Somewhere on IC 1574: Milky way ? We call that smudge the milk galaxy ?
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
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
Meade LS8 ACF Meade 2" Diagonal Apetura 10" Tweakers Package Meade ETX-125, ETX-90 for Solar Celestron 80mm APO PST Meade SWA - 34mm,28mm,24mm,20mm Brandon 32mm, 16mm Vernonscope 40mm Erfle 2" ES 14mm,11mm,6.7mm 8.8 Nagler 13mm T6, Pan 19mm Meade 12.4 Pl,9.7mm, 15mm SP Meade 2x Shorty Barlow Powermate 2.5x WO Bino Viewer, 20mm 66* pair Denkmier 2 Super System Meade Nebula Filters Meade 9x60 Bino Vivitar S1 8x42 Bino Canon T2i, 18-55mm, 50mm 1.8, 55-250mm
Quote:I already have a Meade 5000 SWA 68 degree 24mm. If I could get an ES 68 degree 24mm, would it make sense to go for it and sell the Meade? I believe they may be near clones. Mike
WO Megrez 120 ED on GP Mount
WO ZenithStar 80 ED II on Porta II
10" Meade LightBridge/Paracorr
Orion ED 100 on Polaris Mount
Astro-Tech 8" f6 Dob
Bushnell Ares 5
Meade 226 2.4" f11.7
SpaceScope 2.4" f15
Quote:I probably wouldn't get the ES 82 24mm because I already have an ES 82 30mm.Mike
Quote:Only if you prefer the rubber eyeguard on the ES. The eyepieces are optically identicle. I find the eye relief excellent and actually sold a Pan 24 in favor of the Meade.
San Jose Astronomical Association, Director for Quick STARt Program, Docent at the Open Space Authority Custom Dobstuff 17.5" f4.5 Truss Dob, Orion XT8 8" Dob, ES AR127 Refractor, Orion Deluxe 100mm Refractor, EZ Touch Mount/Tripod, Zhumell 20x80 binos w/UA Unimount, and a ton of eyepieces.
12 Skywatcher Collapsible Dobsonian (coming soon)
Celestron C102 HD " Carl"
Scope brand 60mmx 700mm " widger scope"
Celestron Comet catcher(orange tube)"Scott"
60mm Telescope Club
Blog: Astronomy & Living by Hernando
Quote:They look nice. Do they get slippery on cold or nights with dew?
Quote:those Meades look sleek and awesome like that. Is it hard to remove the out mushroom caps???
Quote:Steve,It looks like you have deshrouded the same type and number of Meades that I have. I found nice eyeguards to put on my mine. I'd take pictures, except my good camera is at work and won't be available until next Monday.Mike
Quote:Billy Joel in his song said (Just the way you are):
"Don't go changing, to try and please me,
You never let me down before,..
I want you just the way you are."
And so it is with the Meades.
Quote:Quote:Steve,It looks like you have deshrouded the same type and number of Meades that I have. I found nice eyeguards to put on my mine. I'd take pictures, except my good camera is at work and won't be available until next Monday.Mike Where did you find them? Can you provide a link?
Quote:The Meade SWA24 and the ES 24 are basically Identical.
Quote:Where did you find them? Can you provide a link?
Quote:Yes - the Meade's are much nicer without the mushroom caps:
Quote:Steve,I think this is the one you need for the Meade 5K SWA 24mm:Agena Eyepiece Eye Guard: ID = 1.57" (40mm) Mike
Quote:Yea, who wants and eyepiece you can't take into the bathtub with you....
10" F/4.7 Modified Skywatcher Reflector, 38mm Orion Q70, 17mm Modified Ultima LX, 10mm TeleVue Delos, 7mm Pentax XL.