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#1876 Asbytec

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 12:10 AM

2 Inch: (Used set for the 8" f/6)

30mm Zhumell Wide Field

20mm Nagler Type 2

12mm Nagler Type 2

 

1.25 Inch(Older set for the 150 MCT)

25 and 10mm Plossl 

18 and 12mm UO HD Ortho

 

1.25 Inch: (Newer set for the 8" f/6)

25 and 12mm Meade HD 60 

18, 15, and 10mm APM Ultra Flat Field

 

1.25 Inch: (for both scopes)

8 and 6mm TMB Planetary II 

2x Celestron X-cel Shorty

5x ES Focal Extender

Orion SkyGlow and Ultrablock filters


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#1877 bridgman

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 12:22 AM

Ok, this is my main case.

 

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Holy ****, that's brilliant. I have a spare Doskocil case in the basement I didn't know what to do with...

 

(need to update signature, I have nowhere near enough eyepieces)


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#1878 protocol_droid

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 12:49 AM

It’s a Pelican Storm iM3300. I started off with the iM3100 and kept buying bigger cases as the lineup grew. Fortunately they don’t make an iM3400, so my eyepiece buying can stop here.

how did you get the perfect forms with indentations for the ep's in the foam?

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 03:44 AM

Hi,

 

how did you get the perfect forms with indentations for the ep's in the foam?

You can do it, for example, using service from mcb-logo-small.png


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#1880 Neptune

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 08:14 AM

I can vouch for Mycasebuilder.com.  I have designed and ordered a few custom cut foam inserts for my eyepiece cases.  I highly recommend them. I actually did an in depth review of them on the other site:

https://astromart.co...your-astro-gear

The only down side is, if you keep buying eyepieces you need new foam. It's a vicious cycle.  I find after joining this site, buying and trying new eyepieces is almost a sickness now. It's hard to nail down a final set.


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Posted 07 September 2019 - 08:39 AM

definitely. i already purchased a used nagler as my first upgrade for my celestron set. thanks for the recommendation.

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 10:20 AM

My little collection:

 

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32mm, and 12mm University Optics Konig

18mm, 12mm, 9mm, and 6mm Circle T Japan Kellner

18mm, and 5mm BST Starguiders

 

I used to have the Panoptics, and the Naglers, and the Radians, and even very briefly the Ethos, but I sadly fell out of love with the hobby for a while and those just represented money sitting around doing nothing. This is what I had left after selling a lot of things on and what I have slowly started putting together again.


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#1883 Kunama

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 05:33 PM

My recent cull of OTAs has also been extended to my eyepieces, these are the ones that survived the axe: (and thanks to Allan's fine picture, I will need to get custom foam... )

 

Top row: LOA21 pair, Swarovski 9.2-18.4 Zoom, D4.5, D6, D8, D12, D14, D17.3, N26T5

Lower: Zeiss 9902/ZeissT2, LE30x2, LE18x2, LE ED7.5x2, LE ED5x2, Filters, N22T4

 

 

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#1884 Allan Wade

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 07:27 PM

how did you get the perfect forms with indentations for the ep's in the foam?

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Yes, I used My Case Builder. I have 6 or 7 cases with their foam in it for all my gear, it’s great stuff.


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Posted 07 September 2019 - 07:45 PM

My recent cull of OTAs has also been extended to my eyepieces, these are the ones that survived the axe: (and thanks to Allan's fine picture, I will need to get custom foam... )

Geez, another rifle case full of eyepieces. Where have you been all my life ?


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Posted 08 September 2019 - 09:59 AM

My current collection, but it is still a work in progress:

Televue Delite 3mm, 5mm, 7mm, 11mm and 18.2mm

Televue Panoptic 27mm

Baader Hyperion 21mm (my first add on eyepiece)

Celestron Plössl 40mm

Celestron 8-24mm zoom (edit)

Highpoint 2.5x barlow

Antares 3x barlow

 

I have the usual assortment of low end eyepieces that come with scopes, which I will probably gift out to someone who can use them.

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 08:37 AM

2 more due later this week, a pair of Vixen LV 25mm. So for binoviewing I have 3 pairs of LVs; 18, 20 & 25mm.


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Posted 10 September 2019 - 05:43 PM

Some of my "newer" favorites.  Nippon Kogaku 18mm Huygens, 9mm Ortho, Nikon 10x Kellner (about 26mm f/l) and Zeiss 17x ortho (about 15mm f/l).  All are very heavy brass with superb glass.  The Nikon Kellner & Zeiss ortho are microscope eyepieces.  The NKs are .965.

