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Your Favorite Eyepiece Within Each AFOV Class?

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#1 Magnitude7

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Posted 05 March 2021 - 09:48 PM

The categories (and my personal favorites):

 

100°-120° -- 17mm Nikon 102°

90° - 99° -- 17mm ES 92°

80° - 89° -- 12.5mm Docter 84°

70° - 79° -- 40mm Pentax XW

60° - 69° -- 35mm Panoptic

50° - 59° -- 24mm Brandon

40° - 49° -- 28mm RKE

30° - 39° -- (None come to mind)

 

Zoom EP --  Zeiss 25.1mm - 6.7mm

 

 

What are some of your favorites?


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#2 eyeoftexas

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Posted 05 March 2021 - 09:52 PM

ES 82° 14 mm  (I don't have a lot of different AFOV'sbawling.gif



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Posted 05 March 2021 - 10:18 PM

100+ 3.7 ethos
90s NA
80s Apollo 11
70s Delos 10
60s delite 18.2
50s and below. Have few, so celestron circle v 26mm plossl

#4 faackanders2

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Posted 05 March 2021 - 10:41 PM

9mm 120 AFOV ES (choice of one)

3.7mm 110 AFOV TV Ethos "Globular Star Cluster Killer"

17mm 102 AFOV HW Nikon w/ EIC 14mm (two for one eyepiece)

30mm 82 AFOV Meade UWA 5000

40mm 70 AFOV University Optics MK70 Koening

24mm 68 AFOV TV Panoptic pair for binoviewing

21mm 65? AFOV LOA 21 3D pair for 3D binoviewing for fun!

20mm 55? AFOV Possil for 40mm Solarmax H-alpha viewing

 

Honorable mention:

10mm 100 AFOV TV Ethos for looking at Moon, etc

14mm 84 AFOV Meade UWA 4000 my old favorite (pre-Ethos)


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Posted 05 March 2021 - 10:58 PM

The one and only correct answer is TeleVue Ethos, Apollo, Nagler, Delos, Delite, Panoptic, Plössl... each in its longest focal length. The best among all of those is, of course, the Apollo 11, which is the best eyepiece ever produced by the hands of man.    Tom

 

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Posted 05 March 2021 - 11:02 PM

100°-120° -- 6mm Ethos

90° - 99° -- Ain't got any

80° - 89° -- 7mm Nagler Type 1

70° - 79° -- 6mm Delos

60° - 69° -- 7mm DeLite

50° - 59° -- 26mm Tele Vue Plossl

40° - 49° -- 5.1mm Pentax XO

30° - 39° -- You've got to be kidding!

Zoom EP --  3mm-6mm Nagler Zoom



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Posted 05 March 2021 - 11:20 PM

48-68 afov Baader Mark IV Zoom



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Posted 06 March 2021 - 12:05 AM

ES 82° 14 mm (I don't have a lot of different AFOV'sbawling.gif)


No worries!

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Posted 06 March 2021 - 12:08 AM

80° - 89° -- 12.5mm APM Hi FW
70° - 79° -- APM UFF (30, 24, 15 and 10)
30° - 39° -- TMB Supermonocentrics

 

I've thrashed and trashed many others, this is what's left in the box.


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Posted 06 March 2021 - 03:14 AM

ES 82° 14 mm  (I don't have a lot of different AFOV'sbawling.gif

Same



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Posted 06 March 2021 - 09:04 AM

70° - 79° -- APM UFF (30, 24, 15 and 10)

Only the 30mm is 70° ( 72° measured according to one poster ) , all others are 65° and even 60° .



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Posted 06 March 2021 - 01:58 PM

The categories (and my personal favorites):

 

100°-120° -- 17mm Nikon 102°

90° - 99° -- 17mm ES 92°

80° - 89° -- 12.5mm Docter 84°

70° - 79° -- 40mm Pentax XW

60° - 69° -- 35mm Panoptic

50° - 59° -- 24mm Brandon

40° - 49° -- 28mm RKE

30° - 39° -- (None come to mind)

 

Zoom EP --  Zeiss 25.1mm - 6.7mm

 

 

What are some of your favorites?

OK, I'll bite, though I'll regret seeing this thread for the next 5 years.

