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#1 Tblaise

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Posted 12 February 2024 - 09:26 AM

Having gone with Tele Vue eyepieces now I really do see the ergonomic advantages to them.

But if I am going to nitpick something, I don't understand why they went with the green font. I find it pretty tough to see under red-light. It was nice how ES used big white labels.



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Posted 12 February 2024 - 09:56 AM

It may not be the easiest colour to see in the dark, but something TV got right was associating the brand with a single colour. Nowadays, lots of brands do it.
Though interestingly, TeleVue didn’t follow the green theme through to its telescopes.
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Posted 12 February 2024 - 09:58 AM

Green is the color of money.

Takahashi eyepieces are green too.
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Posted 12 February 2024 - 10:37 AM

Having gone with Tele Vue eyepieces now I really do see the ergonomic advantages to them.
But if I am going to nitpick something, I don't understand why they went with the green font. I find it pretty tough to see under red-light. It was nice how ES used big white labels.

Why on earth would someone name a city Greensburg?!    Tom

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Posted 12 February 2024 - 11:14 AM

Why on earth would someone name a city Greensburg?!    Tom

Maybe it has a lot of rich people there?



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Posted 12 February 2024 - 11:38 AM

Why on earth would someone name a city Greensburg?!    Tom

  
https://www.greensbu...s/pages/history

 

named for Revolutionary War General Nathaniel Greene and formally incorporated as a Borough in 1799.


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Posted 12 February 2024 - 12:18 PM

I heard a rumor that Al Nagler was born in Dublin.


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Posted 12 February 2024 - 01:13 PM

They have offered green tubes for years. 
 

Though interestingly, TeleVue didn’t follow the green theme through to its telescopes.

 

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Posted 12 February 2024 - 03:47 PM

They have offered green tubes for years.


Yes, I dithered between cream and green when I bought my TV85 - It’s not TeleVue eyepiece green though is it.

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Posted 12 February 2024 - 03:57 PM

Yes, I dithered between cream and green when I bought my TV85 - It’s not TeleVue eyepiece green though is it.


It’s the shade similar to that used by Founder Optics and Skywatcher currently that might have created a more consistent brand colour if used across TV’s products.

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Posted 12 February 2024 - 10:04 PM

Why on earth would someone name a city Greensburg?!    Tom

Great name:

https://www.cityofgreensburg.com/



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Posted 12 February 2024 - 11:09 PM

Because green is pretty.


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Posted 13 February 2024 - 09:46 AM



Its simply Alfreds favourite colour.


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Posted 13 February 2024 - 10:08 AM

Eyepieces are best tested in green light?  Of course, it's possible there's a disco link that predates Al's astronomy ventures.



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Posted 13 February 2024 - 10:37 AM

  
https://www.greensbu...s/pages/history

 

 

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named for Revolutionary War General Nathaniel Greene and formally incorporated as a Borough in 1799.

 

Then the town should have been named ‘Greenesburg’, no?

 

What did they do with the poor gent’s ‘e’ ?


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Posted 13 February 2024 - 10:39 AM

Obligatory with this line (er color) of thinking ... https://www.youtube....h?v=rRZ-IxZ46ng

 

About the OP's original comment ... I too would prefer to see nice crisp WHITE lettering for the focal length on my TV eyepieces instead of green. Keep the green for brand name and a color band or such to have a nice family tie in with the corporate branding but don't compromise on the visibility of what we need at night.


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Posted 13 February 2024 - 10:43 AM

Well…

 

I wish all eyepieces were lettered with fluorescent green paint, so they could be read easily under a small black light.

 

 

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 10:52 AM

@mclewis1: LOL Kermit!

 
I care more about looking through it than looking at it.


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Posted 13 February 2024 - 11:00 AM

...

 
I care more about looking through it than looking at it.

Me too, but in really dark conditions I'd like to be able to grab the desired eyepiece the first time instead of judging it's size/shape or squinting at the green lettering.



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Posted 13 February 2024 - 11:04 AM

Me too, but in really dark conditions I'd like to be able to grab the desired eyepiece the first time instead of judging it's size/shape or squinting at the green lettering.

  
I hear ya…

  

I wish I had routine easy access to really dark conditions. When I do, my solution is bright white numerals on the caps of vertically stored eyepieces. I’ve memorized the locations in the case of the bigger ones stored horizontally.


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Posted 13 February 2024 - 11:48 AM

Original TV eyepiece boxes were a dark green. For a short while they went tricolour, then casket black.

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 02:07 PM

Why on earth would someone name a city Greensburg?!    Tom

I live not far from Greensboro and Goldsboro.  Just sayin'.  :grin:

 

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 06:00 PM

I prefer the ES big white lettering that I can read in the dark, often even without a light source, if my eyes are well adjusted.

TV eyepieces are like a memory game. You have to memorize their positions in the case, and if you set them out on a table, you have to remember which one you put where because their is practicaly no way to read the numbers without lights that are too bright for dark sky astronomy.
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Posted 13 February 2024 - 07:39 PM

Its simply Alfreds favourite colour.


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True! On one of their YouTube videos he says the reason he chose green was it’s his favorite color 


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Posted 13 February 2024 - 07:55 PM

Marketing with colors is also a good idea. And you can also change colors when you want to create excitement for products that are minimally different--e.g., Tak change from green to blue.




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