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#1 rflinn68

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

Astronomics has the 5-9mm in stock right now for $40 each while supplies last. I have the 6mm and 9mm and just ordered the 5mm. Hard to beat for the price! :D

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:14 PM

Very cool, and happy bday!

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:19 PM

Very cool, and happy bday!

-James

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Thx for letting us all know about the sale! :grin:

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

Thanks James!!

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:36 PM

I already have them all :-(

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

Thinkin about grabbing 1 or 2, any opinions on which are the "stars" of the series?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:49 PM

Thinkin about grabbing 1 or 2, any opinions on which are the "stars" of the series?


Depends on your scope. If you only have the SCT in your signature I would recommend the 9mm. It plays well with my cats for high power use. I need to also get the 7mm and 8mm for those really good nights and to complete my set!

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:15 PM

Thinkin about grabbing 1 or 2, any opinions on which are the "stars" of the series?


Depends on your scope. If you only have the SCT in your signature I would recommend the 9mm. It plays well with my cats for high power use. I need to also get the 7mm and 8mm for those really good nights and to complete my set!


I was considering the 8mm, as that would place me right in between my 12mm and 20mm barlowed to 6 and 10, and also give me 4 itself. Definitely the best choice for my magnification purposes, just wondering if there are any from the series that really stand out...glad to hear the 9 works well in your Cat, I'd assume the 8 will play nicely as well.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:15 PM

Just ordered the 9mm TMB!!....can't wait!! :jump:

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:32 PM

Any opinions on how the 5mm would perform in a f/5.5 scope? I'm looking for a high power ep for my TMB92SS.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:51 AM

It works fine in my 92L.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:03 AM

Came here to post about the TMB Planetary II's for $40. Seems like a great deal. Can anyone provide any insight on which one or two I should pick up for an XT10i? Currently have ES 82 6.7, 11, 24, and RKE 28.

I'm thinking a 5mm and 9mm. Thoughts with regard to my scope?

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

Came here to post about the TMB Planetary II's for $40. Seems like a great deal. Can anyone provide any insight on which one or two I should pick up for an XT10i? Currently have ES 82 6.7, 11, 24, and RKE 28.

I'm thinking a 5mm and 9mm. Thoughts with regard to my scope?


Any of them should work great with that scope. I just bought the 5mm for my XT10i and my AT65EDQ. The 6mm and 9mm have worked great in these scopes for me.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:52 AM

Sweet, thanks for input. I think I've seen quite a few people recommend the 9mm. The 5mm and 9mm fit into my "set" very well. Barring any objections from anyone else, I'll be pulling the trigger tonight!

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:08 PM

I can't believe I'm saying this....for now, I'm ok on eyepieces (between what I have and whats on backorder). This is a good deal on these eyepieces though. If I were in the market for planetaries....I'd be all over this.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

I just happened to have ordered all 4 sizes just this morning. The free shipping was a real bonus! I like the idea of supporting a company that supports us, so thanks Astronoimics :waytogo: :waytogo:
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

Same here! Got all four this morning. Should be good for grab and go for my TMB.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:46 PM

Free shipping? I have ordered this morning an advertised TMB 5mm EP for $40 and the charge for shipping was $8.95. :question:

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:47 PM

I think it's free shipping on $100+ orders.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

Astronomics does free shipping on orders of over $100, he said he ordered all 4.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:03 PM

3 people so far have said "ordered all 4"...They list 5 of them on their website. 5mm through 9mm So did you order 4 of them or all 5 of them? :lol:

EDIT: I see what people have done. Instead of saying "sold out" on the 8mm they just dropped it altogether. Are they discontinuing these eyepieces? :shrug:

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:18 PM

3 people so far have said "ordered all 4"...They list 5 of them on their website. 5mm through 9mm So did you order 4 of them or all 5 of them? :lol:

EDIT: I see what people have done. Instead of saying "sold out" on the 8mm they just dropped it altogether. Are they discontinuing these eyepieces? :shrug:


Looks like Astronomics at least plans on not carrying them any longer. The email they sent out in regards to this sale did say "while supplies last." Glad I placed my order for the 8mm early!!

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:19 PM

Ok, I got it cleared up. Mike says they are just pulling them from the site as they sell out because there is no rain check at that price.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:28 PM

Cool, awesome sale, I'd been looking at grabbing one of these for awhile. Didn't intend on it being my next purchase, but I got that email and had a $50 Visa gift card burning a hole in my pocket so I figured why not.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

Cool, awesome sale, I'd been looking at grabbing one of these for awhile. Didn't intend on it being my next purchase, but I got that email and had a $50 Visa gift card burning a hole in my pocket so I figured why not.


Cant think of a better way to spend it! They are really good for the intended use of planets and the brighter double stars.






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