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#1 scotsman328i

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 04:53 AM

Last night was a fantastic night for observing here from my backyard in South Carolina. Spent about four hours out under pristine skies with a ground temperature of around 65*F. Transparency excellent and after an hour or so studying the usual September 2019 Sky showcases of Jupiter and Saturn, I threw in my 26 T5 and did a little Messier work with my 8” Orion XT8 Plus. Upon viewing The Great Hercules cluster, I called my wife out of the house to check it out, her first time seeing it. Totally blew her mind. I told her that we will bump up the power to my 20 T5, which produced even more gasps at the eyepiece, and then bumped up to my 16 T5 which truly took her breath away. I told her we weren’t done yet! LOL, so I threw in my 13 Ethos. She promptly approached the eyepiece and squinted deep into it. I could see her sway a little and make to reach out as though feeling for something to hold onto! LOL!

  Her best response?...”why do I feel like I’m being sucked into space? This one (eyepiece) is making me dizzy!” lol.gif

 

Thank You again, Al Nagler...waytogo.gif


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Posted 20 September 2019 - 06:06 AM

That was pretty much my impression when I popped the original Ethos 13 in my 18" for it's "first light" (the eyepiece). That was at BFSP and it was on M13 as well. It seemed like 3D immersion compared to the (old style) Nagler 13. I sold the N13 and never looked back. laugh.gif


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Posted 20 September 2019 - 10:42 AM

I always said that the Ethos were like sticking your head into outer space.. It really feels like you're getting pulled into the field of view.

On the contrary, the Explore Sci 92's are like floating in outer space. The field of view sits right on top of the eye lens giving the feeling that it's floating there.


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Posted 20 September 2019 - 12:25 PM

And congratulations to your wife for actually seeing the presentation in the different setups. 


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Posted 20 September 2019 - 02:05 PM

And congratulations to your wife for actually seeing the presentation in the different setups. 

Havasman, it just wouldn’t be fair of me to show just one view of the cluster when she was so excited about it at low power. 


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Posted 20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM

Great post ;)

I was sucked in to Ethos views from Naglers too :D
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Posted 20 September 2019 - 04:03 PM

Great post wink.gif

I was sucked in to Ethos views from Naglers too laugh.gif

I was actually awesome that my wife was able to see the difference between a Nagler and Ethos and a regular Plossl. Now I can easily justify why I spend so much on these spectacular eyepieces without the grief anymore! lol.gif


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Posted 20 September 2019 - 11:41 PM

Now tell her more globs will look like that in a 16" :p.
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Posted 21 September 2019 - 10:24 AM

Now tell her more globs will look like that in a 16" tongue2.gif.

Oh no, I’m done with those big Dobs now. Disabilities make me need something way smaller than that. I settled on an 8”.



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Posted 21 September 2019 - 12:26 PM

I understand.. I haven't even started using mine frequently and I can already see myself having a smaller, yet binoscope in the future. But for the next five years at least I hope to enjoy the big one and some more Ethe. I had he 13 last year, just to test the 100* waters, but I wil buy it again when my build is optimized.. M13 was magnificent at 216x.
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Posted 21 September 2019 - 03:12 PM

I understand.. I haven't even started using mine frequently and I can already see myself having a smaller, yet binoscope in the future. But for the next five years at least I hope to enjoy the big one and some more Ethe. I had he 13 last year, just to test the 100* waters, but I wil buy it again when my build is optimized.. M13 was magnificent at 216x.

Oh I know! I used to have a NightSkyScopes 14.5” John Hall mirror. Orion Nebula one freezing night in Tacoma at the time gave me pink hues in the blue green nebulae. Absolutely amazing. Trust me, I miss greater aperture, I just can’t handle the weight and bending anymore.


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Posted 24 September 2019 - 03:04 PM

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 03:48 PM

My wife told me to go ahead and get the 15mm Delite EP,  but she wants to look through it too.


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Posted 24 September 2019 - 04:13 PM

My wife told me to go ahead and get the 15mm Delite EP,  but she wants to look through it too.

I don’t have any DeLite EPS, but I’ve heard they’re wonderful. 



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Posted 24 September 2019 - 04:33 PM

I don’t have any DeLite EPS, but I’ve heard they’re wonderful. 

Astronomics website said they were backordered, but I messaged Pete and he said they just got two in, so I ordered one immediately.


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Posted 24 September 2019 - 04:35 PM

Astronomics website said they were backordered, but I messaged Pete and he said they just got two in, so I ordered one immediately.

Smart move and good for you! They’ll obviously be gone fast.



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Posted 25 September 2019 - 06:49 PM

They sent it Fedex. frown.gif   It went from OKC right past me to Memphis, then right past me again.  It's in Tulsa now.confused1.gif



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Posted 25 September 2019 - 06:50 PM

Aww man...well, it’ll be late, but at least you got one of them.

 

They sent it Fedex. frown.gif   It went from OKC right past me to Memphis, then right past me again.  It's in Tulsa now.confused1.gif



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Posted 25 September 2019 - 07:18 PM

Aww man...well, it’ll be late, but at least you got one of them.

I don't know yet if it will be late.  Tulsa's only a 2.1 hour drive.


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 10:11 AM

I don’t have any DeLite EPS, but I’ve heard they’re wonderful. 

They are literally a "Lite" version of the Delos. Same optical properties, color tone, long eye relief, sharpness, and contrast, but they are in a smaller package with a slightly smaller field of view.


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 11:16 AM

They are literally a "Lite" version of the Delos. Same optical properties, color tone, long eye relief, sharpness, and contrast, but they are in a smaller package with a slightly smaller field of view.

Great info! Thanks! I noticed they’re a little cheaper than the Delos too. 


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 12:40 PM

Great info! Thanks! I noticed they’re a little cheaper than the Delos too. 

Received the 15mm Delite.  Cloudy tonight.cool.gif


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Posted 08 October 2019 - 11:00 AM

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 01:14 AM

I don’t have any DeLite EPS, but I’ve heard they’re wonderful. 

I sold my 13mm Ethos; kept my 15mm Delite. 

 

Just a matter of more convenient ergonomics. 


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Posted 10 October 2019 - 11:30 AM

we Love our Ethos and will never look back!  Like looking around in space! Not just one image, but many within it!


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