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#176 Terra Nova

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 03:38 PM

I have a round green one. It came with my GP years ago.


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#177 Chuck Hards

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 08:33 PM

I finally picked up a Unitron zoom.  These are on eBay for $60 to $100 pretty regularly, but I found this one installed in a microscope "core", the optical tube consisting of objective, tube, focuser, and eyepiece.  Sold as parts, I got it for less than $22 plus shipping.  I really want to try it against the Swift, which is itself a terrific little zoom.

 

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To get them up to .965", I use Charlie's idea.  A cheap chromed-brass, thin-walled eyepiece barrel.  I found a couple in my spares box, one needed some aggressive sanding on the inside to get a good sliding fit, but it works well.  Just don't tip the diagonal past horizontal.  I might have to make a setscrew adapter on the lathe, I will be using the microscope eyepieces more often when some outer planets return to the night sky.

 

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 09:21 PM

I still like and use .965" EPs. There's something about using these smaller EPs with Japanese Classics.

They somehow just feel right with the petite 60mm scopes that came with them... or a C90.

 

I just posted these in the Mizar thread but they should be included here since the Vixen Tupperware containers were just mentioned plus they will be more likely seen in this thread as time goes by.

 

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Like the rest of the scope they are fairly dirty so I haven't tried them out yet.

Who knows who made them but I like that they are branded.


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Posted 28 January 2020 - 10:47 PM

I finally picked up a Unitron zoom.  These are on eBay for $60 to $100 pretty regularly, but I found this one installed in a microscope "core", the optical tube consisting of objective, tube, focuser, and eyepiece.  Sold as parts, I got it for less than $22 plus shipping.  I really want to try it against the Swift, which is itself a terrific little zoom.

 

attachicon.gifZooms 009.jpg

 

attachicon.gifZooms 008.jpg

 

attachicon.gifZooms 010.jpg

 

To get them up to .965", I use Charlie's idea.  A cheap chromed-brass, thin-walled eyepiece barrel.  I found a couple in my spares box, one needed some aggressive sanding on the inside to get a good sliding fit, but it works well.  Just don't tip the diagonal past horizontal.  I might have to make a setscrew adapter on the lathe, I will be using the microscope eyepieces more often when some outer planets return to the night sky.

 

attachicon.gifMicro sleeve 001.jpg

 

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I have found that I prefer the Swift zoom to the Unitron.  It has a much smoother zoom and it seems to have a bit wider FOV.



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Posted 28 January 2020 - 10:49 PM

Also, since I won't be using them in a binoviewer or microscope, I spread a bit of Superglue on the inside of the barrel to permanently mount the sleeve.  No more eyepiece sliding out of the barrel.


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Posted 18 November 2020 - 11:57 AM

These are my 0.965” Carl Zeiss Jena eyepieces.

All of my CZJ 0.965” eyepieces have been re-homed, as have the color-coded Sears 0.965” e.p.s. In my effort to downsize things I have been trimming the 0.965 inchers. I’m down to a complete set of block-letter brass Unitrons, a full set of circle T Kellners and orthos, a set of Royal Astro Huygens, and a couple of Vixen Orthos.


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Posted 18 November 2020 - 05:55 PM

All of my CZJ 0.965” eyepieces have been re-homed, as have the color-coded Sears 0.965” e.p.s. In my effort to downsize things I have been trimming the 0.965 inchers. I’m down to a complete set of block-letter brass Unitrons, a full set of circle T Kellners and orthos, a set of Royal Astro Huygens, and a couple of Vixen Orthos.

Terra what made you sell CZJ instead of the Unitrons? I would think the CZJ would be better

 

since  I created this post I have been adding/ improving my set.  Final item missing on my list is a Tak MC 9mm ortho


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Posted 18 November 2020 - 07:51 PM

Terra what made you sell CZJ instead of the Unitrons? I would think the CZJ would be better

 

since  I created this post I have been adding/ improving my set.  Final item missing on my list is a Tak MC 9mm ortho

I sold my Zeiss scope and sold the Zeiss eyepieces to fund a set of Naglers and a Pan. The Unitron eyepieces stay as I have a lot less invested in them, and I have a modest Unitron collection that I’m keeping.


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Posted 18 November 2020 - 09:12 PM

Here's a odd ball, a good idea really, 2 eyepieces in one.

Goto's convertible eyepiece, and in it's original packaging.

I was on the job down in a crawl space and saw a big roll of fiberglass insulation.

Right dead center in that roll was a rat looking at me and my bright light.

Looked so cute, and just frozen, not even a twitch from those long whiskers.

This eyepiece packaging reminds me of that day whenever I look at it.

Robert

 

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Posted 18 November 2020 - 09:40 PM

I’d rather encounter an eyepiece in a crawlspace than a rat! :eek:


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Posted 18 November 2020 - 10:07 PM

I used to have one of those.  I sold it to someone reading this thread.

 

Here's a odd ball, a good idea really, 2 eyepieces in one.

