Shane in black-zone New Mexico
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
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Quote:+1I'd keep my 'naked' Meade 24mm S5K SWA and 8-24 zoom. The SWA is my finder eyepiece for all my 'scopes and spends more time in a focuser than any other eyepiece. The zoom is quite poor at f/l longer than 16mm, but is a very capable performer at the short end.Having said that, I'd be bored of this combo in no time. I need variety.
Quote:Quote:+1I'd keep my 'naked' Meade 24mm S5K SWA and 8-24 zoom. The SWA is my finder eyepiece for all my 'scopes and spends more time in a focuser than any other eyepiece. The zoom is quite poor at f/l longer than 16mm, but is a very capable performer at the short end.Having said that, I'd be bored of this combo in no time. I need variety. Your last comment may go a long way toward explaining why people continue to collect and switch eyepieces long after they've found every eyepiece they like and need.
Pentax XL 10.5mm, 14mm
Meade 5000 SWA 34mm, 28mm, 24mm, 20mm
Televue Plossls 21mm, 17mm,
Televue Nagler T1 7mm
Orion Ultrascopic 30mm
Celestron Ultima 18mm
U.O. Orthoscopic HD6mm, HD9mm, HD12mm
Televue 2x Barlow
U.O. Klee 2.8x Barlow
Lumicon OIII, Baader Contrast Booster, DGM NPB 2 inch, Celestron OIII 2 inch
Pentax 10x50 WPII Binos
Celestron Nexstar 40mm
Orion Sirius Plossl 32mm
Meade 5000 Plossl 20mm
Celestron 2x Barlow
Coordinator, Fox Park Observatory
A 50mm Edu-Science refractor started it all...Thanks Mom and Dad!
Celestron CGEM; Various OTA's Various eyepieces; Modified Canon XS; Orion SSAG
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10" F/4.7 Modified Skywatcher Reflector 38mm Orion Q70, 17mm Modded Ultima LX 10mm TeleVue Delos, 7mm Pentax XL
Quote:Just a suggestion: ES68* 24mm (1.25"), the ES68* 16mm, with your barlow. These are both nice eyepieces and both barlow well. Hopefully, they'll be availble sometime during the year...
Clear skies, Scott my scopes: a few refractors (50-102mm), 2 Newts (4.5-12"), and an 8" SCT
Quote:I'm putting together a little grab and go kit with my WO 80 FD (555mm f/6.9),
Orion XT12i with Swayze-refigured primary/Protostar secondary
Televue NP101 refractor
William Optics Megrez 90 refractor
Universal Astronomics Deluxe Mounts
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