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Pollux556
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Re: Eyepiece Series Collections new [Re: Tank]
      #3647243 - 02/25/10 04:32 PM

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André,
thanks, i must say that im impressed with the size of the 55mm TV plossl, its about the same size as the 12T4!
I will post a pic of my 2" barrel EP's.
Im not sure if anything tops the 40mm TV WF in size!
Its a monster, as Pierre Mcguire would say for you hockey fans!
Anyways fantastic WF TV set i bet you those are all keepers!





Thanks Tony,

I wonder if the 31mm Nagler or 41mm Panoptic are larger than the 40mm Widefield.

Anyway, do you know this televue page, particularly the last section ? Televue eyepieces specs

Edited by Pollux556 (02/25/10 05:00 PM)


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Edwin Quiroga
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Re: Eyepiece Series Collections new [Re: Pollux556]
      #3647518 - 02/25/10 07:12 PM

Pentax XW 1.25" family...



... and an adopted XO 2.58.


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Tank
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Re: Eyepiece Series Collections new [Re: Edwin Quiroga]
      #3647906 - 02/25/10 10:46 PM

David,
Nice Vixen NPL Plossls family!
Those are twist up eyeguards right!
Thats rare to see in a plossl design very nice touch!

Edwin,
The Pentax XW's top notch glass from what i hear!
and the planetary XO 2.58mm looking good!
I guess 5.1mm XO was kicked out of the family by big brother 5mm XW.
Very nice Edwin very nice!


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Tank
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Re: Eyepiece Series Collections new [Re: Tank]
      #3647926 - 02/25/10 10:55 PM

André,
I noticed the Field Stop specs of the older eyepieces!
Its nice information that Tele vue posted on the classics!


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FirstSight
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Re: Eyepiece Series Collections new [Re: Tank]
      #3647932 - 02/25/10 10:58 PM Attachment (159 downloads)

The complete 'E' family.

All four hybrid 2"<=>1.25" members are outfitted with 2" barrel extenders, so I'm able to use the entire set as 2" format EPs with 2" filters. Their cousin the 2" 2x Powermate is included at the right end as an essential player with this set, enabling creation of a perfect virtual 5E, 4E, and 3E out of the 10E, 8E, and 6E respectively, in an appropriate viewing situation.

So why is the extender on the 10E black and the other three hybrid-format Es silver? Because between when I bought the other three and when I bought the 10E, TV for some reason changed the color of the 2" barrel extender part from chrome to black anodized. I rather like the black anodized look myself - makes a nice tone contrast with the chrome portion of the barrel above it.

Edited by FirstSight (02/26/10 01:42 PM)


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Lt 26
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Re: Eyepiece Series Collections new [Re: FirstSight]
      #3648081 - 02/26/10 12:50 AM

Chris how cruel, I actually am feeling a little sick right now. Man that is one kick butt collection you have there.

Dereck


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Starman1
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Re: Eyepiece Series Collections new [Re: FirstSight]
      #3648094 - 02/26/10 01:03 AM

Chris,
I've heard the siren song, but the 21-13-8 group is just fine with a PowerMate--for me.
Likewise the 17-10-6 group with a PowerMate.
If I had the whole set I would find the overlap in magnifications and FOVs a little too close.
But then my focal length is 1825mm. If it were 4000mm, I might seriously consider every focal length (except then the 6 and 8 would be a little high).


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Starman1
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Re: Eyepiece Series Collections new [Re: Tank]
      #3648096 - 02/26/10 01:05 AM

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I just recieved a couple more pieces for my collection of the Tele Vue Smoothie plossls.
So i had to take a picture. Almost all back together. Still missing the 7.4mm.
All of them are marked NJ except for te 17mm which is R.
I must say that im really pleased with them!

So since there almost together what other series of family's have been reunited? Any family photo's?



I owned all of these except the 55 at one time. My favorites were the 32 and the 21. Nostalgia!


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Edwin Quiroga
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Re: Eyepiece Series Collections new [Re: Tank]
      #3648329 - 02/26/10 08:08 AM

Quote:

Edwin,
The Pentax XW's top notch glass from what i hear!
and the planetary XO 2.58mm looking good!
I guess 5.1mm XO was kicked out of the family by big brother 5mm XW.
Very nice Edwin very nice!




Thanks Tony!

I`m very happy with them. Outstanding eyepieces, like Televue are. But I prefered Pentax for the long ER. They have a nice scale (including the 2.58) in my little 600mm FL refractor.

Best regards!


