provide more information about the 5.5mm. Are we talking 2 years, 3 years ... never ... before this eyepiece comes out. One person posted here months ago that in a conversation with an ES employee he was told there would be no 5.5mm ES100. Then someone from Astronomics talked to Scott and confirmed that there will be a 5.5mm ES100.

But you shouldn't put it out there if it is 2-3 years away from actual production. I don't remember exactly when Astronomics listed it on its website, but it has been over a year I believe.

Dave

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

Don't forget those special unobtainium lenses. :grin:

Seriously, companies advertise products before they're available all the time,
but usually it's only a few months. There could have been some glitches that made them postpone production.

Like, perhaps, having so much demand for their eyepieces world-wide that there is a shortage? if working on a 5.5x100 means you can't make more 6.7x82 and you're back-ordered up the wazoo on the 6.7's, it might be prudent to postpone the 5.5, eh?

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:52 AM

Don't forget those special unobtainium lenses. :grin:

Seriously, companies advertise products before they're available all the time,
but usually it's only a few months. There could have been some glitches that made them postpone production.

Like, perhaps, having so much demand for their eyepieces world-wide that there is a shortage? if working on a 5.5x100 means you can't make more 6.7x82 and you're back-ordered up the wazoo on the 6.7's, it might be prudent to postpone the 5.5, eh?


I'm sure that their pricing on their current eyepiece offerings has resulted in a sale volume that is slowing things down on some of their in development eyepieces. But they already have a prototype for a 3" 30mm 100 deg eyepiece and none for the 5.5mm 100 deg that has been listed as pre-order for over a year. That doesn't make any sense. And their 100 deg line needs something in the 5.5mm range so you would think there would be a bit more urgency about that.

Dave

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:58 PM

:woohoo:Got mine yesterday - haven't tried it yet but beware, it's about as heavy as the 31 Nagler. Feels good in the hand, though. :woohoo:


Your comments on eye relief would be very much appreciated. I can find no mention of ER in the specs. Thanks.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:05 PM

Very cool! I can't wait to hear your impressions of it once you get it out under the night skies. :grin:

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

Very cool! I can't wait to hear your impressions of it once you get it out under the night skies. :grin:


+1 Look forward to the reports. Don't know if I'll jump on the sale price or not. I've been fortunate to have accumulated over time an almost complete set of Ethos, but I'm wondering if the new ES 25mm could replace both a 21E and the 31T5 I've been hanging on to. The 25mm might be a better jump to my 17E than either one and it would also lighten up my EP case a bit.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

Astronomics recieved just 5 of these from ES.

Clears,

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:49 PM

Don't forget those special unobtainium lenses. :grin:

Seriously, companies advertise products before they're available all the time,
but usually it's only a few months. There could have been some glitches that made them postpone production.

Like, perhaps, having so much demand for their eyepieces world-wide that there is a shortage? if working on a 5.5x100 means you can't make more 6.7x82 and you're back-ordered up the wazoo on the 6.7's, it might be prudent to postpone the 5.5, eh?


I'm sure that their pricing on their current eyepiece offerings has resulted in a sale volume that is slowing things down on some of their in development eyepieces. But they already have a prototype for a 3" 30mm 100 deg eyepiece and none for the 5.5mm 100 deg that has been listed as pre-order for over a year. That doesn't make any sense. And their 100 deg line needs something in the 5.5mm range so you would think there would be a bit more urgency about that.

Dave


Manufacturing and development are ususally done by different people.

I like ES sharing future product intentions, but whish they would also advise expected timeimg: < 3 months, < 6 months, < 1 year, < 2 years, or > 2 years.

Had I known the 5.5mm 100AFOV would still be a year away, I may have gotten the 4.5mm 110AFOV for XMAS whilt the TV sale was on. Don't mislead customers, unless you are early. :grin:

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

Very cool! I can't wait to hear your impressions of it once you get it out under the night skies. :grin:


+1 Look forward to the reports. Don't know if I'll jump on the sale price or not. I've been fortunate to have accumulated over time an almost complete set of Ethos, but I'm wondering if the new ES 25mm could replace both a 21E and the 31T5 I've been hanging on to. The 25mm might be a better jump to my 17E than either one and it would also lighten up my EP case a bit.


As a confirmed eyepiece addict, "lighten up" has not become part of my vocabulary yet (although I don't always take all my eypieces out, depends on how long I plan to observe, and what my goal for observing that night is).






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