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#51 russell23

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 09:41 PM

Here is what I currently have:

2" 32mm University Optics Konig II
28mm Edmund plossl x2
26mm Celestron Vixen Silvertop plossl x2
24mm Brandon
22mm Celestron Vixen Silvertop plossl
21mm Edmund plossl
19mm Astrotech EF
16mm UO Konig
15mm Edmund plossl
15mm Celestron Vixen Silvertop plossl
14mm Kowa
1.5x Siebert barlow (x2)
3.0x TV barlow

If I was to only keep three of the eyepieces it would be the 28mm Edmund plossl, 24mm Brandon, 14mm Kowa and the barlows.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 11:11 PM

:foreheadslap:You guys got me collecting so much i lost count..naglers, meades 4000/5000,unitrons,rkes,celestrons,brandons,ect, ect...Oh Help me and stop recommending stuff..my wallet can't take it anymore! Please stop! :lol: :tonofbricks: :foreheadslap:iam my worst enemy,john :p..Merry xmas too you all..
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 11:13 PM

I just started searching EPs for my 80ED.

Currently my set is:
Orion Q70 24 (2"), Panoptic 24, Radian 18, Radian 14, Orion edge-on 12.5, TV PL 11, Sky-Watcher LET 9, TV PL 8, TMB 6, and TV Zoom 3-6.
I am also looking for a good 2-inch long focus length EP for wide range viewing. Any suggestion? I know there are a lot of good pricy 2" EP, but I just spent most of my budget so I guess I cannot afford one cost hunderds of dollars...
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Posted 24 December 2010 - 12:07 AM

Slowly growing as time goes on, so many needs/wants and not enough $$$.
40mm Orion Plössl
40mm Celestron Plössl
30mm GSO Superview
26mm Meade Super Plössl
25mm Orion Plössl (x2)
17mm Baader Hyperion
9.2mm Orion ED-2
9mm Orion Plössl
2x Orion Shorty Barlow

Santa is bring me a 8-24mm Badder Hyperion Mark-3 Zoom, a 2" diagonal and a EQMod USB2-EQ6 adapter for Christmas. :grin:
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Posted 24 December 2010 - 01:58 AM

Celestron Ultima 30mm, 24mm, 18mm, 12.5mm
Celestron Ultima 2x Barlow
Hyperion Zoom 8-24mm
Meade Series 5000 SWA 34mm, 24mm, 16mm
Meade Series 5000 UWA 6.7
Meade Series 5000 2x TeleXtender (1.25")
Tak LE 30mm, 24mm, 18mm, 12.5mm
TMB Planetary II 6mm
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Posted 24 December 2010 - 06:27 AM

Televue 32mm plossl
Televue smooth side 21mm plossl
Nagler T6 11mm

And that's it! for now...
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Posted 24 December 2010 - 07:59 AM

Here is what I currently have:

2" 32mm University Optics Konig II
28mm Edmund plossl x2
26mm Celestron Vixen Silvertop plossl x2
24mm Brandon
22mm Celestron Vixen Silvertop plossl
21mm Edmund plossl
19mm Astrotech EF
16mm UO Konig
15mm Edmund plossl
15mm Celestron Vixen Silvertop plossl
14mm Kowa
1.5x Siebert barlow (x2)
3.0x TV barlow

If I was to only keep three of the eyepieces it would be the 28mm Edmund plossl, 24mm Brandon, 14mm Kowa and the barlows.

Dave


Hey Dave, did you sell that nice Nikon NAV you had?

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 08:32 AM

SETS
TMB Planetaries 2.5mm,3.2mm,4mm,5mm,6mm,7mm,8mm,9mm
Orion Stratus 3.5mm,5mm,8mm,13mm,17mm,21mm,24mm,30mm,35mm
UO Konig II "Checkerboard"6.5mm,8mm,12mm,16mm,24mm,2.8X Klee
UO H.D. 5mm,6mm,7mm,9mm,12mm,18mm
UO O.P.S 9mm,12.5mm,18mm,2.8X Klee

MISC
UO WideScan 10mm
UO Pro Series 10.2mm
Pentax XF 8.5mm,12mm
TMB SuperMono 4mm,8mm
Hyperion Zoom 8-24

2"EP'S
UO 25mmMK70,32mmMk80,40mmMK70
UO 28mm Pretoria,
UO 55mm Plossl
TeleVue Naglers 11T1,13T1,17T4

