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9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. *DELETED*
      #5357348 - 08/07/12 11:24 PM

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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5357488 - 08/08/12 01:55 AM

Awesome EP!
You wont regret getting this one!
Enjoy


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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. new [Re: Tank]
      #5366609 - 08/13/12 02:45 PM

Well my E.S. 9mm 100º eyepiece is shipping today. I really wasn't sure about getting this eyepiece. I even canceled my original order to give me another week to think about it. So today I called Astronomics had a short discussion about the 9mm then put my order in. So they said the eyepiece which is now in stock will ship today. Really hoping I like this eyepiece. Mike

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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5366893 - 08/13/12 05:00 PM

All three 100's are great.

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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. new [Re: MRNUTTY]
      #5366907 - 08/13/12 05:05 PM

That's what I am hoping!! Mike

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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. new [Re: MRNUTTY]
      #5367035 - 08/13/12 06:22 PM

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All three 100's are great.



+1


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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5367075 - 08/13/12 06:42 PM

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Really hoping I like this eyepiece.




Well, judging by your sigline, you'll be using it in entirely different scope size/types than i do, but in my Dob the ES9-100 is a total killer! The FoV is immense, tho quite usable IMHO, and the quality is nearly Ortho-like! When i've viewed planets with it, it is only *slightly* edged out:
1) IF i replace it with a 10mm CZJ Ortho, and
2) IF the seeing conditions are quite good!

If there's one aspect that ain't quite perfect it's the eye-relief; with wearing eyeglasses i can just comfortably see the full field of my 13mm Ethos (rated at 15mm ER), whereas the 12.5mm ER rating of the ES9 is about right, and i can't quite get the full 100 with eyeglasses... tho prob'ly 90 of 'em. A minor nit, really.

Optically i'm VERY pleased with this EP!
Here's hopin' you are, too!

Please keep us posted once it arrives, and you've tried it a bit.


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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. new [Re: Mike B]
      #5367219 - 08/13/12 08:07 PM

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If there's one aspect that ain't quite perfect it's the eye-relief; with wearing eyeglasses i can just comfortably see the full field of my 13mm Ethos (rated at 15mm ER), whereas the 12.5mm ER rating of the ES9 is about right, and i can't quite get the full 100 with eyeglasses... tho prob'ly 90 of 'em. A minor nit, really.




I do recommend if you use eyeglasses stay away from ES100 (9mm to 20mm - the 5.5 and 25mm versions I hope will have better useful eye-relief) or Ethos SX. With my Ethos 17 I can see 82 to 95% of the field of view (with and without rubber eyeguard, respectively), as opposite to <50% on an Ethos SX3.7 or an ES100 14mm...
But I also mainly use these during day light and ER is even more important...


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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. new [Re: Scott in NC]
      #5367292 - 08/13/12 08:44 PM

I got a notice from FedEx that Astronomics has shipped me a package. Package to be delivered this Wednesday. OH BOY!!!!!

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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5367344 - 08/13/12 09:21 PM

I just got mine and it is amazing in a 12 inch dob.

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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. new [Re: jmandell]
      #5369439 - 08/15/12 02:31 AM

I was at an outreach event Saturday night and used nothing but 100° eyepieces (ES & Ethos). I asked everyone who wore glasses to remove them and focus for their eye. No one had any problem viewing with these eyepieces (over a dozen with glasses).

I can see where it might be problematic for folks with significant astigmatism, though.


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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. new [Re: Shneor]
      #5369541 - 08/15/12 05:19 AM

ES 100 degree EP's of the series are great!

Best,


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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. *DELETED* new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5370308 - 08/15/12 03:42 PM Attachment (72 downloads)

HOLY SMOKES this is a big eyepiece!!!!!!!!!! I haven't owned an eyepiece this big since I sold my 20mm Nagler typ2. I am going to have to go back to using a TV Equalizer with my lighter eyepieces. Here is a picture of the eyepiece loaded onto my car!! Mike

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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. *DELETED* new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5370349 - 08/15/12 04:07 PM



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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. *DELETED* new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5370369 - 08/15/12 04:29 PM Attachment (35 downloads)

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HOLY SMOKES this is a big eyepiece!!!!!!!!!! I haven't owned an eyepiece this big since I sold my 20mm Nagler typ2. I am going to have to go back to using a TV Equalizer with my lighter eyepieces. Here is a picture of the eyepiece loaded onto my car!! Mike




14mm and 20mm are bigger.


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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. *DELETED* new [Re: Pollux556]
      #5371472 - 08/16/12 11:45 AM

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I am going to have to go back to using a TV Equalizer with my lighter eyepieces



Thank you...the TV Equalizer is just what I was looking for to help balance my (relatively) diminutive ES 6.7 with the bigger 9mm and 14mm 100° eyepieces.

And yes, the 9mm is a very nice eyepiece.


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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. *DELETED* new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5393974 - 08/29/12 09:20 PM Attachment (64 downloads)

When I bought the ES 9mm 100º Series eyepiece I thought it was big! Now that my ES 30mm 82º Series has been delivered I know what a BIG eyepieces looks like!!!!!!! Here is a picture of the 9mm, and 30mm together. All I can think to say is WOW.

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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. *DELETED* new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5393985 - 08/29/12 09:32 PM

I forgot to mention this eyepiece is a N.O.S. item that I purchased from Woodland Hills Camera, and Telescope for $189 with free shipping.

