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Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V!
      #6078488 - 09/13/13 10:31 AM

Browsing these threads has convinced me that the "perfect" set of EP's for any BV is VERY user-specific!

Having said that, I would like to try to get it "right" from the get-go.

I am ~50 years old, have moderate astigmatism, and do not wear glasses when observing. IPD is mid range: not too wide, not too narrow.
My scopes are as listed in my sig line, below.
Interests tilt more towards deep sky, but I do look at planets/moon from time to time.
I have alt/az and GEM mounts.

Looking to assemble a Set that is really good, and practical.
I see little sense in having pairs spaced every couple of mm's, but flexibility is desirable.
I already have too many singles, so I could either match up some that I already have, and/or sell others to fund what I need.

Notably, I have a Leica Aspheric Zoom. Possible to consider this as an "anchor" of a future set, assuming I could wedge my schnozz between them?

What do you think?
What works for you?

Thanks, all!!



Edited by Levine (09/13/13 04:56 PM)


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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Levine]
      #6078528 - 09/13/13 11:04 AM

I can recommend the following eyepeices for the SCTs.

The biggest issue that you will encounter is that the BVs will try to lock you into higher powers and for DSOs, someties you still want a low power for a big exit pupil

For this, I would recommend one of the two:

The Televue 40mm Plossls. In the C14 (and you do want to binoview the C14) will give about the same exit pupil as a 41mm Panoptic. This is the best eyepeice for faint nebula or galaxies because this is about as big an exit pupil as you can get.

The downside is that the apparent field is rather small, being on the order of 44 degrees or so.

If you want to sacrifice a bit of exit pupil for a more pleasing apparent field and a slighly wider true field, then I highly recommend the 35mm Ultimas.

The Televue has a 27mm field stop, but the Ulita has a 28mm field stop. It does not seem like a big deal, but in fact every millimeter helps with the C14. The exit pupil will be a bit smaller though, but the 49 degree apparent field to me is much more satisfying.

I used the 35mm Ultimas more than the 40mm Plossls because of this.

And of course this holds true in all of the scopes, but the ultimas don't have as good off axis performacne in faster scopes as the TV 40s I think.

Next, the ES 24/68s work great.

I used 17mm and 13mm Hyperions in the C14 as well.

It is hard to use the 13mms though, because the BV imposed dimming does rob a bit of light, but I did use them on bright Globulars a lot.

In the C14, my most used planetary pairs were 15mm and 20mm Plossls. You will find it hard to get nights of seeing that support more than the 15, and the 17mm Hyperions were not quite enough mag, though I have used them many times on planets with good result.

The Hyperoins though are big, and if your IPD is tight or you are graces with a larger sniffer, they may be too tight.

A "Split the difference" Alternative is the ES16/68. An excellent excellent eyepeice. This eyepecie could probably bump the need for a 15mm Plossl Pair

I use the 35mm Ultimas a lot though. They have very long eye relieve in the event that you need your glasses and they make it easy to take in the entire field.

This is something that is not commented on much, but I find that even 68 degree wide fields make it hard to take in the whole field. You can't tilt your head with BVs the way you can in monovision withhout causing one eyepecie to kidney bean out.

In general, the 50 degree AFOV eyepeicse actually seem more natural because you simply see the entire field without having to tilt your had.

But I love my ES and Hyperions in the binoviewer and can recommend them.

Not the 24mm Hyp though. Not as nice an experience as the ES 2468s.


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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Eddgie]
      #6078849 - 09/13/13 02:28 PM

Levine - If I was going to binoview with them, I would be tempted go with the smaller Leica zooms which have a bit smaller FOV but reportedly equal quality to the ASPH and cost half as much. My favorites are orthos/plossls/Brandons because of their optical quality and ease of use in the binoviewers. My core set is the24mm Brandon, 16mm ZAOII, 12mm Brandon, and 10mm ZAO-II. The more reasonably priced version would be the UO HD or volcano top style orthos in 9, 12.5, 18 and 25mm. For wider field I have the 24mm Pans and 13mm T6 Naglers.

Also, if you have a 2X Powermate, it makes an excellent barlow for the MkVs with the Powermate T-ring installed (which also halves the length of the Powermate).


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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Eddgie]
      #6079026 - 09/13/13 04:20 PM

Quote:

I can recommend the following eyepeices for the SCTs.

The biggest issue that you will encounter is that the BVs will try to lock you into higher powers and for DSOs, someties you still want a low power for a big exit pupil

For this, I would recommend one of the two:

The Televue 40mm Plossls. In the C14 (and you do want to binoview the C14) will give about the same exit pupil as a 41mm Panoptic. This is the best eyepeice for faint nebula or galaxies because this is about as big an exit pupil as you can get.

