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My First 2" Eyepiece! WOW!

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#1 CHEWCH97

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Posted 13 August 2020 - 05:16 PM

I have a Skywatcher 8" Synscan Dobsonia which accepts 2" eyepieces.  I've only had 1 1/2 eyepieces but finally purchased a reasonably low cost 2" Celestron Luminos  19mm and I'm blown away with how immersed I feel when scanning the heavens or looking at the Moon!!! 

 I feel as though I'm wearing a VR headset.....the field of view, crisp detail and details are unbelievable.  I'm looking forward to my next 2" Eyepiece!!!


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Posted 14 August 2020 - 06:07 AM

Welcome to the big glass club! Addictive and expensive but worth the jump waytogo.gif


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Posted 14 August 2020 - 09:50 AM

Thank you!!

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 08:08 AM

Save your money. If you have to stop drinking soda pop and go to water, save. Then, when your envelope is bulging, Visit Don at eyepiecesetc.com and chat with him about the ES 17mm 92 or the ES 12mm 92. I have both and the first time I put one in the scope and stuck my eyeball close to it, my jaw hit the ground. They are nothing short of amazing. Were I compelled to sell off my eyepieces, these would be the last to go.

Like you, I have an 8" Dob. It will soon be replaced by something larger, but it is no slouch. I only wish I had owned glass this good when I had a 16".

 

Have fun.   Bill.


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Posted 15 August 2020 - 08:16 AM

There are so many great reasons to quit soda and go water, but Bill, you gave the best one! lol.gif 
 

2 inch eyepieces are too $$ for me, but using binoviewers gives me the immersive feel. 
 

Congrats OP!



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Posted 15 August 2020 - 09:05 AM

Save your money. If you have to stop drinking soda pop and go to water, save. Then, when your envelope is bulging, Visit Don at eyepiecesetc.com and chat with him about the ES 17mm 92 or the ES 12mm 92. I have both and the first time I put one in the scope and stuck my eyeball close to it, my jaw hit the ground. They are nothing short of amazing. Were I compelled to sell off my eyepieces, these would be the last to go.

Like you, I have an 8" Dob. It will soon be replaced by something larger, but it is no slouch. I only wish I had owned glass this good when I had a 16".

 

Have fun.   Bill.

ES92s are the way to go! So far sadly only 2 made, but they are good for glasses wearing, really immersive, and the view feels 100° .


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Posted 16 August 2020 - 05:34 AM

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2 inch eyepieces are too $$ for me, but using binoviewers gives me the immersive feel.

Congrats OP!


Most immersive, yes; a binoviewer.. even with 68° afov.
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Posted 17 August 2020 - 10:07 PM

Best 2" eyepieces are ones that offer wider TFOV:

40-42mm 68-70 AFOV absolute widest TFOV!

30mm 82 AFOV

20-24mm 100 AFOV


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