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    Default Televue Radians on sale!



    Just thought I would let you know: All Radians are on sale for $149 each. Here is the link: Televue Radian Eyepieces Products - OPT Telescopes
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    Not that long ago they were on sale buy 2 get one free... makes me wonder what Tele Vue plans to do with this series of eyepieces....

    Good eyepieces although I sold my 8mm and replaced it with a 8.5 mm Pentex XF for high powered planetary use... the Radian was a good eyepiece...I just preferred the color tone of the Pentax and I happened to have some money burning a hole in my pocket (ah the good old days...lol )

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    Makes you wonder if between the Panoptics, Naglers, and Ethos lines Long with the market saturation of the 60-70 degree FOV eyepieces from China and Taiwan, maybe they have decided to close these out.

    I got to peer into a Televue regular Plossl, a Nagler, and 2 ethos eyepieces over the wewkend, heck, even the plossl was a far superior plossl eyepiece compared to my kit plossls. The ethos, well, it was jaw dropping looking through it in a fast dob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jb32828 View Post
    I got to peer into a Televue regular Plossl, a Nagler, and 2 ethos eyepieces over the wewkend, heck, even the plossl was a far superior plossl eyepiece compared to my kit plossls. The ethos, well, it was jaw dropping looking through it in a fast dob.
    I had a similar experience a few days ago. I got to put a 17mm ethos and 17, and 22mm naglers in my scope. Amazing what my scope is capable of with eyepieces like that. The ethos is much too expensive for me though and the naglers almost made my scope tip over, they are very heavy. So I bought the 18 mm radian just now. It will give me 67X and 0.9 degree TFOV. Looking forward to its arrival!
    Next on the wishlist for christmas: 32mm Televue Plossl, it also looked great in my scope.
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    Those eyepieces really, really gave an incredible view combines with a dob. Sure, they made views better in my f/10 cat, but nothing near a 12 or the 16 inch dobs I looked through with those eyepieces. You sure will enjoy them in your scope.

    This past weekend sure changed my mind about dobsonian scopes. I have no idea if the mass produced ones are anywhere near as well made as the ones that were handcrafted down to the grinding and polishing of the mirrors that I got to try out, but jeez, these dobs I used had feather light touch movement, yet once in place they stayed there and didnt vibrate.

    I want to buy a 16 inch dob but I am afraid now that my expectations of a dob will be way higher than what the Meade 16 lightbridge would deliver.
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    I think the 16 Meade is probably pretty nice. I think a user on this board, WWPiere, has one. I got to look through a 12 inch Meade and that was spectacular already.
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    LOL!! I just came onto the site to mention this, and you've beaten me to it! I spent most of September agonizing because I just couldn't really afford to shell out 436 bucks to get the one "free" Radian, and now they're doing the big sale. I'm really glad I didn't buy used, as I'd now be really irritated :-) I DID just pick up a new 5mm Radian, though, because I've just discovered (as a new observer) that 120x isn't nearly as much magnification as I thought it would be.

 

 

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