I feel the same way. I ordered my first Televue back on the 30th, and it just showed up today. Guess what happened since then....
You bet, I'm stoked too. Until now I've been using mostly older used Japan made Meade 4k Plössls, and a few 68 degree gold lines.... and they work alright.
Realistically though, when I'm out observing I might use 3 to 5 eyepieces, and maybe a barlow.... (yep, I dig a fine barlow) depending on the scope... so I've been thinking about slimming my EP kit down - and starting a smaller kit with brand new oculars just seems right. I still use some old .965's that I like.... so that's another case.
I picked the 19mm Pan mainly for low mag in my f/3.6 Comet Catcher. The 19 should also be around 100X in the C8 SCT. A good mid range I think. Can't wait for some clear skies to do some observing with the scopes again.
Mine came in yesterday. I'm targeting tomorrow night for first light on it, although that will be mostly just to try it out and configure the spacing on my coma corrector before the moon washes everything out. I should have everything ready to go just in time for the turning of the lunar cycle though.
I did some slimming down too as I went from a larger collection of eight pretty good eyepieces to five really nice ones. The addition of the Panoptic gives me that seeker / sweeper / starhopper I've been missing since paring down though. Six for the 16" is where I'll stop, although I'll have a couple more that are for my other scopes.
Enjoy your 19 Panoptic, but I have to warn you that upgrading is addictive. Once you've gotten used to say, good Belgian ales, it's hard to go back to the bottom-of-the-store-fridge lagers.
Edited by vdog, 05 June 2020 - 09:25 AM.