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  1. I am looking at improving my EP collection. I have the kit 25mm and 10mm supplied with my Skywatcher Explorer 150P reflector along with its X2 Barlow. I also have a 40mm Meade Series 3000. All are 1.25 inch. The clarity of the Meade is an absolute joy so I want to start upgrading the kit I have. I am unsure whether to replace either of the kit EP's are go for an intermediate such as a 15mm EP. What is a good EP for £75 or so and what would YOU choose if you were upgrding? Thanks all. Matt
  2. Explore Scientific 70° 35mm vs. PANAVIEW 38mm 2” 70° Which one do you prefer?
  3. I have just got a Star Traveler 102 / 600 Goto, and would be grateful if some of the more advanced members could give me some advice on eyepieces. It came with a 10 & 20 mm eyepieces. I can't afford expensive ones, but if you could give me some idea of middle range models that will work well for Deep Sky observation and the occasional Planetary viewing. Thanks Jim
  4. Hey guys I know that a 2x barlow decreases the light by 2 squared so 4x. The question is: If I have an 8mm eyepiece and I 2x barlow it, how does it compare to a 4mm eyepiece of the same make, range, etc. Is it also around 4x less light?
  5. Item on the BBS News Science & Technology site Flat lens promises possible revolution in optics See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-36438686 Apparently, using chip-fab techncology it should be posible to make super-quality lenses 30 cm dia or more for pence (cents). Big, cheap refractors here we come? Regards, Doug
  6. Hi All, I have a 250mm f4.7 Dob and am looking for a quallty eyepiece or eyepieces in the 25mm - 40mm range although I realise that 40mm may be pushing it a bit. Recommendations please, especially from those who have used them with similar scopes. Simon
  7. I was wondering if any of you have used Vixen PL eyepieces before? When I buy my new scope ( either a 130p/150p dob) I was looking to purchase some of these eyepieces to use instead of the stock ones as people tend to say they aren’t great at best. The eyepieces looking to get are the 25mm ones and 10mm. Is there a big difference using these then using the stock ones. Or if not the vixen eyepieces any alternatives that are in that price range. Or is it worth just keeping the stock EPs for a while. Just want to get the best possible views from the get go. Many Thanks
  8. Hi Folks, I have a full set of Baader Hyperion EP's in black (purpose made) hard case For Sale Also included in the bundle are the two extensions rings 28mm & 14mm - Just research online what this complete set will give you in terms of power and eye relief. EP's are a great condition and I also have individual boxes if for some reason you want to box individually. So that's 7 EP,s Two extension rings and the Baader Hyperion Carry Case.... 24mm 21mm 17mm 13mm 10mm 8mm 5 mm £350 Collection from Birmingham preferred...
  9. Revelation binoviewer for sale, complete with two pairs of eyepieces. In very good condition, complete with original aluminium box, a pair of FMC 12mm wide angle eyepieces and a pair of FMC 20mm wide angle eyepieces. New from Telescope House the binoviewer alone is £125. For both sets of eyepieces plus the viewer the price is a mere £120, plus postage. Postage will be £8. Can also be collected from Victoria area of London.
  10. Well I just now bit on my first expensive-ish 35mm panoptic Televue Nagler eyepiece on Ebay. I've only ever owned 1.25" cheapy Plossl lenses that came with my Dobsonian, but I recently bought a nice little refractor that allows for 2" eyepieces. Seeing as how star party season and warm nights are almost here I decided to spoil myself by getting my first nice eyepiece. Whether I win this one or not I'll eventually be getting one, haha...but for the sake of it wish me luck! I'm sharing this with you all because I don't think my husband or kids really give a Rubbish and I'm pretty excited about this, haha.
  11. Good day to all. I primarily observe with a Celestron C80ED, f/7.5, and a 150mm Newt-DOB, f/6. May I ask?..... I have a couple Celestron Omni Plossl eyepieces, 12mm and 9mm (newer China mfg). I also have 2 Meade Series 4000, Plossl, 12.4mm and 9.7mm (newer China mfg). And finally I have 3 older Edmund Scientific Volcano Tops, 12.5mm, 9mm and 7mm (1970s Japanese made). With the eyepieces, I use a TeleVue, 2x Barlow at times, which is an excellent performer. Seeing in my area has been so bad for such a long time, I can't seem to get a handle on which set might have an edge over the others. I've tried on several occasions to compare them side by side, however it is very difficult to do so under such conditions, though I'm hoping with the cooler weather better views may be had. I'm speaking primarily of quality in sharpness and detail for planetary and lunar views. I'm wondering if anyone has had a chance to use any of these brands - or all of them - and if you feel one brand or type would have an advantage, if and when good conditions present themselves. Any opinions would be appreciated. Thank you. joe
  12. Hi All, I've been getting along reasonably well with observing but I find the glasses really annoying having to take them off most of the time. Are there any recommendations for long eye-relief eyepieces suitable for glasses wearers? Thanks, Neil.
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