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    Anyone out there using these? Any opinions? They seem to be a bit expensive, but if they are worth it I'm willing to spend my grandchildren's inheritance.

    Also, I'm looking at the Orion Highlights.
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    They have a pretty good reputation. You may also want to look at the Baader Genuine Orthoscopics and the University Optics HD Orthoscopics. Just remember your field of view will be really small. At high magnification it will be like looking through a coffee stirrer. If you can deal with the narrow FOV they are great sharp planetary pieces.

    The Highlights are OK, if you want the best plossl get the Televue plossls.

    For something with a larger FOV on a budget you might want to look at the Zhummel planetaries or TMB Planetaries.

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    Thank you. That gives me a little more direction.
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