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Scanning4Comets
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Re: Your favorite eyepiece for planetary detail new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5553184 - 12/04/12 12:27 AM

Pentax XW's....Pentax XW's.

Did I say Pentax XW's yet?


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Mark Peterman
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Re: Your favorite eyepiece for planetary detail new [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #5553783 - 12/04/12 11:21 AM

Sorry if this is a dumb question but are the Baader Genuine Orthos still available, new? If so, from where?

Thanks,

Mark


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Re: Your favorite eyepiece for planetary detail new [Re: Mark Peterman]
      #5554089 - 12/04/12 02:25 PM

Nope. All gone

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Re: Your favorite eyepiece for planetary detail new [Re: BillP]
      #5554146 - 12/04/12 03:05 PM

I have all the BGO's from 6mm to 18mm. I had a complete set - including pairs of the 9mm and 18mm for binoviewing. But I recently sold my BGO 5mm when I picked up a Pentax XO 5.1. I'm hanging onto the rest of the BGO's unless I acquire another eyepiece at the same focal length that is clearly better.

Brandon 6 vs BGO 6? BGO 7 vs Faworski 7 vs XW 7? Too close to call for me. I'll probably keep all of those.

Mike


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Re: Your favorite eyepiece for planetary detail new [Re: Mark Peterman]
      #5554416 - 12/04/12 06:38 PM

Quote:

Sorry if this is a dumb question but are the Baader Genuine Orthos still available, new? If so, from where?




OPT still has at least one 12mm Hutech Kasai HC Ortho.


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Mark Peterman
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Re: Your favorite eyepiece for planetary detail new [Re: johnnyha]
      #5554729 - 12/04/12 10:03 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Sorry if this is a dumb question but are the Baader Genuine Orthos still available, new? If so, from where?




OPT still has at least one 12mm Hutech Kasai HC Ortho.




So now, I have to ask, what the relationship is between the BGO's and the Hutech?


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Re: Your favorite eyepiece for planetary detail new [Re: Mark Peterman]
      #5554890 - 12/05/12 12:05 AM

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So now, I have to ask, what the relationship is between the BGO's and the Hutech?




They are both the same Kasai eyepiece. Antares and University optics also brand or used to brand them, but bottom line is we are talking about the same flat top orthos with all of these.


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jeff heck
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Re: Your favorite eyepiece for planetary detail new [Re: johnnyha]
      #5556093 - 12/05/12 06:01 PM

When the seeing is only average it's the 8mm Ethos, with good seeing it's the 6mm Ethos, and great seeing the 4.5mm Delos. Three weeks ago the skies complied and I tested out the new Delos, very nice ep.

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george tatsis
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Re: Your favorite eyepiece for planetary detail new [Re: jeff heck]
      #5559413 - 12/07/12 02:34 PM

Three months ago I bought second hand an old SW 120mm ED refractor, hand picked and tested from TS, for a ridiculously low price.

So,I decided to buy( for the second time) the Nagler Zoom 3-6mm for 150X-225X for Jupiter and 200X-300X for both Mars and Saturn.I believe that the 120mm ED and that little zoom are made for each other ,as the magnification factor and the per inch mag ratio are spot on for the specific planetary targets..

A bit better on Jupiter than the BGOs and Brandons I used to own.It's worth mentioning though that this is not the impression I was under when I used it on the SW 80mm and the 100mm.

The BGOs were more pleasing to the eye for some reason that I have yet to determine what it was.The same amount of detail was visible in both though.

I don't know if it makes any sense , but I have noticed that TV eyepieces perform better when used on telescopes of 5"+ than when they are used on something smaller.

George

Edited by george tatsis (12/07/12 04:18 PM)


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Rick Woods
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Re: Your favorite eyepiece for planetary detail new [Re: george tatsis]
      #5559559 - 12/07/12 04:21 PM

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Three months ago I bought second hand an old SW 120mm ED refractor, hand picked and tested from TS, for a ridiculously low price.




George,

What are "SW" and "TS"?


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Doug Culbertson
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Re: Your favorite eyepiece for planetary detail new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5559562 - 12/07/12 04:24 PM

Skywatcher and Telescope Service?

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george tatsis
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Re: Your favorite eyepiece for planetary detail new [Re: Doug Culbertson]
      #5560232 - 12/08/12 12:30 AM

Sorry Rick,

This is what happens when you are pressed for time Thanks Doug!

George


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