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TMK
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Show us your modest eyepiece collection. new
      #3992454 - 08/19/10 09:34 AM

The Show us whats in your eyepiece case had to be one of my favorite on here. Eyepiece cases with a full set of Ethos or Naglers were beautiful to look at.

Don's post below got me thinking, I would like to see more cases full of eyepieces like mine, more modest, one that didnt cost thousands of dollars.

Anyone want to show off a more down to earth collection? I'd love to take a peek.

Edited by nobody special (08/19/10 09:45 AM)


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Feidb
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Re: Show us your modest eyepiece collection. new [Re: TMK]
      #3992465 - 08/19/10 09:40 AM

I don't have a photo but my eyepiece case is actually a computer paper box taped up after much use. Inside I have the 38mm, 32mm and 26mm Orion Q-70's. Then there are the 17mm and 8mm Baader Hyperions. I just added 14mm and 4.7mm Meade UWAs. To round things off I also use 12.5mm and 6mm Adorama Orthos. The most expensive eyepieces I have (taking a sale into account for the UWA's) were the Hyperions which I got for $119 apiece. My 2" Parks Barlow actually cost more than any of those eyepieces at around $150. I also have a Russell Optics 18mm Bertele but usually use the 17mm Hyperion instead.

Edited by Feidb (08/19/10 09:42 AM)


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lunar
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Re: Show us your modest eyepiece collection. new [Re: Feidb]
      #3992742 - 08/19/10 12:30 PM

Those Q70's give incredible views!

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Jon Isaacs
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Re: Show us your modest eyepiece collection. new [Re: TMK]
      #3992759 - 08/19/10 12:38 PM

Quote:

Anyone want to show off a more down to earth collection? I'd love to take a peek.




I do have a few cases of eyepieces but one of my favorites consists of 32mm , 24mm and 15mm TV Widefields, 9mm, 6mm and 4mm TMB Planetaries and a Celestron Shorty Barlow. It has just about every possible magnification covered, they are all work nicely in a fast scope and for an evening at home with anything but a fast Newtonian, it seems to be what I grab.

Jon


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jrbarnett
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Re: Show us your modest eyepiece collection. new [Re: TMK]
      #3992821 - 08/19/10 01:01 PM

Not "thousands" of dollars, and all a discriminating astronomer really needs.



- Jim


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Jeronimo Cruz
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Re: Show us your modest eyepiece collection. new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #3992832 - 08/19/10 01:07 PM Attachment (110 downloads)

Here's mine...

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Pollux556
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Re: Show us your modest eyepiece collection. new [Re: TMK]
      #3992943 - 08/19/10 01:41 PM Attachment (92 downloads)

Not yet a case for this modest TV Widefield collection.

Edited by Pollux556 (08/19/10 01:42 PM)


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JackeShan
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Re: Show us your modest eyepiece collection. new [Re: Pollux556]
      #3993064 - 08/19/10 02:29 PM

This is my starter kit and I'll keep them for a long time. Very happy with them and covers about all magnifications that I need. Notice how lowest power is the smallest eyepiece and the highest power is the biggest one, when it usually is the other way around



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Albie
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Re: Show us your modest eyepiece collection. new [Re: JackeShan]
      #3993449 - 08/19/10 05:22 PM Attachment (90 downloads)

Here's my modest collection. Six ep's and a 2x multiplier (listed in my signature)cost less than $800,all new.My last collection of 5 Naglers and a barlow cost 300% more and gave me maybe 10-15% more performance.

Edited by Albie (08/20/10 12:30 PM)


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Tim L
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Re: Show us your modest eyepiece collection. new [Re: Albie]
      #3993621 - 08/19/10 06:43 PM Attachment (89 downloads)

Here's mine...

Back row: 2" Barlow, 36mm, 30mm, 26mm, 10mm Axiom, 4.7mm ES, 9mm, 6mm, 5mm Zhumell planetaries, 1.25" barlow.

