Hi all -
Last summer I bought a 31mm Nagler for use in my NP101 which is simply sublime in the summer sky. I also have an EdgeHD C8 and bought a Baader 2" diagonal that attaches directly to the back of the scope and two nights ago I popped my 31mm Nagler in the scope for the first time and pointed it at M42 and was blown away with the amount of detail as well as the nice apparent FOV. I must have spent an 45 minutes just on M42 and this from a pretty light polluted back yard.
After that I popped in my Delos 17.3 and my Delos 14 to compare and while the views were sharp and pleasing the weight difference caused me to have to fiddle for a while with the balance of the mount. I started wondering if maybe I'd be better of selling them and getting either a 13 or 17mm Ethos in place? I have a 24mm Pan that I love but again the balance between these is significant (maybe the TV Brass EP holder would help?).
I also think the Ethos would be great in my NP101 too but if go that route I am not sure which one is better. Light pollution/seeing in the northeast is troublesome at best although I summer up in Maine and my skies are very dark (but seeing can still be troublesome as it's on the coast). I also have an 8mm Delos that I use for planets/moon in the NP101 but it's usually a bit much in the C8.
So wondering now if a 17 vs 13 ethos for my scopes is worth the change or should I just stick with the Delos? I do find that the for my viewing habits the 17.3 Delos and 14mm Delos are two close to be useful regularly so I had been planning on selling one of them (probably the 17.3). I think the 13mm Ethos would be fantastic in the NP101 but I wonder if it would be too much power for regular use in the C8. Also it's a big jump from 31mm to 13mm and my lowly 24Pan weight issue comes into play..