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Pig

Do I need another eyepiece

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7 minutes ago, 25585 said:

 

Ditto for Morpheus. OK the 17.5 has an improved eye guard and an extension ring comes with it, but for the earlier ones, I wish they could be upgraded retrospectively.

Not sure about screw up or click up eye cups generally though. While I prefer them for binoculars, cups thst cannot be removed are a minus point. I never went for Vixen NLV (apart from the 50mm), SLV or (another reason) SSW is because of the non-removable cups.

Pentax XW can have the top bit unscrewed but I have less problem generally, ditto with Meade SWA 5000/ES Maxview eps.

 

  

The rubber eye cups can be removed from most eyepieces quite easily if you really want to do it. In one or two cases they come off rather too easily !.

I don't think I've actually come across an eyepiece where the rubber eyecup was fitted permanently :icon_scratch:

 

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4 minutes ago, John said:

The rubber eye cups can be removed from most eyepieces quite easily if you really want to do it. In one or two cases they come off rather too easily !.

I don't think I've actually come across an eyepiece where the rubber eyecup was fitted permanently :icon_scratch:

 

I never wanted to be too rough trying, especially in case the process was damaging or irreversible. 

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On 07/07/2018 at 11:05, John said:

I've not used a Nikon eyepiece (of any sort) but I'd like to one day. I have used the Vixen SSW's though and posted a few words on them a few years back:

 

Was that review almost three years ago !!!! Where does time go 😀

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49 minutes ago, John said:

The rubber eye cups can be removed from most eyepieces quite easily if you really want to do it. In one or two cases they come off rather too easily !.

I don't think I've actually come across an eyepiece where the rubber eyecup was fitted permanently :icon_scratch:

 

That's true about the Baader Hyperion 36mm, I ended up gluing the eyeguard on as it kept coming off in the dark.

John

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4 hours ago, johnturley said:

That's true about the Baader Hyperion 36mm, I ended up gluing the eyeguard on as it kept coming off in the dark.

John

Are the Aspherics the same? 

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On 08/07/2018 at 12:48, 25585 said:

 

Ditto for Morpheus. OK the 17.5 has an improved eye guard and an extension ring comes with it, but for the earlier ones, I wish they could be upgraded retrospectively.

  

https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/rubbermetal-foldable-morpheus-eyecup-(m43-threaded).html

They don't ship to the UK though :(

 

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23 hours ago, 25585 said:

Are the Aspherics the same? 

You do get two different eyecups with Aspherics and they do not stay on that well 😳 

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2 minutes ago, Pig said:

You do get two different eyecups with Aspherics and they do not stay on that well 😳 

Glue them to your eyes,you can then just swap eyes for different levels of comfort. ;)

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33 minutes ago, Pig said:

You do get two different eyecups with Aspherics and they do not stay on that well 😳 

That's why I glued mine on

John

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34 minutes ago, emadmoussa said:

Glue them to your eyes,you can then just swap eyes for different levels of comfort. ;)

Good idea but what about my mascara 🙈

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3 minutes ago, johnturley said:

That's why I glued mine on

John

I would probably get glue in the threads, or even my eye 👁

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1 hour ago, Pig said:

Good idea but what about my mascara 🙈

:D :D Luckily, no blowing involved in astronomy, otherwise, your lipstick will become an issue. 

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I am tempted..... but I will resist 😇

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1 hour ago, Pig said:

I am tempted..... but I will resist 😇

But for how long?  :evil:

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Mascara and eyepieces don't mix well - I've had to clean eyepieces up after an outreach session and it ain't much fun :tongue:

Still can't work out why some of the participants felt they needed to use so much make up for an event that took place in the dark :icon_scratch:

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I tend to forgo the make up, but I will admit to doing a lot of my viewing in my pyjamas, dressing gown and slippers! 😂

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Sun screen when solar viewing can be an issue 

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10 hours ago, DRT said:

But for how long?  :evil:

Good question. 

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22 hours ago, John said:

Still can't work out why some of the participants felt they needed to use so much make up for an event that took place in the dark :icon_scratch:

When my mother-in-law fell and broke her hip, she wouldn't let my father-in-law call 911 until he had brought her her make up and held a mirror for her to apply it while sprawled out on the kitchen floor.  God forbid an EMT saw her without make up.

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