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The "mustavs" have struck again. I have a 31mm Nagler, and it is superb, but often the sky brightness is such that it requires a little more power. I have a 22mm Nagler and that is fine, but I find the magnification offered by my 27mm Panoptic to be the best compromise, hence I am looking for a reasonably priced 26mm Nagler. 

I purchased my 31mm Nagler this year for £350 in preference to a 26mm when I was offered both, but as I thought it could replace both my longer Panoptics I went for the N31 despite it costing a lot more.

The Nagler 26 is an old, and now obsolete, design, but it is still a premium eyepiece, so if you have added a modern ep and don't use your N26 much maybe you would consider passing it on. I have tried some 100 degree eyepieces, but can't get on with them. I am hoping someone with, say, a 21mm Ethos still has an underused N26 in their eyepiece box.

If anyone is thinking of letting theirs go then please let me know.

 

Thnkyou for looking

 

Ian B

 

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Lots of views, but no offers as yet - and I thought it was just the weather that was frustrating :hmh:

I am beginning to realise that the 26mm Nagler is even rarer than the 31mm. Strange that Televue have discontinued it, and the 20mm T5 Nagler, as both appear to be the best available eyepieces of those focal lengths in the 82 degree range.

I know I am going to have to pay over £300 to get a 26mm.

I thought about going for a ES 82 24mm as they get good press on here, but that 1% better performance, and the slightly longer focal length,  I will hang out for a Nagler a while longer.

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Just seen Telescope House has a sale on ES 24mm 82 degree eyepiece at £198!

This eyepiece is rated as good as the Nagler by many on this site so anyone with an old 26mm Nagler could buy a brand new one from them, sell their Nagler to me and pocket over £100   :hello2:

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Over 120 views and still no replies.  :hello:

Maybe someone viewing knows someone who knows someone who might have stopped using their 26mm Nagler. That is more or less how I came to buy my 31mm.

I've been looking for a year now and had I known they were rarer than the 31's I would have snapped up the one on offer earlier this year. Hindsight is a frustrating thing.

 

 

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