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#1 25585

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Posted 03 December 2020 - 12:17 PM

As the 2nd decade of the 21st Century has less than a month to run, what is your single nomination for Eyepiece of the Decade i.e. 1st Jan 2011 to 31st Dec 2020?  



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Posted 03 December 2020 - 12:31 PM

As the 2nd decade of the 21st Century has less than a month to run, what is your single nomination for Eyepiece of the Decade i.e. 1st Jan 2011 to 31st Dec 2020?  

That LVW 22mm you show is a great eyepiece! I had a LVW once and I should have never sold it. It was a duplicate of another brand.


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Posted 03 December 2020 - 12:32 PM

Tele Vue Limited Edition Apollo 11mm eyepiece.


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Posted 03 December 2020 - 12:38 PM

7mm DeLite


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Posted 03 December 2020 - 12:41 PM

17mm ES92.

 

 

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Posted 03 December 2020 - 12:45 PM

As the 2nd decade of the 21st Century has less than a month to run, what is your single nomination for Eyepiece of the Decade i.e. 1st Jan 2011 to 31st Dec 2020?  

Do you mean from the field of eyepieces that were newly marketed between those dates?  If so I think you will need to supply us a list as I do not keep track of release dates for eyepieces.


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Posted 03 December 2020 - 12:58 PM

TV 18.2 delite
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Posted 03 December 2020 - 01:54 PM

It's been a good decade for eyepieces: TeleVue Delite, Baader Morpheus, APM UFF


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Posted 03 December 2020 - 02:15 PM

Indeed it has been a good decade for eyepieces but none of them beat the ZAOII for showing the last bit of detail and they were released over 10 years ago. 

 

That said, eyepieces released in the last decade that get the most use in my scopes are the Ethos 4.7 and Delos 6 & 8mm


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Posted 03 December 2020 - 02:33 PM

Tele Vue Limited Edition Apollo 11mm eyepiece.

Agreed.  


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Posted 03 December 2020 - 02:35 PM

All of you are naming some greatly designed eyepieces, but look at it another way.  Jesse Ramsden's eyepiece design was used in ATM telescopes and others for over 240 years.

 

It must have had something going for it!

 

 

 

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Posted 03 December 2020 - 02:46 PM

17mm ES92.

 

 

Clear skies!

Thomas, Denmark

This was going to be my vote as well. Only eyepiece I've ever looked through that I sometimes I forget I'm only using one eye to look through it. Gives the feeling of being in the luxury suite of a space liner.

 

No other eyepiece comes close to feeling as immersive.


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Posted 03 December 2020 - 03:53 PM

My vote for the 17mm ES92 as well although I haven't tried the Apollo 11. 


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Posted 03 December 2020 - 06:42 PM

Delos for me, and if I have to pick one I’ll take the 6mm. Runner up is the Tak Abbes. If there was an eyepiece released in the last decade with better optics then I missed the press release.


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Posted 03 December 2020 - 09:08 PM

I don't feel qualified to choose anything as I haven't had the chance to look through an Apollo 11 or an ES92 17 or 12.

 

When I first started researching eyepieces I was sure that the ES92's were for me. But then I had a change of heart about using heavy eyepieces and readjusting and the idea of counterweights. And wasn't sure that spending over $500 on a single eyepiece was the right thing to do. Although I'm sure that optically the heavyweights are probably the best.

 

I guess I could pick the Baader Mark IV Zoom. It's a really useful eyepiece that seems well corrected and very good mechanically. And checks a lot of boxes without being financially out of reach for a large percentage of semi-serious astronomers. Seems that there was enough differences from the older models to call this a new eyepiece.


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Posted 03 December 2020 - 09:26 PM

All the ones that I was thinking of were launched outside of your time window shrug.gif


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Posted 03 December 2020 - 09:30 PM

Delos for me. I’ve only have the 17.3, 10, and 6...all fine eyepieces.


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Posted 03 December 2020 - 10:27 PM

Tele Vue Limited Edition Apollo 11mm eyepiece.

What exactly makes this ep stand out as a nomination ?


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Posted 03 December 2020 - 10:35 PM

I vote for my favorite all-purpose eyepiece -- the Baader Zoom Mark IV.


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Posted 03 December 2020 - 10:45 PM

Either the 12mm or 17mm ES92. Finally, top-flight ultrawide views with honest eye relief for eyeglass wearers.


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Posted 04 December 2020 - 12:07 AM

Delites are pretty incredible. For strictly lunar viewing, maybe binoviewing id choose these.

 

17ES92 and 12ES92 for scopes that can handle the weight fine. The 12 requires a lot of backfocus but still good.

 

30UFF and 24 UFF are fantastic, some of favorites to date. Love my 30UFF.

 

Also love the morpheus a lot more than I thought I would. The 17.5 and 6.5mm are simply amazing. I like them better than the Delos or pentax surprisingly.  So comfortable, wide fov, light weight. 


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Posted 04 December 2020 - 12:38 AM

What exactly makes this ep stand out as a nomination ?

https://www.cloudyni...ere/?p=10009894

https://www.cloudyni...ere/?p=10010969

https://www.cloudyni...ere/?p=10012192


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Posted 04 December 2020 - 06:15 AM

As the 2nd decade of the 21st Century has less than a month to run, what is your single nomination for Eyepiece of the Decade i.e. 1st Jan 2011 to 31st Dec 2020?  

The first decade of the 21st century began on January 1st, 2000 and ended December 31st, 2009.  The second decade began January 1st 2010 and ended December 31st, 2019.  We are almost a year into the third decade of the 21st century.  

 

I really can't say anything about the eyepiece of the decade... my best eyepieces were all around in 2009, 

 

Jon


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Posted 04 December 2020 - 06:43 AM

Do you mean from the field of eyepieces that were newly marketed between those dates?  If so I think you will need to supply us a list as I do not keep track of release dates for eyepieces.

Yes, between those dates.



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Posted 04 December 2020 - 06:56 AM

The first decade of the 21st century began on January 1st, 2000 and ended December 31st, 2009.  The second decade began January 1st 2010 and ended December 31st, 2019.  We are almost a year into the third decade of the 21st century.  

 

I really can't say anything about the eyepiece of the decade... my best eyepieces were all around in 2009, 

 

Jon

Sorry Jon, but (its a common mistake and) you're wrong.

 

Our calendar, Anno Domini (AD) or Christian Era (CE), started with 1, not 0 - and is not from Jesus Christ's 1st birthday, but his presence on Earth, which includes his first year of life. 

 

So each decade is 1 to 20, century 1 to 100, millennium 1 to 1000. Like counting money. 1 dollar is 100 cents, the 100th cent makes your dollar (pennies & pounts sterling in the UK).


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