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#126 John Huntley

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Posted 07 June 2020 - 08:57 PM

I currently have:

 

31mm T5 Nagler

21mm Ethos

13mm Ethos

8mm Ethos

6mm Ethos

 

24mm Panoptic

17.3mm Delos

14mm Delos

2-4mm Nagler zoom

 

So 9 in total. I've owned many more in the past .......



#127 Monoeil

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Posted 08 June 2020 - 06:46 AM

Zero. And why? How about, how many Olympus eyepieces do you have?

 

1 (Plossl 32mm) but also 1 Olympus (WH10X/22).


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#128 MrJones

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Posted 08 June 2020 - 09:00 AM

Embarrassing but no Olympii. Bought and sold many TV but have just a 7T1 smoothie now. Guests were crying at how beautiful M13 was with it in my 12" Dob last night. Disliked many of them, neutral on some but miss the 16T5 and will probably end up with an Ethos or 2.



#129 Spartinix

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Posted 09 June 2020 - 06:17 AM

Only three right now: 2x Panoptic 19mm in the binoviewer, and a Nagler 4.8mm. Most probable next purchase: two Delite 13mm's.



#130 psyhiker

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Posted 09 June 2020 - 05:39 PM

First one: 24 mm wide field bought in the late 80's, my first serious eyepiece.  Still the most used of my televues and one used every observing session.

40 mm plossl, hardly ever used any more but always super sharp

14 mm Delos.  I have been disappointed with this one, maybe too much power for my C11 under so cal skies.

 

A 32 mm widefield is on the way, bought for nostalgia and because my 24 mm has been a solid perfomer


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#131 eros312

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Posted 09 June 2020 - 06:41 PM

Added 1 more, a 35mm Panoptic. 


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Posted 09 June 2020 - 06:50 PM

Late to the party here:

 

Nagler: 9, 13,16

Pan: 19 (x2), 24 (x2) (I use these in everything for mono or bino viewing)

3-6 Zoom (my favorite planetary EP)

Plossl: 55

Powermates: 2x, 2.5X, 4x, 5x (pretty much exclusively for planetary imaging)

Barlows: 1.85x, 2x, 3x

 

So nine EPs, 4 Powermates, and three Barlows

 

Clear Skies,

Brian snoopy2.gif


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#133 Bob4BVM

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Posted 10 June 2020 - 01:27 AM

I have twice that many.

 

I have twice that many.

 

 

I have twice that many.

 

 

I have twice that many.

 

OK Gary, I'll see that and raise you double, I have 4 times that many :)

 

Too rich for my taste because I usually observe with both eyes so the $$ pain/gain equation becomes unbearable, gotta draw the line somewhere !

I have a hard enough time convincing the wife that this is an inexpensive hobby, if I started down the TV road she'd figure it all out pretty quick !



#134 Starman1

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Posted 10 June 2020 - 09:32 AM

First one: 24 mm wide field bought in the late 80's, my first serious eyepiece.  Still the most used of my televues and one used every observing session.

40 mm plossl, hardly ever used any more but always super sharp

14 mm Delos.  I have been disappointed with this one, maybe too much power for my C11 under so cal skies.

 

A 32 mm widefield is on the way, bought for nostalgia and because my 24 mm has been a solid perfomer

If a 14mm (~200x) is too much for a C11, then the seeing where you live might be to blame.

I'm in SoCal too, but I often use that magnification in my 4", but then, that could simply be my observing site.

The C11 has a significant problem with cooling, I've found.  It takes hours outside to even begin to cool down.

Do you see an improvement after, say, 3-4 hours outside?

If not, then for sure, seeing is to blame.

If your C11 is a conventional SCT and not the Edge, I recommend the Lymax SCT cooler.  It works.

It almost makes "grab'n'go" possible.

If it is cooling, and that issue is mitigated, a 9mm eyepiece should be nice and sharp in a C11.



#135 Supernova74

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 03:19 PM

16 singles + 9 pair = 34 total. They usually get scattered around, and then I go around with spackling buckets, collecting them and put them back in their respective stable stalls. These are ~working eyepieces~ intended for hard use, not display or show.    Tom

 

~click on~ >>>

Lol maybe a tad extreme 



#136 Shorty Barlow

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 04:32 PM

If you include Plossls, Barlows and Powermates I think I have over thirty. shocked.gif


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#137 Tropobob

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 07:56 PM

Lol maybe a tad extreme 

Nah, I brought my first TeleVue over 35 years ago, so if likewise, it is less than one a year. 


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Posted 12 June 2020 - 07:25 PM

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#139 izar187

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Posted 13 June 2020 - 09:23 AM

None.

But I can't recall having observed thru one that I didn't like.

Very easy to see why folks like theirs.


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Posted 29 June 2020 - 08:18 PM

How many Tele Vue EPs do I have:  25     

 

 

+ 1 extra arrived today. wink.gif

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#141 gnowellsct

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 09:02 PM

Wait, let me count. OK. Zero.

:)  Right on bro!

 

Actually I have...

 

The 24 Pan, which is the widest you can fit into a 1.25" draw tube and which is better, IMO, than any 32 mm plossl out there (including TV's).  I keep that around for

 

(a) the occasional 1.25" application, some scopes are still out there

(b) solar observing, it is my only option between 20 and 30 mm in the XW line.  And sometimes in solar 20 mm is too much and 30 mm is a bit too little.

 

The other gap in the XW line, 17.5 mm, I filled with a Nikon.

 

A few years back I was at a star party and listened to a gentleman carefully explain that Televue was the only top tier option out there and the only place to go after entry level.  I kept quiet but he was standing not 6 feet from my box of Pentaxes, ZAO IIs....but one could do much worse than TV options, and the nice thing about TV is that it is a U.S. company and very active in promoting and participating in U.S. astronomy events.  

 

Of course many people have sets of ES oculars or Hyperions and other choices that are less costly than the TV Delos/Nagler/Ethos top tier and they get good views at discounted rates.   But TV is not the only option at the top price tier.

 

I should mention that I sold my Astro-physics Barcon and bought two Televue Power mates (2x and 4x) because that's what Daystar told me to do.  They are integral to the operation of the Daystar Quark combo, which is how you turn a regular night telescope into a solar observing telescope.    As far as h-ALPHA goes the Quark combo is a cost efficient way to get into solar, but when you add the UV/IR cut and the two Power Mates for the full set of viewing options, you're looking at $2k for the ensemble.  The 2x Power Mate allows full solar disk views.  The 4x Power Mate gives best views of disk detail and prominences (compared to the 2x) but no full disk is possible.  

 

So most of my current Televue options are driven by solar observing requirements.  I don't use this stuff for night viewing.

 

Greg N


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Posted 29 June 2020 - 11:04 PM

 Greg N, I have owned many different brands of EPs, but have retreated and consolidated around Tele Vue and other EPs, which are parfocal with them.  I did buy a 28mm Pentax in 1997, but was disappointed with the field curvature, as well as it not having a 65 degree field of view as adverted. In reality, it was less than 60. I sold the Pentax and after being disappointed once, I have not purchased another. If disappointed with Tele Vue, I will stop purchasing them also, however that has not happened yet, despite my many purchases. 



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 10:34 AM

Just starting out. Ordered my first DeLite yesterday. Looking forward to getting it 


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