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If you could only own 5 [or 6] eyepieces..

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#26 rkelley8493

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 10:32 PM

If I was going with my secondary scope [LX90-10] I'd go with:

 

30mm ES 82º

22mm Nagler

21mm Ethos

17mm Nagler

12mm 92º

7mm Pentax XW

 

The 17mm 92º has a noticeable pincushion effect in my SCT. It's flawless in the Apo, but the Nagler performs better in the Cat [in my experience*]. The 7mm Pentax is a knockout at 357x with a very clean image for such a high magnification. 5mm Pentax is just too high [500x], and I haven't been able to push it that far yet. It's also flawless in the Apo. Some eye-p's just work better with certain scopes, but magnification isn't always the key factor.


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 10:42 PM

@F/10 2800mm F/L

 

1) 25mm ES 100 (Suburban backyard workhorse and scanner, great on huge Open Clusters at 110x, 2.5mm Exit Pupil)

2) Nikon HW 17/14 102 (Darksite killa)

3) ES 12mm 92 (Please make a 20-22, if possible lol.gif)

4) Televue 10mm Delos (Workable from bortle 8 at 280x)

5) Televue 8mm Delos (Workable from bortle 8 at 350x)

6) Pentax SMC XW 7mm (Saturn, Globulars, PNe's at 400x)


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 10:54 PM

ES82 30, 24,18, 11, 6.7, 4.7

 

I’ve already given up the 14 and 8.8


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:16 PM

31T5 Nagler

17 Ethos

13 Ethos

9T6

7T6


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:33 PM

TV 32 pl

TV 19 pan

TV 13 T6

TV 7 T6

Siebert SS3 4.9

Siebert SS3 3.9


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:47 PM

If we are allowed, for my 2nd scope: 24 Brandon, Meade 20 RG Erfl., 12 Brandon, 8 Brandon, KK Fuji 7 Or, and if not allowed, well, then I guess none of these.



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 04:26 AM

If Tele Vues were banned, what would you all choose instead? 


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 04:32 AM

I could make do with just 4 eyepieces.  In fact many nights I only use 4,...  The 4 are:

 

- Panoptics

 

- Ethos's

 

- Type 5 Naglers

 

- Type 6 Naglers.

 

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 04:37 AM

If Tele Vues were banned, what would you all choose instead? 

 

TeleVue...  

 

These are imaginary games..  I'd be an outlaw in this particularly imaginary game. 

 

I am not one those people who has to have the latest and greatest eyepieces, I just want a good set of eyepieces that covers my needs and I have that set.  There may be better eyepieces but these are good enough.  The big thing is to use them.. 

 

Jon


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 04:40 AM

Pretty close to six now.

3.9, 5.4, 7, 11, 15 and a 32, or 34mm 2". 

Mostly stick to just these, and rarely all out at once.

For several scopes.



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 05:27 AM

If Tele Vues were banned, what would you all choose instead? 

Go back to 1988 when i had my Meade SWA'a and UWA's.


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 06:19 AM

When I first read the topic I thought it said 61 eyepieces, and I thought to myself.... is that all?


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#38 Mr. Mike

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 06:35 AM

Doesn't sound lame at all. I think my list might be a little different if I had my SCT or Dob in mind [was thinking of the apo when I posted]. 

I didnt mean lame from a brand or focal length standpoint, more lame as in its so few total eyepieces compared to what people normally have around here! ;)


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 08:03 AM

1) 17 Ethos
2) 8 Ethos
3) 6 Ethos
4)
5)

Life without TV
1) 48 Brandon
2) 12.5 Doctor
3) 5 xw Pentax
4)
5)

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 10:06 AM

I pretty much use five or six as it is, without making it a game.  My eyepiece rack holds five, but I attached a small box to it that can hold a sixth.

  1. Agena SWA 36 mm 70° (A little off-axis astigmatism but lots of goodness for only $95 in my f/9 refractor)
  2. 22 mm Nagler (My one big splurge)
  3. 15 mm DeLite
  4. 9 mm DeLite
  5. 7 mm DeLite (Omit this one, if allowed only five.)
  6. 5 mm DeLite

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 10:08 AM

If Tele Vues were banned, what would you all choose instead? 

