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#26 astro_baby

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:35 AM

Any woman knows you have to buy shoes and clothes when you see them - come back later and your in for the disappointment of only being able to buy in the sizes no one else wants.... :(

Still - chin up because you know that lots of people will sell as soon as something new comes along. :)

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:35 AM

I just got the 9mm yesterday.Skies were clear as a bell of course until I prepared to go outside and the clouds sensed my intent....I was going to wait until the summer to purchase it, but had to move before they disappeared.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:03 PM

Yep, I'm learning these lessons myself. I have a Tak FS-152 and love the fluorite doublet and don't plan on letting it go--they'll never be made again. Any planetary or double star observer will be well-served to get some Brandons.

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#29 spaulmac

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

Now I'm sorry for having sold my 6mm. Frankly it was a very difficult eyepiece to use, but you couldn't complain about the views.

#30 RocketScientist

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:42 PM

Now I'm sorry for having sold my 6mm. Frankly it was a very difficult eyepiece to use, but you couldn't complain about the views.


Yes, the short focal length Abbes are not the friendliest oculars. I have the 6mm and will never let it go, but I have never been tempted to get the 4mm or 5mm. But when I want to push my scope, the 6mm gives sharp views.

I had hoped to get the 18mm, but that seems to have been the first one to go out of stock. I'm guessing that it was a less-popular focal length and fewer were produced. Oh, well, I ordered a Televue 20mm Plossl instead. :lol:

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:48 PM

Truly the end of the Tani era. I missed the boat on the BGOs and the UOHDs while I concentrated on these.

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#32 Dave Ittner

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

You do keep caps on those right? I would hate to hear about how the lenses got scratched up after leaving them exposed to the egg crate foam in the top lid.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

Yes... caps removed for photo only. It's funny but I thought I'd need to answer this question. :)

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

Prepare for the apocalypse! :grin:

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:10 PM

... or the binocalypse! :cool:

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:46 PM


I just ordered and successfully received the 25mm and 12.5mm volcano tops from UO. They do still have a few left, so get 'em while you can!

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:31 PM

For any UK folk Lyra Optics still have Cir. Ts in all sizes except 25mm.

Its a real shame that future scope fans wont have orthos available apart from the BCOs.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

They are going fast,Mel. It's been a little hectic this week.

I'm very sad indeed about the loss of these eyepieces.






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