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Quote:I can't post a pic as I borrowed one for a few months a while back. Basically it bested everything...TMB Supermonos, ZAOs. Best contrast I've ever seen and least scatter (nonexistent) I've ever encountered from any production eyepiece. Focus snap was the best I've ever experienced.I believe these things break the 3 digit mark in costs. So likely to spend more than a grand for one if you ever were able to find one.
--------------------Clear Skies, PJ Refl.- 203/1420; Refr.- 110/616, 75/500; Bino.- 15X60, 10X50, 8X30 __________________________________________________
Quote: Here's a pic of some FLs of Bill Rose's from another thread here...his 10mm is the one I borrowed -
I know of only two styles. I believe mine is the latter style. I believe the earlier style looks similar to my 10mm ortho - pictured below, only it would have the word "mon."
where "orth." is.
Quote: Basically it bested everything...TMB Supermonos, ZAOs. Best contrast I've ever seen and least scatter (nonexistent) I've ever encountered from any production eyepiece. Focus snap was the best I've ever experienced.
Quote:Quote: Basically it bested everything...TMB Supermonos, ZAOs. Best contrast I've ever seen and least scatter (nonexistent) I've ever encountered from any production eyepiece. Focus snap was the best I've ever experienced. You mean, it bested the balls?
Quote:Did not have the balls side by side with the ZMs so can;t say for sure. But I would give up my ball for a ZM I think
Clear, Steady Skies, Ed Kessler sic itur ad astra Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun. 16" Jeff Counsil Dob, Stellarvue SVA145mm, TV-85, Coronado SM60 Eyepieces: Vernonscope Binoviewer and Brandons, Pentax, Leica ASPH Zoom, Denkmeier Mount: Nova Hitch (On the way)
Quote:But I would give up my ball for a ZM I think
When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness. -- Alexis de Tocqueville
Quote:Quote:But I would give up my ball for a ZM I think LOL...you are funny! But the ball can be easily replaced.
Quote:Nice set you have there!I happen to have a set of four ball eps too, but these are Lowballs (:
"Blessed are those whose eyes see what you see!"Luke 10:23-IMAGES: Jupiter thread
-HARDWARE; a useful VEPA adapter (Variable Eyepiece Projection Adapter).
Quote:Holy Smokes! Could be a record for a .965/1.25" eyepiece?? Even higher than the 32mm Zeiss ZAOs usually demand.I think there is another one up for bidding on German E-Bay.
Quote:Well the auction for the Zeiss 10mm monocentric has ended. The final bid was nearly $1400. WOW!!Here is the link: LINK
SteveC TEC 140 Intes Micro 715 deluxe TEC 110 SolarMax 40 Losmandy G-11 w/Gemini, CGEM, Vixen Skypod TEC EP Turret, AP Maxbright, Denk P/S Diagonal, Denk II B/V, EarthWin P/S Slide TMB Supermonos, ZAO IIs, Zeiss Monocentrics, Naglers, 24mm Panoptics, 14mm Meade UWA, 5mm Pentax XO, 20mm ES100, and 2.9mm, 4.4mm, 5.9mm, 7.4mm Couture (ball)
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Quote:Hi John,I guess this is what you are looking for.This is the eyepiece case of my 1950 Zeiss AS-80/1200, which came from the laboratory of an East Germany famous rocket scientist...
Quote:Believe it or not, there is another (late model) Mono-10 available on German Ebay! Four days left on the sale, and the price is already over $1000. Get it while it is still *ahem* cheap!!
Not that I'm planning to do this, but is it possible for non-Germans to get into the bidding?