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#101 photiost

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:10 PM

I use the Nagler 7mm type1 with almost every telescope that I own.

Its my favorite eyepiece.

My sets of TV PLossls and Hyperion eyepieces are also used a lot.
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#102 Scanning4Comets

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:25 PM

You might be wrong just a little - Could you please check that 24mm Q70 again for us, please:-)

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:30 PM

I USED to use my Owl 30mm 80° 2" the most, as I like to scan the skies and find things; but one night I was using my ES24mm 68° 1.25" and came across M57 totally by accident; I was hooked on the 24mm. I had been in that section of the sky before but the 30mm just couldn't spot it. So for ME, the 24mm is my most used one nowadays.

#104 JustaBoy

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:26 AM

I have heard that Most people see better with a 24mm ANYTHING, than with a 30mm/80° Owl.

I too have found this to be true.

It's just the way that the Universe Works!

If you can't see M57.....

#105 Chilihead

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 05:41 AM

You might be wrong just a little - Could you please check that 24mm Q70 again for us, please:-)

Thank you,


Lol, had a typo in my sig. Then I glanced at it for my post.

Actually, I was home schooled. My parents thought it would be funny to swap the 4 and 6 when they taught me to count. ;)

#106 drollere

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:54 PM

i mostly do double star stuff, and vary scopes depending on the seeing or target magnitude, so a range of magnifications is essential.

currently i am really happy with ES 82ºs, LVWs and XWs. sometimes orthos, RKEs or plössls for planets. even then, mostly LVW and XW.

pick one? 6.7mm ES 82º in the TEC, 10mm XW in the LX200, 17mm LVW in the DK.

#107 Scott in NC

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:58 PM

Vixen LVW 13 & 22mm

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 04:30 PM

16 Nagler type 5 gets the most focuser time between all my scopes. Runner up is my 3-6 Nagler zoom which gets a lot of time in my 120ED.

#109 Matt Wallin

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 05:46 PM

My ES 100 20mm spends a lot of time in the focuser, probably equally with my ES 100 9mm. The 20mm is just a gem (albeit a somewhat comatic gem without a paracorr).

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 12:06 AM

Let me put it this way; since I observe galaxies the most, the eyepiece that usually ends up with the best views is my 13mm TV Plossl.

"Smoothies" are all you need.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 02:22 AM

My ES 100 20mm spends a lot of time in the focuser, probably equally with my ES 100 9mm. The 20mm is just a gem (albeit a somewhat comatic gem without a paracorr).


Ditto the comments on the ES 20mm 100. I tend to observe with a refractor and dob at the same time. I wish I had two ES 100 20mm's so I could leave them in place in both scopes! As it is, I tend to keep the pan 24 in the dob and the 20mm 100 in the refractor. Of the 20, 14, and 9, my fave is the 20.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 05:05 AM

A 20mm/70° chinese eyepiece, which I use to turn my 66/400 in a finderscope for the C8, to align the SLT for Sun-shooting, for wildlife watching; btw, the eyepiece itself is quite awful.
2nd tied, XW14 and the XFs 12 (on binoviewer)

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 05:13 PM

Ethos 21

#114 Mariner@sg

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 02:48 AM

30mm Widescan III followed closely by Pentax 10XW



#115 CelestronDaddy

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 10:21 AM

Usually an older Circle T 12.5mm ortho ... love the views with that EP....



#116 SpaceConqueror3

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 10:47 PM

For all my telescopes, I've been probably using my Parks Silver Series 20mm Plossl the most as of late.



#117 George Methvin

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 05:11 AM

Well I would have to say I use my Zhumell 16mm 100 deg eyepiece the most with my 32mm 70 deg after that.



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:51 AM

The 12mm Nagler Type 4. It is a superb all-around eyepiece, and the focal length is in the sweet spot for all three of my scopes.

 

The 8mm Ethos is the brash newcomer that is getting more and more use, and is a close second.



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 10:06 PM

In order, 13 and 21 Ethos, 8 Ethos and Delos, 6 Ethos and Delos.


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#120 Deep13

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:37 AM

DSOs from a dark site: 27mm Panoptic

 

planets from my yard: probably the 7mm Pentax XW


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#121 CeleNoptic

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 01:07 AM

Mostly the 32mm Agena SWA (38x; finder EP), second the 6.5mm Meade HD-60 (185x).



#122 Lew Zealand

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 10:34 PM

Update: 3 weeks later the 2-4 Nagler has taken the most-used eyepiece mantle quite firmly.  It will not relinquish the post until Saturn is no longer viewable in the evenings this year.  Nasty light pollution and relatively steady skies makes a person a fan of planets.



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 11:19 PM

Right now, with the moon and sunpots in view, anything that's in my binoviewers! :)


Edited by NorthWolf, 09 August 2014 - 11:19 PM.


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Posted 09 August 2014 - 11:21 PM

In order, 13 and 21 Ethos, 8 Ethos and Delos, 6 Ethos and Delos.

Hey there, I've been thinking of getting a 10mm delos, even though I bought a 10mm ethos, perhaps for binoviewers. Do you like what you see with the same focal length ethos and delos?



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 10:03 AM

I use mostly the 6mm TMB Planetarythos. 

I figure since it showed  me Enkes Division it was worth 40 bucks. :shocked:

Sam 


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