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Is Three a Crowd ? Ethos


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Ok one final Ethos purchase before Christmas for me :happy11: after reading the many positive reviews posted on SGL I went for the 8mm :happy6: All I have to do now is wait for Monday's post.

I have decided to stick with the 5 & 3.5mm XW's as I am not sure if there is any mileage in replacing them as yet, they are very good high power Lunar & Planetary eyepieces.

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didn't take you long to get goin!....the 8 is such a great ethos, steve sparked my interest in it by the many positive comments under the elan cloud!...powermating this on globs in my scope is a stand-out event of a nights observing...clear skies! 

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1 minute ago, Stu said:

Never tried an 8mm, but I think in large dobs they really do come into their own.

I think you might have had a peek through mine at the Solar eclipse last year in the Lunt 50 :wink:

 

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12 minutes ago, Stu said:

Never tried an 8mm, but I think in large dobs they really do come into their own.

The Dob will be along soon enough :icon_biggrin:

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19 minutes ago, Stu said:

Never tried an 8mm, but I think in large dobs they really do come into their own.

Nail on head there Stu.....the bigger the dob  the more involved you become with the sky.....it's like looking out of James .T Kirks window of the millennium buzzard.....

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2 minutes ago, estwing said:

Nail on head there Stu.....the bigger the dob  the more involved you become with the sky.....it's like looking out of James .T Kirks window of the millennium buzzard.....

I would argue with that particular point Calv, but I know what you are trying to say ;) 

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59 minutes ago, Stu said:

I would argue with that particular point Calv, but I know what you are trying to say ;) 

Stu - Maybe your dob isn't big enough???

I had some of the most immersive views with my little ED80 and a 21mm Ethos and a dark site. I could see a vast expanse of Milky Way with superhuman eyesight!

That said. I love my Dobs.

Paul

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1 hour ago, Pig said:

The Dob will be along soon enough :icon_biggrin:

nice one shaun, what are you buying and what size ?

congrats on the 8e its awsome

didnt you have a 10mm xw ? i will buy it if you have

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Congrats on expanding the Ethos fleet Shaun :icon_biggrin:

The 6mm and 4.7mm are superb as well but you don't want to know that :evil4:

I expect I'll splash out on the 3.7 soon before the TV sale ends. I've not seen one on the used market for ages.

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2 hours ago, Paul73 said:

Stu - Maybe your dob isn't big enough???

I had some of the most immersive views with my little ED80 and a 21mm Ethos and a dark site. I could see a vast expanse of Milky Way with superhuman eyesight!

That said. I love my Dobs.

Paul

That was all I was saying; that immersive views are not exclusive to big dobs. A 4" frac with 3.5 degree field and the whole Veil is pretty amazing. Plenty of ways to enjoy this hobby.

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19 minutes ago, Stu said:

immersive views are not exclusive to big dobs.

Shhhhh!

Don't say that in front of the Dob Mob, Stu, otherwise they will start buying up all those lovely fracs! :eek:

 

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38 minutes ago, Stu said:

That was all I was saying; that immersive views are not exclusive to big dobs. A 4" frac with 3.5 degree field and the whole Veil is pretty amazing. Plenty of ways to enjoy this hobby.

your fighting a losing battle mate... you know them dob mobbers have tunnel vision :evil4:

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Just now, Scott said:

your fighting a losing battle mate... you know them dob mobbers have tunnel vision :evil4:

True enough Scott, just don't want everyone thinking you have to have a big dob to enjoy the sky, that just isn't true.

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6 hours ago, faulksy said:

nice one shaun, what are you buying and what size ?

congrats on the 8e its awsome

didnt you have a 10mm xw ? i will buy it if you have

Just sold it Mike.... Sorry :glasses1:

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