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FishInPercolator
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2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ...
      #5849106 - 05/08/13 11:46 PM

hard earned cash? $700 budget. 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos?

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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: FishInPercolator]
      #5849110 - 05/08/13 11:52 PM

A used Ethos & good Barlow could net ya, effectively, TWO Ethoi!

I have such an arrangement... a 13E, and actually TWO excellent Barlows- an AP 1.6x Barcon, plus an older UniversityOptics 2" 2x long-fellow... so essentially have three excellent 100* FLs to work with!

13mm..... ~9mm..... ~6mm
All acquired "used" for probably near your budget number.


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: Mike B]
      #5849132 - 05/09/13 12:12 AM


two naglers. My eyes cannot take in more than about an 80* fov anyway.


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: SeattleScott]
      #5849150 - 05/09/13 12:30 AM

How about 3 used Naglers? Not sure what FLs you are looking you should be able to pick up a combo such a 16T5, 11T6, and a 7T6 with that budget.

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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: ThreeD]
      #5849178 - 05/09/13 01:32 AM

Used T6s run $220 shipped. I prefer them to the 13 Ethos I've tried.

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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: SeattleScott]
      #5849518 - 05/09/13 09:03 AM

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two naglers. My eyes cannot take in more than about an 80* fov anyway.




But there's far more advantage to the Ethos than mere field width. The higher contrast, extra detail and general quality of view are what the advantages of the Ethos are for me. I've directly compared the view through my Ethos and Naglers, matching focal lengths as closely as possible, and definitely see a difference in the favor of the Ethos compared to the Naglers. These comparisons were done using my TEC 140. In my SCTs, not the same level of advantage, but still there.


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: DaveJ]
      #5849535 - 05/09/13 09:09 AM

e. None of the above.

Used 30mm Pentax XW and the 10XW and a barlow


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: FishInPercolator]
      #5849594 - 05/09/13 09:30 AM

Quote:

hard earned cash? $700 budget. 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos?




With what telescope are you going to be using these ? It may make a difference in the choice.


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: BDS316]
      #5849610 - 05/09/13 09:33 AM

Now I'm leaning toward the EdgeHD 800 again...

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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: DaveJ]
      #5849671 - 05/09/13 10:00 AM

Quote:

Quote:


two naglers. My eyes cannot take in more than about an 80* fov anyway.




But there's far more advantage to the Ethos than mere field width. The higher contrast, extra detail and general quality of view are what the advantages of the Ethos are for me. I've directly compared the view through my Ethos and Naglers, matching focal lengths as closely as possible, and definitely see a difference in the favor of the Ethos compared to the Naglers. These comparisons were done using my TEC 140. In my SCTs, not the same level of advantage, but still there.




I have noted this too.

But if that is the criterion, you can do even better with Delos.


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: Jeff Morgan]
      #5849680 - 05/09/13 10:03 AM

While we are on the topic, I have a Neil Armstrong autograph I might be willing to trade for some pieces...

Edited by FishInPercolator (05/09/13 11:20 AM)


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: FishInPercolator]
      #5849723 - 05/09/13 10:36 AM

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While we are on the topic, I have a Neil Armstrong autograph I might be willing to trade for some pieces... please refer to my post on the swap board:

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=sseyepiec...




Oh and I thought the topic was 1-Ethos or 2-Naglers.
My mistake, sorry.
Sam


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: planet earth]
      #5849743 - 05/09/13 10:43 AM

1 Ethos and save for either a 2x Powermate or a 1.6x Antares Barlow.

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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: John Huntley]
      #5849751 - 05/09/13 10:48 AM

Why a barlow if one has the powermate?

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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: FishInPercolator]
      #5849829 - 05/09/13 11:19 AM

An Ethos because you'll never stop wondering how the 100 would be if you settled on the 2 Naglers. Have several Naglers myself (5, 9, 12mm) but kept thinking about 100-deg. although not willing to pony up the $$$'s for the Ethos, so when the 100ES14mm came into the picture at a reasonable price, snapped one up. 100-deg is awesome!