2" fiters: variable polarizing, UHC, OIII, Sky-glow.

Front right: Plossls--32mm, 15mm, 12.5mm, 9mm, 6mm, 4mm.

Front row: various planetary filters.

The most expensive EP was the Axiom ($120 on sale). Total spent for everything, about $750.

Nothing too pricey, but they keep me very happy!


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TMK
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Re: Show us your modest eyepiece collection. new [Re: Tim L]
      #3993821 - 08/19/10 08:24 PM

Pollux.

What a beautiful set of the old TV Widefields.

Tim. Thats a great collection!. I forgot you had an Axiom.
Which one is my old 15mm?


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AntarcticDave
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Re: Show us your modest eyepiece collection. new [Re: TMK]
      #3993841 - 08/19/10 08:37 PM Attachment (79 downloads)

Here's mine, per my signature. All bought new for a total of around $600. (including the Celestron 2x barlow)

Edited by AntarcticDave (08/19/10 08:38 PM)


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Re: Show us your modest eyepiece collection. new [Re: AntarcticDave]
      #3993857 - 08/19/10 08:43 PM Attachment (86 downloads)

The old ones...

Edited by sgorton99 (08/19/10 08:58 PM)


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GatorStarGazer
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Re: Show us your modest eyepiece collection. [Re: sgorton99]
      #3993923 - 08/19/10 09:12 PM Attachment (79 downloads)

I suppose modest is all relative, eh? The 17mm Nagler, 24mm Panoptic and 10mm XW might be considered "premium". They do provide some pretty spectacular views, but I get a lot of pleasure looking through the other four "modest" lenses as well. I'm finished buying lenses for a while.

Note: Check out the ill-fitting cap on my Panoptic. Doesn't matter if the eyecup is up or down, the thing just doesn't fit!

Cheers...Eric


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Tim L
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Re: Show us your modest eyepiece collection. new [Re: TMK]
      #3993991 - 08/19/10 09:52 PM

Quote:

Tim. Thats a great collection!. I forgot you had an Axiom.
Which one is my old 15mm?




It's over there in the plossl collection--second row, with a white cap on. You can recognize it by the knurled rubber grip that's different from the others.

It likes its new home!


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jrbarnett
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Re: Show us your modest eyepiece collection. new [Re: sgorton99]
      #3994040 - 08/19/10 10:16 PM

My old ones...



Oops...wrong jpeg...I meant these:



- Jim


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Re: Show us your modest eyepiece collection. new [Re: TMK]
      #3994159 - 08/19/10 11:21 PM Attachment (91 downloads)

How many people can say they have their names on EP's. Inexpensive, but hardly modest, I present my favorite EPs.

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jrbarnett
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Re: Show us your modest eyepiece collection. new [Re: SteveC]
      #3994184 - 08/19/10 11:43 PM

"How many people can say they have their names on EP's."

Let's see...Ernst Abbe, Carl Zeiss, Al Nagler, Chester Brandon, Thomas M. Back, Simon Plossl, Heinrich Erfle, Jesse Ramsden, David Ranke, Carl Kellner, Christiaan Huygens, Harry Siebert...and the list goes on and on.

Well, you asked.

- Jim


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Re: Show us your modest eyepiece collection. new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #3994262 - 08/20/10 12:27 AM

Quote:

"How many people can say they have their names on EP's."

Let's see...Ernst Abbe, Carl Zeiss, Al Nagler, Chester Brandon, Thomas M. Back, Simon Plossl, Heinrich Erfle, Jesse Ramsden, David Ranke, Carl Kellner, Christiaan Huygens, Harry Siebert...and the list goes on and on.

Well, you asked.

- Jim




I would say that I'm in fine company. It's amazing what one can accomplish with a label maker and balls.


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Re: Show us your modest eyepiece collection. new [Re: SteveC]
      #3994272 - 08/20/10 12:39 AM

The vast majority of you are quite immodest. You want to see modest? Just wait until I get a minute and find my modest camera.

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