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I Got Me A Monster! (Exp Sc 30/82 EP)

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Well, not exactly in the artillery shell category, but my biggest EP so far! 

The Revelation Astro Superview 30/68 has been very satisfactory, but this ES is its replacement. 

The photo - complete with mandatory can of beans - shows how the EPs compare, and also gives the various weights.  Note the weight of the ES.  Online it is stated as 1410g, which really did put me off, but a member here helpfully corrected this, and now I have the value as 991g which is perfectly manageable in my 'scopes.

I shall give a comparison of the two EPs when conditions are right, then put the Rev up for sale.

Doug.

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Genuine hand grenade! I have the TV counterpart. A 30-31 mm 82 deg EP is a great tool to have. It is almost always the first EP I use, regardless of the target. It spends a lot of time in the diagonal.

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Nice EP Doug. Let us know how it fares in the 8SE SCT as I may like one to use in my C8 SCT which is really the same beast as yours in reality. Need to get mine collimated better, as views last night were a little soft, so need to get that sorted before I splurge out on any extra EPs that may tempt! :) 

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You will love this eyepiece, I bought mine last year and have had some of the best views ever with it.

Was worried about the weight and thought I might have to rebalance my 200p on the HEQ5 but it handled it fine.

Definitely a keeper.

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Very nice - on a good night in a C8 it will give refractor-like views of stars 

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1 hour ago, Knighty2112 said:

Nice EP Doug. Let us know how it fares in the 8SE SCT as I may like one to use in my C8 SCT which is really the same beast as yours in reality. Need to get mine collimated better, as views last night were a little soft, so need to get that sorted before I splurge out on any extra EPs that may tempt! :) 

Thanks Gus - yes, I'll do a report/comparison soon, I hope. 

The C8 OTA and the 8SE are essentially the same, I believe.  I did a collimation on mine with a home-made star simulator - reckon it worked fine, and it was easier operating in the daylight!

Doug.

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I use my 31mm Nagler in my C8 as well. Very good pairing, I feel. The ES 30 should be excellent.

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The ES30mm is very nice indeed, I'm sure you will be delighted. I've just had to let mine go but will definitely have another.

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''Tis an absolute monster. Lovely view though. Best in a little frac. In fact, damn good in everything except fast Dobs. In my old ED80 it seemed like I could see half the sky in one Fov!

Paul

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Excellent purchase Doug :icon_biggrin:

I still carry my 31 Nagler to and from the scope with 2 hands - I don't want to damage the patio if I dropped it !

 

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4 minutes ago, John said:

Excellent purchase Doug :icon_biggrin:

I still carry my 31 Nagler to and from the scope with 2 hands - I don't want to damage the patio if I dropped it !

 

Yes, John - I'm going be extremely careful that I don't knock the EP box or let the beast slip out of the diagonal!

Doug.

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