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    Default Sale ON--- TMB Planetary Eyepieces



    Astronomics announced a $10 off sale on TMB planetary eyepieces. I own the 9mm and the 6mm-- they are VERY GOOD for planet viewing at higher magnification.

    Here -- check them out--
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    shame we don't get deals like that over here joe.
    clear skies,

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    I was just going to post the same thing Andy..
    Am looking for some nice eye pieces to set of every thing before my holidays..
    Thanks Joe..
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    These aren't the same as those on sale at Sky's The Limit in England for £39 delivered in Europe by any chance?, they certainly look the same and at that price, pretty good value. I have bought BST Explorers from Alan there and the service is excellent, he'll even let you try it out and send it back to him if you dont like it. Great service.

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    Thanks for the heads up Joe...the deal was way to good to pass up.
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    Hello Joe,

    thanks for the link. They are writing what would be my comment to the eyepieces issue.

    Theese eyepieces look similar to the Astro Professional brand in Germany, and theese have won the contest - the best price-to-performance ratio. They may come as no-names brand-labelled from the Kunming United Optics,

    UAW_Eyepieces

    or a similar make. (United Optics has not updated their page)

    My 16mm UWA, and 5mm long eyerelief EPs became the working horses.

    Thanks for sharing your experience

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    I've been thinking about a planetary ep. IF I were going to buy 1 ep for planetary work, and using it in a C 9.25 @ 2350mm FL, what fl of eyepiece would you guys recommend. I probably should buy one before this sale goes off.

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    I was looking at tmb somewhere and the minumum EP used was f/ratio divided by 1.8 So a f/10 scope would be able to go as low as 5.5mm

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    I've been thinking about a planetary ep. IF I were going to buy 1 ep for planetary work, and using it in a C 9.25 @ 2350mm FL, what fl of eyepiece would you guys recommend. I probably should buy one before this sale goes off.

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    Yes but you will hardly EVER have sky conditions that are good enough to use a 5mm.

    I own the 9mm and the 6mm -- I can only think of 2 times in the last year when I used the 6mm in my F10, LX90 8 inch (1200mm) scope.
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    I wanted to have a higher power EP and was thinking of getting a 4mm for my f/4/5 10" dob. But the received wisdom seems to indicate that I'd be wasting my money. Guess I'll stick with what I've got.

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