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#26 firemachine69

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Posted 17 August 2022 - 05:26 PM

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

11mm T6 Nagler also very very good.

 

 

 

I have the 19mm Pan. By and far, the best eyepiece I own. Sharp sharp sharp!



#27 John Huntley

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Posted 17 August 2022 - 05:42 PM

Difficult to choose but in my 12 inch dobsonian the 13mm Ethos is getting a lot of use recently and with my refractors the 2mm-4mm Nagler zoom seems to spend more time in the diagonals than I ever thought it would.


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#28 SteveC

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Posted 17 August 2022 - 05:47 PM

16mm t5.............you never forget your 1st.


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 05:54 PM

Without a second thought, 22mm T4 Nagler from day one!  It simply hits the spot….  Extremely fond of my A11.  Remarkable piece of glass


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 06:26 PM

Too many to list. I always loved the 32mm Plossl since 1986.


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 07:50 PM

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Posted 17 August 2022 - 07:55 PM

67mm Plossl

 

 


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#33 MortonH

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Posted 17 August 2022 - 08:01 PM

Panoptic 19mm.  It's small, sharp, super cute and the eye relief is perfect for me.

 

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Posted 17 August 2022 - 08:12 PM

Other peoples!

I can honestly say that I have never met one I didn't like.

Just haven't got around to buying any.

Not because they aren't top notch, because they are.

Nor because I'm using better, because I am not.


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#35 Don H

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Posted 17 August 2022 - 08:16 PM

24 Pan, 9 & 13 T6. This trio seems to shine in all of my scopes. They are close to parfocal and similar in weight. For a bit more power, I like my 7 DeLite.


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 08:32 PM

Panoptic 19mm.  It's small, sharp, super cute and the eye relief is perfect for me.

 

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First time I've seen an eyepiece described as "super cute".... If the 19 Pan is super cute, does that make my 6 Delos sexy...?
 


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#37 Rick-T137

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Posted 17 August 2022 - 08:59 PM

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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.

Awesome! Thanks for posting a pic - nice eyepiece!

 

Since your wife appears to be having a "moment", here's a pic of my wife holding one of my favourite beverages....

 

wifey
 
Clear skies!
 
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#38 Rick-T137

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Posted 17 August 2022 - 09:01 PM

Panoptic 19mm.  It's small, sharp, super cute and the eye relief is perfect for me.

 

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I really like the look of the 19mm and 24mm Panoptics. I hope to own a 24mm Pan someday. Along with a fistful of DeLites!

 

Clear skies!

 

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Posted 17 August 2022 - 09:29 PM

My favorite is my Nagler 13mm Smoothie because it was my first. Not my best, not my most expensive and not my most often used, but definitely the one I think of most fondly.


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 09:40 PM

The 22mm Nagler and 35 panoptic are my favorite TV's

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Posted 17 August 2022 - 09:46 PM

 

Awesome! Thanks for posting a pic - nice eyepiece!

 

Since your wife appears to be having a "moment", here's a pic of my wife holding one of my favourite beverages....

 

 
 
Clear skies!
 
Rick

 

Nice pic! My wife has had lots of "moments"... her face is perfect for the expressive features of ASL actually.

 

I really like the look of the 19mm and 24mm Panoptics. I hope to own a 24mm Pan someday. Along with a fistful of DeLites!

 

Clear skies!

 

Rick

Nice play on words there. I have a fistful of DeLites, and a few Delos more.  lol.gif


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Posted 17 August 2022 - 10:54 PM

Tough call..

My top three are the 24 Pan, 17T4, and 13T6. All winners.
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Posted 18 August 2022 - 12:13 AM

The Oscar nominees are:

22mm T4 Nagler

10mm Ethos

6mm Ethos

18.2mm Delite

11mm Apollo 11

10mm Delos

16mm T5 Nagler

 

And the Oscar goes to:

11mm Apollo 11.


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Posted 18 August 2022 - 04:10 AM

My 13T6 is probably my favourite.


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Posted 18 August 2022 - 06:20 AM

I was never hot on the Pano line other than the 27mm. I tried one Delos and it was ok. I loved the 2" 32 and 40mm Wide fields. The 22mm Nagler is my fav of the Nag line.  I have the 15 and 19mm Wide fields but gotta take my glasses off for them.


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Posted 18 August 2022 - 06:46 AM

I don;t really have a favorite.. It is like asking,, what is your favorite hammer.  If there is a slab of concrete that needs to broken up, it's a sledge hammer.  If I am putting in finishing nails, the sledge hammer is not a good choice.. So in that sense, they are all favorites.. It just depends on what I am looking at.

 

It is hard to deny that that 31mm Nagler, despite it's mass, is a favorite under dark skies.. The 3.5mm Nagler wtih the 2x TeleVue Barlow is a favorite for close doubles, the 11mm Nagler type 6 seems to work very well on many galaxies in the 16 inch, the 10mm Ethos is a great eyepiece for galaxies in the 22 inch. The 4.8 mm Nagler has a special place as it plus a Barlow have been involved in splitting many difficult doubles,. 

 

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Posted 18 August 2022 - 06:54 AM

I was never hot on the Pano line other than the 27mm. I tried one Delos and it was ok. I loved the 2" 32 and 40mm Wide fields. The 22mm Nagler is my fav of the Nag line.  I have the 15 and 19mm Wide fields but gotta take my glasses off for them.

The Widefields are cool, prefer the 24 & 40 to Panoptics. Of course no undercuts either.



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Posted 18 August 2022 - 10:12 AM

My 24mm Pan is my fav and then for high mags my 3mm Delite. I could honestly do away with all my other EPs and just use these 2 along with a Barlow.


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Posted 18 August 2022 - 10:16 AM

By barrel size:

1,25” Panoptic 24mm

2” Nagler T5 31mm

and then the Zoom 2-4 (really good to be a zoom, seems almost a premium ortho).


Edited by Marcus Roman, 18 August 2022 - 10:17 AM.

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Posted 18 August 2022 - 12:07 PM

High power:

3mm-6mm Nagler Zoom because of how easy it is to dial in the highest
magnification supported by seeing conditions. 2mm-4mm Nagler Zoom
tied for first place for the same reason.

Medium power:

13mm Ethos because it was the widest and only 100 degree EP
on the market at the time and the view it provides continues to
be astonishingly sharp, bright and vast. Also becomes an excellent
5.2mm with 2.5x Powermate.

Low power:

41mm Panoptic transforms my refractors into the finder scope.

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