Explore Scientific EPs?
Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:40 AM
I was wondering if anyone here had the heads up on when we may start seeing some of these ES 82° EPs start getting back out on the dealer market? I pre-oredered the 6.7mm 82° last week to use as a high power planetary viewer in my new AD10. I cant wait to get this EP in! The barlowed 9mm seems a little too strong with too small a fov to keep objects in view with a non tracking dob.
Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:57 AM
Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:15 AM
Shines when it shines though, no sooner.
Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:44 PM
Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:20 PM
Posted 16 March 2013 - 10:45 PM
I also have an AD10 and you better chech the center spot! Mine was off almost 3mm.
Posted 17 March 2013 - 07:09 PM
Posted 17 March 2013 - 08:38 PM
I'm enjoying the ES11mm 82° eyepiece though I haven't been able to barlow it (2x) as yet; but I'm certain that is because of poor seeing conditions here. While it is a quality eyepiece and well priced ($119.00) I have to say that my 20mm 70° Agena Astro is nearly as good (barlowed to 10mm) and at less than half the price. I may be buying more of the Agena line as this waiting for the ES is getting a bit ridiculous. Have had an ES24mm 68° on backorder now for over 3 months (I know that others have waited even longer). I hope the waiting will be worth it; the 24mm is intended to replace my stock 25mm Orion Plossel. Anyone know if it will be much of an improvement? I wonder now if I would've been better off to order a 34 or 38mm 2" (lowest power here right now is 30mm). Allan
I have the ES 82 24mm (2") that I bought to replace the 25mm Orion plossl.
It is WAY better. The difference between your 20mm Agena barlowed and the ES 82 11mm probably doesn't seem that big of a difference because the FOV is close (70 vs 82 DEG). The plossl is only 50 DEG (close to it), so you will see a large difference between the 2, even with the ES 68 24mm.
Posted 17 March 2013 - 09:05 PM