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#1 clearwaterdave

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 07:19 AM

I spend two and a half hours last night cruising the Mother Cluster with this set up.,The Omni 102/f6.5 with the 16mm gave me 1.67*fov..,and 40x mag.,I would spot something of interest in one instrument and then check it out with the other.,

  The ep is very easy to view with and no black outs or beaning.,even when scanning.,And.galaxy and the double cluster were great.

  This is the best time of year for me here in Maine.,no bugs.,not cold yet.,and it's getting dark early enough to get a few hours out observing without being up till 2am.,cheers.,thanks for lookin.,

 

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 07:40 AM

That little eyepiece is one of my favorites ever. You are both surprised by its size and its view.


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 10:11 AM

I was shocked how small it is compared to the ES68 20mm. It is a sweet little cuttie.



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Posted 14 September 2018 - 11:07 AM

Tonight I will try it in the 102ed and the Onesky.,

I also picked up the 6.7/82 that will get mooned and a peek at Saturn early this evening in some of the scopes.,

  We are getting 3 nights in a row here.,gotta love it.,


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Posted 16 September 2018 - 10:56 PM

I have the ES 16 68 as well and I like it also. I use it as a finder eyepiece sometimes in my SW 120 ED Pro refractor (f/7.5). Works well in my Z12 dob too.
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Posted 17 September 2018 - 04:06 PM

I used it in the Onesky for almost 3hrs. Just cruisin the milkyway.,I looked at Saturn and Mars earlier but after dark I put the 16/68 in the OS and enjoyed the clusters from the horizon to Cygnus.,

 I decided to have a stretch and came in to find it was almost midnite.,no wonder my butt was numb.,lol.,

  I'll try it tonite in the 102ed.,I bet it will be wicked sharp.,cheers.,


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Posted 18 September 2018 - 07:09 AM

I used it in the Onesky for almost 3hrs. Just cruisin the milkyway.,I looked at Saturn and Mars earlier but after dark I put the 16/68 in the OS and enjoyed the clusters from the horizon to Cygnus.,

 I decided to have a stretch and came in to find it was almost midnite.,no wonder my butt was numb.,lol.,

  I'll try it tonite in the 102ed.,I bet it will be wicked sharp.,cheers.,

Thanks for the report, Dave.

 

I'd like to read how it works in your ES AR127 as well. 


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Posted 18 September 2018 - 07:36 AM

Hello Roger.,I will give it a go in the 127 soon.,

I did get out last night with the 102ed and had a repeat of the night before..cruisin the MW.,,but scattered clouds kept me movin my view.,still was very nice.,just wearing a hoodie over a tee shirt.,

   It looks like clouds for a few here.,cheers.,



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Posted 18 September 2018 - 09:04 PM

Well the clouds broke so I put the 127 out and had a lookz with the 16/68.,The moon was bright.,wavy.,seeing was poor.,M57 was clearly a ring.,M13 was not as sparkily as could be.,M31and 32 were visible but 110 was not with a quick look.,I think the transparency was poor as well.,

  Over all the view was nice.,and the stars were good.,it is an easy ep to look through.,cheers,


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Posted 18 September 2018 - 09:07 PM

Thanks, Dave. I hope that clearer skies show up really soon.


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Posted Yesterday, 08:27 AM

Nice when an eyepiece is exactly what you want it to be.


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