Best,


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: planet earth]
      #5849832 - 05/09/13 11:21 AM

You're right...

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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: ibase]
      #5849834 - 05/09/13 11:23 AM

The E's are fantastic eyepieces. But I need eye relief. I really like my Nagler Type 4's and my Pentaxes. My vote would be for the Naglers.

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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: FishInPercolator]
      #5849852 - 05/09/13 11:32 AM

Quote:

Why a barlow if one has the powermate?




The Antares 1.6x barlow works very well with the Ethos eyepieces and costs a lot less than a 2x Powermate. So I included it as an option in case the bulk of your $700 went on the Ethos


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: John Huntley]
      #5849855 - 05/09/13 11:35 AM

Gotcha...

I think I want a 21mm Ethos...


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: FishInPercolator]
      #5850139 - 05/09/13 02:25 PM

Well, there goes yer budget...


You'll be a widefield-only junkie!
Until ya dredge up more payola... more glass awaits.


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: FishInPercolator]
      #5850273 - 05/09/13 03:23 PM

The answer to that question is very personal. Some enjoy the Naglers most, others the Ethoi. And this thread provides ample proof for that

What scope would you use these eyepieces in? And for which objects under what sky conditions?

For medium to high magnifications, to see the maximum lunar and planetary detail, 2 eyepieces and a binoviewer work far better than any 1 eyepiece. That requires sets of 2 eyepieces in the 25-16mm range for my scopes. That leaves only one set of eyepieces available from the Nagler/Ethos series: the 16mm T 5 Nagler. Other TV's that work very well in a bino are the 19mm and 24mm Pan.

For low magnifications, maximum field of view and brightness, eyepieces with longish focal lengths used with 1 eye work best for me. In my scopes that means 20mm and longer focal lengths. The 21mm Ethos could do very well if you don't need lots of eye relief. Or the 20mm T5 Nagler. For more eye relief, the 22mm Nagler T4 is superb. For even lower magnifications, the 26 T5 and 31 T5 Naglers are both great eyepieces.

Goot luck with your choice!


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: Erik Bakker]
      #5850280 - 05/09/13 03:28 PM

EdgeHD 800...

I'm considering the following:

31mm Nagler
10, 14mm Delos
21mm Ethos
and PM 2x


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: Mike B]
      #5850341 - 05/09/13 03:55 PM

Quote:

A used Ethos & good Barlow could net ya, effectively, TWO Ethoi!

I have such an arrangement... a 13E, and actually TWO excellent Barlows- an AP 1.6x Barcon, plus an older UniversityOptics 2" 2x long-fellow... so essentially have three excellent 100* FLs to work with!

13mm..... ~9mm..... ~6mm
All acquired "used" for probably near your budget number.





I like this suggestion and I can recommend it because it is what I have . However, instead of the AP Barcon I have the Antares 1.6x and for the 2x, I have the GSO ED 2x. They both play well with the 13 Ethos have the added benefit of slightly increasing the eye relief a bit.


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: Starman81]
      #5850363 - 05/09/13 04:07 PM

Nada.

Go Pentax XW baby


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #5850519 - 05/09/13 05:33 PM

Docter 12.5mm. Better than Nagler T4 field of view, same generous eye relief, Ethos quality view.

Keith


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: FishInPercolator]
      #5850552 - 05/09/13 05:57 PM

Quote:

31mm Nagler
10, 14mm Delos #1
21mm Ethos #2
and PM 2x #3




Having had an F10 SCT, i found ~15mm a high-traffic FL! ~20mm was another... almost hate to pick between the two... would depend on your observing tastes for magnification, object, typical conditions, etc.

10mm might see less use, due to magnification rendered... perhaps better to Barlow the 14mm (@~1.6x) or 21mm (@~2x) to hit that range?

The 21E offers ~83% the TFoV of the 31-Nagler, so that too depends on your perceived need/preference for a max. FoV.

