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rflinn68
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TMB Planetary II's for $40!!
      #5641274 - 01/24/13 07:08 PM

Astronomics has the 5-9mm in stock right now for $40 each while supplies last. I have the 6mm and 9mm and just ordered the 5mm. Hard to beat for the price!

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iceblaze
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Re: TMB Planetary II's for $40!! new [Re: rflinn68]
      #5641283 - 01/24/13 07:14 PM

Very cool, and happy bday!

-James


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Scott in NCAdministrator
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Re: TMB Planetary II's for $40!! new [Re: iceblaze]
      #5641295 - 01/24/13 07:19 PM

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Very cool, and happy bday!

-James



+1
Thx for letting us all know about the sale!


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rflinn68
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Re: TMB Planetary II's for $40!! new [Re: iceblaze]
      #5641300 - 01/24/13 07:20 PM

Thanks James!!

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MRNUTTY
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Re: TMB Planetary II's for $40!! new [Re: rflinn68]
      #5641319 - 01/24/13 07:36 PM

I already have them all :-(

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drbyyz
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Re: TMB Planetary II's for $40!! new [Re: MRNUTTY]
      #5641338 - 01/24/13 07:49 PM

Thinkin about grabbing 1 or 2, any opinions on which are the "stars" of the series?

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rflinn68
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Re: TMB Planetary II's for $40!! new [Re: drbyyz]
      #5641454 - 01/24/13 08:49 PM

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Thinkin about grabbing 1 or 2, any opinions on which are the "stars" of the series?




Depends on your scope. If you only have the SCT in your signature I would recommend the 9mm. It plays well with my cats for high power use. I need to also get the 7mm and 8mm for those really good nights and to complete my set!


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drbyyz
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Re: TMB Planetary II's for $40!! new [Re: rflinn68]
      #5641508 - 01/24/13 09:15 PM

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Quote:

Thinkin about grabbing 1 or 2, any opinions on which are the "stars" of the series?




Depends on your scope. If you only have the SCT in your signature I would recommend the 9mm. It plays well with my cats for high power use. I need to also get the 7mm and 8mm for those really good nights and to complete my set!




I was considering the 8mm, as that would place me right in between my 12mm and 20mm barlowed to 6 and 10, and also give me 4 itself. Definitely the best choice for my magnification purposes, just wondering if there are any from the series that really stand out...glad to hear the 9 works well in your Cat, I'd assume the 8 will play nicely as well.


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Re: TMB Planetary II's for $40!! new [Re: rflinn68]
      #5641509 - 01/24/13 09:15 PM

Just ordered the 9mm TMB!!....can't wait!!

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Re: TMB Planetary II's for $40!! new [Re: RobertED]
      #5641661 - 01/24/13 10:32 PM

Any opinions on how the 5mm would perform in a f/5.5 scope? I'm looking for a high power ep for my TMB92SS.

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MikeBOKC
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Re: TMB Planetary II's for $40!! new [Re: AstroGabe]
      #5642127 - 01/25/13 08:51 AM

It works fine in my 92L.

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Re: TMB Planetary II's for $40!! new [Re: MikeBOKC]
      #5642248 - 01/25/13 10:03 AM

Came here to post about the TMB Planetary II's for $40. Seems like a great deal. Can anyone provide any insight on which one or two I should pick up for an XT10i? Currently have ES 82 6.7, 11, 24, and RKE 28.

I'm thinking a 5mm and 9mm. Thoughts with regard to my scope?

Edited by enklined (01/25/13 10:11 AM)


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rflinn68
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Re: TMB Planetary II's for $40!! new [Re: enklined]
      #5642262 - 01/25/13 10:16 AM

Quote:

Came here to post about the TMB Planetary II's for $40. Seems like a great deal. Can anyone provide any insight on which one or two I should pick up for an XT10i? Currently have ES 82 6.7, 11, 24, and RKE 28.

I'm thinking a 5mm and 9mm. Thoughts with regard to my scope?




Any of them should work great with that scope. I just bought the 5mm for my XT10i and my AT65EDQ. The 6mm and 9mm have worked great in these scopes for me.


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Re: TMB Planetary II's for $40!! new [Re: rflinn68]
      #5642419 - 01/25/13 11:52 AM

Sweet, thanks for input. I think I've seen quite a few people recommend the 9mm. The 5mm and 9mm fit into my "set" very well. Barring any objections from anyone else, I'll be pulling the trigger tonight!

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Re: TMB Planetary II's for $40!! new [Re: enklined]
      #5642666 - 01/25/13 02:08 PM

I can't believe I'm saying this....for now, I'm ok on eyepieces (between what I have and whats on backorder). This is a good deal on these eyepieces though. If I were in the market for planetaries....I'd be all over this.

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David Castillo
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Re: TMB Planetary II's for $40!! new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5642712 - 01/25/13 02:29 PM

I just happened to have ordered all 4 sizes just this morning. The free shipping was a real bonus! I like the idea of supporting a company that supports us, so thanks Astronoimics
----
Dave


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AstroGabe
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Re: TMB Planetary II's for $40!! new [Re: David Castillo]
      #5642727 - 01/25/13 02:41 PM

Same here! Got all four this morning. Should be good for grab and go for my TMB.

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belgrade
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Re: TMB Planetary II's for $40!! new [Re: AstroGabe]
      #5642734 - 01/25/13 02:46 PM

Free shipping? I have ordered this morning an advertised TMB 5mm EP for $40 and the charge for shipping was $8.95.

Edited by belgrade (01/25/13 02:47 PM)


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AstroGabe
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Re: TMB Planetary II's for $40!! new [Re: belgrade]
      #5642735 - 01/25/13 02:47 PM

I think it's free shipping on $100+ orders.

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Re: TMB Planetary II's for $40!! new [Re: belgrade]
      #5642739 - 01/25/13 02:48 PM

Astronomics does free shipping on orders of over $100, he said he ordered all 4.

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