The downside is that the apparent field is rather small, being on the order of 44 degrees or so.

If you want to sacrifice a bit of exit pupil for a more pleasing apparent field and a slighly wider true field, then I highly recommend the 35mm Ultimas.

The Televue has a 27mm field stop, but the Ulita has a 28mm field stop. It does not seem like a big deal, but in fact every millimeter helps with the C14. The exit pupil will be a bit smaller though, but the 49 degree apparent field to me is much more satisfying.

I used the 35mm Ultimas more than the 40mm Plossls because of this.

And of course this holds true in all of the scopes, but the ultimas don't have as good off axis performacne in faster scopes as the TV 40s I think.

Next, the ES 24/68s work great.

I used 17mm and 13mm Hyperions in the C14 as well.

It is hard to use the 13mms though, because the BV imposed dimming does rob a bit of light, but I did use them on bright Globulars a lot.

In the C14, my most used planetary pairs were 15mm and 20mm Plossls. You will find it hard to get nights of seeing that support more than the 15, and the 17mm Hyperions were not quite enough mag, though I have used them many times on planets with good result.

The Hyperoins though are big, and if your IPD is tight or you are graces with a larger sniffer, they may be too tight.

A "Split the difference" Alternative is the ES16/68. An excellent excellent eyepeice. This eyepecie could probably bump the need for a 15mm Plossl Pair

I use the 35mm Ultimas a lot though. They have very long eye relieve in the event that you need your glasses and they make it easy to take in the entire field.

This is something that is not commented on much, but I find that even 68 degree wide fields make it hard to take in the whole field. You can't tilt your head with BVs the way you can in monovision withhout causing one eyepecie to kidney bean out.

In general, the 50 degree AFOV eyepeicse actually seem more natural because you simply see the entire field without having to tilt your had.

But I love my ES and Hyperions in the binoviewer and can recommend them.

Not the 24mm Hyp though. Not as nice an experience as the ES 2468s.




This seems to be a reasonable approach, balancing quality, availability, price, and performance!


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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: johnnyha]
      #6079035 - 09/13/13 04:25 PM

Quote:

Levine - If I was going to binoview with them, I would be tempted go with the smaller Leica zooms which have a bit smaller FOV but reportedly equal quality to the ASPH and cost half as much. My favorites are orthos/plossls/Brandons because of their optical quality and ease of use in the binoviewers. My core set is the24mm Brandon, 16mm ZAOII, 12mm Brandon, and 10mm ZAO-II. The more reasonably priced version would be the UO HD or volcano top style orthos in 9, 12.5, 18 and 25mm. For wider field I have the 24mm Pans and 13mm T6 Naglers.

Also, if you have a 2X Powermate, it makes an excellent barlow for the MkVs with the Powermate T-ring installed (which also halves the length of the Powermate).




Hmmmm....

I have singles of what constitutes your "core" set, and the pairs that comprise your extended set are readily available, and affordable, in the aftermarket.
I also have the 2" Powermate.
My Mighty Leica Aspheric will have to stay in the stable...



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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Levine]
      #6079163 - 09/13/13 06:01 PM

Ok:

So far, the recommended range seems to fall between 24mm and 16mm, extended to 35/40mm on the low end, and 10mm on the high end.
Pieces suggested ranged from medium-priced widefields to premium narrow-angle glass.

These choices were selected to service long focal length 14/15" systems.

Assuming the following goals:

-Quality
-Flexibility
-Comprehensive
-Cost effective
-Ease of use
-maximum portability

...I propose the following:

I have a Leica Zoom (17.8mm [60*] - 8.9mm [80*]).
Add a second Zoom, along with Pan 24mm X 2 and Ultima 35 X 2.

---> 8.9mm-17.8mm, 24mm, 35mm.

*THREE PAIRS!*

For another ~$895, I would now have a BV duo covering the core of the desired magnifications.

I would still have to buy the 24's and 35's.

The Leica option has several pros/cons:

Pro:
-already have half the set!
-undisputed quality for both planetary and deep sky
-replaces multiple fixed f/l EP's
-avoid wear, tear, & inconvenience of swapping out fixed f/l EP's
-readily available
-wide views
-compact storage compared to multiple pieces
-Easy to sell, if desired

Con:
-Big 'n bulky
-matching up dialed f/l's
-heavy
-can I clear my nose?



