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#1 HellsKitchen

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 10:48 PM

These are unreal eyepieces. Viewing the moon with my 130/650 newt and the 9 and 7mm Delites is basically a religious experience. They are clearly better than my LVWs from what I've seen. "Pure" and "sublime" are the terms that come to mind. Expensive, but worth every penny, TV have deadset hit the nail on the head here. 

 

I WILL be collecting all the short FL's. 

 

Just sayin'.


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 11:13 PM

I did a direct comparison with a Nagler type 6 and a Delite of the same focal length in a AP 175 and the clear winner was the Delite for sharpness and contrast.


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 12:16 AM

Hello

 

               Making them my eyepieces of choice for my 120 refractor and 7 inch reflector . I like everything

about them . The weight thing is important to me , there also more neutral in image presentation than some other

TV eyepieces . 



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Posted 22 May 2019 - 06:38 AM

These are unreal eyepieces. Viewing the moon with my 130/650 newt and the 9 and 7mm Delites is basically a religious experience. They are clearly better than my LVWs from what I've seen. "Pure" and "sublime" are the terms that come to mind. Expensive, but worth every penny, TV have deadset hit the nail on the head here. 

 

I WILL be collecting all the short FL's. 

 

Just sayin'.

I put the 18.2mm Delite slightly ahead of a 17mm LVW, but equal to the 22 LVW, owning all 3.



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Posted 22 May 2019 - 08:24 AM

I just put my order in for the 3, 4 and 5mm Delites. 

 

More than a thousand bucks. More than what a fully decked ED80 costs.

 

But bugger it, it is only a week at work. Life is made for enjoying, right? Do I spend well over  $1000 on 3 eyepieces that bring me tears of joy? Yes I do, and well so be it. I spend way more on council bills, car rego, license renewal etc and all that bollocks.  So I will spoil myself, bugger it sideways.

 

 

I will await the message from the PO that my order has arrived.

 

I will pick it up with great excitement when it does arrive.

 

Lunar observing with my 130/650 on work nights will go to a whole new level


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 08:55 AM

I have the 7 DeLite.  Excellent sharpness and perceived contrast for Moon viewing.

 

Mike


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#7 HellsKitchen

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 09:06 AM

I have the 7 DeLite.  Excellent sharpness and perceived contrast for Moon viewing.

 

Mike

 

My 7 and 9mm Delites have basically changed my life.

 

Hence my $1000+ investment to complete the set. Lunar viewing with my 130 /650 newt and the 7mm Delite is a plainly rediculous experience. I need the short focal length's NOW!


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 12:03 PM

These are unreal eyepieces. Viewing the moon with my 130/650 newt and the 9 and 7mm Delites is basically a religious experience. They are clearly better than my LVWs from what I've seen. "Pure" and "sublime" are the terms that come to mind. Expensive, but worth every penny, TV have deadset hit the nail on the head here. 

 

I WILL be collecting all the short FL's. 

 

Just sayin'.

I agree completely. DeLites are *perfect* lunar eyepieces. I find that wider angle eyepieces have exit pupil problems when looking around the wide field since the moon is so bright it constricts your pupil. But DeLites are easy to look around the field without losing the exit pupil. They are tack sharp, super high contrast, color neutral, very comfortable, and have enough of a field of view that you can relax while looking through them.

 

I much prefer DeLites over Delos, Nagler, or Ethos for the Moon, though I prefer the wider AFOVs of the other eyepieces for other targets.


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 12:34 PM

I agree with CrazyPanda - the 7mm Delites are a great eyepiece for lunar observing.  I use 2 of them with my APM 120mm binocular-telescope.  The detail on the lunar surface at 94x, binocular views, is excellent. 

  My default EPs are 12.5mm Docters, again 2 of them, that give superb views of wide double stars, OCs, GCs, etc.  I don't recall which one it was, but about a year ago i was trying to resolve a double star that didn't quite separate using the Docters at 52x.  I switched to the 7mm Delites, which at 94x did split them.  It wasn't a fair comparison, but in terms of sharpness of stars, the Delites held their own against the much pricier Docters.  


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 01:50 PM

These are unreal eyepieces. Viewing the moon with my 130/650 newt and the 9 and 7mm Delites is basically a religious experience. They are clearly better than my LVWs from what I've seen. "Pure" and "sublime" are the terms that come to mind. Expensive, but worth every penny, TV have deadset hit the nail on the head here. 

 

I WILL be collecting all the short FL's. 

 

Just sayin'.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 05:31 PM

I just put my order in for the 3, 4 and 5mm Delites. 

 

More than a thousand bucks. More than what a fully decked ED80 costs.