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 06:03 PM

My compact mostly green set in a Pelican Storm iM2100

 

3.5 Delos

6 Delos

10 Delos

14 Delos

16 Nag

24 Pan

26 Nag

42 Vixen LVW

3-6 Nag zoom

7 Delite

Barlow, Laser, filters, Cheshire cap

 

these cover all my scopes, and no, I don’t use caps anymore....

 

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 10:55 PM

Some of my "newer" favorites.  Nippon Kogaku 18mm Huygens, 9mm Ortho, Nikon 10x Kellner (about 26mm f/l) and Zeiss 17x ortho (about 15mm f/l).  All are very heavy brass with superb glass.  The Nikon Kellner & Zeiss ortho are microscope eyepieces.  The NKs are .965.

Charlie, I also have the Nippon Kogaku 18mm Huygens and 9mm Ortho.  I like the 9mm a lot, but the 18mm has a ton of field curvature or distortion or something.  I don't remember exactly but I felt it was unusable in my F7 refractor.  If I recall, I also tried it in an F9 and I still didn't like it.  What scope are you using and do you see any field curvature or something else in the view?  Thanks, Kent



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Posted 12 September 2019 - 05:34 PM

I use it with (among many other long f/r scopes) my Nippon Kogaku 50mm f/15.  I can see where it might not perform as well in a short f/7 scope, but it does very well at f/15.  Most eyepieces do.

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 05:36 PM

I haven't noticed any field curvature with the 18mm, but I'll keep an eye out when I next use it.



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Posted 12 September 2019 - 05:52 PM

Thanks Charlie.  I always wondered if my 18mm was a dud but I think it just needs a long focal length scope that I don't have.



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Posted 12 September 2019 - 06:07 PM

Televue 26mm T5

Televue 20mm T5

Televue 16mm T5

Televue 13mm Ethos

Televue 9mm T6

Televue 7mm T6

 

Televue x2 Big Barlow

(bottom right slot is for a laser pointer)

 

(eventually I’ll pick up Televue’s 11mm T6 or an 11mm DeLite)

(also, always the possibility of a 31mm T5 grenade 😉)

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 09:29 AM

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My newest additions from eyepiecesetc.com and Astronomics. I'm really loving the Morpheus, I already had the 9mm and 12.5mm. Just missing the 18mm Paradigm to complete the set.


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 09:34 PM

  Haven’t been outside (or even on here)  in a LONG time 😞, but yet was bad and ordered two this weekend.  I ordered a 17.5 Morpheus and an ES 24 82.  I figure I’ll try to get out this next weekend and see what of my collection I “need”to keep.  I WANT every eyepiece I’ve ever owned.  That would be SOOO nice. 


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Posted 23 September 2019 - 06:53 AM

I could get by with 1/10th of my collection. Probably have more than Don Pensack's sales stock!

 

Its not wanting to have so many, but not wanting to sell any. The XW30 & 40 are last planned buys..but I am always looking for ones I missed. Pentax XLs, Celestron Ultimas, real Masuyamas, Brandons, Zeiss, Leitz.... for the experience and comparison of using them. And eye comfort of course.



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Posted 23 September 2019 - 12:43 PM

I just finished of my Ethos collection with a 17mm so now have a 10mm, 13mm, 17mm & 21mm. I like the 17 and 21 the most in my C11 edge.  My vintage group of original and T2 Naglers 9mm, 12mm, 13mm, 16mm, 20mm may go on the chopping block soon.  I just had my scope out this past weekend and was using my set of TeleVue Plossls.  In their own right they are some wonderful eyepieces 8mm thru the 2" 55mm. I just can't stand the thought of selling any of them. What's wrong with me?  I clearly don't need this many eyepieces with only one telescope!


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Posted 23 September 2019 - 02:53 PM

A shameless solicitation of my friend ( Thanks Jon! ) landed me my newest addition to my EP case: a 25mm LET.

It looks just like a baby Pentax, threaded eyecup ( which I love! ) and all! The perfect size for my 60mm refractor. I’m really tempted to make it a new label: 25mm  B-XLET

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Posted 23 September 2019 - 05:34 PM

A shameless solicitation of my friend ( Thanks Jon! ) landed me my newest addition to my EP case: a 25mm LET.

It looks just like a baby Pentax, threaded eyecup ( which I love! ) and all! The perfect size for my 60mm refractor. I’m really tempted to make it a new label: 25mm  B-XLET

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I have a few LETs. A 9, 20, 25 and the 2" 28mm. They are Kellners I believe, about 50° AFOV, but with better eye relief than plossls. Good for outreach. 




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