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#1 nicoledoula

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 09:22 PM

$1245, which EP's would you buy to make a set?  I'd buy a 24mm Panoptic, an 18.2mm Delite, a 13mm T6,  a TV 3X barlow and have money left over for dinner and a movie.. 



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Posted 08 November 2019 - 09:40 PM

My current fleet of 17.3, 12 and 8mm Delos.  I  prefer the 72º field to the 82º and very much prefer it to the 100º plus lines.  Throw in a 41 Panoptic, too....but puts me over budget.....

 

Then there is the very nice eye relief with the adjustable 'barrel'? whatchamacallit......

 

Many others prefer wider Naglers , Ethoi etc. or the more legendary ZAO's or Brandons or what-have-you.  But for me the Delos are the bees knees. 

 

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 09:55 PM

Just for $44 more I got the current TV Naglers 31, 22, 17 and 13mm. In the classifieds, of course. For the moment I keep them. I have no possibility to compare to others (except generic Plössl), so they are fantastic.
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Posted 08 November 2019 - 09:58 PM

1100mm f/7.3 scope & I'd be wanting exit pupils of 5, 2.5, 1.25, 0.6mm. So that means eyepiece of ~36, 18, 9, 4.5 mm.

 

So let's see 5XW ($300), 10 Delos ($350), 17.5 Morpheus ($240) and 35 Panoptic ($390). Total  $1280.

 

I'd have a pretty usable magnification range from 31x to 220x, plenty of eye relief and about 70deg afov on every eyepiece.

 

$35 over... So maybe I'd use my CN discount. laugh.gif


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 10:08 PM

Exactly how did you come up with that number? Last paycheck or alimony payment?

 

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 10:16 PM

31T5, 20 & 13mm (or 9mm) APM HDC, 5T6, 3.5T6

 

How much does that leave? Buy 'em used, maybe sub the very good ES82 30 for the 31T5. I was not too good at budgets but I did get results.


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 10:17 PM

Exactly how did you come up with that number? Last paycheck or alimony payment?

 

FC

New TV ep that's all the rage sells for $1245.


Edited by havasman, 08 November 2019 - 10:17 PM.

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#8 Miranda2525

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 06:14 AM

Exactly how did you come up with that number? Last paycheck or alimony payment?

 

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https://www.cloudyni...cing/?p=9748615

 

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 09:38 AM

I got a gently USED Nagler 31mm, Ethos 13mm & Ethos 10mm for about that amount.


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Posted 09 November 2019 - 01:21 PM

I got a gently USED Nagler 31mm, Ethos 13mm & Ethos 10mm for about that amount.

Whatever one chooses, used is the way to go IMO as you can sometimes get 3 (used) for the price of 2 (new).


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Posted 09 November 2019 - 01:57 PM

I’d buy an Apollo 11 from Televue and sell it for more? Then buy more eyepieces with higher budget?


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 08:32 AM

An Explore Scientific Triplet APO, 2" Diagonal, and three Explore Scientific Eyepieces lol.gif


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#13 Neptune

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 09:11 AM

Whatever one chooses, used is the way to go IMO as you can sometimes get 3 (used) for the price of 2 (new).

I want to thank all those who buy new, which gives us a chance to buy used when they sell!


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 09:17 AM

You could almost get an entire set of ES 82's new at maximum discount.


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 04:09 PM

That's just about what I paid for my current line-up.  All eyepieces were purchased used:

Pentax XL 5.5 mm

Pentax XW 7 mm

Pentax XW 10 mm

Vixen LVW 13 mm

Vixen LVW 22 mm

Pentax XL 40 mm

 

I'm willing to give up some FoV for comfort in viewing.


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