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#1 Sky Muse

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 03:49 AM

I finally got one, at long last...

 

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The storage-bottle for the eyepiece was listed separately within the cart, and for free.  Yet, you could delete it if you didn't want it.  Agena Astro said as much, "FREE! Please Delete if Not Wanted". 

 

Of course I want it.  It's free.  Who in their right mind would turn down something for free?  Free is always the best price for something, even if you don't really need or want it.


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 04:16 AM

So, what eyepiece was in the box, and what are you going to see with it?   thinking1.gif 


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 04:53 AM

Wow, what a nice bullet case.  Who cares about the eyepiece.  Clearly the free case is what the OP cares about. 


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 04:59 AM

I've had this Vixen NPL(New Plossl?) 30mm for a spell...

 

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It's not bad, but nothing about which to jump up and down.  It's a bit of an oddball.

 

Okay, enough clues; what is it? grin.gif



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Posted 22 September 2019 - 05:19 AM

Okay, here are some more clues...

 

I really don't want to compare this new one to the one that came with a relation's C90, but I will be comparing it to the Vixen 30mm.

 

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a high-power hound.  Consequently, I've never had an eyepiece at this focal-length in my entire life; although I do have Unk Al's 40mm, aka "my least favourite ocular".



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Posted 22 September 2019 - 07:54 AM

Behold, the eyepiece that I've been wanting for quite some time: a GSO 32mm "Super Plossl"...

 

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Glamour shots...

 

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I can see at least one or two areas where I will probably re-blacken and flock...

 

GSO 32mm Plossl12.jpg

 

This one will be for my lowest power and widest view of the night sky, for all of my telescopes, but primarily for my 100mm f/4 Newtonian in my quest for the widest view of the galaxy in Andromeda that I will ever see.


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 08:34 AM

Very nice. I have one of those. They have good light transmission and give good views of fainter DSOs. You will have better wider field for sure. Try with an UHC or OIII filter on nebula.


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 08:44 AM

Not going to like this: I think I have given 2 of those away, certainly 1 but I think 2 at different times.

I clear out my plossl collection by donating to beginners/kids with their first scope.

When the outreach starts in a couple of weeks I have a few donations waiting.


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 09:13 AM

Wow, what a nice bullet case.  Who cares about the eyepiece.  Clearly the free case is what the OP cares about. 

Ed, this is exactly what I am trying to figure out. Not everything free is a steal. lol.gif



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Posted 22 September 2019 - 10:00 AM

My actively used 1.25" eyepieces are kept in an eyepiece belt pouch.  But my 2" are kept in the box they came in or in one of those cases.


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 03:43 PM

Not going to like this: I think I have given 2 of those away, certainly 1 but I think 2 at different times.

I clear out my plossl collection by donating to beginners/kids with their first scope.

When the outreach starts in a couple of weeks I have a few donations waiting.

I'm certain your donations are appreciated.

 

Like my shorter, faster telescopes, I don't take these low-power eyepieces as seriously either.  Go-to is not practical here at home, therefore I need this one to assist in the hunt, especially now that I have a Maksutov, and for my 100mm f/4 Newtonian; the two extremes, the one the antithesis of the other.



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Posted 22 September 2019 - 03:46 PM

Ed, this is exactly what I am trying to figure out. Not everything free is a steal. lol.gif

Quite right, as these cases are really only for long-term storage, if that.


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Posted 23 September 2019 - 10:43 PM

Lucky you - your eyepiece was packed with bubble wrap. I just got a new eyepiece today from Agena - it was packed with a week's worth of cloud wrap. Cloudy for the week to come with 1"-3" snow for the weekend. Thanks Agena!

 

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Posted 23 September 2019 - 11:12 PM

When I first saw the post I thought everything looks extremely familiar. I got the exact same order about a year ago. I thought the box smelled nice when I got it.
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