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Jaimo!
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Re: Meade MA eyepieces What design? new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5612292 - 01/08/13 04:45 PM

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Jon, I don't know what it is about the E.W.F., but I find it very appealing, it has been on my radar for some time.

Jaimo!




Do you own one? It is an interesting eyepiece, I don't use it a lot but I use it more than my 40mm Celestron Plossl. In a side by side comparison, the Celestron Plossl wins on every point but when the time comes to choose an eyepiece, I always choose the EWF...

Go figure

Jon




I do not own one, but one day one will become available to me... I hope. I can't describe it, and I certainly don't NEED it, but there's just something about it that catches my attention.

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Re: Meade MA eyepieces What design? new [Re: Dave Ittner]
      #5612506 - 01/08/13 06:50 PM

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perhaps thats why i have always kept one or 2 around, Old school as it is I have always liked Kellners, I don't waer my glasses viewing because I don't have astigmatism so the low relief in higher powers isn't an issue for me.
BUT for under $40.00 for the whole set of 5 and a nice heavy case It is a great bargain....to me




$40? Not bad. Where do you find those deals?




Trolling EbAy at 3:30 AM one morning last week when I couldn't sleep. It was just listed BIN for $32.00 plus..
Couldn't pass it up. they are like brand new, only one actually looks like it had been used, I thought about breaking them up and selling them and useing the 5 eyepiece hard case for my RKE set. But I hadn;t seen the 17 and 6mm
in the MA, usually see the 25 and 9mm which I like. this doesn't have the 9 but has a 12.


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Jon Isaacs
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Re: Meade MA eyepieces What design? new [Re: orion61]
      #5613193 - 01/09/13 06:41 AM

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But I hadn;t seen the 17 and 6mm
in the MA, usually see the 25 and 9mm which I like.




Curious, is that a 17mm or a 17.5mm? I had one of these scopes once:

Meade 60 AZ-T

Jon


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Re: Meade MA eyepieces What design? new [Re: orion61]
      #5613241 - 01/09/13 08:02 AM

I have an old Meade 25mm MA. Made in Japan, circle T sticker. Here's a pic of the internals....



Doublet eyelens on the right.
singlet - just noticable in the pic is very slight convex curvature on it's right hand surface.
doublet - a very, very slight convex curvature on it's right hand surface.

Andy.

Edited by Andy Howie (01/09/13 08:14 AM)


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Re: Meade MA eyepieces What design? new [Re: Andy Howie]
      #5613242 - 01/09/13 08:03 AM

And the housing..........



Whilst the lens housing can screw directly to the barrel, the two threaded spacers are needed to get the field stop(in the barrel) nice and crisp.

Andy.

Edited by Andy Howie (01/09/13 08:18 AM)


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Starman1
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Re: Meade MA eyepieces What design? new [Re: Andy Howie]
      #5613495 - 01/09/13 10:57 AM

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I have an old Meade 25mm MA. Made in Japan, circle T sticker. Here's a pic of the internals....



Doublet eyelens on the right.
singlet - just noticable in the pic is very slight convex curvature on it's right hand surface.
doublet - a very, very slight convex curvature on it's right hand surface.

Andy.



Well, it's not a Kellner exactly, though the curves are close. A standard Kellner has the lens groups spaced farther apart and a stronger curve on the bottom lens.
Hence the designation "Modified Achromat", I guess.


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Re: Meade MA eyepieces What design? new [Re: Starman1]
      #5614205 - 01/09/13 06:16 PM

Nice Andy, good work!

Jaimo!

Edited by Jaimo! (01/09/13 06:17 PM)


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