.965 Eyepieces: Who is still using them? Showcase them here!
Posted 15 November 2018 - 03:39 PM
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Posted 15 November 2018 - 03:42 PM
And who doesn't end up with a big old handful of barlows! The palomar 60mm i acquired had two palomar barlows and a sears!
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Posted 15 November 2018 - 03:44 PM
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Posted 15 November 2018 - 03:50 PM
Guess I know what to put on the holiday wish list
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Posted 15 November 2018 - 10:35 PM
Some nice .965 stuff posted!
Here is my small collection:
2 Celestrons 2 Pentax (thanks goes to JW for 3 of those btw!)
Filters, barlow, Mystery Item #1 (I know what it is, but does anyone care to guess?)
Diagonal, and a .965 LPR Nebula filter.
Edited by telesonic, 15 November 2018 - 10:36 PM.
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Posted 16 November 2018 - 04:30 PM
Right you are Bill!
I guess that is the technical term for it.
Was kinda stumped for awhile when I got it, had never ran into a .965 barlow with a t-thread on it. Celestron called it a photographic adapter in one of the older catalogs, iirc.
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Posted 18 November 2018 - 04:21 AM
Apparently someone found an old stock of brand new Pentax SMC 0.965" orthos at Intercon Spacetec in Germany.
The whole set for 1800 euros. A steal!
Probably the last chance to own these legendary eyepieces. Me? I'll pass. Can't afford it.
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Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:38 AM
Sorry for the thread resurrection, but I finally got an "action shot".
It's a 40mm Huygenian eyepiece that came with a Swift 831, but I occasionally use it with bigger OTAs.
Unfortunately the eyepiece, along with the adapters, can take a bit of extra work to bring to focus on some instruments.
Thanks to Chuck Hards for the gift of the Swift compression fitting 0.965" -> 1.25" adapter.
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