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Scanning4Comets
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Re: 10mm Delos+ Barlow, or Pentax XO-5 for 6" f8 newt new [Re: BDS316]
      #5669280 - 02/08/13 03:32 PM

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I highly doubt a Siebert EP will outperform a Delos.

Just sayin'...




Yep. And YOU keep jumping on everything I say. It's time you moved on and got over what I said.

...Just sayin'

Time to hit the IGNORE button...good thing for that eh?

BYE BYE.


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Re: 10mm Delos+ Barlow, or Pentax XO-5 for 6" f8 newt new [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #5669382 - 02/08/13 04:39 PM

Try the 4.7mm ES 82 before you spend a whole lot on these other eyepieces. This eyepiece really surprised me the first time I compared it to my Orthos, Delos, and my Pentax XW eyepieces. The light transmission on the 4.7mm is excellent and the sharpness is as good as any eyepieces I have personally used. And most important, that wide field makes viewing a lot easier if you don't have a motorized mount. Not enough eye relief for wearing eye glasses but pretty comfortable for a non-eyeglass wearer.

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Re: 10mm Delos+ Barlow, or Pentax XO-5 for 6" f8 newt new [Re: Lane]
      #5669479 - 02/08/13 05:36 PM

I agree that the ES 82 4.7 is a good eyepiece. It recently give me a contrasty, detailed view of Jupiter with good color through my 10" Dob. I'm still up in the air over whether I should bother replacing it with an XW 5 ... if I ever see a used XW 5 at a good price and I'm quick enough to jump on it.

But to the OP: I don't think I'd ever give up my XO 5 or XO 2.5. Those eyepieces are worth it for that last bit of detail on planets and pretty splits of double stars. I certainly see the difference. It's best to keep specialty eyepieces like that regardless of whatever wide fields you might have.

Mike


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