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#2176 Neptune

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 07:24 PM

The Apollo could, if developed to a full range, be Nagler successors. But maybe TV has run out of steam, and years.

I would be all for that.   Say 2.5mm through 35mm (or so) new style Nagler with 84 Degree field of view.  Who's ready to buy?



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Posted 29 July 2020 - 02:06 AM

 Tele vue Ethos 21mm, Nagler T5 31mm, Panoptic 41mm, Leica Aspheric Zoom 8.9-17.8 & 1.8X  Extender,

Zeiss Abbe Orthoscopic II 4mm, TMB SMC 5mm, Pentax XO 2.5mm, Vixen HR 2mm, Brandon 8mm,Takahashi TOE 3.3mm  & TAO 6mm, TeleVue 7.4mm Plossl TeleVue Nagler Zoom 2-4mm

 2x Nagler T6 5mm, 2x NaglerT1  7mm, 2x Panoptic 24mm, 2X Denkmeier  LOA 21.

 

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 07:46 AM

How long do u all take to gather these dollars in glass sacks 🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑
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#2179 dUbeni

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 09:00 AM

How long do u all take to gather these dollars in glass sacks

Hi! Voyager 3.

Mine took 12 years so far, started with two, a Plossl 12mm and an orthoscopic 6mm, followed by one or two buys a year. In the beginning I bought simpler eyepieces (orthoscopic, plossl, Erfle, etc.), not very expensive. Later I started buying the sophisticated, modern and more expensive Tele Vue and other wide field eyepieces. It's an hobby, and as we learn how to observe and get more experience the good stuff starts to pave it's way. Now I have almost 20 and use them all depending on what I'm observing and the telescope I'm using. On my 80mm /f9 (3") refractor I use mostly my 1.25" EPs, but it wasn't always so, on my 200mm /f4 (8") reflector I like to use the better corrected Tele Vue eyepieces. It's fun, so taking it easy brings a nice flavor into this hobby.

 

Have fun

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Edit: by the way I don't need 20 eyepieces, but that's what time brought into my EP cases. They are all good and with different characteristics.


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#2180 25585

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 11:21 AM

How long do u all take to gather these dollars in glass sacks 

30 years and counting...


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Posted 30 July 2020 - 05:01 PM

I just spent the last two months revising my collection.  I had ES 68 series in 16, 20, and 24, a Bresser 30mm 70 deg, and Williams Optics 33mm and 40mm Swans, and finally a Meade 56mm Plossl.  That's over.  Too many steps in Magnification and FOV.

 

Now, I keep it simple --- Three grenades:

 

Nagler 17mm 2 inch,

 

ES 24 - 82 Deg,

 

Williams Optics 40mm SWAN.


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#2182 escaner

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 05:16 PM

My heterogeneous set. No problem distinguishing which is which in the dark! grin.gif

On top of that, a 5mm TMB Planetary will arrive soon...

 

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#2183 Rick-T137

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 07:18 PM

My heterogeneous set. No problem distinguishing which is which in the dark! grin.gif

On top of that, a 5mm TMB Planetary will arrive soon...

 

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I love it! I have a very similar set (6mm Ortho, 8, 11, 15, 20 and 32mm Plössls)...

 

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 11:58 PM

The long term goal is 2 Cases, case #1 being my main set (medium weight, long eye relief), and case #2 holding the collimation tools, accessories such as filters, barlow, green laser, red flashlights, etc., and a few specalty heavyweight eyepieces that I really would enjoy to have and use. Currently keeping my collimation tools in with set #1 until I fill up the case over time. I am very happy with my current set, and hope to just slowly add more to it over time. As I stand now, I am happy with what I have and am in no hurry to complete the set. The 6 Delos is next. Also plan to have a little plastic case with some far less valuable plossls to take camping. 

 

Case #1 Plan (eyepieces owned are in bold):

 

5 XW

6 Delos

7 XW 

8 Delos

9 Morph 

10 Delos

12.5 Morph 

14 Delos

17.5 Morph

22 Nagler T4 

30 APM UFF 

Empty slot for dust cap storage

 

This case would be my primary set, all medium weight to avoid balance issues, and long eye relief. In outreach situatiations I would use the Morpheus the most due to lower cost and larger FOV. 

 

Case #2 Plan:

 

Accessories

Howie Glatter 2" Laser, Tublug, and Paralizer

Paracor Type II

ES 2X Focal Extender

30 Nagler T5

12 ES 92

40 XW or 41 Pan (if I eventually get a F/10 SCT)

Extra space for growth potential 

 

I am going to look back at this post in 1-2 years and laugh at myself for posting this, my plans will most likely completely change. 