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David E
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Re: Eyepiece Series Collections new [Re: Tank]
      #3648744 - 02/26/10 12:21 PM

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David,
Nice Vixen NPL Plossls family!
Those are twist up eyeguards right!
Thats rare to see in a plossl design very nice touch!





Thanks Tank! And those twist-up cups are actually functional, giving the eye glass wearer plenty of eye relief when retracted.


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Tank
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Re: Eyepiece Series Collections new [Re: David E]
      #3648942 - 02/26/10 02:19 PM

Chris,
The complete 'E' family, wow very nice 100 degree set!
No gaps in that line up! The best eyepieces on the market!
One day i will have one of those!
Do you find you use certain FL's more in your


vs

Which in which scope?


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t.r.
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Re: Eyepiece Series Collections new [Re: David E]
      #3650550 - 02/27/10 10:46 AM Attachment (121 downloads)

I really, really enjoyed these...UO volcano tops...never thought I would sell them, then the anniversary brandons came out.

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FirstSight
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Re: Eyepiece Series Collections new [Re: Tank]
      #3650571 - 02/27/10 10:54 AM

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Chris,
The complete 'E' family, wow very nice 100 degree set!
No gaps in that line up! The best eyepieces on the market!
One day i will have one of those!
Do you find you use certain FL's more in your


vs

Which in which scope?




I'd say the 21", 13" and 6" get the most use (until the arrival of the 21", I used the 17" the most frequently).

However, I find that I get plenty of use out of all of them, depending on the type of subject/objective.

FINDER EP: 21 & 17
OPEN CLUSTERS: 21 & 17, occasionally 13 and 10 where embedded portions of the cluster merit closer looks
GLOBULAR CLUSTERS: 13, 10 & 8 (tossup between 13" and 10")
GALAXIES: 17, 13 & 10 [tossup between 13 & 10 as most ideal)
PLANETS: 8 and 6.

If I was starting out again to build an Ethos collection from scratch, I'd recommend most people (not everyone, depending on scope)...get the 13E first. It seems to prove to come closest to a "Swiss Army Knife" versatile EP for the most people in the most scopes, doing everything fairly well, even the things other focal-length Ethos are more ideally matched for.


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Jaimo!
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Re: Eyepiece Series Collections new [Re: FirstSight]
      #3650671 - 02/27/10 11:51 AM

While not as complete as BillP's, I also have the Meade 3000 Plossls made in Japan.



While looking for the 40mm Smooth Side... These have entered into the stable. All are made in Japan.



Needless to say if anyone would like to part with an odd 40mm Smooth Side or an odd 25mm Knurled Side Meade 3000 shoot me a PM.

Jaimo!


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Catapoman
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Re: Eyepiece Series Collections new [Re: Jaimo!]
      #3651008 - 02/27/10 02:59 PM Attachment (135 downloads)

Here's my only collector's series. Although they aren't old I still consider them classics, since they are no longer manufactured.

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Frank
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Re: Eyepiece Series Collections new [Re: Catapoman]
      #3651047 - 02/27/10 03:25 PM Attachment (100 downloads)

Pentax XWs ... great series (still not complete)

Need someting else for long focal length (only little less great)

Edited by Frank (02/27/10 03:29 PM)


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izar187
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Re: Eyepiece Series Collections new [Re: t.r.]
      #3651260 - 02/27/10 05:36 PM

Classics on top of a Classic. Cool!

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Tank
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Re: Eyepiece Series Collections new [Re: izar187]
      #3651551 - 02/27/10 07:50 PM

Tim,
Very nice famous UO volcano family!
Best value in ortho land!

Jaimo,
Nice Meade 3000 older Japan version and newer, there also were made in China and Taiwan i believe! Hard to come by in any version!

Pernel,
Wide scan III nice large AFOV !
Suited for slower scopes!

Frank,
Great small XW family and the adopted 55mm TV!


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Jaimo!
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Re: Eyepiece Series Collections new [Re: Tank]
      #3651597 - 02/27/10 08:12 PM

Thanks Tank! I opted to pass on the Made in China and Taiwan series'... How many Plossls does one need? I picked up the 40mm for a song off of the Bay, notice the missing rubber knurling, I consider it a "Hybrid" and use it with both sets...

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Catapoman
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Re: Eyepiece Series Collections new [Re: Tank]
      #3651777 - 02/27/10 09:37 PM

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Wide scan III nice large AFOV !
Suited for slower scopes!




So true. I used them in my NX11GPS and surprisingly they do extremely well for planetary work too. Based on my measurements the 30mm has an AFOV larger than the stated 84*.

Great thread you've started Tank with lots of nice eyepiece sets.


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