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Equipment Discussions >> Eyepieces

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Scott in NCModerator
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Re: If you could have only two eyepieces... new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5643014 - 01/25/13 05:28 PM

My traveling rig consists of a Nagler 3-6mm zoom, a Baader 8-24mm zoom, and a Televue 32mm Plossl. Okay, so that's 3 EPs, but if I had to pick only two I'd take the 2 zooms. If I could add a barlow or Powermate, then I'd use a TV 2x zoom or 2.5x Powermate along with the Baader 8-24mm zoom and TV 32mm Plossl.

But as I said, that's my travel rig for use with an 80mm f/6 refractor. I don't think I'd be happy confining myself to only 2-3 eyepieces for home use with multiple scopes with FLs ranging from 200-2000mm.


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Starman1
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Re: If you could have only two eyepieces... new [Re: Scott in NC]
      #5643036 - 01/25/13 05:39 PM

As much as I love the TV 32mm Plossl, that 80mm cries out for a larger-field 2" eyepiece. It probably has 2" capabilities?

Oh, and happy birthday and clear skies!


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Illinois
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Re: If you could have only two eyepieces... new [Re: Starman1]
      #5643968 - 01/26/13 08:43 AM

Million suggestions! I like low and medium power for most of the time. 26 mm and 10 mm! Good luck!

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sixela
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Re: If you could have only two eyepieces... new [Re: da_guy2]
      #5653005 - 01/30/13 06:51 PM

Quote:

I'm putting together a little grab and go kit with my WO 80 FD (555mm f/6.9),




Leica ASPH zoom plus an AP BarAdv (and a small spacer ring to allow you to put 2" filters in between without hitting the BarAdv T2-threads), or Leica + Baader VIP element in a few baader T2 parts (then you can add 2" filters at the end).

Hey, you didn't mention a budget, now, did you?


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Sean Puett
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Re: If you could have only two eyepieces... new [Re: sixela]
      #5653435 - 01/30/13 11:45 PM

If I could have only two eyepieces...

I would cry myself to sleep every night.

21e 13e 2x powermate. Probably doesn't help with the space issue though. The 21e is the size of a 50mm finder.


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Scanning4Comets
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Re: If you could have only two eyepieces... new [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5653481 - 01/31/13 12:45 AM

30mm XW
7mm XW

And a 2" Barlow


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FirstSight
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Re: If you could have only two eyepieces... new [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #5654790 - 01/31/13 06:01 PM

13mm Ethos + 4.7mm Ethos

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GeneT
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Re: If you could have only two eyepieces... new [Re: da_guy2]
      #5654858 - 01/31/13 06:33 PM

Unless you use a zoom, you need three --a low, medium and high power eyepiece.

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