 

Case #1 Progress:

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:07 AM

How long do u all take to gather these dollars in glass sacks

Most recently 17 years, before that 50 years.

CS

Jonathan


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Posted 02 August 2020 - 01:05 AM

 

Empty slot for dust cap storage

 

I would be lost without that design feature!

 

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Posted 02 August 2020 - 03:09 PM

I would be lost without that design feature!

 

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Allan, it appears that you have parfocalized your Ethos and Delos. If so, did you custom fabricate the spacers?  What materiel did you make them out of?  Alan


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#2188 Allan Wade

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 12:00 AM

Allan, it appears that you have parfocalized your Ethos and Delos. If so, did you custom fabricate the spacers?  What materiel did you make them out of?  Alan

Alan, I used Blue Fireball extensions screwed to the bottom of my 13 and 10 Ethos. They are shorter than the TeleVue equivalents and I preferred these.

 

https://agenaastro.c...-extension.html

I had some Orion 2” par focalising rings that I used to set the focus position on the 13 and 10 Ethos, and they are set to match the 21 and 17 Ethos and my Delos.


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Posted 03 August 2020 - 08:08 PM

Alan, I used Blue Fireball extensions screwed to the bottom of my 13 and 10 Ethos. They are shorter than the TeleVue equivalents and I preferred these.

 

https://agenaastro.c...-extension.html

I had some Orion 2” par focalising rings that I used to set the focus position on the 13 and 10 Ethos, and they are set to match the 21 and 17 Ethos and my Delos.

Allan, I really appreciate the references. You have provided me the solution I was looking for. Thanks so much. Alan


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Posted 08 August 2020 - 05:04 PM

Family photo update!

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Posted 09 August 2020 - 03:57 PM

Family photo update!

Some nice glass off the beaten path,

JG


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Posted 09 August 2020 - 04:48 PM

Some nice glass off the beaten path,

JG

Your previous posts really make me want to try the Leica L plan eyepieces in a binoviewer.


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Posted 10 August 2020 - 09:29 AM

Your previous posts really make me want to try the Leica L plan eyepieces in a binoviewer.

The Leica HC Plan S with the field flattener and internal focusing on the field stop is even better.

 

Best,

JG



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Posted 11 August 2020 - 08:58 PM

think I have reached buying/selling equilibrium (for now). Mostly buy used or on sale and am fairly new, so it is a pretty heterogeneous assortment.

 

30 APM UFF

24 Pan

19 Pan

12.5 Morpheus 

10 Radian 

9 Morpheus

8 Paradigm dual ED

7 Delite

5.5 Meade UWA

2x barlow


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Posted 16 August 2020 - 12:21 AM

I use these in my C11 EdgeHD:

31mm Type 5  Nagler, 20mm Type 5 Nagler, 14mm Delos

 

In my Stellarview SVR102T:

14mm, 8mm, 4.5mm Delos

 

In my Questar 3.5 Standard:

32mm, 24mm, 16mm, 12mm and 8mm Brandon

 

Can’t think of any I would do without, can’t think of any I would add.

 

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Posted 30 September 2020 - 09:28 PM

In my continued quest to rebuild the Orion Ultrascopic set I had back in 1991, I just acquired a 7.5mm specimen...

 

Orion Ultrascopic 7.5mm

 

 

...and with her first-light, brought back fond memories of observations of yore with this set.  My new 7.5mm did not disappoint, and is in full-rotation.

 

CS

 

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#2197 Neptune

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Posted 01 October 2020 - 07:46 AM

In my continued quest to rebuild the Orion Ultrascopic set I had back in 1991, I just acquired a 7.5mm specimen...

 

 

 

 

...and with her first-light, brought back fond memories of observations of yore with this set.  My new 7.5mm did not disappoint, and is in full-rotation.

 

CS

 

jason

And no pesky undercuts! I have always regretted not following through on my quest to buy a set of these back in the day.


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Posted 01 October 2020 - 09:41 AM

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#2199 RickM.

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Posted 01 October 2020 - 12:10 PM

TeleVue Ethos:  21mm, 13, 8, 6, 4.7, 3.7

 

TeleVue Delos:  10mm

 

ES82:  30mm

 

Axiom LX:  23mm

 

2x 2” Powermate



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Posted 07 October 2020 - 04:29 PM

TeleVue Ethos:  21mm, 13, 8, 6, 4.7, 3.7

 

TeleVue Delos:  10mm

 

ES82:  30mm

 

Axiom LX:  23mm

 

2x 2” Powermate

Just curious Rick...do you get much play with the ES 30mm?  I would think the Ethos 21mm would cover that range pretty well.




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