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Dave Ittner
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Re: ES 24mm 68° vs 82° new [Re: SteveG]
      #5532960 - 11/21/12 09:12 PM

They look nice. Do they get slippery on cold or nights with dew?

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Re: ES 24mm 68° vs 82° [Re: SteveG]
      #5533172 - 11/22/12 12:03 AM

those Meades look sleek and awesome like that. Is it hard to remove the out mushroom caps???

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Sarkikos
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Re: ES 24mm 68° vs 82° new [Re: droid]
      #5533526 - 11/22/12 08:35 AM

Steve,

It looks like you have deshrouded the same type and number of Meades that I have. I found nice eyeguards to put on my mine. I'd take pictures, except my good camera is at work and won't be available until next Monday.

Mike


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Re: ES 24mm 68° vs 82° new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5533558 - 11/22/12 09:02 AM

My Meades are all keeping their clothes on.


Meade SWA Series 5000 full set (16,20,24,28,34,40mm's)

The 24mm works great.

Best,


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Sarkikos
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Re: ES 24mm 68° vs 82° new [Re: ibase]
      #5533759 - 11/22/12 11:12 AM

If they were to go on diets, several more eyepieces could fit in that case.

Function should dictate form.


Mike


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Re: ES 24mm 68° vs 82° new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5533775 - 11/22/12 11:22 AM

Billy Joel in his song said (Just the way you are):

"Don't go changing, to try and please me,
You never let me down before,..
I want you just the way you are."

And so it is with the Meades.

Best,


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SteveG
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Re: ES 24mm 68° vs 82° new [Re: Dave Ittner]
      #5534228 - 11/22/12 05:11 PM

Quote:

They look nice. Do they get slippery on cold or nights with dew?




I've not had any problems with dew, but we don't get dew very often where i live. I look at these as the classic style, with better, more modern optics.


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Re: ES 24mm 68° vs 82° new [Re: droid]
      #5534236 - 11/22/12 05:18 PM

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those Meades look sleek and awesome like that. Is it hard to remove the out mushroom caps???




Very easy. You start by prying off the rubber top. Mine had a little glue holding them in place, so this was the hardest part. Next, there is a small screw to remove where the outer barrel rides up and down. Once you have that out the shroud drops off below the eyepiece. You'll want to clean the barrel with solvent to remove the grease.


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SteveG
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Re: ES 24mm 68° vs 82° new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5534238 - 11/22/12 05:21 PM

Quote:

Steve,

It looks like you have deshrouded the same type and number of Meades that I have. I found nice eyeguards to put on my mine. I'd take pictures, except my good camera is at work and won't be available until next Monday.

Mike




Where did you find them? Can you provide a link?


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Sarkikos
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Re: ES 24mm 68° vs 82° new [Re: ibase]
      #5534240 - 11/22/12 05:23 PM

Quote:

Billy Joel in his song said (Just the way you are):

"Don't go changing, to try and please me,
You never let me down before,..
I want you just the way you are."

And so it is with the Meades.

Best,




It's not how they look in the dark that's important, but how they perform ... I'm talking about the eyepieces!


Mike


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Sarkikos
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Re: ES 24mm 68° vs 82° new [Re: SteveG]
      #5534265 - 11/22/12 05:51 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Steve,

It looks like you have deshrouded the same type and number of Meades that I have. I found nice eyeguards to put on my mine. I'd take pictures, except my good camera is at work and won't be available until next Monday.

Mike




Where did you find them? Can you provide a link?




I'll have to get back to you on that. I wish I'd made notes of the eyecups I used and where I got them.

Mike


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gmazza
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Re: ES 24mm 68° vs 82° new [Re: REC]
      #5535514 - 11/23/12 01:27 PM

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The Meade SWA24 and the ES 24 are basically Identical.




Thanks, and also thanks for the followed discussion about make it more slim.

Unfortunately the MEADE 24mm 68° is not available at this time too, LOL !

The people who make this line of eyepieces should be proud to watch us swearing by them


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Sarkikos
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Re: ES 24mm 68° vs 82° new [Re: SteveG]
      #5535553 - 11/23/12 01:45 PM

Steve,

Quote:

Where did you find them? Can you provide a link?




The eyecups that I've placed on the Meade 5k UWA 6.7mm are the usual tall rubber eyecups that Edmund provides for their RKE eyepieces. They are also available at Orion.

The other usual suspects for eyecups are Agena Astro and ScopeStuff.

Mike


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Sarkikos
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Re: ES 24mm 68° vs 82° new [Re: SteveG]
      #5535591 - 11/23/12 02:05 PM

Steve,

I think this is the one you need for the Meade 5K SWA 24mm:

Agena Eyepiece Eye Guard: ID = 1.57" (40mm)

Mike


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faackanders2
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Re: ES 24mm 68° vs 82° new [Re: SteveG]
      #5537635 - 11/24/12 06:23 PM

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Yes - the Meade's are much nicer without the mushroom caps:




Wonder why they never tried to sell them cheaper like this?
Lots of people din't like the grease (I felt they should have used teflon).


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SteveG
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Re: ES 24mm 68° vs 82° new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5539044 - 11/25/12 04:23 PM

Quote:

Steve,

I think this is the one you need for the Meade 5K SWA 24mm:

Agena Eyepiece Eye Guard: ID = 1.57" (40mm)

Mike




Thanks Mike!


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Re: ES 24mm 68° vs 82° new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5539834 - 11/26/12 05:58 AM

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Yea, who wants and eyepiece you can't take into the bathtub with you....






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faackanders2
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Re: ES 24mm 68° vs 82° new [Re: gmazza]
      #5540636 - 11/26/12 04:40 PM

24mm 68 AFOV amy be eyepiece of choice if you binoview with 1.25" eyepieces since this would yield widest TFOV with 1.25". Otherwise I'd go with much wider 82 AFOV (or 100 AFOV) if you can afford it, sind most upgrade to wider AFOV.

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mark379
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Re: ES 24mm 68° vs 82° new [Re: SteveG]
      #6287211 - 01/02/14 10:22 AM

I have had the opportunity to compare both. The 82 works fine in slower scopes, but shows more curvature than the 86 in fast scopes. That is to be expected though. I'm a fan of the 1.25" 68 degree.

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Re: ES 24mm 68° vs 82° new [Re: mark379]
      #6287441 - 01/02/14 12:04 PM

Actually, the 24mm ES 82, or 24mm Meade 5000 UWA shows more sharpness across the FOV more than the 24mm ES 68 in faster scopes.

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