John Posted February 4, 2009 Share Posted February 4, 2009 Typically the clouds have been wheeling around overhead this evening sensing the new bit of kit and the eager observer !.Lots has been written about the Tele Vue Ethos 13mm so I won't bore you by repeating all that. My 1st impressions of the eyepiece are:- The usual excellent TV quality build.- It's tall and quite wide but suprisingly light.- It's a hybrid 2" / 1.25" eyepiece that I'm going to use in 2" mode - the 2" barrel seems to be machined from light alloy rather than the usual heavy chrome plated affair.- I can just see the edges of the FoV with my eye nestled into the soft rubber eye cup.- The eye cup is good quality but seems to be a bit of a "dust magnet".Through small gaps in the clouds I've just managed to snatch a view of the moon and Saturn at 51x in my ED102SS refactor. The moon was very sharp and the field of view seemed endless ... Saturn small but tack sharp - rings easily seen and 4 moons - equatorial cloud belt and line of rings against planetary disk clear. No internal reflections that I could see - just the object you are looking at framed by blackness with stars scattered across it. I have a feeling that M13 though the Lightbridge 12" with this eyepiece is going to be a bit mind blowing John Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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