Edited by Levine (09/13/13 08:51 PM)


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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Levine]
      #6079304 - 09/13/13 07:48 PM Attachment (35 downloads)

Tammy Homma posted this awesome image in another thread recently.
He, at least, reports no problem using this configuration:

Edited by Levine (09/13/13 07:50 PM)


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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Levine]
      #6079481 - 09/13/13 09:54 PM

Doesn't look like much room for one's proboscis.

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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Paul G]
      #6079490 - 09/13/13 10:02 PM

Quote:

Doesn't look like much room for one's proboscis.






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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Levine]
      #6079748 - 09/14/13 02:19 AM

Two good zooms are an excellent option. I use a pair of Mark III Baaders. I also have a couple of 28mm RKEs. With a couple of GPCs, one has all magnifications needed for DSO, solar, planetary and double star observing!

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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Levine]
      #6079798 - 09/14/13 04:21 AM

19mm Panoptics!

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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Levine]
      #6079993 - 09/14/13 09:02 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Doesn't look like much room for one's proboscis.








That's what plastic surgery is for! Just ask for the bino bob.
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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Levine]
      #6083847 - 09/16/13 12:25 PM

For viewing the moon in winter I really enjoy using my SV80L(80/600 Lomo-same as your TMB) with MarkV's on Stellarvue M2 mount and Induro 413 camera tripod. Total weight for mount and tripod is 10lbs and collapsed measures 3 feet. I've found best contrast using orthos on the moon, and I've a pair 9mm BGOs and 7mm RGOs that I use with the 1.7X GPC-1.7X when inserted before the diagonal that is. So with these two pairs I get a stable 115X and 145X, all in a package that I fully assemble in my upstairs den and carry one-handed downstairs and out the door. It's the contrast on the moon that makes it special.

You could get pairs of 7 and 9mm Hutech or UO HD orthos shipped for $500.


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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Moonglum]
      #6087154 - 09/18/13 12:15 AM

These are all great ideas and tips!
Keep 'em coming!


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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: R Botero]
      #6087164 - 09/18/13 12:29 AM

The Baader zooms look awesome with that AP!!


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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: thesubwaypusher]
      #6087233 - 09/18/13 01:47 AM

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19mm Panoptics!




+1

My favorite pairs of eyepieces for binoviewing with the Mark V, are 24 pans, 19 pans... and binoviewing with the Docter UWA 12.5 is just outstanding. I have stopped using a whole bunch of eyepieces as a result of having the Docters.

Although I haven't used them much yet, I also enjoyed binoviewing with 16mm Brandons.


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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Levine]
      #6087296 - 09/18/13 03:27 AM

Now, from the inexpensive but value oriented side of town:
I really like the 25mm Sterlings in my Binotron 27's and in fact have a set of 17's on the way. Yesterday morning my views of M35,36,37,38 and Jupiter helped to further convince me that I am on the right track for my needs anyway.

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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: beatlejuice]
      #6087671 - 09/18/13 10:21 AM

As Johnny wrote, older Leica 7-22 zooms (they are narrower than the APSH model and allow for comfortable binoviewing with high quality images!) and either a pair of 32's or 40's for the large exit pupil. You would be covered. I own and use all of the above!

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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: t.r.]
      #6090202 - 09/19/13 03:52 PM

wow, using zooms on a BV seems like a great idea, if they fit. Would take care of fussing around changing two eyepieces to get the right magnification

My BV'ing falls into 2 categories - DSO and planetary. For DSO I want low magnification, I'm actually using two 25mm Plossls. 24mm Panoptics are the gold standard for low power widefield, I've used them in other scopes many times for great views. Just a little big & bulky for me, I had a 25mm Clave Plossl and had a chance to buy another so I use them.

For planetary you want to be able to fine-tune the magnification for the seeing conditions, so I have 12mm, 10mm and 8mm ortho pairs. The 10mm and 12mm are probably enough for most scopes, you can use the correctors and Barlow to get the magnification in the right range.


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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: thesubwaypusher]
      #6090308 - 09/19/13 04:56 PM

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19mm Panoptics!



+1
Best all around eyepiece pair, followed by 24 Pans and 15 Pans.
I have found the 15 Pans to be very sharp and easy to view with, I had 5 other pairs in that range and kept the Pans over the others.
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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: tomcody]
      #6090616 - 09/19/13 08:47 PM

I had a pair of 19 Pans and loves them until I replaced them with 16T5 Naglers.

