Homemade 16"F6.5 dob(Stellafane optical winner 1996) and 22.6" F4.9 homemade mirrors, 10"F7 dob (Stellafane 2nd opt 2009)Celestron Ultima 9.25 dynascope RV6 1973, Orange C14 1975,orangeSupC8,c11/C5orangetube CGEM, CGE, Meade 30 UWA5K,34&28mmSWA 5k,14mmUWA4K 4K/ES9mm&14mm100degree/panoptic 22mm/nagler11mmT6/7mmT1/3.5mmT6/T.V.WF 19mm and 15mm, Cel AXIOM LX 23mm/15mm Sears 80F15 3#4454/sears4-6344 76mmf16
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
10" F/4.7 Modified Skywatcher Reflector, 38mm Orion Q70, 17mm Modified Ultima LX, 10mm TeleVue Delos, 7mm Pentax XL.
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Ok, equipment list…for reference purposes only!
…Missing my RV-6. Why oh why did I sell it?!?!?!?
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
• Celestron Ultima 8, f/10 • Zhumell Z12, f/4.9 • Intes MK-67, f/12 • Celestron C5 Orange Tube, f/10 • WO 80mm Fluorite APO, f/6.9 • Carton 60mm ATM, f/16.7 • a few Plössls, a few Orthos, a few Königs, an Erfle or two, a few SWA, a few UWA, a couple SUWA... • CG-5 ASGT, CG-5, & AT Voyager "It's amazing what you can see if you look... " Yogi Berra
Quote:You could easily shed the 13 ounces by removing the blue twisty eyecup... and save $100.Jaimo!
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
The opinions expressed herein are solely mine as an amateur astronomer hobbyist & consumer. Information herein was correlated from experience, discussions with others, & research from multiple sources freely available at time of posting. All reasonable care & skill was used, but no warranty is made as to accuracy, & liability cannot be accepted for errors/omissions. This is for information only and not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional advice.
Quote:You could easily shed the 13 ounces by removing the blue twisty eyecup... and save $100.
Orion ED80 - AT Voyager with TNT,pier ext.,Vixon steel tray and Manny's mod.
Omni 120 cg4 with Orion pier ext. and RA drive, Binotron-27 (25mm & 17mm Sterlings)
Orion XT10(Original F/5) SkyStopper Equatorial Platform
Jason Constellation Model 311(Modified with 1.25"Crawford Machine focuser & rings)
Quote: Quote:You could easily shed the 13 ounces by removing the blue twisty eyecup... and save $100. I measured the weight loss as 8 oz. on mine. 1/2 lb. does make a noticable difference for balancing purposes and it does look much better. This one is about 10 years old and has been used a lot. Will only be sold in my estate sale Removing the shroud will leave you needing a top cap. Agena has you covered with possible slight modifications needed. Eric
Quote:Anybody use two of these w/o shroud for 2" binoculars or binoviewing? Or are they still too wide.
Quote:Rogue, et. al,This is a VERY GOOD deal on the Meade 30mm UWA. My guess is Meade wanted to get some attention - and they got it! This is an excellent eyepiece if you want the ultimate "porthole" window to the universe. I too got the 24mm UWA/Diagonal deal (great kit btw) and was ready to pull the trigger on the 30mm. Once Meade announced this deal I had to go for it. It was too good to pass up! My fear was people would buy several of them, Meade would run out of them, and folks would then resell them on ebay. ES vs.Meade UWA? My scan of the reviews shows:-- over 90% cannot tell the difference between the two-- most folks have a personal preference-- the 10% that can tell a difference, seem to give the slight edge to Meade.Still, at half off you really cannot go wrong.I cannot wait to use these ep with my soon to arrive LX850 (well in relative terms!).I am really liking these weekly deals from Meade!
Unitron 114 62mm Unitron 128 60mm Unitron 140 75mm Unitron 155 102mm Cave Astrola 10" f/5 (1959) Meade LX90 8" & LXD75 AR6-AT
One big concave make-up mirror Several pairs of reading glasses (of different magnifications) A play house in which to use them.
Quote:How long did it take your orders to ship? I ordered mine on sunday and have not received an email yet about it shipping. Hoping they didn't run out of stock.
Shane in black-zone New Mexico