Meade LX3 8" OTA, LXD75 mount 40 mm Televue Plossl, 24 mm Televue wide field, 18 mm orion kellner, meade super Plossls 15 and 9.7
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Quote:I'm looking to upgrade from my old time meade super Plossls, 9.7 mm and 15 mm that came with my LX3 8" sct 25 years ago. They are both still pretty sharp, but the eye relief and narrow field of view is really starting to annoy me...I want to go premium, because I finally can, but I also wouldn't reject something cheaper if is good...I want at least one 82 degree (the widest field I have right now is an old televue 68 degree 24mm wide and my other eyepieces are a 40 mm televue Plossl and an 18 mm kellner from orion) and I'm torn and stuck. one thought I had was between the 9mm nagler 6 vs. pentax XW 10 to replace the 9.7...if I went XW10, then I could do a nagler 13 mm and sample one from each company and have one 82 degree...or should I just go ES 8.8 and 14 mm and put more money in my Roth IRA this year?Any suggestions? As far as use, I look at everything and would use both for planets, moon, and DSO. I wear glasses but don't use them to view...Thanks Rob
Quote:Really, you like it that much in your C8?? I have seen them at some astronomy shows, but never looked through one as I always thought they were too big and heavy on the back of one of these C8's and such.
Quote:Those old super plossls are VERY good EP's. You can get a larger field, but they won't be sharper or give better contrast. Modern coatings might improvement in transmission .
Quote:Kind of a key reason to go with the XW is for the long eye relief. If you don't wear glasses then it makes more sense to get wider AFOV with a nagler or ES eyepiece.