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#1 Scanning4Comets

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 04:47 PM

Brand spanking new !!! Dec/20/2013

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#2 Scanning4Comets

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 04:47 PM

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#3 Astrojensen

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 04:48 PM

Yes, in this situation, a smug smile is allowed. Congratulations!


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 04:49 PM

One down, and two more to arrive!

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 05:17 PM

This one is a good one, Mark. I bought used 10mm Delos recently, it looks even a little bit more sharper on Moon than my CZJ 0.965" O-10.

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 05:42 PM

I need to get in the Delos action. Great eyepieces.

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 03:16 AM

Weather has been a bust these last few days! I need to get this out in the scope! :bow:

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 03:21 AM

This one is a good one, Mark. I bought used 10mm Delos recently, it looks even a little bit more sharper on Moon than my CZJ 0.965" O-10.


Now that's interesting. I've had phenomenal planetary views in my delos eyepieces, so I can believe that, but I'd be very interested in hearing any details about a head-to-head match-up between your 10mm delos and CZJ ortho, particularly on lunar and planetary targets.

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 03:35 AM

Wow! :bigshock:

Congrats!

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 04:19 AM

...nice piece of glass! Enjoy...! :)

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 12:11 PM

This one is a good one, Mark. I bought used 10mm Delos recently, it looks even a little bit more sharper on Moon than my CZJ 0.965" O-10.


Now that's interesting. I've had phenomenal planetary views in my delos eyepieces, so I can believe that, but I'd be very interested in hearing any details about a head-to-head match-up between your 10mm delos and CZJ ortho, particularly on lunar and planetary targets.


I've actually had a similar experience, the Delos is better on the moon than both my CZJ 10mm orthos, but the orthos definitely win on Jupiter and Saturn. Haven't compared them for Mars or Venus yet. It's like the orthos get overwhelmed by all the light from the moon.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:53 AM

Congrats Mark! Mine is being delivered today. :jump:

That is one huge eye-lens!

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 10:30 AM

Congrats to both of you for the new Deloses. TV has been secretive how many lenses are used for them, so all that can be done is guess, 6-7-8? Alvin opened one up (6mm) but didn't do it completely to definitively say how many pieces of glass went into a Delos.

If counting camera light bulb reflections are an indication of the number of lenses therein, anyone's guess is just as good; seems that there are definitely more than 5.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 10:34 AM

I don't know why all the secrecy...

You know that ES has just gotta have one - Even more than some of us:-)

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 10:38 AM

Probably had to do with all possible cloning done on previous TV lines, putting up specs makes it easier to copy; but an X-ray should show for sure - remember the Ethos 13mm side-by-side X-ray with the ES100-14mm? (See pic here).

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:10 AM

"putting up specs makes it easier to copy"


Buying 1 eyepiece is nothing to ES; they don't have to read spec sheets:-).

They can tear it all down and determine the glass types, something you can't do looking at an X-Ray.

I think that there is a clone coming...

It seems to be selling too good not to clone.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:19 AM

Yes, the old reverse-engineering trick, never fails.

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 04:16 AM

I think that there is a clone coming...


Chuck,

I agree. There's a huge gap at the lower end of their 68 degree line.

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 04:45 AM

We need more options on this 70 degrees 20mm eye relief design, provided quality is close, equal or better to the XW/Delos. I wouldn't mind a bonus of 10 degrees, Nagler T4 evolution with Delos/Ethos innovations and a nice spread of focal lengths.
You'll like this eyepiece Markus. But you had no problem exchanging other eyepieces that you liked. I wonder what will be the next one.

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 12:41 PM

I know I will really like the 10mm Delos. I'm also going to have to slow down on changing up eyepieces because this shipping thing will make me broke! LOL

Time to enjoy the ones I have now. ;)

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 02:23 PM

Sasa:
I bought used 10mm Delos recently, it looks even a little bit more sharper on Moon than my CZJ 0.965" O-10.

Ava:
I've actually had a similar experience, the Delos is better on the moon than both my CZJ 10mm orthos


Send those rotten CZJ orthos to me and I'll have my guys dispose of them for you.

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 03:27 PM

I know I will really like the 10mm Delos. I'm also going to have to slow down on changing up eyepieces because this shipping thing will make me broke! LOL

Time to enjoy the ones I have now. ;)


And you bought the 10mm new so you're not gonna wanna take the $$ hit when it comes to resale as you're the first one who drove it off the lot. That's how I know you're going to have it for a good long while! ;)

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 04:07 PM

I had Santa give me a Delos 10mm for Christmas. Nice presents really do come in small packages. I really like using it with my Lunt 60mm solar scope. I use the adjustable height eyepiece cup which can be locked any the desired height. Lets me keep the eye up to the rubber cup to keep out the daylight without suffering blackouts.

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 07:55 PM

One thing I have leaned through all of this "eyepiece shuffling" is that really good "low power" eyepieces come at a high price. I went through some really nice "lower power" glass and never really cared for them because I always spend way more time on medium to high powers.

This is why I now have a 24mm ES 68 and my old pal back, (my 17mm Ultima LX that I fixed up). Both show considerable amounts of coma from the mirror, which I am willing to accept. (The 82 degree series of some eyepieces show far better correction). The other three I now own, (mid & higher power EP's), have excellent correction through the entire FOV.

Now, when I go to my medium and higher powers, I have the 10mm Delos, 7mm Pentax XL and 5mm Vixen LVW to contend with.

I have come almost FULL CIRCLE since my foray into the 100 degree AFOV "realm"

Family pics to follow soon!!!!!! LOL

Cheers!

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 10:13 PM

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