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#1 Frisky

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 02:47 AM

I have 14 eyepieces in my collection, but these 8 are the ones I use the most. The Celestron zoom is excellent on double stars, as far as color goes, and is great for when I don’t feel like taking out a load of eyepieces. The 6.5 and 25mm Meade HD-60s will become classics, now that they’re discontinued. I especially like the 25mm as a finder eyepiece. The Ultima SV is my favorite barlow. I just picked up a near mint RKE 28mm and really like it! Mine is threaded for filters too. The Baader Classic Ortho is my latest addition. It gives me a tiny bit more detail on the planets than the Russell 19mm Konig next to it. However, barlowed, the Russell is great for outreach! People enjoy the eye-relief and 70 degree field, and it’s sharp right to the edges in my refractor. The poor Meade 15mm Super Plossl is underrated. There’s nothing wrong with them. It has a sharp field stop and gives nice views. One of my sharpest views of Saturn was with this eyepiece and a Meade 2X barlow. It looked like a little photo from a book! My final eyepiece purchase will be a Televue plossl I’ll buy for Christmas. Maybe someone can suggest one for my scope. 120mm, f8.3. Oh, for those who like to cry about CA, it’s barely visible in my scope and a magic trick cleans it up to where it has at least an ED scope view. I just stack a light yellow #8 and light blue 82A filter with any of these eyepieces and you have a beautiful view on bright planets and the moon!

 

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#2 Jond105

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 04:08 AM

Looking at the collection and your Barlow, I’m not even sure you need a Televue plossl. Unless your looking at replacing one of your eyepieces you have. I’ve owned two of the 120 f/8.3 achros and really liked the Meade in them. Maybe a 10mm and Barlow that for best nights to go past the Meade 6.5?
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Posted 18 July 2019 - 04:38 AM

I have 14 eyepieces in my collection,
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My final eyepiece purchase will be a Televue plossl I’ll buy for Christmas.
Maybe someone can suggest one for my scope.
Joe

By the looks of it, "final" might as well mean "latest", mightn't it?

Interesting advice on both the zoom EP for doubles and the filter combo for planets.

The latter is not only for tackling CA but also for increased contrast, right?

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 05:19 AM

Never thought of trying a filter on my 28 RKE!

 

If you want to try a Tele Vue, try a Delite.


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#5 Frisky

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:00 AM

I do have three 9mm eyepieces I can barlow to 4.5mm, but great nights are almost non-existent, and I observe every clear night. I will consider a 10mm though. 

 

I admit I'm not a filter guy, but the double color filters do increase contrast and cut glare, especially on Jupiter. 

 

I'm considering an 11mm Delite. However, I'm looking most seriously at a 20mm Televue plossl. I want to have a Televue eyepiece just so I can say I have one, lol! 

 

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:12 AM

I do have three 9mm eyepieces I can barlow to 4.5mm, but great nights are almost non-existent, and I observe every clear night. I will consider a 10mm though. 

 

I admit I'm not a filter guy, but the double color filters do increase contrast and cut glare, especially on Jupiter. 

 

I'm considering an 11mm Delite. However, I'm looking most seriously at a 20mm Televue plossl. I want to have a Televue eyepiece just so I can say I have one, lol! 

 

Joe

I don’t know if you’ve thought about this, but I remember when I had my 2nd 120 f/8.3 I put a 2” 30mm 82 degree in there and was blown away at Pleiades. I know there are a couple of cheaper 30mm 80 degrees out there now you may want to look at. If you have a 2” diagonal. 



#7 Frisky

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 12:08 PM

Jond105- Thanks for the tip! I have a 32mm, 60 degree Russell that just frames the Pleiades and Coathanger. An 82 degree, 30mm would be perfect!

 

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:10 PM

18.2mm Delite recommended. Good eyepiece because it is.


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:37 PM

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