Jeff -----TEC 140, Stellarvue SVR90T, SV115T20 and AT65EDQ refractors,Webster D14, C11 EdgeHD Lunt LS60THa solar scope double stacked with LS60FHaTelevue Pan 41; Ethos 21, 17; Nagler 31T5, 9T6, 7T6, 5T6, 3.5T6; Delos 10, 12, ES25, 14, 9Astro-Physics 900GTO with Rob Miller Tri36M TripodDM-4 Mount-Extension-Tripod w/ Sky CommanderDM-6 Mount-Losmandy Adapter/Extension-Berlebach Planet w/ Argo Navis
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.
Quote:Next up hopefully will be a Paracorr clone at a fraction of the price
16" AstroSky F4.5 C/W Skycommander, TEC 140, 6" F8 Edmund, 120 Skywatcher F5 SW EQ6 AP SPL 5mm Carl Zeiss Jena .965 6,10,12.5,16,25, Pentax 3.8mm XP, 7mm SMC, 7XW, 10XW TMB SMC 8mm,TMB Planetary 2.5,6, TV Smoothie NJ's Plossls, 14 Delos, Nagler 20T2, WO 4,28 UWAN, Orion Zoom 7.5-22.5, BGO 9 Binoculars Pentax PCF 7x50, SPACE, "A PORTRAIT OF PERFECTION!" Tony M
_________________________________________________________________________ Sheet Metal Worker/Welder Indiana Astronomical Society 6" f/10 home brew dob, Quantum 4, 90mm Apex Mak, Criterion RV-6, Criterion RV-8, Coulter Odyssey 1 13.1", Meade 16" Lightbridge, Sears Discoverer 4-6305A, Manon 60mm (The Marsha Scope), Towa 11T, Tasco 10TE
Quote: I ordered 3 during Christmas. I'm afraid to even ask how long they will be back ordered. Has this time frame been the norm with them?
"You're not afraid of the dark, are you?" - Riddick "The best scientists are humble. They seek to understand, not to ensure their legacy, but merely to understand." - Mori
NightFire 6" f/8 Refractor with Moonlite focuser Meade 7" LX200 GPS Mak Meade 16" LX200 GPS S/C D&G 10" f/15 Refractor with Parallax Mount Fuji Meibo 25x150 Bino's Celestron 14x100 Bino's Little Giant 11x70mm Bino's "The Beyondness of Things" By John Barry - My favorite observing music
Quote: Got mine yesterday - haven't tried it yet but beware, it's about as heavy as the 31 Nagler. Feels good in the hand, though.
Teeter STS 11 f/4.3 Zambuto | XT8i | XT8g | XLT 150 | C90 | EON 80mmAT Voyager and Nexstar SLT mountsEyepieces: Mostly TeleVue and PentaxDenk II BV'er, Earthwin PFS-SE, Pentax 10x50 PCF WP II
Quote:Note: the 5.5mm x 100 degree and the Coma Corrector are far enough away that ES isn't even talking about them.The 3" 30mm will be here sooner.ES got a small number of 25mm x 100 degree eyepieces and shipped them at the end of December from Arkansas.
Vixen 140mm Neo-achro, 2" AP Maxbright diagonal, 40mm Orion Optilux, 35mm, 30mm, 18mm, and 15mm Ultrascopic/Ultima, 28mm & 20mm ES 68, 19mm TV Panoptic, 5.5mm Meade UWA, 2.4x 2" Dakin barlow (prototype barrel),1.6x Antares barlow.
Quote:Don't forget those special unobtainium lenses. Seriously, companies advertise products before they're available all the time,but usually it's only a few months. There could have been some glitches that made them postpone production.Like, perhaps, having so much demand for their eyepieces world-wide that there is a shortage? if working on a 5.5x100 means you can't make more 6.7x82 and you're back-ordered up the wazoo on the 6.7's, it might be prudent to postpone the 5.5, eh?
