Blog: Astronomy & Living by Hernando
10" F/4.7 Modified Skywatcher Reflector, 38mm Orion Q70, 17mm Modified Ultima LX, 10mm TeleVue Delos, 7mm Pentax XL.
Incorrigible ocularholic. Keep calm, and carry on observing.
Orange tube C-8
Orthos, Plossls, RKEs, ES82s, ES68s
Curator, BSU Observatory www.bridgew.edu/observatory
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
Quote:It's only a problem if you think it is........
//Anders 8" EdgeHD Skywatcher Equinox 120 Pro 80mm f/6 TS triplet APO
Quote: Astronomy can be a cruel mistresss, and for many of us Eyepiece Acquisition Syndrom (or EAS in current medical literature) is not to be taken lightly.
Quote:never pass up godd prices........it's a religious experience....
Quote:Actually, with the weather the way its been for the last few months, I've only been able to look AT my eyepieces rather than THROUGH them...
Orion XT12i with Swayze-refigured primary & Protostar secondary
Televue NP101 refractor
William Optics Megrez 90 refractor
Universal Astronomics Deluxe Mounts
Quote:Suppose I could make some wooden boats with 1.25 and 2" holes drilled in them and play "Battleship"...
Quote:has it started clouding up yet?
Quote:I know I need to sell some, but it's just so hard to let go. Meanwhile, I am eying new ones, and have a shipment (of Sterling Plössls) that is on the way.. /
Quote:But think about others who could benefit from your largess. Those unused eyepieces deserve a home where they'll be loved, and wanted, and used.
SyedTeeter 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:3) You definitely don't need duplicates. Decide which eyepiece you like best in a focal length and sell the others.
Ray Teeter 18" f/3.5 Dob D&G 5.375" f/20(?) refractor 天体観測にも威力を発揮する、本格仕様の大口径双眼望遠鏡です。 興和ハイランダー
Quote:Hi, my name is Don, and I'm an ocularholic (Hi, Don!). I've owned over 300 of them, and I even owned over a hundred at one time in the mid '90s. I have a case full of Ethos eyepieces now, and you'd think I'd be done, right? But I hear the siren call of the TeleVue Delos....."Buy me!.....Buy me!" Or the ES 9mm 120 degree! It's torture to be a retailer of eyepieces and have shelves full of those delightful little angels..... Seriously, though, here's how to evaluate what you need to have:1) If you haven't used it in over 10 observing sessions, you probably don't need it.
Quote:2) a really good barlow (e.g.TV PowerMate) can replace a lot of shorter focal length ones. You don't use those as often, anyway. But spend money on a GOOD barlow so it's invisible in situ.3) You definitely don't need duplicates. Decide which eyepiece you like best in a focal length and sell the others.
Quote:4) Think about rational jumps between eyepieces. A gap of 20X in magnification makes no rational sense. 40X may be better. Perhaps that can help you weed out eyepieces you certainly don't need. A really great set could provide 50X/100X/150X/200X/250X/300X and that's only 6 eyepieces.
Quote:5) Unloading a lot of inexpensive eyepieces could allow the no-cost purchase of a couple really expensive ones, and wouldn't that be nice? I know, it's hard. You just love them and they are fun to collect and don't cost that much money, compared to cars or boats or art. But think about others who could benefit from your largess. Those unused eyepieces deserve a home where they'll be loved, and wanted, and used.
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: 4) Think about rational jumps between eyepieces. A gap of 20X in magnification makes no rational sense. 40X may be better. Perhaps that can help you weed out eyepieces you certainly don't need. A really great set could provide 50X/100X/150X/200X/250X/300X and that's only 6 eyepieces
ATM Nut.6" F15 Jaegers Refractor on Homebuilt EQ mount12.5" Homebuilt NewtProjects:16" F7.2 Reflector
Happy owner of--
A Mag 1, 12.5 inch Porta Ball
A Dual Axis Equatorial Platform
A PST Double Stack
Scopes: Celestron 9.25, Orion 80MM and 120MM EON Apo
Solar: Lunt LS60THa/PT/B1200/50DS
Binos: Canon 15X50 IS Mounts: CGEM and LXD75
Eyepieces: Explore Scientific, Meade & TeleVue
Camera: DMK 41, Canon 6D, SBIG STT-8300
Messier Certificate # 2508
My Images: http://www.astrophotogallery.org/u342-hfjacinto.html
Quote:"No: The only cure for EAS is a full set of Brandons (or two, with binoviewer)."OH REALLY?!?! That right there is the BIGGEST malarkey EVER written on these forums! SO crazy i just broke my shift key... After Brandons I collected volcano top orthos, then v top Kellners, then RAS threaded Brass eyepieces, Then I collected one eyepiece of each optical design, then other brass eyepieces, then microscope eyepieces, Back to TV Naglers and just recently I am back to RAS brass eyepieces. The only thing Brandons have done for me is to give me a reason to keep selling the rest, but the obsession for me just goes on and on and on and...