A heckuva line-up, no question, but all together it smokes your budget by quite a stretch, so sneak into it logically & with perseverance!


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: skullpin]
      #5850592 - 05/09/13 06:17 PM

What's doctor 12.5?

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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: FishInPercolator]
      #5850606 - 05/09/13 06:24 PM

Here.

.... and there




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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: Mike B]
      #5850690 - 05/09/13 07:04 PM

I wouldn't buy new Ethos until a 20%-off sale comes along. Some Televue eyepieces can be substituted with Explore Scientific that have equal performance eg. ES30mm vs Nagler 31 (I've owned both) and from reports the ES20mm 100 degree is excellent.

Delos are more affordable although a Pentax XW10mm is less again.

You might also consider a set of William Optics binoviewers in the mix - a lot of fun for low cost.


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: tonyt]
      #5850708 - 05/09/13 07:11 PM

Ugh, when will that come along I missed the boat last fall

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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: FishInPercolator]
      #5850716 - 05/09/13 07:16 PM

Quote:

Ugh, when will that come along



I dunno... let me see, this is the 21st century, right?




In actuality, the best TeleVue sale, featuring about 20% off, is hap'nin' every day... on the used market.

But from someone having good ratings, LOTS of 'em, and you should be fine. 'Tis the only way i've bought an EP in quite a long time- two Ethos, many Naglers, several Barlows.... i just don't see payin' full retail with used deals around so good!


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: FishInPercolator]
      #5850719 - 05/09/13 07:17 PM

My vote would be for two Naglers....... an 82 degree apparent field of view truly is a spacewalk experience.

Taras


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: FishInPercolator]
      #5850748 - 05/09/13 07:30 PM

A couple of questions: 1) what kind of telescope do you have? 2) what is the order of importance of the objects you like to view? 3) is eye relief important to you, i.e. do you like to view while wearing glasses? 4) have you viewed through both Naglers and Ethos eyepieces, and if so, is the super wide angel of 100 AFOV important to you?

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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: GeneT]
      #5850836 - 05/09/13 08:01 PM

I bought both my 6mm Radian and my 2X Powermate used and both are excellent! I see that people who buy these things generally take good care of them.

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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: Mike B]
      #5850874 - 05/09/13 08:19 PM

I'm with Mark on choosing the used market. Most of my TV's were bought used, or on sale last year. The most expensive one's I bought on sale for the warrantee. With the lesser expensive Type 6's I can afford the risk of replacing them.


Oh yeah, four T6's naglers at $220 each costs you $880 :-) what could be better!?

Edited by MRNUTTY (05/09/13 08:21 PM)


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: WesC]
      #5850882 - 05/09/13 08:23 PM

GeneT: EdgeHD 800 is what I am aiming for. DSO is most important, eye relief is great and encouraged, I haven't found anyone with actual TV pieces except for plossls... I think they're afraid to take 'em out.

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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: FishInPercolator]
      #5851047 - 05/09/13 10:21 PM

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GeneT: EdgeHD 800 is what I am aiming for. DSO is most important, eye relief is great and encouraged, I haven't found anyone with actual TV pieces except for plossls... I think they're afraid to take 'em out.




The 8 inch has a focal ratio of F/10. At F/10, there are a lot of eyepieces with usefully wide fields of view that do not require Ethos or Nagler level of off-axis correction to provide quite wonderful views.

If your scope were an F/5 refractor or Newtonian, then Naglers and Ethos's make a lot of sense but they do represent a major investment..

What other eyepieces do you have, what has been your experience with less expensive wide field eyepieces?

Jon


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5851131 - 05/09/13 11:18 PM

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The 8 inch has a focal ratio of F/10. At F/10, there are a lot of eyepieces with usefully wide fields of view that do not require Ethos or Nagler level of off-axis correction to provide quite wonderful views.




