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#1 NorthWolf

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 06:24 PM

I've only tried 9 and 13mm Naglers so far and the 13mm far out beats the 9mm, by a lot for some reason, perhaps it was the feel. Which Nagles do you like, and do you prefer how they feel in your hands compared to other eyepieces?

#2 Jeff Bennett

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 06:46 PM

I like all of the T6s that I have used, which iclude all except the 2.5mm and the 11mm. But in my opinion, the 16T5 is the best of the 1.25 Naglers, with exceptional sharpness and contrast across the whole field. Eye relief is a bit tight, but usable for me without glasses.

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 06:51 PM

I have a pair of 11 type 6's that I use in my 12.5" f/6 dob for 173x.

In my old 11" f/4.3 dob, the 9 T6 gave 153x with a 2mm exit pupil. I sketched about 10 PN's with that combo one night.

I like the small, lightweight T6's better than the odd pear-shaped Delos as far as feel.

It's hard to have a favorite when they're all good.

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 07:25 PM

Nagler 2.5mm for extreme power and wide field somewhat compared to any other 2.5.

Nagler 12mm type 4 for expansive field for large galaxies.

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 07:27 PM

16mm Type 5.

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#6 Mak2007

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 07:33 PM

+1 for 16T5. Best 1.25 Nagler.

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 09:01 PM

None of them. ;)

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 09:19 PM

3-6mm zoom

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 09:21 PM

3-6mm zoom

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 09:32 PM

The 13mm was always the sweet spot in my dob, some nights I would use only it and a finder all night and not even unpack the rest of the case.

I don't have it anymore though, and I think it wouldn't hit the sweet spot in my C8. I've owned a bunch of T6s, I really like them all.

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 09:48 PM

3-6 zoom.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 05:38 AM

+1 on the 3-6mm zoom :jump:
7mm NaglerT1 circle NJ :jump:

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 06:29 AM

I, too, vote for the 3-6mm zoom.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:15 AM

13 T6
3-6 zoom is really keen, but of limited use, so I sold it.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:28 AM

11T1 in the dual barrel, 7T1 as a straight 1.25".....That 7T1 is quite good for planetary and DSO use....oldies but goodies

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 10:07 AM

I think the 16T5 is probably the cutest eyepiece on the planet...and deceptive it being 82 degree AFOV is such a small package.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 11:55 AM

13t6 I use a lot for med high power. Also use it in my solar PST

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 12:47 PM

Actually, now that I think about it, I really liked the 12mm Nagler Type 4, (2" / 1.25" hybrid).

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 02:32 PM

Haven't used many but did like the 16mm T5 it was like a mini terminagler.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:13 PM

Toss up: 16mm T5 or 13mm T6, probably because of the exit pupils and the scopes I used them in.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 11:13 PM

2-4mm Zoom.

I like my planets big. 2.5mm big, but with the option of slumming it at 4mm if the skies aren't cooperative.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:05 PM

16T5 for clarity & sharpness, but I kept my 13T6 for overall use. It is fantastic in small scopes that don't like the big, heavy eyepieces, and the 13mm focal length seems perfect for mid-power use.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 07:43 PM

Joining the 3-6 Zoom avalanche :). On both the 115/805 and the ED80 it's by *far* the most used EP.

But I also do like the 13mm T6. THAT one gets used a lot in the 9.25".

Oh wait, these are the only two 1.25" Naglers I have... :o I guess I like 1.25" Naglers. :jump:

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 08:37 PM

Another vote for the 16T5.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:51 PM

Would a 5mm Televue Nagler T6 show 98% or higher, in terms of quality of view, as a 3-6mm zoom locked in the 5mm setting? And should I be asking this question in reverse?






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