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#1 Stanislaus

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 05:37 AM

I was just wondering if I needed another eyepiece or two. Two telescopes: Meade 12 inch SCT with 3000 mm f/l and 4 inch Tak FC100 DF with 740mm f/l.

 

Eyepieces already owned are: Delite 5 and 7mm. Radian 14mm. Panoptic 24mm. Panoptic 35mm.

So for the Tak I have widefield low power at X21 (Pan 35). Then I have X105 (Delite 7) and X148 with (Delite 5).

 

For the Meade I have X85 (Pan 35). Also X 125 (Pan 24). Then X214 with the Radian 14.

Obviously, I cannot use either of the Delite eyepieces for the Meade but was wondering if something giving a power of X270 might be useful. Perhaps a Delite 11 or Delos 12 for X250?

 

I don't want an eyepiece with such a high power that it can only be used on nights of perfect seeing. For the Tak I probably need something near X200 or a bit more. If I go for two eyepieces it would be nice to try something new like Delos and Nagler. Although I did used to own a Nagler and thought very highly of it. Only interested in Televue but not Ethos.


Edited by Stanislaus, 29 November 2020 - 05:42 AM.


#2 clearwaterdave

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 07:21 AM

Hello.,I haven't heard too many complaints about the 13mm Nagler.,good luck.,



#3 ewave

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 08:10 AM

I would recommend the 4mm Delite for your Tak and either an 18.2 Delite (or 17.5 Baader Morpheous) for the big cat.

Now the 4mm will get you a good 185x on the smaler tak, but if you really want to splurge, the 3.7 Ethos will get you to 200x but at a premium.

 

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#4 SeattleScott

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 11:31 AM

I would go 10mm to split the gap. You clearly have a preference for TV eyepieces so it makes it easy. Also you seem to prefer long ER so that makes it even easier. 10mm Delos.

For something higher power than the 5mm for the Tak, I would get a 3.5mm. I believe that makes it Delos.

It wouldn’t hurt to have something between your 14mm Radian and 24mm Panoptic. 18.2 Delite comes to mind.

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 12:06 PM

Will throw out the idea of an 11 delite plus a 2.5 powermate

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Posted 29 November 2020 - 12:49 PM

2x barlow




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