No TeleVue confused1.gif ? That's easy...lol.gif

For refractor:  Explore Sci 20/100, 17/92, 12/92, Pentax XW 10, 7, 5

For SCT:  Explore Sci 30/82, 17/92, 14/100, 12/92, Pentax 10 & 7.


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 03:24 PM

I'm quite disappointed with the crappy eyepieces most would settle with, so I thought I'd show a real lineup for life! 

 

1. Meade HD-60 25mm

 

2. Meade HD-60 6.5mm

 

3. Russell 19mm 70 degree

 

4. Celestron Ultima SV 2.2X barlow

 

5. Celestron 8 by 24mm zoom

 

6. Meade 15mm Super Plossl

 

There ya have it! My set for life! I know for a fact there are no Delos or Ethos eyepieces out there that can blow these guys away! Now, there is a slight chance I'd replace that 15mm with a 17mm Televue plossl, and if barlows don't count, I could add a nice 30mm Sterling plossl.

 

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 03:38 PM

My problem isn't eye pieces, but I own five or six eye pieces for each scope I use.

 

14" classical Cassegrain (most used):

40mm of some kind (Orion Optiluxe, Pentax XL or Gary Russell)

26mm Nagler

17mm Nagler

18mm Pentax orthoscopic

13mm Nagler

 

10" f/4 Newtonian:

32mm Orion Optiluxe (any longer and the secondary shadow is obnoxious)

22mm Nagler

17mm Nagler

9mm Nagler

4mm Radian

 

8" classical Cassegrain

40mm smoothie Plossl

21mm smoothie Plossl

17mm smoothie Plossl

13mm smoothie Plossl

7.4mm smoothie Plossl (OK, so I've only used this on two nights, but WHAT nights they were!)

 

6" f/12 achromat

40mm of some kind

17mm Nagler

9mm Nagler

6mm Radian

 

So that's fifteen different eye pieces.  My collection is something like thirty various eye pieces (I may have forgotten a couple).


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 03:54 PM

Here is my list of eyepieces (which I have):

- 30mm APM UFF
- 25.1-6.7mm Zeiss zoom
- 12.5 Docter UWA
plus Baader VIP Barlow.
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Posted 16 May 2019 - 04:58 PM

 You must mean 5-6 per scope. If so at 5 scopes I'm good though maybe I should get another scope just to be safe. Truth be told not sure how many eyepieces I've got. David



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 05:51 PM

I use the same 5 eyepieces with every scope. Start with a 32mm plossl and on down to high power stuff. My 3,4,5 and 7mm.  I need to fill in some gaps, but just never use anything in the middle.


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 07:15 PM

What would give the scope I was using at the time, 50, 75, 100, 150 and 200 power.  Add a barlow and I good.


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 01:22 AM

With glasses:

 

31 Nagler T5, 17 Nagler T4, 12.5 Morpheus, 10 XW, 7 XW, 5 XW 

 

Without glasses:

 

31 Nagler T5, 17 Ethos, 10 Ethos, 8 Ethos, 6 Ethos, 4.7 Ethos SX (would probably add a 13 Ethos as it is my 2nd fav behind the 17 Ethos to make 7 eyepieces)

 

I do not own all these now, but I have tried or owned all but the 10 and 5 XW's. I know I loved my 7 XW when I had it, and the 10 XW gets even better reviews, so I have no doubts the 10 and 5 XW's would be good choices. 

 

and for fun, Bang for your Buck Set:

 

30 ES 82 (or APM 30 mm UFF 70 degree), 17.5 Morpheus, 12.5 Morpheus 9 Morpheus, 6.5 Morpheus, Meade 5.5 UWA (or 4.5 Morpheus if you wear glasses)

 

 

If I needed higher power for any of these, 3.5 Delos


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 07:56 AM

I use the same 5 eyepieces with every scope. Start with a 32mm plossl and on down to high power stuff. My 3,4,5 and 7mm.  I need to fill in some gaps, but just never use anything in the middle.

:waytogo:

 

I have one set of eyepieces that covers the needs of all my scopes.  It is more than 5 eyepieces but it covers focal lengths from 41mm to 3.5mm.  If I had slower scopes, I could add a 55mm Plossl.  

 

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 08:08 AM

see signature, no "if's" about it.

 

Ok, so it's seven,,,,,,,,,


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