 

100°-120° -- 6mm TeleVue Ethos 100°

90° - 99° --  n/a

80° - 89° -- 11mm TeleVue Apollo 85°, 22mm TeleVue Nagler 82°

70° - 79° -- 17.5mm Baader Morpheus 76°, 30mm APM UFF 70°

60° - 69° -- 24mm TeleVue Panoptic 68°, 18.2mm TeleVue Delite 62°

50° - 59° -- 32mm Meade Series 4000 "Super Plössl" 5-element, smooth side, Japan.50°

40° - 49° -- 35mm Orion Ultrascopic/Parks Gold Series/Baader Eudiascopic (49°)

30° - 39° -- n/a

Zoom EP -- Leica 8.9-17.8 Asheric zoom, 3-6mm TeleVue Nagler Zoom


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Posted 06 March 2021 - 02:10 PM

50 ish AFOV -Sbonvy? 23mm...with plastic lens...made by the mostest skill craftsmans in China.

 

Bought for 10 bucks - NEW

 

Thats only 20 cents per degree of field of view !

 

I love a bargain !



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Posted 06 March 2021 - 02:31 PM

The categories (and my personal favorites):

 

100°-120° -- 17mm Nikon 102°

90° - 99° -- 17mm ES 92°

80° - 89° -- 12.5mm Docter 84°

70° - 79° -- 40mm Pentax XW

60° - 69° -- 35mm Panoptic

50° - 59° -- 24mm Brandon

40° - 49° -- 28mm RKE

30° - 39° -- (None come to mind)

 

Zoom EP --  Zeiss 25.1mm - 6.7mm

 

 

What are some of your favorites?

I think the 100º class should be separated from the 120º class and maybe even the 110º class.

 

Now since the 120º class only has 1 participant, it goes to 9ES120.

The 100º class goes to the 21E

I don't have anything narrower than 100º



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Posted 06 March 2021 - 02:45 PM

Very similar to OP:

 

100°-120° -- 17mm Nikon 102°

90° - 99° -- 17mm ES 92° (only one I tried)

80° - 89° -- 12.5mm Docter 84°

70° - 79° -- 7mm Pentax XW

60° - 69° -- 18.2 Delite

50° - 59° -- Zeiss 22b

40° - 49° -- 48mm Brandon

30° - 39° -- (None come to mind)

Zoom EP --  Leica 8.9-17.8



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Posted 06 March 2021 - 05:07 PM

30° - 35°: TMB Supermonocentric, 8mm

40° - 45°: Pentax XO 2.5

45° - 50°: Carl Zeiss S-Pl 12,5x/16, 20mm

50° - 55°: Leica HC Plan S 10x/22, 25mm

55° - 60°: Carl Zeiss E-Pl 10x/25, 25mm

65° - 70°: Zeiss 23x/30x B WW, 16.7mm

70° - 75°: Leica B 32x WW, 14mm

80° - 85°: Docter UWA, 12.5mm

 

Zoom 58° - 80°: Leica WW Asph. 25x - 50x, 9mm - 18mm

 

A bit off the beaten path,

JG


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Posted 06 March 2021 - 05:28 PM

The categories (and my personal favorites):

 

100°-120° -- 17mm Nikon 102°

90° - 99° -- 17mm ES 92°

80° - 89° -- 12.5mm Docter 84°

70° - 79° -- 40mm Pentax XW

60° - 69° -- 35mm Panoptic

50° - 59° -- 24mm Brandon

40° - 49° -- 28mm RKE

30° - 39° -- (None come to mind)

 

Zoom EP --  Zeiss 25.1mm - 6.7mm

 

 

What are some of your favorites?

100-120 — Ethos 13
90-99 — no exp.

80-89 — either 26 Nag T5 or 20 Nag T5

70-79 — Pentax 7mm XW smc

60-69 — 35 Panoptic

50-59 — Baader 32 Classic Plossl

40-49 — Takahashi Starbase 14 and/or 18 Ortho

30-39 — no exp.