Goto's convertible eyepiece, and in it's original packaging.

I was on the job down in a crawl space and saw a big roll of fiberglass insulation.

Right dead center in that roll was a rat looking at me and my bright light.

Looked so cute, and just frozen, not even a twitch from those long whiskers.

This eyepiece packaging reminds me of that day whenever I look at it.

Robert

 

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Posted 18 November 2020 - 10:34 PM

I had one too

 

I used to have one of those.  I sold it to someone reading this thread.

 

I used to have one of those.  I sold it to someone reading this thread.

. It came with the Goto HyScore 60mm refractor I used to have.


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Posted 19 November 2020 - 12:24 AM

I had one too

 

 

. It came with the Goto HyScore 60mm refractor I used to have.

Terra,

I think you're referring to the more common H10-20 convertible EP that came with the 451s. 

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Mine is missing the lens to make it a 20mm

 

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The ones with the infamous NTOE!! instructions  


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Posted 19 November 2020 - 12:52 AM

Yeah that is a silly mistake. Everyone knows you need 3 exclamation points lol.gif

 

In all seriousness,  how do the GOTO eyepieces compare to the likes of Tak, Zeiss, Pentax, Unitron.  Have not tried them yet


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Posted 19 November 2020 - 07:53 AM

 Here is my collection of Goto's.......showing the evolution of oldest naming convention to newest:  Goto Kogaku......Goto Japan.......Goto.

 

The T30 - AH40 is my absolute favorite for low power.....it has very good performance throughout the FOV.  It was designed for use with the older style image erector (pre 1955?) 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 09:22 AM

Terra,

I think you're referring to the more common H10-20 convertible EP that came with the 451s. 

attachicon.gifGoto-451-EPs.jpg

Mine is missing the lens to make it a 20mm

 

attachicon.gifGoto-NTOE.jpg

The ones with the infamous NTOE!! instructions  

Yes, that must be the one! I didn’t realize they made several convertible eyepieces.



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Posted 21 November 2020 - 03:11 PM

Apparently someone found an old stock of brand new Pentax SMC 0.965" orthos at Intercon Spacetec in Germany. 

 

https://www.intercon...okulare/pentax/

 

The whole set for 1800 euros. A steal! grin.gif

 

https://www.intercon...ser-24-5mm.html

 

Probably the last chance to own these legendary eyepieces. Me? I'll pass. Can't afford it. 

 

 

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Wow!

 

I was in Intercon Spacetec in Augsburg  just 1 month ago and they are moving to a new location (not far from the old adress), so we can expect some interesting findings when they clear the former warehouse shocked.gif

 

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Posted 21 November 2020 - 03:17 PM

My small 0,965 consist on two amazing CZJ eyepieces: the 25-H and the revered 10-O

 

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I own a 11 ES82 but i enjoy a lot my 0,965 10-O and, -as Astrojensen said- due to the calm exit pupil: no blackouts and no vigneting

 

Carlos 


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Posted 22 November 2020 - 10:13 AM

My small 0,965 consist on two amazing CZJ eyepieces: the 25-H and the revered 10-O

 

  
 

 

 

I own a 11 ES82 but i enjoy a lot my 0,965 10-O and, -as Astrojensen said- due to the calm exit pupil: no blackouts and no vigneting

 

Carlos 

Carlos,

What do you think of the performance of the H25?  Have you compared to other Huygens?



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Posted 22 November 2020 - 11:21 AM

These may not count, but found a couple of 0.965" Celestron Halloween plossls that were 1.25" eyepieces with a 0.965" thread-on barrel. The barrel also threads onto Meade super plossls, Celestron Ultimas and Orion Ultrascopics (see below).   A great way to expand one's 0.965" options!

 

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 12:59 PM

Carlos,

What do you think of the performance of the H25?  Have you compared to other Huygens?

Hi Tony,

 

The CZJ 25-H came with my Zeiss scope and was a very pleasant surprise. it was really sharp and provided a contrast that i did not expect from such small ep. I used it straight without the diagonal and it gave me one of the best views of Jupiter that I remember. Unfortunately i have no way how to compare it with other Huygens ep´s as i do not own more and the ones i used in the past, came with cheap scopes.  

 

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 01:08 PM

Hi Tony,

 

The CZJ 25-H came with my Zeiss scope and was a very pleasant surprise. it was really sharp and provided a contrast that i did not expect from such small ep. I used it straight without the diagonal and it gave me one of the best views of Jupiter that I remember. Unfortunately i have no way how to compare it with other Huygens ep´s as i do not own more and the ones i used in the past, came with cheap scopes.  

 

Carlos

I had both the CZJ 25mm and 16mm Huygens eyepieces and found them to be very good. The views were as sharp and bright as those through my 25mm and 16mm CZJ 0.965” orthos, just the fields were noticeably narrower when compared directly. They are very good eyepieces.


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Posted 22 November 2020 - 04:02 PM

Thanks Terra and Carlos 


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