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I did it again.... another Delite. I'm DONE AGAIN!

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#76 Starman1

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 11:55 AM

For example:

 

Arcturus Ebony
Astromania SWA
Omegon Redline
Skywatcher SWA
Telescope Service Expanse ED


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 03:45 PM

And I thought I had completed my bino set with Morphei and Delites. But I just aquired two used 9mm Delites. Those will by compared to my 9mm Morphei in the bino. Although I am fully convinced of Morpheus eyepieces, the 9mm are 330g and quite large. I also like the ergonomics a lot of my 7mm and 5mm Delite ;).

I hope to keep my 12.5 and 17.5mm Morphei. They are not much lighter, but shorter and eye placement is a little bit better than the 9mm. And they have more fov which is more important for lower magnification. So good reasons to keep them and not switch over to the 18mm and 13mm Delite blahblah.gif...


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 05:28 PM

....  Out of curiosity, what scope and focal length will your 5 to 15 mm Delites be used in? 

I have 8 scopes, but 50% of my observering is done with the two scopes pictured here:   Tak 100mm (FL 740mm) & Vixen 81mm (FL 625mm).  

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 06:25 PM

I have 8 scopes, but 50% of my observering is done with the two scopes pictured here:   Tak 100mm (FL 740mm) & Vixen 81mm (FL 625mm).  

Nice! At those relatively short focal lengths, it appears you need just one more, too. A 4 mm perhaps? lol.gif

 

.... nah, a 3 mm right? 

 

.... Oh, to heck with it.  Just get BOTH!  wink.gif


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 06:51 PM

Nice! At those relatively short focal lengths, it appears you need just one more, too. A 4 mm perhaps? lol.gif

 

.... nah, a 3 mm right? 

 

.... Oh, to heck with it.  Just get BOTH!

I have a 4mm Radian, but do not use it very often.  Its a bit heavy, that's why I like the Delites.  Optically, there is not much difference between the two, though I found the Radians to show more detail when I view the Moon.  

 

I have an ED115mm Vixen (FL 890mm) and I use that when I want more magnification.  That said, my seeing condition are unfavourable (only 4kms from the ocean, and a mountain behind me) so I never go over 200x.  (OK, a few times, just for the thrill, LOL.  But it was never a good image.)


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 06:57 PM

It's easy to quit buying eyepieces.  I've done it many times.

 

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Posted 02 July 2020 - 10:02 AM

I have 8 scopes, but 50% of my observering is done with the two scopes pictured here:   Tak 100mm (FL 740mm) & Vixen 81mm (FL 625mm).  

Excellent couple of scopes, what tripod, pier & mount is your Tak on please? 



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Posted 02 July 2020 - 05:56 PM

Excellent couple of scopes, what tripod, pier & mount is your Tak on please? 

 

I purchased it some years ago and this seems to be the latest offering of the same mount:

   https://www.bintel.c...?v=322b26af01d5

 

 

 

However, I always thought that it was a rebranded GSO mount, like below. 

http://www.andrewsco...ical-telescopes

 

 

From the Andrew's Website:

GSO SkyView ATZ heavy duty alt-azimuth aluminium mount has Vixen style dovetail adaptor (FF561), adjustable height aluminium tripod legs and one fine-control/slow motion line. 

GSO SkyView FF341 8.5" (21.6cm) long extension tube, for use with ATZ mount. Sold out of FF341. 


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