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What is your favorite TeleVue eyepiece?

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#1 TayM57

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Posted 17 August 2022 - 03:05 PM

Similar to the ES thread HERE,

 

What is your favorite TeleVue eyepiece, and why?

 

In my 10" f/5.6, it is the 6 Delos for Planetary and Lunar, and the Apollo 11 for DSOs.

 

EDIT:

 

Forgot to explain the why, as my daughter was tugging at me to bbq her chicken...

 

Delos for their contrasty and sharp views, and A11 for the wide AFOV and tack sharp stars. The best trait of the A11 in my opinion, is the well behaved exit pupil. Once you acquire it, it's easy to hold.


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#2 Notdarkenough

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Posted 17 August 2022 - 03:06 PM

Type 4 22mm


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 03:09 PM

20mm T2.. even without a coma corrector it performs very good at FR5.
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Posted 17 August 2022 - 03:09 PM

Type 4 22mm

Same here.  I have a lot of other eyepieces, but the 22mm Type 4 Nagler is my favorite in just about every scope I put it in.  


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 03:13 PM

In the TV85, it’s the 22 T4. However, overall for all 4 of my scopes, it’s the 13 T6.


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 03:17 PM

I like the Panoptics (mostly because that is what I have!!!)


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 03:20 PM

9mm Type 1 Nagler, and 20mm Type 2 Nagler.  The build, the feel, and the views were outstanding, and you can find them for a reasonable price point.  Oldies but goodies.  


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 03:21 PM

22 T4


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 03:22 PM

3-6mm Nagler Zoom, because it is outstanding for planets.


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 03:23 PM

21, 10 and/or 4.7 Ethos are my faves, particularly in the Dobs.

Followed closely by the 20T5 and 13, 5 & 3.5T6's, particularly in the refractor.


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 03:23 PM

10 Delos
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Posted 17 August 2022 - 03:33 PM

Panoptics here too, particularly the 24mm. I like to use 1.25" EPs in my refractor. For their size/weight, they're very enjoyable to use. 

We'll see how things change I get the space to keep my 12.5" Discovery set up on the regular :)


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#13 Nick Dangerr

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Posted 17 August 2022 - 03:35 PM

I have the 15, 22, and 35 Panoptics. I love all 3. They came as part of the package with a scope I bought around 20 years ago. I got a great deal - the eyepieces were worth the price of the whole package!


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 03:36 PM

So hard to pick just one.

 

My top 3:

 

1. 10 Ethos - most comfortable of the Ethos that I own. Very immersive field as a result.

2. 19 Panoptic - One of my first TV eyepieces. Sentimental value. Easy field of view, nice and compact, comfortable to hold and look through.

3. 18.2 DeLite - Sharpness and contrast is crazy with this eyepiece. I own two. One produces ever so slightly better stars than the other when observing, say M13, but both are superbly tack sharp.



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Posted 17 August 2022 - 03:42 PM

17 type 4 (similar to all those votes for 22 type 4) - wonderful eyepieces

 

13mm Ethos (don't ever look through one, unless you have an extra $600 in your pocket)


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 03:43 PM

Paracorr 2.


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 03:43 PM

Tele Vue 15mm Plössl because it provides a nice medium power in my 8" f/10 SCT (~133x) which seems to work really well in staying within the bounds of seeing while providing excellent lunar, planetary, nebula and cluster views. It's by far my most used (and loved) eyepiece.

 

Eyepieces 2020
 
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Posted 17 August 2022 - 03:45 PM

22 T4


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 03:57 PM

22 and 31 Naglers.


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 04:03 PM

I find the lack of pictures in this thread disturbing... lol.gif

 

Disturbing
 
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Posted 17 August 2022 - 04:03 PM

22T4 and/or 10mm Delos.  I've gone out many nights with those two in my sweatshirt pockets and never gone back inside for another EP.


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 04:11 PM

 

I find the lack of pictures in this thread disturbing... lol.gif

 

 
 
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The 6 Delos will likely never leave my collection. I've taken a liking to it. It likely will be fantastic on globs as I like going high power on globs.

 

Interesting how the N22T4 gets a lot of votes. I had that at one point, but will reacquire it at some indeterminate point.


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 04:14 PM

24mm panoptic, just about a perfect eyepiece. 35mm close behind.

11mm T6 Nagler also very very good.
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Posted 17 August 2022 - 04:29 PM

N22T4 followed by Naglers t6.
I also like the 24 Pan, which is the longest lasting eyepiece in my collection.

I also have the 8-6-4.5 Delos and in the past I had a 12-8 Delos. Whilst I like them optically, I don't like the eyecup mechanism at all.

Not an answer to this question, but my favourite eyepieces in terms of both optics and ergonomics are the Docter 12.5mm and the APM UFF 30mm, both non-TV.
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Posted 17 August 2022 - 04:53 PM

Nagler 16mm T5!
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