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Posted 06 March 2021 - 05:29 PM

30° - 35°: TMB Supermonocentric, 8mm

40° - 45°: Pentax XO 2.5

45° - 50°: Carl Zeiss S-Pl 12,5x/16, 20mm

50° - 55°: Leica HC Plan S 10x/22, 25mm

55° - 60°: Carl Zeiss E-Pl 10x/25, 25mm

65° - 70°: Zeiss 23x/30x B WW, 16.7mm

70° - 75°: Leica B 32x WW, 14mm

80° - 85°: Docter UWA, 12.5mm

 

Zoom 58° - 80°: Leica WW Asph. 25x - 50x, 9mm - 18mm

 

A bit off the beaten path,

JG

It may be a bit off the beaten path, but that is some premium and incredible glass you got there! waytogo.gif


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Posted 06 March 2021 - 07:07 PM

30° - 35°: TMB Supermonocentric, 8mm
40° - 45°: Pentax XO 2.5
45° - 50°: Carl Zeiss S-Pl 12,5x/16, 20mm
50° - 55°: Leica HC Plan S 10x/22, 25mm
55° - 60°: Carl Zeiss E-Pl 10x/25, 25mm
65° - 70°: Zeiss 23x/30x B WW, 16.7mm
70° - 75°: Leica B 32x WW, 14mm
80° - 85°: Docter UWA, 12.5mm

Zoom 58° - 80°: Leica WW Asph. 25x - 50x, 9mm - 18mm

A bit off the beaten path,
JG


Very nice set indeed
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Posted 06 March 2021 - 08:29 PM

100°-120° -- 20mm apm xwa

90° - 99° -- no experience 

80° - 89° -- 22mm t4 nagler (5.5mm meade uwa 2nd)

70° - 79° -- 10mm delos (30mm apm uff 2nd)

60° - 69° -- 35mm panoptic (27mm panoptic 2nd)

50° - 59° -- Russell 32mm xl super plossl

40° - 49° -- 40mm orion sirius plossl (only one I've owned)

30° - 39° -- no experience 

Zoom EP -- no experience 



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Posted 06 March 2021 - 08:50 PM

100's -- 8 & 10 Ethos

90's   -- 17 ES 92

80's   -- 31 NT5 & 11 NT6

70's   -- 9 Morpheus & 7 XW

60's   -- 22 Pan

50's   -- none

40's   -- 28 RKE

30's   -- none



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Posted 07 March 2021 - 01:55 PM

The categories (and my personal favorites):

 

100°-120° -- 17mm Nikon 102°

90° - 99° -- 17mm ES 92°

80° - 89° -- 12.5mm Docter 84°

70° - 79° -- 40mm Pentax XW

60° - 69° -- 35mm Panoptic

50° - 59° -- 24mm Brandon

40° - 49° -- 28mm RKE

30° - 39° -- (None come to mind)

 

Zoom EP --  Zeiss 25.1mm - 6.7mm

 

 

What are some of your favorites?

90 - 99° ES92 12mm 92°

80 - 89° Noblex 12.5mm 84°.

70 - 79°  Baader Morpheus 17.5mm 76°

60 - 69°  Vixen LVW 22mm 65°

50 - 59°   Vixen LV 15mm 50°

40 - 49°  Brandon 48mm 45°

 

Zoom;  Pentax XL SMC 8-24mm  

Barlow; AP 2x BARADV

Diagonal; Baader astronomical quality Amici


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Posted 07 March 2021 - 02:23 PM

90 - 99° ES92 12mm 92°

80 - 89° Noblex 12.5mm 84°.

70 - 79°  Baader Morpheus 17.5mm 76°

60 - 69°  Vixen LVW 22mm 65°

50 - 59°   Vixen LV 15mm 50°

40 - 49°  Brandon 48mm 45°

 

Zoom;  Pentax XL SMC 8-24mm  

Barlow; AP 2x BARADV

Diagonal; Baader astronomical quality Amici

Not a single Televue eye piece, I see. poke.gif


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Posted 07 March 2021 - 02:27 PM

Not a single Televue eye piece, I see. poke.gif

Nope, not one! And why should there be a Televue anyway? 


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Posted 07 March 2021 - 02:28 PM

The one and only correct answer is TeleVue Ethos, Apollo, Nagler, Delos, Delite, Panoptic, Plössl... each in its longest focal length. The best among all of those is, of course, the Apollo 11, which is the best eyepiece ever produced by the hands of man.    Tom

 

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WHCT has an Apollo 11 for sale, for the princely sum of 1345, and image shown has the serial number 001!!


Edited by RedzoneMN, 07 March 2021 - 02:29 PM.

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