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#1 Sagitta

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 03:16 AM

Is this the first member of a new line of 85* EPs that will replace the ageing Nagler line?


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 03:54 AM

Sorry, what? It's usually helpful to give more context about a question you have. 


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 04:32 AM

Why do the "aging" have to be replaced?  I hope it was the optics people and not the marketing people's initiative.



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Posted 07 April 2019 - 05:05 AM

Is this the first member of a new line of 85* EPs that will replace the ageing Nagler

 

I also think it will be the first of a new line replacing the Nagler bawling.gif

I’m wandering what “special” about this eyepiece...



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Posted 07 April 2019 - 05:48 AM

Keep in mind, the Press Release was six days ago...    Tom


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 06:04 AM

I also think it will be the first of a new line replacing the Nagler bawling.gif

I’m wandering what “special” about this eyepiece...

Better longer eye relief and comfort maybe. If as Starman1 says the 12mm T4 has been discontinued, maybe the other T4s will be follow, and be first for replacement.

 

TV has been left behind for long eye relief comfort 70° & over wide angle eyepieces, my ES92s and Orion LHD Lanthanum 80°, also most Baader Morpheus have equivalent or better performance, and I find them easier to use wearing glasses, when set against T4s.


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 07:49 AM

Dave Nagler told me it's going to be a limited edition.  They (TeleVue) had S/N 1 at NEAF yesterday.

 

M11Mike 


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 08:10 AM

This thread is enigmatic. Would someone please give us some more concrete information?

Thanks,

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 09:15 AM

I agree! I have no idea what you guys are talking about! I just went to eyepieces.com and there are no Televue apollo eyepieces for sale. 


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 09:23 AM

I agree! I have no idea what you guys are talking about?

Nothing special, just some info about a limited edition new Televue product. Why such perplexity?


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 09:28 AM

Why such perplexity? No focal length. No price. No mention of where or when it will be available. You know, basic info like that. I think the OP could have done a bettero job explaining what he is talking about and I am perplexed as to why he didn’t. 

 

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 09:34 AM

Why such perplexity? No focal length. No price. No mention of where or when it will be available. You know, basic info like that. I think the OP could have done a bettero job explaining what he is talking about and I am perplexed as to why he didn’t. 

 

Jim

New limited edition Televue eyepiece presented at NEAF 2019. Just desire to know something more. Maybe someone  attending NEAF knows more...


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 09:35 AM

Obviously the focal length is 11mm (Apollo 11).

Looks like Televue's forte in a long eye relief eyepiece to replace the discontinued TV Nagler Type IV lineup (12mm eyepiece).

Limited production of only 300 - maybe a collectable "new classic"


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 09:40 AM

Just received from astronomia in another thread:

 

Tele Vue Apollo 11 Specifications*
Development team:  Paul Dellechiaie, Al Nagler, David Nagler
FL:  11mm
AFoV:  85 degrees
Eye Relief:  19mm
FS dis. (Effective):  16.2mm
Coatings:  Glass matched multi-coatings on all surfaces
Barrel dia.:  1.25” with 2” thread-on adapter
Filter Thd.:  1.25” and 2”
Length:  4.8”
Width:  2.13”
Weight:  21.6oz. (1.35lbs.)
Total production: Less than 300
Price: Not available at this time
Availability:  Fall 2019
*Specifications subject to change.”
The eyepiece has APOLLO 11 and Limited Edition imprinted on it.

 

For me, this in enough.

Clear skies to all.

 

Pao


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 09:46 AM

Thanks for the Apollo 11 eyepiece specs.

Appears to light weight version of the ES 12mm 92° (with slightly smaller AFOV) with the advantage of a dual barrel.


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 09:48 AM

Thank you very much! This is what I was looking for.

 

Jim



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Posted 07 April 2019 - 09:56 AM

That sounds great, but I already own a 10mm Ethos with 15mm of eye relief that I really enjoy.

 

I guess it would be a cool collectors item for some folks.



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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:14 AM

Effective eye relief is what counts - ES92s are good there, but don't have to worry about Dioptrix fitting. Encouraging nonetheless. New glass, coatings, Ethos influences maybe - a SuperDelos? 



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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:20 AM

Move along, nothing to get excited about. Just another line of overweight eyepieces.

Replacement for the tight eye relief T6's great idea. Dual skirt great wish the Delos had them. Another over one pound eyepiece, no thanks Tele Vue. A swing and a miss.

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:29 AM

Limited edition TV eyepiece? I wounder how much new one would cost and how much would it cost used few years later? :D



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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:30 AM

I would give this a try.  I think it is a neat idea.  Not every eyepiece offering has to be an entire line.  



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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:32 AM

Where's the Televue orthos?  We want TeleVue orthos that compete with ZAOs...

 

I already got an 11mm Nagler collector item (11T1).


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:34 AM

Where's the Televue orthos?  We want TeleVue orthos that compete with ZAOs...

I agree. Once upon a time orthos.....fingertap.gif



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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:36 AM

Just received from astronomia in another thread:

 

Tele Vue Apollo 11 Specifications*
Development team:  Paul Dellechiaie, Al Nagler, David Nagler
FL:  11mm
AFoV:  85 degrees
Eye Relief:  19mm
FS dis. (Effective):  16.2mm
Coatings:  Glass matched multi-coatings on all surfaces
Barrel dia.:  1.25” with 2” thread-on adapter
Filter Thd.:  1.25” and 2”
Length:  4.8”
Width:  2.13”
Weight:  21.6oz. (1.35lbs.)
Total production: Less than 300
Price: Not available at this time
Availability:  Fall 2019
*Specifications subject to change.”
The eyepiece has APOLLO 11 and Limited Edition imprinted on it.

 

For me, this in enough.

Clear skies to all.

 

Pao

Seems like it's close to the Docter category. The Docter is by far the easiest, most comfortable wide angle I've ever used. I really wish there was a full line of EPs with similar characteristics in terms of eye ergonomics, quality, and field of view.

 

For me the defining factor is I can use the Docter with glasses and without glasses, without adjusting anything on the eyepiece, and without being able to cause blackouts unless I actively try. Delos was finicky and I couldn't use it with and without glasses without adjusting the eye cup, and blackouts came easily. I heard that the Nagler Type IV line was even worse in this regard.

 

Was kind of hoping that this would be the start of proper line of this style eyepiece, but it seems like that's not going to be the case. 


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:39 AM

I for one, would be excited about a potential Long ER 85 degree TV line, if they were about the same size as the TV Ethos. 


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