Indeed. In the last couple of days over on the 'mart someone was selling a A. Jaegers surplus tank periscope eyepiece aka 38 mm erfle for $39. I was tempted to grab it myself. They're so big they need a step down adapter for a 2" focuser.

I used to use one of these in my f/9 Newtonian and it was actually a decent eyepiece (at that focal ratio). As my budget allowed for eyepiece upgrades I found the 35 Panoptic was better, but the 38 Erfle would be a steal for someone starting their eyepiece collection.


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5851146 - 05/09/13 11:28 PM

Quote:

Quote:

GeneT: EdgeHD 800 is what I am aiming for. DSO is most important, eye relief is great and encouraged, I haven't found anyone with actual TV pieces except for plossls... I think they're afraid to take 'em out.




The 8 inch has a focal ratio of F/10. At F/10, there are a lot of eyepieces with usefully wide fields of view that do not require Ethos or Nagler level of off-axis correction to provide quite wonderful views.

If your scope were an F/5 refractor or Newtonian, then Naglers and Ethos's make a lot of sense but they do represent a major investment..

What other eyepieces do you have, what has been your experience with less expensive wide field eyepieces?

Jon




Quite right. But the C8 benefits not only with sharper edges on the premium EP's, on-axis presentation is also better on the eyes, the clarity is nuanced immediately. The slow F/10 8" SCT scope is not a reason not to get top EP's, it will benefit much from premium EP's, going by experience with it, and not just at the edges. Just 2 cents of course, thanks.

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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: ibase]
      #5851171 - 05/09/13 11:53 PM

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Quite right. But the C8 benefits not only with sharper edges on the premium EP's, on-axis presentation is also better on the eyes, the clarity is nuanced immediately. The slow F/10 8" SCT scope is not a reason not to get top EP's, it will benefit much from premium EP's, going by experience with it, and not just at the edges. Just 2 cents of course, thanks.

Best,




Well...

There are pluses and minuses to eyepieces like the Naglers. In a fast scope their ability to provide reasonably round, tight stars near the edge of the field of view, makes them valuable for the observer with fast focal ratio telescopes. The scopes I use most are all between F/4 and F/5 and the Naglers are great tools in those scopes.

But at the slower focal ratios, I am not so sure that all that monkey motion bending the light around is such an advantage. In a slower scope, there is something to the "less glass" is better approach, particularly when in terms of center of the field sharpness. An Erfle derivative in an F/13 refractor has a purity that comes from the gentle bending of the light.

To my mind the term "premium eyepiece" has different meanings when applied to different focal ratios because the various parameters have different importances.

And certainly, an F/10 scope just does not require an eyepiece with near perfect edge correction at F/4 to provide near perfect views. Regardless of the decision made, it's worth thinking about.

Jon


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5851214 - 05/10/13 12:51 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quite right. But the C8 benefits not only with sharper edges on the premium EP's, on-axis presentation is also better on the eyes, the clarity is nuanced immediately. The slow F/10 8" SCT scope is not a reason not to get top EP's, it will benefit much from premium EP's, going by experience with it, and not just at the edges. Just 2 cents of course, thanks.

Best,




Well...

There are pluses and minuses to eyepieces like the Naglers. In a fast scope their ability to provide reasonably round, tight stars near the edge of the field of view, makes them valuable for the observer with fast focal ratio telescopes. The scopes I use most are all between F/4 and F/5 and the Naglers are great tools in those scopes.

But at the slower focal ratios, I am not so sure that all that monkey motion bending the light around is such an advantage. In a slower scope, there is something to the "less glass" is better approach, particularly when in terms of center of the field sharpness. An Erfle derivative in an F/13 refractor has a purity that comes from the gentle bending of the light.

To my mind the term "premium eyepiece" has different meanings when applied to different focal ratios because the various parameters have different importances.

And certainly, an F/10 scope just does not require an eyepiece with near perfect edge correction at F/4 to provide near perfect views. Regardless of the decision made, it's worth thinking about.

