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?)
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10" F/4.7 Modified Skywatcher Reflector, 38mm Orion Q70, 17mm Modified Ultima LX, 10mm TeleVue Delos, 7mm Pentax XL.
"I have been paddling in the shallows of a great ocean of knowledge." - Sir Isaac Newton * * 15" F4.55 Starsplitter Dob & a Denk II binoviewer * * http://peaceofsky.wordpress.com/ Pacheco State Park Fremont Peak
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
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Quote:I'd be interested in hearing about how that 7mm stacks up against the ES 6.7
If you're still interested in the 10mm, Adorama has them for $279.95
Quote:Oh, I'm always interested; but my bank account "astro fund" is now into negative numbers, Since the beginning of the year I've bought three T1 Naglers, Motorized the CG4, and the Pentax 7mm (One of the Naglers and the Pentax were more impusle buy, the Nagler to complete the set, the Pentax....because its a Pentax...), so it's going to be awhile before I can get anything else...other half is now starting every astro conversation with "It isn't the money, but..". She has a point though. Just wish the weather would clear up so I could look THROUGH the equipment, instead of AT it....really looking forward to clear skies as I'd like to do a 7mm Head to Head write-up on the 7mm T1 Nagler, Pentax XW, UO HD Ortho, and the 6.7 ES 82....Maybe run into someone with a 7mmT6 Nagler and throw it in too.
Quote:I had compared my 5mm XW with my ES 4.7. No doubt the XW was better, but the ES was very good as well. I still have both eyepieces - I keep the ES for wider field viewing at high power.
Quote:I did a head-to-head on both. it was only one night , which is not enough for a real evaluation. I had the 6.7mm before I got the 7mm XW. The 7mm XW has remained in my eyepiece case ever since, and the 6.7mm is long gone. I will say this though: The 7mm was a bit sharper across the entire field and comfort was a lot better than the 6.7mm, However, I did find the 6.7mm still good. ES makes some pretty nice eyepieces.
Quote:I hear ya on this bro! I keep saying to myself "Ok, I'm done" with gear, but I look online every day, because I LOVE shopping for gear. I had to literally CUT some credit cards up with scissors last year only to sign up for another one last week. It should be in the mail soon.
Quote:....maybe just a small ortho for some temporary relief?
Quote:Maybe try a dumpster behind an astronomy store. You might get lucky and find some eyepieces at the bottom of the heap.
Quote:Out of curiosity anyone compare the Pentax 5mm or 7mm XW to the Delos?
TV Genesis (non-sdf) TV NP127is Clave 6, Pentax XW 7, Vixen LVW 13, Panoptic 27 2x TeleXtender, 2.5x Powermate LXD75 AutoStar
We mostly come out at night... mostly.
GSO Z8 Degree Circle & Digital Level
Celestron 4"(102mm) SLT 660mm f/6.47
2" 30mm GSO WideView
9mm GSO Plossl
ES 82's : 4.7mm, 8.8mm, 11mm, 18mm
BGO's 5mm, 6mm, 9mm
2" 2X ED Astronomics Barlow & GSO 1.25" 2x Shorty
8-24 Baader Zoom III
Baader M&SG, Semi-Apo
Quote: ...and that's usually been in the middle of the week.
14" Strut; 10"XT; 102ES; 22 in Process; 3.5,5,7,10,14,20mm Pentax XW; 17.3 & 12mm Delos; 27mm Panoptic; 20&24mm ES 68; 24mm ES 82; 30mm ES 82; 6&10mm BCO;