Fred StarStructure LE Series 18" f/4.3 (Zambuto & Nexus/ServoCat/Skytools3 Pro) Celestron 8" SCT w/Starlight Feathertouch Microfocuser; Celestron 102mm f/9.8 refractor Stellarvue SV80ST f6 Triplet APO Tele Vue & EarthWin binoviewers Enough Eyepieces and Accessories to put my Scopes to Good Use Free-Turn Q HalfHitch, CG5-ASGT(2), Astro-Tech Voyager mounts
Clear skies, Scott my scopes: a few refractors (50-102mm), 2 Newts (4.5-12"), and an 8" SCT
Quote:Very cool! I can't wait to hear your impressions of it once you get it out under the night skies.
Homemade 14.5" f4.3 Truss Dobsonian
"I'd like to remind you at four in the morning my world is very still, The air is fresh under diamond skies, makes me glad to be alive." Randy Bachmann "Blue Collar"
“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.” ― Frank Zappa
Shneor 22" f/4 Sayre Monocular Tom Osypowski Equatorial Platform (since 1995) Assorted small telescopes, 76-152mm; 25mm ES100°, 20mm ES100°, 13mm Ethos, 9mm ES120° (serial #18), 9mm ES100°, 8mm Delos, 6mm Ethos, 4.7mm Ethos, 3.7mm Ethos SX, 2.5mm Nagler Type 6, 2" 2X Powermate, 2" 1.5X Proxima Barlow, 2" GSO Coma Corrector, 18mm BCO, 10mm BCO, 6mm BCO and other 1.25" eyepieces. Zhumell 8x42 Nova Phase-coated ED Binoculars Burgess 25x100 Binoculars
Quote:Quote:Don't forget those special unobtainium lenses. Seriously, companies advertise products before they're available all the time,but usually it's only a few months. There could have been some glitches that made them postpone production.Like, perhaps, having so much demand for their eyepieces world-wide that there is a shortage? if working on a 5.5x100 means you can't make more 6.7x82 and you're back-ordered up the wazoo on the 6.7's, it might be prudent to postpone the 5.5, eh? I'm sure that their pricing on their current eyepiece offerings has resulted in a sale volume that is slowing things down on some of their in development eyepieces. But they already have a prototype for a 3" 30mm 100 deg eyepiece and none for the 5.5mm 100 deg that has been listed as pre-order for over a year. That doesn't make any sense. And their 100 deg line needs something in the 5.5mm range so you would think there would be a bit more urgency about that.Dave
Quote:Quote:Very cool! I can't wait to hear your impressions of it once you get it out under the night skies. +1 Look forward to the reports. Don't know if I'll jump on the sale price or not. I've been fortunate to have accumulated over time an almost complete set of Ethos, but I'm wondering if the new ES 25mm could replace both a 21E and the 31T5 I've been hanging on to. The 25mm might be a better jump to my 17E than either one and it would also lighten up my EP case a bit.
Celestron AVX mount Old Meade 8" LX6 F6.3 Meade 80mm 6000 APO
Quote:Your comments on eye relief would be very much appreciated. I can find no mention of ER in the specs. Thanks.
Rob 18" f/4.3 Starmaster 8" Meade LX200 Classic Celestron 15x70 Skymaster Binoculars
Quote:[As a confirmed eyepiece addict, "lighten up" has not become part of my vocabulary yet (although I don't always take all my eypieces out, depends on how long I plan to observe, and what my goal for observing that night is).
Quote:Quote:I can find no mention of ER in the specs. Thanks.
At Astronomics is referred as 14mm. This model seems to have better top ep and rubber eyecup designs than the others ES 100 models (on those there is 2 or 3 mm ER loss for eye-glass users...), so hopefully 14mm is the usable ER for eyeglass users...
Quote:I can find no mention of ER in the specs. Thanks.
Big and small Questars; TMB and Astro-Tech prototypes and pre-production samples; toting privileges on all scopes set up at Astronomics.
Quote:It has arrived. Here is is with some friends. It isn't the widest or tallest of my eyepiece collection. It may be the heaviest.