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#1 AnakChan

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 08:34 PM

Looks like Masuyama is dormant no more...earlier with their massive 80mm and now with a 60mm. At least the 60mm is a more reasonable ¥59,800. Looks like it's a 2" 46°.

[Pix from: http://www.kkohki.co...spot_items.html]
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Posted 19 May 2016 - 09:03 PM

The link isn't working and I can't find it on the website. I'm interested!

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 09:10 PM

Fixed. Had the ] in the URL.
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Posted 20 May 2016 - 06:39 AM

At $542 USD it may seem reasonable to collectors but still pricey IMO.

 

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 05:57 PM

This begs the question: what is next?

 

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 06:15 PM

This begs the question: what is next?

 

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Was wondering the same thing. Would be nice if they brought the whole lineup back. 


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Posted 20 May 2016 - 06:19 PM

That's a pretty vague question.

What's next for this thread? I post pics when it arrives.

This begs the question: what is next?

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 08:15 PM

Smooth barrel!  That's worth $500 alone!   :bow: Now I need an f/10 scope to use it.


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Posted 21 May 2016 - 10:17 AM

 

This begs the question: what is next?

 

Keith

Was wondering the same thing. Would be nice if they brought the whole lineup back. 

 

 

If they bring back the entire series my credit card might burst into flames.

 

Masuyamas are the absolute most elegant eyepieces I have ever seen. Photographs of them are almost too sexy to post in a family friendly forum.


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Posted 21 May 2016 - 04:26 PM

I would like to see the 25 wide resurrected. Wonder how it compares to the 24 Panoptic.

 

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 04:33 PM

I think I was in high school when the originals were available.

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 04:47 PM

60mm, 46° and $542.  What would I use it in and would it be worthwhile ... and worth the $542?   :thinking:

 

$542 for an eyepiece that will either vignette or show the diagonal shadow.  :shrug:

 

I try not to just collect eyepieces, just because.

 

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 04:57 PM

 

Masuyamas are the absolute most elegant eyepieces I have ever seen. Photographs of them are almost too sexy to post in a family friendly forum.

 

 

If you think Abe Lincoln and pilgrims are sexy.  Well, that's what they look like to me!

 

http://www.abelincol...ng with hat.jpg

 

http://mentalfloss.c...0pilgrimhat.jpg

 

:grin:

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 05:04 PM

One more for the list, it's too heavy for any of your scopes!

I'll use it for outreach.

Wow
Not only am I picking up the the outreach slack for you, but now the eyepiece collecting too??? What next? Want me to set up your scope and take notes too? Do I have to do everything???

https://www.glassdoo...SRCH_KO0,20.htm
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Posted 21 May 2016 - 05:32 PM

I've heard he doesn't like walking around his scope to use a finder so there's that too!


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Posted 21 May 2016 - 06:08 PM

Yes, and ideally, the chair should be attached to the mount, so no standing would ever be required.

 

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 10:09 PM

Something like this would be nice ... http://www.astro.rug...GES/Nasmyth.jpg   And I bet a 60mm Masuyama would work just fine in it.

 

But you'd think after all that effort to remain seated, he'd have put a RACI finder on the scope.

 

:grin:

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 09:57 AM

What does "MOP" stand for?  Can't have the same meaning as on the old Meade Research Grades?   :gotpopcorn:

 

At 60mm this eyepiece seems to fall into the same role at 2" as the 40mm plossl serves at 1.25"...  Interesting eyepiece though, and very pretty. 

 

 

 

At $542 USD it may seem reasonable to collectors but still pricey IMO.

 

Mike

 

Mike, I agree it is rather expensive.  The more economic choice, particularly for an amateur with a long focal length scope, would be a 55-56mm Plössl...

 

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 10:01 AM

Something like this would be nice ... http://www.astro.rug...GES/Nasmyth.jpg   And I bet a 60mm Masuyama would work just fine in it.

 

But you'd think after all that effort to remain seated, he'd have put a RACI finder on the scope.

 

:grin:

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I don't know Mike, that's an Alt-Az mount (unless this in on the North Pole), I think you would want tracking for that f/ratio...  You could remain seated longer.   :lol:

 

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 11:48 AM

 

 

At $542 USD it may seem reasonable to collectors but still pricey IMO.

 

Mike

 

Mike, I agree it is rather expensive.  The more economic choice, particularly for an amateur with a long focal length scope, would be a 55-56mm Plössl...

 

Clear Skies,

Jaimo!

 

I was actually considering getting a 55mm TeleVue Plossl during the current sale.  But I read some reviews, and compared what they said with what I know about some eyepieces I already have, and decided not to.  Instead, I just bought an Ethos 100 21 for $620 new after a couple discounts.

 

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 11:50 AM

 

Something like this would be nice ... http://www.astro.rug...GES/Nasmyth.jpg   And I bet a 60mm Masuyama would work just fine in it.

 

But you'd think after all that effort to remain seated, he'd have put a RACI finder on the scope.

 

:grin:

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I don't know Mike, that's an Alt-Az mount (unless this in on the North Pole), I think you would want tracking for that f/ratio...  You could remain seated longer.   :lol:

 

Jaimo!

 

 

But look at the neat controls Nasmyth has on that mount!  The observer would feel like they're operating some sophisticated piece of artillery.

 

Actually, that's sort of the feeling I get when I'm at my 10" Dob.  I sit facing the OTA and mount directly, not side-saddle like some observers do.   I can remain seated for hours at my Dob, until nature calls or I need to take a break from the cold.

 

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Mike


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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:01 PM

You can find a 55 ish plossl for way cheaper

i ran into a a 56mm meade plossl smoothie Japan 5 elements

that does the trick for me


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Posted 22 May 2016 - 02:04 PM



You can find a 55 ish plossl for way cheaper

i ran into a a 56mm meade plossl smoothie Japan 5 elements

that does the trick for me

 And it's a pseudo-Masuyama...

 

56mmMeade4000Plossl.jpg

 

 

I think I picked up this for $50 a few years ago.

 

UO55mmPlssl.jpg

 

 

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 03:10 PM

[quote name="Jaimo!" post="7231763" timestamp="1463929044"]

What does "MOP" stand for? Can't have the same meaning as on the old Meade Research Grades? :gotpopcorn:

MOdified Plossl, according to Barry at KK.
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Posted 22 May 2016 - 03:58 PM

Do eyepieces sold in Japan have Japanese writing? This is one thing that bothers me, like Intes-Micro scopes without Cyrillic.


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