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russ.will

Lapsed EP addict returns!

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I'm not one to procrastinate. After a quick play with the FoV calculator, I ordered the Bresser Messier 8" Dobsonian and Morpheus 12.5 & 17.5mm EPs.

In concert with the ES Tele Extender, that's magnifications of 70, 97, 139 & 195x - A good coverage. the TFoV of the 17.mm is slightly larger than the supplied 25mm Plossl, so that has no reason to leave the box.

I could see an OVL Panaview 26mm joining shortly, just for the 50x wide field/finder view and with the scope being F6 the humble Erfle won't be exposed, They also have a nice big ocular lens and a good twist up eyecup. 20mm eye relief is almost too much for me, but at £69 I may forgive it.

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14 hours ago, russ.will said:

I'm not one to procrastinate. After a quick play with the FoV calculator, I ordered the Bresser Messier 8" Dobsonian and Morpheus 12.5 & 17.5mm EPs.

Good choice. I use 10/14 XW and a 2x Xtender with mine, going with the Morpheus line 12.5/17.5 are the obvious choices. Once you've used them though, I'm not sure you'll be happy with a Panaview for your low power. I managed to find a 28mm Nirvana, but buying new the 30mm UFF is probably the most obvious choice.

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