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

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#176 csrlice12

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 11:15 AM

I'm down to 50 something...



#177 rowdy388

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 11:50 AM

I've "only" got 24 but I could come up with 4 very good sets of 6 eyepieces each...


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 11:55 AM

3 chess sets...


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#179 Doug Culbertson

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 12:35 PM

​Well, after a lot of thought, I have come back to a more minimalistic eyepiece set based on my observing preferences. Keep in mind that for deep sky I use night vision devices for about 90% of my observing in my dobs, but my APM 140 has, so far, been almost entirely used with eyepieces for deep sky, lunar and planetary. 

 

Vixen 42mm LVW 

APM 30mm UFF

ES68 24mm

Leica ASPH zoom

TV 7mm DeLite

TV Nagler 3-6mm zoom

 

I may, at some point, add a 2.5x Powermate or Baader VIP Barlow, but that would mainly be for planetary nebula using night vision. 

 

I just added a binoviewer so never mind. 


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#180 Tom Masterson

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 09:30 PM

Easy, and none are Televue ;^)

 

They are my 5 most used eyepieces

 

2" 32mm University Optics Widescan

20mm ES 100 degree

14mm ES 100 degree

9mm   ES 100 degree

 

and . . .  wait for it . . . .

 

5mm Meade MWA. Yeah, shocker. I'm the only person on the face of the Earth that likes that eyepiece.  shocked.gif  


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#181 rkelley8493

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 09:50 PM

Easy, and none are Televue ;^)

 

They are my 5 most used eyepieces

 

2" 32mm University Optics Widescan

20mm ES 100 degree

14mm ES 100 degree

9mm   ES 100 degree

 

and . . .  wait for it . . . .

 

5mm Meade MWA. Yeah, shocker. I'm the only person on the face of the Earth that likes that eyepiece.  shocked.gif  

Haha.. way to shake things up a bit waytogo.gif like-button.jpg ! 



#182 Javier1978

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 09:47 AM

I have been using 4 EPs for the last months. (24,12, 7 and 5 mm). I´m ok with them, but I wish I hadn´t sold the 18.2 mm DeLite. I sold it when I downsized my equipment to finance other project, but I really miss that eyepiece. I´m not sure if I´m going to be able to purchase a new one at some time... undecided.gif


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