Jon



OP was after widefields (82-100) as the title of this thread suggests, Naglers will do fine on the C8 both on & off-axis, the extra cost is worth it,YMMV.

Best,


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: ibase]
      #5851517 - 05/10/13 08:14 AM

Quote:

OP was after widefields (82-100) as the title of this thread suggests, Naglers will do fine on the C8 both on & off-axis, the extra cost is worth it,YMMV.

Best,




I am not going to say whether the extra cost is worth it or not, that is only something the original poster can decide. The difference between Naglers and simpler/less expensive eyepieces increases as the focal ratio of the telescope decreases. It's something worth recognizing, pointing out, thinking about.

A 31mm Nagler costs $700, the 8 inch Edge costs $1300... Maybe there are other eyepiece choices that provide a greater benefit/cost ratio.

Jon Isaacs


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5851611 - 05/10/13 09:17 AM

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There are pluses and minuses to eyepieces like the Naglers. In a fast scope their ability to provide reasonably round, tight stars near the edge of the field of view, makes them valuable for the observer with fast focal ratio telescopes. The scopes I use most are all between F/4 and F/5 and the Naglers are great tools in those scopes.

But at the slower focal ratios, I am not so sure that all that monkey motion bending the light around is such an advantage.




Nevertheless, a huge advantage of investing in Naglers is that they will work well in ANY scope their owner may ever acquire; the cheaper, simpler designs perhaps not so much.

That Nagler may be overkill for a slow f/10 scope the way a Corvette is overkill for a 1/2 mile trip to the grocery store on straight, flat 35mph suburban streets. However, that simpler, cheaper EP may not work so well for that f/4.5 reflector you may get in the future, and start to feel like taking a Dodge Neon on a cross-country road trip instead of the Corvette.


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: FirstSight]
      #5851616 - 05/10/13 09:23 AM

I'm older now, comfort is more important then speed, and Naglers/premium eyepieces are just more comfortable to use. I'd more think of it as a Neon and a Bentley....

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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: ibase]
      #5851635 - 05/10/13 09:34 AM

So is what you're saying Tele Vue Eyepieces are overkill for the coma free sharp EdgeHD series?

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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: FishInPercolator]
      #5851655 - 05/10/13 09:48 AM

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So is what you're saying Tele Vue Eyepieces are overkill for the coma free sharp EdgeHD series?




If you're addressing this to me, no I'm not saying TV EP's are overkill for the EdgeHD/C8, quite the opposite, like Naglers on-axis appear sharper outright, as compared to EP's at the lower rung of the pecking order, not to mention tack sharp stars at the edge of view.


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5851751 - 05/10/13 10:45 AM

Neither.
Both lines of EPs are too expensive.


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: Kon Dealer]
      #5851844 - 05/10/13 11:36 AM

Well, "too expensive" is generally reserved for individual evaluation, and it remains unclear where the OP is at in their telescope + kit development. But for someone just starting out, not yet even having a scope- mentioning a $700 budget AND Ethoi in the same sentence might suggest some additional care in consideration of their "big picture".

Generally, about now someone would be offering the idea of going to local "star-parties" where a variety of scopes & EPs would be seen.... and take some time to look thru them; most are happy to share their views in such a venue, and it would be a great experience-builder! An hour spent peekin' thru various optical arrangements might be worth DAYS of forum chatter...


Both taken together might constitute a decent education!


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Re: 2 Naglers or 1 Ethos? How would you spend your ... new [Re: Mike B]
      #5852718 - 05/10/13 08:51 PM

To answer the original question-yes! 10 Ethos is on THE way to go with my 31 and 20 Naglers. Took some buying and selling to figure this out, but I really look in terms of field stop because it annoys me to have two different eyepieces of different focal length that give basically the same field of view. These will give 42-27-17 field stops. I'm thinking of going with the barlow option for higher power because with only a 12 inch scope, I don't find myself using less than 8-10mmish eyepieces for deep sky that often.

Edited by Brian Schmidt (05/10/13 09:01 PM)


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