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#1 stevew

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 08:23 PM

Picked up my first 100* eyepiece.

I think it's the same as the APM 100*.

The performance in my F-7 refractor is great, showing stars sharp to the edge.

It's strange having to move your head to see the entire filed of view.

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 08:56 PM

Wow, I didn't think they (Antares) were still selling anything these days.


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 01:13 AM

Sky Instruments is alive and well. Although these days it's a one man operation.

Here are a few of the Spears Waler series 4 that my buddy picked up.

I'm told that they are 86* field. I viewed through them 2 weeks ago and they are excellent eyepieces.

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 06:44 AM

I have Antares 30mm & 40mm Erfles and a 1.6x 2" Barlow. The Barlow is a very useful magnification and not too heavy. My 40mm Erfle is a comfortable eyepiece to use with my refractors.  


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 04:20 PM

I love my Antares 2 inch 1.6 barlow. One of my buddies has an Antares short tube achromat and he leaves the 1.6 barlow in the diagonal permanently.


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 04:24 PM

I have been asked several times where the new Antares eyepieces are available from, and while they don't have them on their web site yet, I have seen them in stock at Markarian Fine Optics in Vancouver. https://markarianfineoptics.ca/ Shoot them an e-mail, or give them a call.


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Posted 11 November 2019 - 01:10 AM

Scopestuff.com carries Antares, not sure it's the newest they have.


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Posted 11 November 2019 - 01:38 AM

Welp.... this proves my eyepiece is defective for sure then. Congrats on your new eyepiece. I have the APM version, and at f/7.5, stars were not sharp. Figured after talking to some it was FC, but if your at f/7, something turned out wrong with mine. Up to the point where the stars aren’t sharp though, I agree the eyepiece is sweet and light weight.

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 06:12 PM

I have several F-7 refractors, and some have more field curvature than others. 

When I get a clear sky I will try it in other scopes to confirm the performance.


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Posted 11 November 2019 - 06:15 PM

I have several F-7 refractors, and some have more field curvature than others. 

When I get a clear sky I will try it in other scopes to confirm the performance.

Thank you Stevew. Let me know how it performs for you. I’m sure it will be just fine though. 




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