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
Garrett/Apogee/Pentax/Minolta/JCPenney/Tasco/Focal binos: 28x110/30x100/25x100/20x60/16x60/10x50/7x50/8x40/7x35 Orion 120mm f/8.3; Sears 80mm f/15; Jason 60mm f/15.2 Hardin Optical 10" f/5 Orion BV TAL 24mm; Meade 5K 24/18/14/4.7mm UWA & 40mm SWA; Celestron Axiom LX 31/Luminos 10mm; Agena UWA 30mm; EWA 6/9/15/20mm; 10-40mm Plössls; GSO 1.25/2" 2x barlows Sunpak 7500TM/Quickset Samson/Manfrotto 679/UA Millennium Unimount/HD Surveyor's tripod
Quote:No, not me, for all the reasons you mention.Mike
Kmart 40mm-Thanks Mom|Jason60mm-Thanks Dad|C80SS-Thanks Wife|C90|C102|C6XLT|AP130EDFGT|C-11XLT EQ-2|EQ-3|CG5GT|Mach 1 & Eagle "For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return".-Leonardo da Vinci "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."-Oscar Wilde ~RIP Dad, you were my best friend...Godspeed!~
Celestron 8SE Dobstuff 13.1": Swayze refigured Coulter mirror, 6 pt mirror cell (2 pt edge support) and CF focuser board made by me StarBlast 4.5 ST80/PortaMount II Zhumell 20x80/Oberwerk 15x70 on a Seronik-style tripod boom mount Hubble Optics 18 inch F/4 mirror.
10" F/4.7 Modified Skywatcher Reflector, 38mm Orion Q70, 17mm Modified Ultima LX, 10mm TeleVue Delos, 7mm Pentax XL.
Nextstar 6SE Baader Hyperion 8, 13, 17, 21 I WOULD RATHER BE ABLE TO APPRECIATE THINGS I CANNOT HAVE THAN TO HAVE THINGS I AM NOT ABLE TO APPRECIATE. TOO MANY PEOPLE NOWADAYS KNOW THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING AND THE VALUE OF NOTHING. ***** ELBERT HUBBARD *****
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
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Quote:If I had a scope that could make use if this eyepiece, I would get it. I already want the 9MM 120* one.
17.5" Dob "Beta Version"
NP 127 on a CG-5 and CGEM DX
25x100 and assorted other binos
Naglers, Ethos and various others.
A 60mm department store refractor started it all....
Quote:Definitely NOT in the market for this......BUT I think it will find a home. 20 years ago no one would have believed a $500 100' would dind a home. Back a bit no one had a 2" focuser.Once the EP is here I would bet it finds buyers and they will prompt other manufacturers to make scopes that will work with it. Just the same as years ago no one made F5 newts with 2" focusers.For E is peobably more of a Formula 1 product, it gives them credibility to say "we are advanced, we are cool, we have the biggest and best etc etc' its pebably worth the development cash just to be able to put it on the shelf even if they never sold a single one.
Quote:If they build it, they will come ...
Quote:If you plan to get a 24" f3 why wouldn't you want a 3" focuser and secondary to accomodate the ES100 30mm (you would get for your other scope)? It might save you from having to transport so many scopes.
Quote:Meanwhile, the 30/100 will be master of the 7" apo and C14HD.
Quote:Quote:If they build it, they will come ......Not for everybody.
Quote:Quote:Meanwhile, the 30/100 will be master of the 7" apo and C14HD.I am honestly having a hard time seeing how this could possibly work with a C14, at least without significant modifications?
Quote:That seems to be the consensus. The 3" paracorr would probably cost as much as a tv85, maybe more. Refractors do seem to be the only option unless the big cats come with 3" focusers now.
Quote:Suggest you look at what the baffle tube diameter is which is reported to be 2.1" Now treat that as a 2.1"field stop 14" or so inches in front of the eyepiece. You will find that you edge illumination is exactly 0 for the 3" 30.... Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. The visual back opening on large cats is irrelevant, its the baffle tube that counts.