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Back into hobby after 7-8 year sabbatical, and looking for EP advice

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#1 Peter Glus

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 10:31 PM

I have more or less put my kids into college, and am ready to get back into the hobby.  Last I was engaged, Nagler just came out with Ethos.  Are there any advancements or new brands?  My setup is pretty specific...16" LX200 with a Large Siebert 2" Bino.  I currently use his starsplitters (mid teens up to low 20s).  I was thinking about looking for a pair of 22 nag type 4s.   



#2 macdonjh

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 09:17 AM

From Tele Vue, I think the Delos and De Lite are a couple years newer than the Ethos.  I always forget how long the Ethos have been available.

 

From Explore Scientific, the 92o eye pieces are getting lots of press here on Cloudy Nights.  Those are currently only available in 17mm and 12mm focal lengths, though.  Even the 17mm might provide more magnification than you typically use.

 

If you hadn't seen yet, Ricoh- Pentax have made the XW30 and XW40 available again.  But those are longer than you stated you're considering.



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Posted 09 December 2019 - 12:43 PM

Baader Morpheus are new enough. Comfy, immersive views with great performance.

 

+1 recommendation for the ES92s.



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Posted 09 December 2019 - 02:15 PM

New since 2007 (the date the 13mm Ethos was introduced):

Baader--Morpheus eyepieces in 76°, focal lengths from 4.5mm to 17.5mm

Explore Scientific:  92° long eye relief in 17mm and 12mm, 120° in 9mm, 62° series from 5.5mm to 40mm

     52° series from 3mm to 40mm

TeleVue: Delite 62° from 3mm to 18.2mm.  Delos 72° from 3.5mm to 17.3mm, Ethos line now has 8 focal lengths from 3.7mm to 21mm.

  and one 11mm 85° Apollo 11 Commemorative limited edition.

Vixen: SSW Series 83° from 3.5mm to 14mm, SLV 50° series long eye relief from 2.5mm to 25mm

Ricoh/Pentax: 30mm and 40mm Pentax XW 70° being reintroduced this month.

APM Ultra flat field 60-70° from 10mm to 30mm, 12.5mm 84°, XWA HDC 100° from 3.5mm to 20mm

and literally hundreds of others that I'm sure will be mentioned by other posters.

To get an idea of what's available, see: https://www.cloudyni...e-buyers-guide/

and download the spreadsheet.



#5 Peter Besenbruch

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 03:01 PM

I have more or less put my kids into college, and am ready to get back into the hobby.  Last I was engaged, Nagler just came out with Ethos.  Are there any advancements or new brands?  My setup is pretty specific...16" LX200 with a Large Siebert 2" Bino.  I currently use his starsplitters (mid teens up to low 20s).  I was thinking about looking for a pair of 22 nag type 4s.   

You seem to have some nice equipment. The 22mm Nagler is well regarded, and so are your Starsplitters.



#6 Peter Glus

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 11:50 PM

Thanks folks...this is really helpful.  Will check out the 17mm 92s maybe.  Also maybe the Baaders.  


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