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#1 NorthWolf

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 05:07 PM

First Light 13mm T6 Televue Nagler Eyepiece

It's nice to finally see a normally sized eyepiece come in the mail. I can carry a few of these in a pocket I first thought.. Anyways, these feel great but maybe they have more of a straw feel compared to the top 3 ep's, or does it just feel that way because it's smaller. It feels much better in my hand than a previous 9mm TV T6 Nagler I had/

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 05:13 PM

So which are "the top 3 ep's"?

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 05:15 PM

The 13 is a little short on eye relief, but many rate them sharper than the 12.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 05:27 PM

So which are "the top 3 ep's"?


In the 10-14mm range I would have to say the 10 & 13mm Ethos, 10mm Pentax XW, 10,12 & 14mm Delos. These are from comments made on the internet of course. All are great eyepieces, from the 11, 12 and 13mm naglers and others too..

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 05:40 PM

Ah, memories. The 13T6 was my first real premium eyepiece. I bought it at a time when the most expensive eyepiece was a 21mm Hyperion. I remember thinking, while I was focusing it for the first time, "now why did I just fork over a quarter of a grand for--Oh. OH. That's why."

The 13T6 became a regrettable casualty of my eyes' worsening astigmatism. It's only ~1.00 cyl, but I can see the "stig" in any eyepiece above 7mm if I don't wear my glasses.

That being said, it's a phenomenal eyepiece.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 06:14 PM

Hey Phil, nice ep set! From the 10 & 14mm Delos, which do you use most?

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 06:50 PM

I use both with equal frequency. It depends on the object. The 14mm has a nice exit pupil with the Paracorr for general observation, low-surface brightness galaxies and most nebulae, and the 10mm is my closer when it comes to most galaxies and higher power viewing of some of the brighter nebuale. The 14mm Delos has almost the same exact true field of view as the 13T6, but with a lot more eye relief.

When I didn't have a Paracorr, I found myself using the 10mm Delos more than the 14mm Delos because the 2.1mm exit pupil of the un-Paracorr'ed 10mm Delos seemed to hit the "sweet spot".

If you don't need the eye relief, though, the T6's are nice, and you get can get good deals on the used markets.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 10:00 PM

I just came back from a 1h30m session with the 6SE, the Moon, the mosquitoes and the humidity. The 13mm T6 Nagler is a must have masterpiece. Sharp to the edge, even when barlowed and in humid conditions with high fog. You can tell this will be a workhorse immediately. A very versatile eyepiece, probably the best I've ever held, really nicely shaped and sized. Very impressed, I will try and find another one to use in my binoviewers as I think they will fit in there perfectly.

Highly impressed 9.7/10!

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 10:09 PM


Congratulations!

They are great for binoviewing.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 10:40 PM

It feels much better in my hand than a previous 9mm TV T6 Nagler I had


The 13 and 9mm T6 Naglers, too me are very, very similar in size and weight. And, at least to my eyes are equally sharp.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:28 PM

2nd Light, July 9, 2013 just FYI...this is what the overhead sunspots currently look like with a 9mm Nagler T6...thx to Big AL & Cie!

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