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#1 Enceladus96

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 05:34 PM

What’s your favorite Nagler ever made and what was the scope you used that particular piece on??

#2 John Huntley

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 05:41 PM

For me it is the 31mm Type 5, probably because it is the one Nagler that I still have !

 

I've owned, used and enjoyed many of the others (Type 1's Type 4's and Type 6's) but I've now moved to Ethos eyepieces or Pentax XW / Delos eyepieces.

 

The 31mm "Terminagler" shows a 3.8 degree true field when used with my 102mm F/6.5 ED refractor and is wonderful for observing the Veil Nebula complex aided by an O-III filter smile.gif

 

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 05:47 PM

+1 For the 31mm Nagler T5 on my TV NP-101.

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 05:48 PM

7mm Nagler Type 1, in many different scopes.


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Posted 28 July 2021 - 06:11 PM

Over the years, I've owned 8 Nagler eyepieces, which were used in a variety of telescopes ranging in aperture from 80mm to 15 inches.  My favorites were the 9mm Type 6, 12mm Type 2, and the 13mm Type 6, with the 13mm T6 being my very favorite.


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Posted 28 July 2021 - 06:14 PM

17mm type 4 in all my dobs and my TV Oracle3


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Posted 28 July 2021 - 06:32 PM

Hello Cners,

The 31mm Nagler Type 5. Nearly all my set ups for a night of viewing, I will all ways have this eyepiece in one of the diagonals. 

 

HAPPY SKIES AN GOOD STAR HUNTING AND MOST OF ALL, KEEP LOOKING UP 

 

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 06:36 PM

I also vote for the 7mm Type 1.  Mark


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Posted 28 July 2021 - 06:41 PM

Currently I have the 31mm was well as the 16mm Type 5, and the 13mm - 3.5mm Type 6's plus the 4.8mm.  

 

The 31mm is an incomparable eyepieces, it's very different from the others and serves a different role. It's one of my most favorite eyepieces.  

 

The 1.25 inch type 5 and type 6s are all very good and each one has it's place, they are all favorites.. 

 

And then the 4.8mm, short on eye relief but very sharp.. I call it the Nagler Ortho.. A great double star eyepiece.. 

 

They are all favorites.

 

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 06:45 PM

Hi all! I use a very good 'value' 4 inch apo and my most favorite Nagler is the wide skies, wizards eye, the Type 2 Titan. TeleVues largest weight. The Beast. For noobs that'd be the 20mm Type2, as engraved on this stunning, Japanese crafted, optical art.

 

For records sake, mine is +/-1 gram 1059-smooth barrel/ threaded for filters.

 

I have yet to test my pristine, like new 12mm Type 2. That may end up being my most favorite. Its new glass should surpass!

It will deliver 75 power compared to 45 for Al Naglers amazing optical accomplishment .

 

I only have two Naglers.

 

Clear skies & Good seeing



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Posted 28 July 2021 - 07:26 PM

22 is my fav. On many scopes from 80mm to 18".


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Posted 28 July 2021 - 08:53 PM

31T5 Will have to echo the sentiment of being incomparable, great EP! 

22T4 Don once said the 22T4 was like wearing an old pair of comfortable shoes, he was right!

17T4 I wish I would have kept this one!

13T6 My first Nagler and probably my favorite, 

 

I may have to take the plunge on the 26T5 someday when one comes available. When Ed Ting speaks I listen. The 11mmT6 was also a great EP. 

 

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 09:08 PM

In my 8in EdgeHD, the 31m T5 is my favorite without Dioptrx. With Dioptrx it is the T4 22m.


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Posted 28 July 2021 - 10:31 PM

Don't recall ever meeting a Nagler I did not like, though the weight of the 31 made me a bit grumpy.

 

Currently I only own one - and it probably would have to be my all time favorite: the 26T5. Same character as the 31T5, but with the weight of a 22T4.


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Posted 28 July 2021 - 10:36 PM

11mm T6 in my f/4.7 dob. Could probably get by with that and the TV 2x barlow.


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Posted 28 July 2021 - 10:36 PM

The only Nagler i have is a T5 20mm. It is fast becoming my favorite.
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Posted 29 July 2021 - 05:27 AM

I suppose its the 22T4, the only one that is OK with glasses.


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Posted 29 July 2021 - 05:38 AM

16T5, 26T5.

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 06:07 AM

17mm Type4, mostly in a 18" f4.7 Dob, but also suited a 10" f4.7 and a Vixen 102FL

 

Only got relegated when the 13mm Ethos came out. Same true field of view but lots more magnification to see fainter targets.


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Posted 29 July 2021 - 07:31 AM

Must be the 3-6 Zoom.  And the 9.  The two Naglers I own.


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Posted 29 July 2021 - 08:08 AM

It’s the 31 Nagler for me. Love it in all my scopes, especially my NP101is under a dark sky. It gives me an 8mm exit pupil in the 32”, but that’s fine. I don’t use it often in that scope, but it’s good for framing the big bright nebula, and is fantastic with a UHC or OIII filter.


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Posted 29 July 2021 - 08:16 AM

22T4 for me. 


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Posted 29 July 2021 - 08:51 AM

The 22T4 is the one for me.


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Posted 29 July 2021 - 09:25 AM

Used to have the 31 that I used almost exclusively on a 15" Obs dob I had for a while (both now sold)

My 22 loves the C-8

My 16"s and 9's love the C-6 and work outstanding in my linear BV with all my ota's



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Posted 29 July 2021 - 10:02 AM

What’s your favorite Nagler ever made and what was the scope you used that particular piece on??

 

Probably the 31mm Nagler---I like it in all my scopes, from my 18" Dob to my NP 101.  Really excels under dark skies with its expansive, well-corrected views.. 

 

Honorable mention to the 3-6mm zoom Nagler and 16mm T5 Nagler.  They're very different animals from the 31mm Nagler in terms of size, but each is a great EP in its own right.  




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