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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5644813 - 01/26/13 05:53 PM

Coolness. I couldn't resist. I'm hoping that this will make a nice addition to my Lightbridge 16. I'm probably going to strip the bulky eye guard mechanism off of it and install my own. I make a simple adjustable eye guard from a thin sheet of black rubber foam from an art store. They are very effective and weight practically nothing.

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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5644958 - 01/26/13 07:23 PM

I'm leaving the cadding in place because the 24 UWA will be loaned to a friend who sets up on cement. He's using my 22 T4 which I'll take back as it's making me a bit uneasy. David

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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: dscarpa]
      #5648996 - 01/28/13 07:12 PM

Have they shipped any of you guys' orders yet?

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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: SeptemberEquinox]
      #5649137 - 01/28/13 08:07 PM

The status of my order at the Meade website is still

"Order Status: Shipping Soon

Your order is being prepared for shipment and cannot be canceled or changed. Your order should ship within the next business day."

I hope this isn't the usual verbiage they put out before sending an email to say you've been backordered or the items are no longer available.

Mike


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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5649220 - 01/28/13 08:44 PM

People had experiences like that with Meade's order in the past??

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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: SeptemberEquinox]
      #5649238 - 01/28/13 08:53 PM

I ordered the $29.95 filter special through Meade just before 5 PM on Friday and got the shipping notice today at 3 PM. They must be getting stuff out.

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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: rockethead26]
      #5649586 - 01/29/13 12:58 AM

I plan on removing the blue anodized color from the sides of the diagonal. Vanity has control and I am not going to sport a blue diagonal on an orange scope.

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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: SeptemberEquinox]
      #5649675 - 01/29/13 03:45 AM

Quote:

Have they shipped any of you guys' orders yet?



I contacted them and got this reply yesterday
No, no issue with your order.

Unlike other online retailers, we are a small company and ship on certain days of the week.

Your order is shipping today and you should see tracking information tomorrow late afternoon.

Meade Store


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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: mitaccio]
      #5649906 - 01/29/13 09:26 AM

Quote:

I plan on removing the blue anodized color from the sides of the diagonal. Vanity has control and I am not going to sport a blue diagonal on an orange scope.




Hey, here in Colorado, thems our colors......you'd probably get an extra $50 for the color scheme alone!!!!


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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5650258 - 01/29/13 12:53 PM

Quote:

Hey, here in Colorado, thems our colors......




And we see how far those colors got you this year!


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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: mitaccio]
      #5650293 - 01/29/13 01:11 PM

Woot!!!

Status: "Out for Delivery"


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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: SeptemberEquinox]
      #5650329 - 01/29/13 01:32 PM

SeptemberEquinox,

Was this in an email or the status at the Meade website? When did you order yours?

Mike


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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5650340 - 01/29/13 01:41 PM

Hey Mike,

I called and asked them about my order. The lady who was helping me said she will check with her manager to see what's going on and send me an email update. About half an hour later, she sent me a tracking number.

I placed an order on Friday Morning, but I only live 50 mins away from Irvine where Meade co. Is located.

Edited by SeptemberEquinox (01/29/13 03:12 PM)


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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: Starman1]
      #5650510 - 01/29/13 03:02 PM

Quote:

I forgot to mention that using a 2" star diagonal on the C6 does lengthen the focal length and narrow the field of view some.
I estimate the adapter and star diagonal have about a 5" light path from the back of the scope to the focal plane at the end of the diagonal (it could be 6"). That length makes the focal length of the scope to 76 to 80", or really f/12.7 to f/13.3
That is one of the negatives of using a 2" star diagonal on the back of the scope.




The C6 with visual back and 2" diagonal is operating at very near F=1750, F=1700 if you have a screw on diagonal and don't need the visual back, so f/12.0 to f/11.3

Operating focal length of the C6


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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: EdZ]
      #5650599 - 01/29/13 03:36 PM

Ed is right. The thread-on diagonals have shorter light paths.

But, the Meade unit is not such a diagonal--it is an insertion type and there is a fairly long 2" adapter threaded onto the back of the scope. That's not a bad thing--it's threaded for filters and can be much more easily rotated, not to mention its usability on refractors.


Edited by Starman1 (01/29/13 03:40 PM)


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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: Starman1]
      #5650670 - 01/29/13 04:19 PM

I called before placing my order and the guy said I would have the eyepiece/diagonal in five days. 168.16 after shipping. Can't beat that - not even in the used market. Well see when it arrives.

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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: SeptemberEquinox]
      #5650687 - 01/29/13 04:26 PM

I ordered/paid Sat Jan 26 (Australia Day!) morning. Meade web page states that they have not yet shipped.

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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: Starman1]
      #5650787 - 01/29/13 05:26 PM

That's right, use it with my SCT with the tube and then in my 80mm refractor with my 2" EP's.

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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: hottr6]
      #5650800 - 01/29/13 05:35 PM

I just received it. It seems like its in a good condition. It does not come with any boxes or cases, instead it's all wrapped in those bubbly bags and of course a shipping box

I would like to post a picture, but I have no idea how.

oh and Holy Cow this eyepiece is massive.... I don't know how my cg4's gonna handle it lol

Edited by SeptemberEquinox (01/29/13 05:43 PM)


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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 [Re: SeptemberEquinox]
      #5650939 - 01/29/13 06:55 PM

Called Meade, got a tracking number within 10 minutes. Shipping was 2 day UPS.

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