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Fred1
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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: star drop]
      #5538670 - 11/25/12 12:36 PM

I'm told that ES is supposed to receive some the week of November 26th. However, there are more backorders than the quantity they are receiving, so they will satisfy existing backorders first. Also, some might not pass QC inspection. No information on eye relief until they arrive.

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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: faackanders2]
      #5540660 - 11/26/12 04:55 PM

Has anyone received one yet, or received a due date?

P.S. Don't see anyting about the 5mm 100 AFOV ES anymore. Are they still developing that one or is it dead?


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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: Levine]
      #5547962 - 11/30/12 10:13 PM

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Spoke to Sheldon Faworski at Explore Scientific today.
This EP will hit the shelves in 60 days. Many are already spoken for, but he tells me there is nothing lost by putting your name in!
This is just the first batch; more to follow.





It's been ninety Earth days. Have they hit the continental shelves yet?


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Levine
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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: star drop]
      #5548638 - 12/01/12 11:44 AM

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Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazuppppppppppppppppppppppppppp?




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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: Levine]
      #5555742 - 12/05/12 02:10 PM

The Los Angeles port strike has just ended, so if this is what was holding up delivery of this eyepiece, the shipment should soon be at ES facilities.

Clears,


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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: Shneor]
      #5555814 - 12/05/12 03:02 PM

Maybe it is being made on Nibiru.

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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: star drop]
      #5555822 - 12/05/12 03:06 PM

Someday my price will come!

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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: MRNUTTY]
      #5559463 - 12/07/12 03:04 PM

Has anyone had the chance to look through one of these yet? Seems like there should be at least one or two people out there that have had the opportunity to look through one of these by now. I keep telling myself it should be any day now. Yea I've been saying that for about 6 months.

Edited by Jobryant (12/07/12 03:20 PM)


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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: Jobryant]
      #5560373 - 12/08/12 03:05 AM

One would have thought that someone would have ventured forth with performance observations of the prototypes by now.

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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: Shneor]
      #5561306 - 12/08/12 06:27 PM

OOOOHHHH that's what's been going on. I was really getting confused about why there is no ES 82 degree inventory anywhere. Thanks for sheading light on this issue, and yes let's hope those eyepieces are soon in our hands.
Carol


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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: star drop]
      #5562021 - 12/09/12 08:56 AM

I heard from someone who was at the Winter Star Party and looked through the 25mm 100 degree prototype as well as the 9mm 120 degree prototype. For the 25mm they saw sharp star images out to the edge and said that it was a comfortable eyepiece to use. They thought it lacked in contrast compared to the Ethos and said that you could see more stars in a 26mm Nagler that they compared it to up to 82 degreees.

They had concerns with the 9mm though. They described the stars as sharp but the background in the final 25% of the field appeared to be less black (i.e. partially illuminated). Perhaps ES has worked out this bug.


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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: Jim Romanski]
      #5563404 - 12/10/12 12:26 AM

Thanks for the info Jim. Sounds promising hopefully it will be just as good as the other ES100s. I can't wait to try it out against my 30mm 80degree EPs.

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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: Jim Romanski]
      #5564275 - 12/10/12 02:21 PM

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They had concerns with the 9mm though. They described the stars as sharp but the background in the final 25% of the field appeared to be less black (i.e. partially illuminated). Perhaps ES has worked out this bug.



Descriptions of the 9mm 120's (really a 9mm 140) production model performance can be read here: http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/4866855/page...


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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: Shneor]
      #5567692 - 12/12/12 02:19 PM

Today Astronomics revealed a prototype ES 30mm 100 eyepiece. Was there any news of the ES 25mm 100 eyepiece?

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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: star drop]
      #5567806 - 12/12/12 03:12 PM

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Today Astronomics revealed a prototype ES 30mm 100 eyepiece.



I saw this eyepiece at ASAE in Tucson last month. 8 pounds, I think. But you'd need a 3" focuser.

Clears,


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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: star drop]
      #5567919 - 12/12/12 04:35 PM

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Today Astronomics revealed a prototype ES 30mm 100 eyepiece. Was there any news of the ES 25mm 100 eyepiece?




They should be in the next container load in January, according to Scott today.


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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: frebie]
      #5568039 - 12/12/12 06:11 PM

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They should be in the next container load in January, according to Scott today.



Wrong forum, I know, but is that where the Comet Hunters are too? I've had one on order for more than a month. Thanks for any info.


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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: Hothersale]
      #5568457 - 12/12/12 11:25 PM

Some dealers have them in current stock, if it's for Christmas:

http://www.highpointscientific.com/product/EXS-MN06048CF-00/Explore-Scientifi...

Regards,

Jim


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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? new [Re: frebie]
      #5568807 - 12/13/12 08:26 AM

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Quote:

Today Astronomics revealed a prototype ES 30mm 100 eyepiece. Was there any news of the ES 25mm 100 eyepiece?




They should be in the next container load in January, according to Scott today.




I hope so! I have had the 5 and 25 on pre-order since July hoping they came in someday..


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Re: 25mm ES 100* confirmed? sale date? preorder? [Re: frebie]
      #5568960 - 12/13/12 10:31 AM

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Quote:

Today Astronomics revealed a prototype ES 30mm 100 eyepiece. Was there any news of the ES 25mm 100 eyepiece?




They should be in the next container load in January, according to Scott today.




Do you have any idea when you will receive a shipment of the almost mythical Explore Scientific 68 24mm eyepiece?


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