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Televue Apollo 11 mm eyepiece

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12 minutes ago, PeterW said:

They should have given it a black and white checker colour scheme like the Saturn5

Totally agree on that, then, only then i might get one, drives the cool factor way up.

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I'm not sure I like the look of the undercut on that, I have to say.

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On 14/08/2019 at 18:05, JamesF said:

I'm not sure I like the look of the undercut on that, I have to say.

James

I'm glad they finally went with a screw-off 2" inch skirt like the ones on the AstroTech AF70 and similar eyepieces (Omegon Redline SW, etc.).  I despise the Televue dual skirt design that dates back to the original 13mm Nagler T1:

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Now that’s interesting. How did he end up with that EP before everyone else? It’s a shame they didn’t mention the connection between the moon and the Tele Vue equipment he was using. Would have made for a great story (especially for the US audience).

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21 minutes ago, Buzzard75 said:

Nice movie and I did see the Apollo 11 eyepiece, briefly. I wonder if the young man is connected with the Tele Vue company in any way ?

The reactions were great - thats why I love doing outreach :grin:

Mind you, they react like that when more ordinary eyepieces being used as well !

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15 minutes ago, John said:

Nice movie and I did see the Apollo 11 eyepiece, briefly. I wonder if the young man is connected with the Tele Vue company in any way ?

The reactions were great - thats why I love doing outreach :grin:

Mind you, they react like that when more ordinary eyepieces being used as well !

I saw his original reaction video he did in California several months ago. I think we all get a kick out of the reactions from people looking at the moon or the planets for the first time. I've probably said it before, but we had one lady start crying.

I saw this video yesterday for the first time though. I just happened to catch the black and green of the eyepiece and realized it was a TV. I stopped it on that particular frame and that's when I saw the Apollo 11 marking. I have no idea how he managed to get one other than him working for TV or Nagler giving him one. Nagler is supposedly notorious for handing out new equipment and letting people try it out at star parties.

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