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
10" F/4.7 Modified Skywatcher Reflector, 38mm Orion Q70, 17mm Modified Ultima LX, 10mm TeleVue Delos, 7mm Pentax XL.
Refractors Reflectors Two Cats A few eyepieces
Binos: APM100 | Obie 20x80D3 | Resolux 15x70, 7x50 | Nikon AE 12x50, 7x35 | FMT-SX 10x50 | Canon 10x30 | Vanguard ED 8x42
Mounts: AVX | Orion Paragon | Tecnosky eLLe
Telescopes: XT8g | AT6RC | Onyx 80EDF | 102GT | ST80
1.25" EPs: Hyperion 8, 17mm | ES68º: 20, 24mm | ES82º: 4.7, 6.7, 8.8, 11, 14mm
2" EPs: Meade 5k 82º: 24, 30mm | ES100º: 5.5, 9, 14, 20mm
Quote:I would like to purchase the 14mm ES 100. They are out of stock on the ES website. Has anyone out there purchased one recently? Any idea of possible wait times? Is it best to place an order directly with ES?Thanks
Cactus Patch Observatory / 14" LX200
"The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom, and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three."
Quote:EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 9-ELEMENT 14MM 100° 9-ELEMENT AR PURGED WP EYEPIECE-2"Usually Ships in 24 HoursList Price: $499.99Our Price: $374.992013 Summer Comet Watch Sale $299.99Savings: $200.00(Out of Stock) Took me two whole clicks to find out. It's really easy to do! Takes a few seconds!
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Quote:Dial up? You aren't serious are you? I didn't know it still existed, Brandons.....supposedly the best according to you...Plus you already own a 14mm ES 100....and you have "dial up"...LOOL !!!!
C'mon Ricky-Poo....Watcha doin there?
Just razzin ya Rick! Have a great weekend and clear skies!
Quote:Out-of-stock status must mean a healthy dose of demand for the 14mm ES-100's,Quote:.... or perhaps ES is running stock down prior to releasing the non-recessed eyelens version in the next production run
Quote:.... or perhaps ES is running stock down prior to releasing the non-recessed eyelens version in the next production run
EdgeHD 9.25, TSA-120
Sky-Watcher Pro 120ED iOptron iEQ45-AZ GEM Canon 60D (modified) http://www.astrobin.com/users/dc_robert/
Quote:Both sites show it as the Nitrogen-purged version. In fact, it's the Argon-purged version (which apparently only makes a difference if you plan to re-sell it).How do I know this?
Quote:Quote:Both sites show it as the Nitrogen-purged version. In fact, it's the Argon-purged version (which apparently only makes a difference if you plan to re-sell it).How do I know this? Interesting, why ?
"Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame." --John Hurt, as The War Doctor12" f/4.9 Skywatcher Collapsible Dobsonian8" f/4.9 Orion Newtonian on alt-az mountOberwerk 15x70 BinocularsMinimalist Eyepiece Collection: 30mm ES-82, 22mm Vixen LVW, 14mm Delos, 10mm Delos, 7mm Pentax XW, 2X GSO 2" ED Barlow, 3X Explore Scientific Focal Extender, 4X Powermate
In this thread which discusses the differences between nitrogen and argon purging, someone made the comment that, "I have been attempting to sell several of my ES eyepieces. I have had a number of interested potential buyers willing to pay my asking price until they realized that the eyepieces are the "OLD" and therefore somehow "INFERIOR" N2 purged variety. Then no longer interested."
Besides the consensus of the discussion participants that there was no practical difference between the two purging methods, I also learned that EPs can pass gas.
Quote:The older ES boxes are actually better than the fancy new ones. Sturdier, and the inside packing comes out nicely (or stays in) to fit into an eyepiece case. The newer boxes are flimsier and not as versatile. (They are pretty, though.)
Quote:Never used them side by side. My 14mm 100 deg ES cost 1/3 of an Ethos I'm not expecting a perfect EP. If I want superb CFOV sharpness and very little I'll get out some Brandons.
In my longer focus scopes a Zeiss Huygens is a really good EP. The ES 14 is a great EP for the price. It weighs a ton though. Love it when you see one on the back of a 80mm or smaller APO.