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#1 droid

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 01:40 PM

Looking for a couple of rubber eye cups for a pair of Sirius plossls…..1.25.... eye pieces. Any advice on where to find them? 


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#2 JohnBear

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 01:53 PM

A post somewhere on CN suggested that cutting sections out of an old bicycle tube make great foldable eye cups.  You can also buy some from China on eBay, but it takes forever to get them and some I ordered did not fit that well - and cost more that I thought they are worth (about as much as a cheap bicycle tube). 

 

Now I just have to find that old bicycle tube somewhere in my garage.


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Posted 28 January 2020 - 02:32 PM

These are remarkably difficult to find and sometimes show up here in the For Sale section. Also usually disappear rapidly from that same section.

 

ScopeStuff used to sell them, but not sure if they do so anymore. 

 

You can find them at optical shops like Edmunds, but lots of $$$

 

Best bet is to watch for used sales individually, sometimes in LOT sales, etc, etc. 

 

The inner tube works OK, but can form some pretty weird shapes at the eye side....not perfectly round for example. But very easy to try. 

 

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 02:36 PM

Maybe something like these would work? https://agenaastro.c...id-29mm-gs.html.

 

I've ordered them before for other 1.25 eye pieces. They've worked great.


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Posted 28 January 2020 - 02:36 PM

I haven't looked but I'd try Agena 1st.



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Posted 29 January 2020 - 08:04 AM

If bat wing types will work for you, Baader Planetarium has several sizes and I've also bought them from Orion.



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Posted 29 January 2020 - 08:23 AM

You might try Scopehead on e-bay for Meade.



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Posted 02 February 2020 - 11:35 AM

If you are talking about eye guards/eye shields, they are commonly available form eBay and Amazon and as someone perviously posted, Baader makes a bunch of them.

 

https://www.ebay.com... guard&_sacat=0

 

https://www.amazon.c...8CKT8HZB3MKPQ85

 

If you are talking about replacing the standard type, Agena carries some but they come in a lot of sizes so you would need to know the diameter. Just go to Agena and search on Eyepiece Eye Guard. The eBay link also has some...

 

https://agenaastro.c...id-29mm-gs.html


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Posted 02 February 2020 - 11:35 PM

Tried several different for my Sterling Plossls and found these fit best so can recommend them if you like this type. Available from Adorama or BH, e.g.

 

Field Optics Research Binocular EyeShield, Compact Size.

 

 

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 10:58 AM

Tried several different for my Sterling Plossls and found these fit best so can recommend them if you like this type. Available from Adorama or BH, e.g.

 

Field Optics Research Binocular EyeShield, Compact Size.

I use these on some of my older binoculars.  They are very well made.  I also recommend them. 

 

Mark



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Posted 06 February 2020 - 01:16 PM

agena astro


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