I recently received an internal double stack for my LS152 solar scope. The DS views are very nice with my Mark V binoviewer. However, some of my eyepieces don't work because they require too much in-focus. Specifically my 17.3mm and 14mm Delos. I was very disappointed because I really need these magnifications. My 16mm Brandons are great, my Pentax XW 20mm just barely come to focus and the 24mm and 19mm Pans are also great. I think I will try the 14mm Pentax XW because I have plenty of in focus left on my 10mm ones and I think the 14mm should work then too. The 12mm Delos work well but are sometimes too much power.
So I am thinking about filling in the gap between my 19mm Pans and 16mm Brandons. I know some might feel I don't need those magnifications and I am still experimenting but depending on seeing those magnifications might come in handy.
Any recommendations for 17mm and/or 18mm eyepieces that don't need a lot of in focus.
These are ones I am considering.
17mm Sterlings. They don't seem to be in stock though. Are the Astro-Tech the same or very similar?
18mm Takahashi Abbe
18mm Takahashi LE
Vixen 17mm LVW. These look very heavy though. Heavier than the Delos and Pentax I think.
Right now I am leaning towards the 17mm Sterling or Astro-Tech and 18mm Takahashi Abbe.
Are there any others I should consider?
Thanks very much, Kent
Added-- I also have some 25mm Sterling Plossls that I tried and they did not reach focus. I wonder if the 17mm would be different.
Edited by Kent10, 04 August 2014 - 07:07 PM.