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    Arrow Canadian Telescope's ES 82° series sale...



    Just a heads up for Canadians.

    $50 - $100 off Explore Scientific 82° nitrogen-purged series EP's.

    The 6.7mm is now $99, free shipping ... I was hoping to find so-so reviews around here to discourage me, but so far, I think I might be in trouble.

    The skill of the marketing's getting hard to resist, too - from the email:

    The visual effect ... with their long eye-relief and their 82° apparent field is truly a full-immersion experience. Your eye is relaxed, allowing you to easily use the "averted vision" technique to study faint details across a huge field-of-view.

    All I can say is, "You had me at 'averted vision'" .



    Each eyepiece is meticulously assembled into precision machined metal lens barrels that maintain the perfect alignment of the optical train for years of rugged use ... come with a twist-up rubber eye-guard ... and as experienced astronomers know, eye comfort is critical when trying to observe at the visual limits of the telescope.


    I may actually be starting to drool


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    Quote Originally Posted by vanislandmike View Post
    Just a heads up for Canadians.

    $50 - $100 off Explore Scientific 82° nitrogen-purged series EP's.

    The 6.7mm is now $99, free shipping ... I was hoping to find so-so reviews around here to discourage me, but so far, I think I might be in trouble.

    The skill of the marketing's getting hard to resist, too - from the email:

    The visual effect ... with their long eye-relief and their 82° apparent field is truly a full-immersion experience. Your eye is relaxed, allowing you to easily use the "averted vision" technique to study faint details across a huge field-of-view.

    All I can say is, "You had me at 'averted vision'" .



    Each eyepiece is meticulously assembled into precision machined metal lens barrels that maintain the perfect alignment of the optical train for years of rugged use ... come with a twist-up rubber eye-guard ... and as experienced astronomers know, eye comfort is critical when trying to observe at the visual limits of the telescope.


    I may actually be starting to drool


    Cheers,
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    Hello Vim,

    found them at OPT Oceanside!

    have you any better source in Canada?

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    You know you need one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j.gardavsky View Post
    have you any better source in Canada?

    The sale I was referring to is at canadiantelescopes.com, so shipping is free which is what's making it sooooo hard to resist.

    I realize now the sale is coming from ES directly, so should be widely available.


    I don't know whether it is terrifying or fantastic that spending money on this hobby will never, ever end.

    I'm leaning toward fantastic, though...



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    Quote Originally Posted by vanislandmike View Post
    I don't know whether it is terrifying or fantastic that spending money on this hobby will never, ever end.
    At least it could be worse. at least its not as bad as high end audio equipment, or restoring vintage cars as a hobby!

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    I have the 6.7 mm eyepiece and it is worth every penny. Crisp views, wide FOV, cannot get better than that at that price.
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    I've got the 6.7mm and 18mm. I bought them about 2 months ago from Canadian Telescopes, so I missed the sale. I got a nice clean split of Epsilon Lyrae with the 6.7 at 83x with my 90mm refractor.
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    There ya go vim, now you know you have to get one.... or two, or.........................
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    I've got the 6.7, 11 & 18mm. I used it on Celestron C8 SCT. So far viewing condition is pretty bad and new with telescope. so can't comment much but seems hard to get full 82 degree view.

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    I won't be availing myself of this sale. 14mm is not enough eye relief for me. 82 degrees of FOV isn't much good if you can only get your eye close enough to see half of it.
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