I have an 8" f/6 Teeter STS which I manually track. For a while, I've been weighing the idea of selling my 9mm Nagler T6 for one of the following eyepieces:
8mm Delos (152x)
10mm Delos (122x)
10mm Pentax XW (122x)
For my scope, the 9 Nagler has represented a go-between. I love my 13 Ethos and 6 Delos. The former could stay in my scope for an entire night but does come up a little short as far as planetary power (94x) while the Delos (203x) may have too much for typical Northeast seeing. So, a mid-power planetary eyepiece is necessary.
Do you guys find the Delos line optically superior to the Nagler line?
Opting for the Delos would not come with its heart pangs -- in order to finance it, I would need to sell more than just the Nagler. I would have to sell my 19 Panoptic as well. It was my first premium eyepiece I got back in 2004. For years, I loved the lens but the 13 Ethos came along and obviated the need for it: I can get the same FOV with darker backgrounds. So, the 19 Pan has remained as something of a sentimental item in my case.
Would you guys sell both the 9 Nagler and the (seldom used) 19 Pan to finance one of the aforementioned eyepieces? If so, which of the three?
Edited by Mr. Marbles, 25 September 2020 - 02:19 PM.