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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. *DELETED* new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5393994 - 08/29/12 09:40 PM

Nice price, Mike--you did quite well with that purchase!

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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. *DELETED* new [Re: Scott in NC]
      #5568157 - 12/12/12 07:33 PM

HOLY HUGE BATMAN

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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. *DELETED* new [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #5569141 - 12/13/12 12:05 PM

I am thinking of picking up the 9 myself. I already have the 14 and the 20 along with the 30N2 82. The 9 would replace my ES 8.8 82. The only question is where to buy it. Astronomics has the CN discount. Agena has free shipping plus they throw in a plastic bolt case. Decisions, decisions.
Barry


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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. *DELETED* new [Re: bherv]
      #5569200 - 12/13/12 12:50 PM

I'd been thinking about the 11mm 82 but no one has shown it in stock in months. So now, I'm thinking this one sometime in January. Too much for an 8" Orion Dob? I've been getting great views of Jupiter with the 5mm stratus so I'm thinking this would work pretty well to fill the gap.

Or should I save it for a 16" LightBridge?? Ah, decisions!!


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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. *DELETED* new [Re: bherv]
      #5569286 - 12/13/12 01:34 PM

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I am thinking of picking up the 9 myself. I already have the 14 and the 20 along with the 30N2 82. The 9 would replace my ES 8.8 82. The only question is where to buy it. Astronomics has the CN discount. Agena has free shipping plus they throw in a plastic bolt case. Decisions, decisions.
Barry




The ES100 9mm is nice... Barlows well too (GSO 2x ED barlow) and works well with only the bottom element of that barlow as well, giving you ~6mm (1.5x).


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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. *DELETED* new [Re: ngc2289]
      #5569352 - 12/13/12 02:11 PM

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Now that my ES 30mm 82º Series has been delivered I know what a BIG eyepieces looks like!!!!!!!




Garsh, Mike... i don't wanna say that 30mm EP is big... but with its cap on it could double as an equipment table at your observing site.


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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. *DELETED* new [Re: Starman81]
      #5569583 - 12/13/12 05:01 PM

I have the Zhumell version of the GSO Barlow. I should just screw that into my 14 ES which would give me about the same mag and field as the 9. I have done that before with the 14.
Barry


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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. *DELETED* new [Re: bherv]
      #5569632 - 12/13/12 05:40 PM

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I have the Zhumell version of the GSO Barlow. I should just screw that into my 14 ES which would give me about the same mag and field as the 9. I have done that before with the 14.
Barry




I think you could do that with very good results. But we always end up wanting more EPs rather than less and also we always second guess whether the barlowed views are "good enough" compared to non-barlowed. In my case, with the ES100 9mm, there isn't a 5mm yet, so I don't mind barlowing it to 6 or 4.5mm where my astigmatism doesn't show up.


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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. *DELETED* new [Re: Starman81]
      #5571496 - 12/14/12 08:30 PM

I have to OK to purchase the 9mm 100. Looks like it will be a nice Christmas this year. My wife also got tickets today for Fleetwood Mac for their April show at Mohegan Sun.
Barry


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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. *DELETED* new [Re: bherv]
      #5571579 - 12/14/12 09:16 PM

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I have to OK to purchase the 9mm 100. Looks like it will be a nice Christmas this year




Well, don't stop thinkin' about tomorrow!


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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. *DELETED* new [Re: Mike B]
      #5572079 - 12/15/12 07:07 AM

Quote:

Quote:

I have to OK to purchase the 9mm 100. Looks like it will be a nice Christmas this year




Well, don't stop thinkin' about tomorrow!




Indeed. Start saving for the 25mm ES100.


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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. *DELETED* new [Re: star drop]
      #5572144 - 12/15/12 08:21 AM

Or the 30mm ES 100

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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. *DELETED* new [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #5572631 - 12/15/12 01:34 PM

Just placed my order with Astronomics. Should have the 9 before Christmas.
Barry


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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. *DELETED* new [Re: bherv]
      #5572960 - 12/15/12 06:16 PM

I had a chance to trade my 10mm XW for a 9mm ES 100. I was going to do it, but after some hard thought, I passed.
I can only use the 9mm ES 100 with an extension tube! I have to have it sitting 1/2" out of my focuser, which is already racked all of the way out, plus I just find going from 100° back to 70° really weird. I also found the 10mm XW slightly sharper overall.

If I planned on ES 100's, I would have to drop my entire EP collection and get the 20mm and 14mm and more than likely the 30mm ES N2 82. More of a hassle really, so I passed. Some like to mix diff eyepieces. EG: 100°, 60°, 70°, 50°, etc. I would have to get all three and the 30mm 82 to keep things uniform!

So I am sticking with my XW's and Vixen LVW's for now !!!!
Who knows? Maybe by next year I'll have the 100's for a different viewing experience!

Cheers,


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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. *DELETED* new [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #5582715 - 12/21/12 03:54 PM

FedEx dropped off my ES 9 100 today. My wife left it on my chair for me. Looks like I'll have to rearrange my eyepiece case again. Hope to first light with it in two weeks.
Barry


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Re: 9mm E.S. 100 Degree Eyepiece. *DELETED* new [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #5932865 - 06/21/13 11:48 AM

And the views it delivers are as good as can be.....

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