BINOVIEWER PAIRS
Orion Stratus 8mm
UO H.D. 12.5mm
UO H.D. 18mm
Televue Nagler 13T1
Antares Plossl 15mm
Televue Panoptic 24mm X1(looking for a 2nd one)
Edmund plossl 28mm
Televue Smoothside Plossl 32mm
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Posted 24 December 2010 - 10:17 AM

Here is what I currently have:

2" 32mm University Optics Konig II
28mm Edmund plossl x2
26mm Celestron Vixen Silvertop plossl x2
24mm Brandon
22mm Celestron Vixen Silvertop plossl
21mm Edmund plossl
19mm Astrotech EF
16mm UO Konig
15mm Edmund plossl
15mm Celestron Vixen Silvertop plossl
14mm Kowa
1.5x Siebert barlow (x2)
3.0x TV barlow

If I was to only keep three of the eyepieces it would be the 28mm Edmund plossl, 24mm Brandon, 14mm Kowa and the barlows.

Dave


Hey Dave, did you sell that nice Nikon NAV you had?


Yes. With the barlows I have the magnifications I was getting with it were not falling where I wanted with my Vixen 140NA. When I originally got the 17.5mm Nikon my primary scope was a 120mm f/8.3 (1000mm FL). The 140NA has an 800mm FL. I could've picked up another barlow, but with $500 tied up in the NAV that was a tall order for my budget.

I also found that for deep sky - open clusters in particular - stars that would pop in and out of view with the 17.5mm Nikon would hold steadily in view in my 24mm Brandon barlowed. This is not something that is peculiar to the Nikon. I've found the same with XW's, Meade 5000 UWA, T4 Nagler. The 17.5mm Nikon was IMO the best of the 70deg + eyepieces I've looked through.

I still think it is the best lunar eyepiece I've ever used, but again with the barlows I have the magnification was 137x in the 140NA. I like magnifications around 160-180x for lunar observing.

I sold it figuring at some point in the future if funds allow I could pick up another one - and I'd also like to try one in another FL - probably 10mm. But that won't be happening for a while.

Dave

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 10:36 AM

See the Signature... I think I'm actually DONE. I don't see any untoward gaps (well slight gap magnification wise between 13 Ethos and the 21 Ethos), nor am I having any viewing problems.

The only change that MIGHT occur would be if I made a major change in a scope and that impacted my choice of focal length for binoviewing... but I would think I'd then just "double up" on something.
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Posted 24 December 2010 - 10:53 AM

EP CASE #1:
TV Ethos 21mm
TV Ethos 17mm
TV Ethos 13mm
TV Ethos 10mm
TV Ethos 8mm
TV Ethos 6mm
TV Ethos 3.7mm
TV 2" 2x Powermate

EP CASE #2:
TV Nagler 31T5
TV Nagler 26T5
TV Nagler 17T4
TV Nagler 13T6
TV Nagler 11T6
TV Nagler 9T6
TV Nagler 7T6
TV Nagler 5T6
TV 1.25" 2.5x Powermate
TV Parcorr
+ Filters:
2" H-Beta (Orion)
2" & 1.25" OIII (Orion)
2" & 1.25" Ultrablock (Orion)
2" & 1.25" Variable Polarizing Filters (Orion)

ALSO:
- TV 24mm Panoptic, which stays in the focuser of my SV-60 finderscope on my 12" reflector.

POSSIBLE CHANGES? None in the way of any deletions, nor do I have any strong desire for any further additions, especially since my priorities have now turned toward saving for a TV NP-101 refractor (whichis going to take awhile).
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Posted 24 December 2010 - 12:44 PM

Oh god no!
WO SWAN 9mm
WO SWAN 15mm
WO SWAN 20mm
TV Plossl 8mm (two of)
TV Plossl 11mm (two of)
TV Plossl 15mm
TV Plossl 20mm
Antares WA 4.3mm
Antares WA 6mm
Antares WA 9.7mm
Antares Speers Waller 4.9mm
Antares 25mm
Celestron 4mm
Celestron 6mm
Celestron 9mm
Celestron 15mm
Celestron 32mm
Meade 5mm
Meade 9mm
Meade 25mm
Meade 26mm (two of)
SA 20mm
TMB 20mm
Burgess SWA 16mm
Soligor 4mm
Plossl set of: 4, 6, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25 and an extra 40mm.
9mm Ortho somewhere.
2" 20mm Knight Owl.