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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Levine]
      #6112898 - 10/02/13 11:01 AM

What is the minimum Interpupillary Distance (IPD) required In order to consider Binoviewing with the Leica Aspheric Zoom?



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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Levine]
      #6113145 - 10/02/13 01:19 PM

I have not yet purchased a second ASPH, so this is a best guess, As I have sucessfully binoed a pair of Meade series 4000 SWA 24.5 mm eyepiece with my 61 mm ipd, ( and the ASPH,s are close in diameter and shape to the meade,s ) I think about 58 + mm will work ( also my wife who is about 57mm ipd could use this setup). But much depends on your nose and forehead ridge shape.
Rex
EDIT: I just looked up the diameter of the ASPH and it is 59mm so and IPD of 59 mm or more is needed + nose room!


Edited by tomcody (10/02/13 01:26 PM)


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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: tomcody]
      #6113688 - 10/02/13 06:16 PM

Quote:

I have not yet purchased a second ASPH, so this is a best guess, As I have sucessfully binoed a pair of Meade series 4000 SWA 24.5 mm eyepiece with my 61 mm ipd, ( and the ASPH,s are close in diameter and shape to the meade,s ) I think about 58 + mm will work ( also my wife who is about 57mm ipd could use this setup). But much depends on your nose and forehead ridge shape.
Rex
EDIT: I just looked up the diameter of the ASPH and it is 59mm so and IPD of 59 mm or more is needed + nose room!





Ok! I'm a tall guy with a proportional IPD: 68mm.

Looks like I may have a shot at being able to do this!



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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Levine]
      #6114099 - 10/02/13 09:27 PM

Cool!
If you do get two and bino them? some things to consider:
the APM 1.25" adapters should have the least in-focus about 20 mm,
The starlight adapter, maybe 33-34 mm.
I like the Starlight adapter because it is removable without tools ( and I like to store the ASPH in its case which will not fit the adapter too).
So it depends on how much infocus your scope has?
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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: tomcody]
      #6114127 - 10/02/13 09:39 PM

Quote:

Cool!
If you do get two and bino them? some things to consider:
the APM 1.25" adapters should have the least in-focus about 20 mm,
The starlight adapter, maybe 33-34 mm.
I like the Starlight adapter because it is removable without tools ( and I like to store the ASPH in its case which will not fit the adapter too).
So it depends on how much infocus your scope has?
Rex




Well, when BV'ing, a short(er) light path is always desirable. My current Leica has the APM adapter, so I'll have to try it once I get a second unit, in that format.
I'm fortunate to have more than one scope to choose from, and at least two of them (the CAT's) shouldn't be an issue.

Now to scare up a second Leica!


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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Levine]
      #6115167 - 10/03/13 01:17 PM

Levine,
Could you please measure the shoulder on your 1.25" APM adapter? ( the distance from the shoulder of the eyepiece holder to the top of the adapter)
I am working from pictures to see how much this adapter raises the eyepiece above the top of the eyepiece holder ( My best guess is 12mm or 0.475 inch).
Thanks,
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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: tomcody]
      #6115359 - 10/03/13 02:53 PM

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Levine,
Could you please measure the shoulder on your 1.25" APM adapter? ( the distance from the shoulder of the eyepiece holder to the top of the adapter)
I am working from pictures to see how much this adapter raises the eyepiece above the top of the eyepiece holder ( My best guess is 12mm or 0.475 inch).
Thanks,
Rex




Rex, for the moment, I have the 2" holder, which I am looking to swap out for the 1.25".
I imagine the measurement would be similar, in this case, exactly 1/4".


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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Levine]
      #6115379 - 10/03/13 03:00 PM

The 1.25" adapter is longer in the shoulder than the 2", as the bottom of the Leica has to fit in it and the leica is too wide to fit inside a 1.25 barrel.
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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: tomcody]
      #6115757 - 10/03/13 05:43 PM

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The 1.25" adapter is longer in the shoulder than the 2", as the bottom of the Leica has to fit in it and the leica is too wide to fit inside a 1.25 barrel.
Rex




Ok!
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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Levine]
      #6121138 - 10/06/13 07:07 PM

hmmm, the first set i have bought was two volcano top university orthos. a total cost of $110 these are sill the easiest eyepieces to use. Planetary performance is great as well. if i were to buy new eyepieces i would go for the Edmund 28mm rke pair Also some great info is on a thread going in the eyepiece forum labled favorite pair of eyepieces.

