Nexstar 8se (Garfield)
NPL 30, Elux 25, X-CEL 18, 12.5, & 8
AstroZap Dew Shield
Zhumell red LED keychain flashlight
Celestron Moon Filter
Really bad sense of humor
"Gravity" another word for "incarceration"!!!!!!!
Skywatcher 8" Dob
10" F/4.7 Modified Skywatcher Reflector, 38mm Orion Q70, 17mm Modified Ultima LX, 10mm TeleVue Delos, 7mm Pentax XL.
Quote:The reason I poste this question is because I have the 18, 12.5, and 8mm of the ed glass version. I now want to top off the set with a 5mm and I can still get that ep in the old design. I am anal about keeping sets of things. (my particular version of OCD) I wanted to know if I was going to lose anything by getting the newer LX model.
Quote:"I bought another one. Indeed, it was as bad as the first one."Jon,You were probably just being punished for giving the first one away - Not a nice thing to do at all:-)I trust that you have disposed of the 2nd one properly?
Quote:I am usually pretty forgiving but the first 5 mm Xcel eyepiece was not sharp on axis and smeared the image off axis even in a relatively slow scope. I gave it to someone on the condition that they never let it out of their possession.Some years later I got to thinking it could not have been as bad as I remembered so in the interest of fairness, I bought another one. Indeed, it was as bad as the first one. Jon Isaacs
C10NGT, Z8, 150 Rumak, XLT 150, C6, C5, SW5 Newt, 4.5 Ball, C102GT, C90, ST80, A70LF; 15x70, 25x100; Burgess BV; Paracorr II; T6 2.5, XO 2.58/5.1, Ethos-SX 3.7, Delos 4.5, TV Plossl 7.4-26, BCO 10, Hutech HC 12.5, Sterling 12.5-25, ES100 14, CZJ H 16/25, CZJ O 16, M5k UWA 24, T5 31, Ultrascopic 35, Titan-II 40; Bino Pairs M5k UWA 6.7, Baader Zoom 8-24, M5k SWA 24, TV Plossl 26, RKE 28.7; Zooms NZ 2-4, NZ 3-6, Leica ASPH 8.9-17.8, Baader 8-24; Baader Zoom Barlow, VIP Barlow
Quote:Anyone have a recommendation for something in the 5mm area that would be good in my 8" f10 SCT? I want it primarily for splitting doubles. I am not really concerned with using it for planets as my skies (always *BLEEP* seeing) really wouldnt support something of that mag.