For whatever reason sure there is one missing. :roflmao:
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Posted 24 December 2010 - 01:53 PM

Mine is simple, effective, and a tad expensive but works perfectly for my style of observing.
TV 13mm Ethos
TV 8mm Ethos
TV 6mm Ethos
TV 24mm Panoptic
Orion 35mm Deepview
Orion 2x shorty plus barlow
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
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Posted 24 December 2010 - 02:01 PM

You could use any of yoour eyepieces with any type of scope very nice dale
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Posted 24 December 2010 - 04:07 PM

WHAT IS YOUR EYEPIECE COLLECTION?

Much smaller than it used to be.

A bit more $$ than it used to be.

Much more enjoyable than they ever have been in both my refractor and Dobsonian.

Ethos: 21, 13, 10, and 8mm.
24mm Panoptic for my finderscope.
3-6mm zoom
UO Orthos 25, 18, 12.5, and 9mm
Paracorr T2

The 10mm is new to me bought used for a combined birthday/xmas present. I'm sure with the ugly seeing conditions we normally have here it should get more use than the 8mm.

Besides, it makes it easy to do eyepiece math. :grin:
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Posted 25 December 2010 - 04:10 PM

Full Ethos
Full TMB SM
Binovue
2xPan24
2xN16T5
Powermate 4x
TMB 1,8x
Paracorr
DGM NPB

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 04:25 PM

Manuel:

You forgot to mention that beautiful 31T5 Nagler (sitting next to the 21E) in your case.

NICE COLLECTION!

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 02:51 AM

Baader Hyperions 31, 24, 17, 13, 10, 8, Zoom & Fine Tune Rings 14 & 28 :bow:
Televue Naglers T4 22 & 12mm :bow::bow:
Televue Radian 8mm
Televue Nagler T1 7mm
Explore Scientific 82 14mm
Baader GO 18, 9 & 6mm
Stellarvue 23mm Ret
Vixen Ortho Ret 12.5mm
Agena SWA 20, 15 & 10mm
Skywatcher MA 25 & 10mm
Skywatcher Zoom 21-7
Celestron Plossl (Symm) 32, 25, 15, 9, 6 & 4mm
Televue Powermate 2.5x
Orion Shorty Plus 2x :bow:
Celestron Barlow 2x
Antares 0.63 Focal Reducer
Astrocom 0.5 Focal Reducer
Celestron 1.25'' Planetary & Moon Filters
Baader 1.25'' OIII, UHC-s, Neodymium Filters

Planned:
Baader Ortho 12.5mm
Televue Nagler T4 17mm
Pentax XW 10, 7, 5mm :bow::bow::bow:
or maybe a Speers Waller 5-8 instead.

Scopes are in my signature. I'll add a SW 12'' GOTO Dobsonian in the next couple of years (then I'll go for the Pentaxes).

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 04:09 AM

Update with a pic.

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 08:21 AM

Markus, Nice collection you have going. Remeber tat pic and them compare It a year from now! I also house some of my gear in those aluminum cases, but in Canada I can't find them with the pick 'n' pluck foam. Were you able to and If so were?

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 10:59 AM

I also house some of my gear in those aluminum cases, but in Canada I can't find them with the pick 'n' pluck foam. Were you able to and If so were?

Mike

Here you go.The case does have pluck foam it's just not pictured.I paid $30 each for the same case(bought 3 of them) so you may find it at your local Canadian Tire for less than the advertised price. Aluminum Case

Here's a pic of what I had.

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 12:25 PM

Albie, Thanks for the info. Unfortunately all the cases I've come across so far are just like the one in the photo with top foam, but dividers only - no pick 'n' pluck bottom foam.

Mike

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 12:09 PM

Nice set jim dale

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 02:12 PM

Thanks Mike!

Yea, a year from now my eyepieces will be different...just look under my name Scanning4Comets, that should give you an indication of what I will have a year from now. :lol:

As for the cases at Can Tire, I was just there about a week ago looking for the cases with the pluck foam and they said they don't have them any more. I think Lowes might carry those, I am not certain. Mine is customized by myself....Here is a pic of the inside how I have everything stored now.

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 03:28 PM

Naglers:
3.5
7
20 (for sale)
31
Ethos
13
2" 2x Powermate
Explore Scientific 100deg.
20
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