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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Rustynuts]
      #6121145 - 10/06/13 07:14 PM

oa yea, the 18mm pentax pair are awesome on the sun with the wedge! these are also easy to use. i wouldnt go less than 10mm with the mkv the eye relief is too short and images don't merge , on my mk4 i can collimate it but have found that the elements in the eyepieces are not in the exact center and as i rotate the eyepiece the image also rotates in and out of alignment.

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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Rustynuts]
      #6121173 - 10/06/13 07:30 PM

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hmmm, the first set i have bought was two volcano top university orthos. a total cost of $110 these are sill the easiest eyepieces to use. Planetary performance is great as well. if i were to buy new eyepieces i would go for the Edmund 28mm rke pair Also some great info is on a thread going in the eyepiece forum labled favorite pair of eyepieces.




Great! I'll check that out.


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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Levine]
      #6123294 - 10/07/13 06:15 PM

Levine, does your FS-128 reach focus with your MarkV and 1.2X GPC ?

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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Moonglum]
      #6123656 - 10/07/13 09:32 PM

Just received my Mark V! In the process of getting some EP pairs together.
My first set, the Pan 24's, should be here any time.



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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Levine]
      #6124319 - 10/08/13 08:41 AM

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Just received my Mark V! In the process of getting some EP pairs together.
My first set, the Pan 24's, should be here any time.





Did you get the Mark V "kit" as sold by Astro Physics? which includes Baader T-thread diagonal/ with quick release bracket, 1.25 GPC, and AP nosepiece?
Rex


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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: tomcody]
      #6125525 - 10/08/13 05:46 PM

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Just received my Mark V! In the process of getting some EP pairs together.
My first set, the Pan 24's, should be here any time.





Did you get the Mark V "kit" as sold by Astro Physics? which includes Baader T-thread diagonal/ with quick release bracket, 1.25 GPC, and AP nosepiece?
Rex




Yes!
Purchased as new from someone on the Other Major Astrosite; it had been out under the stars a grand total of TWO times...!


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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: tomcody]
      #6125751 - 10/08/13 07:53 PM

Hi Rex,

If you are still looking for this measurement, I just checked my 1.25" APM adapter and the distance from the shoulder of the eyepiece (where it rest on eyepiece holder) to the top of the adapter (surface which Leica eyepice rest on) is 17mm on my adapter.

By the way, if anyone is looking to purchase a "like new" 1.25" APM adapter send me a PM. I am now using a Starlight Instruments adapter with my Leica Zoom.

Best regards,

Keith


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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Keith-in-Texas]
      #6126627 - 10/09/13 09:44 AM

(PM sent)

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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Keith-in-Texas]
      #6126910 - 10/09/13 12:39 PM

Thanks,
Keith


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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: tomcody]
      #6127665 - 10/09/13 06:59 PM

Gotta agree with those mentioning the 28mm RKEs...for lunar at outreach events, these are an absolute must. Bought them on a lark cuz of all the hype, but man do they surprise, and not just for their "special effects" factor--they actually show better contrast on the moon than our ES 24mm 68s (which are comparable to the Pans). According to a recent mailing we received, they can still be had for $68 despite the recent price increase.

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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: killdabuddha]
      #6128365 - 10/10/13 04:33 AM

Now we are on the RKE bandwagon I'll have to add my vote for these too.
Amazing with a towel or something to block out everything else, and much better than a single RKE 28. I don't have but have been told that the RKE 21's are just as good...in fact a bit better as there is not the huge eye relief that the 28's + binos have.
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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Messyone]
      #6128700 - 10/10/13 10:04 AM

+1 for the 28mm RKEs. I do a lot of double star and open cluster observing with them and on wide pairs they are amazing!

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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: killdabuddha]
      #6129016 - 10/10/13 12:40 PM

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According to a recent mailing we received, they can still be had for $68 despite the recent price increase.




Could you please explain how? I'm considering picking up a pair. You can PM me if you feel it necessary, thanks.


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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: R Botero]
      #6140835 - 10/16/13 12:42 PM

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Two good zooms are an excellent option. I use a pair of Mark III Baaders. I also have a couple of 28mm RKEs. With a couple of GPCs, one has all magnifications needed for DSO, solar, planetary and double star observing!




How is the Mark III bino pair working out for you? I recently bought a second Mark III but haven't had a chance to first light them in my binoviewer. It seems, though, that my 65mm IPD seems adequate for the job.

Mike


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Re: Help me assemble a set of EP's for a Mark V! new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #6141064 - 10/16/13 02:44 PM

Well, waiting for my Pan 24 pair and my second Leica.
I do have my RKE 28 pair ready to go.
All that aside, just waiting for some free time and a clear sky to match up!



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