 

But bugger it, it is only a week at work. Life is made for enjoying, right? Do I spend well over  $1000 on 3 eyepieces that bring me tears of joy? Yes I do, and well so be it. I spend way more on council bills, car rego, license renewal etc and all that bollocks.  So I will spoil myself, bugger it sideways.

 

 

I will await the message from the PO that my order has arrived.

 

I will pick it up with great excitement when it does arrive.

 

Lunar observing with my 130/650 on work nights will go to a whole new level

As a friend of mine constantly tells everyone who need to hear it, "I work to live. I don't live to work."


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM

Just remember that precise collimation goes hand in hand with high power viewing and Newts. You don’t want to ruin the view because your collimation couldn’t take high mag.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 11:10 AM

I think the DeLite's are TV's best line, followed by the Ethos.  I use my 18.2mm DeLite with the 1.6x Nikon and the 3x TV barlow which is roughly equivalent to having 18.2mm, 11mm, and 6mm DeLite's.  That covers a significant chunk of my observing.   I'm considering adding the 15mm DeLite which with the barlows would be like adding the 9mm and 5mm DeLite's.    Then I could add the 4mm DeLite for those rare occasions when seeing allows around here.


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:55 PM

I love my Delite 5mm on the moon in my 145mm MakNewt!

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 02:07 AM

"bugger it sideways"

 

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 06:10 AM

My 3mm is fav most used Eyepiece.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:41 AM

My 3mm is fav most used Eyepiece.

I'll be picking up a 3mm Delite here shortly to see if performance is up to all the hype. I've been disappointed before so we shall soon see.



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Posted 25 May 2019 - 06:57 AM

A comparison between Delos and DeLite would be interesting, as the DeLites are based on the Delos (which are based on the Ethos). Tele Vue (probably smartly) avoided duplicating any focal lengths between the two lines, though. I have used 3 of the Delos (6, 8, 12) but haven’t tried a DeLite yet.

 

The Delos obviously has a wider AFOV, but both are widely regarded as Tele Vue’s best in terms of optical quality.


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Posted 25 May 2019 - 07:42 AM

I still say TV should add a 6mm DeLite... then we could obsess over the 6mm DeLite, Delos and Ethos side by side... cool.gif but that is probably why they won't.


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Posted 25 May 2019 - 10:03 AM

I think the DeLite's are TV's best line, followed by the Ethos.  I use my 18.2mm DeLite with the 1.6x Nikon and the 3x TV barlow which is roughly equivalent to having 18.2mm, 11mm, and 6mm DeLite's.  That covers a significant chunk of my observing.   I'm considering adding the 15mm DeLite which with the barlows would be like adding the 9mm and 5mm DeLite's.    Then I could add the 4mm DeLite for those rare occasions when seeing allows around here.

I don't know about their ranking in the TV hierarchy, but my DeLites are much lighter than my old Radians.  I prefer a wider FOV for my lower magnifications, but have switched to the DeLites at the upper end with no regrets.  They are clear, super sharp and they have become my main workhorses for splitting double stars.

 

And I agree they Barlow very well.  I now use the 7 DeLite with a Zeiss 2x Barlow to get 3.5mm, and that has made my 3.5 XW and Delos somewhat redundant.  Even with the Barlow, the combination still feels smaller and lighter than the other two.  I haven't tried the Zeiss with the 5mm DeLite yet, but if the sky conditions are right..... cool.gif

 

Cheers,

 

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 01:17 PM

I don't know about their ranking in the TV hierarchy, but my DeLites are much lighter than my old Radians.  I prefer a wider FOV for my lower magnifications, but have switched to the DeLites at the upper end with no regrets.  They are clear, super sharp and they have become my main workhorses for splitting double stars.

 

And I agree they Barlow very well.  I now use the 7 DeLite with a Zeiss 2x Barlow to get 3.5mm, and that has made my 3.5 XW and Delos somewhat redundant.  Even with the Barlow, the combination still feels smaller and lighter than the other two.  I haven't tried the Zeiss with the 5mm DeLite yet, but if the sky conditions are right..... cool.gif

 

Cheers,

 

Ron

Those Zeiss Abbe 2x Barlows are great! Best 1.25" with Nikon's 1.6x.


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Posted 26 May 2019 - 07:04 PM

I’ve had the 9mm and 18.2mm DelLites for over a year. They have become 2 of my most used eyepieces. The 9mm, awesome for planets and Lunar. The 18.2 on my Mak 127mm gives breathtaking Lunar views, and globular cluster images In my 8 SCT that sparkle. I can’t wait until I get enough money to get other DeLites. 

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