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    I was torn between the 2" 24 mm 82* and the 30. I went with the 24 mm because of the light pollution at my viewing site. I would get a very wide view with it but still have a good level of detail. The 30 will most likely be next for those times when I can get away to a dark site.

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    I was torn between the 2" 24 mm 82* and the 30. I went with the 24 mm because of the light pollution at my viewing site. I would get a very wide view with it but still have a good level of detail. The 30 will most likely be next for those times when I can get away to a dark site.
    Yeah I got the 30mm and the 18mm, and the 30mm gets the least amount of action when viewing from my backyard. The light pollution drowns out the extended arms of most large objects (such as M42) and so the 18mm actually provides the better view under light polluted skies.

    But boy, when under class 2 skies, the 30mm is a slam-dunk!

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    Aye. And that was the advice I was given. I am going to snorkel an 18mm as well for that reason.

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    I have the EX 6.7 and 11 mm 82 degree eyepieces and these have become my primary eyepieces since i got them sometime last year. Great equipment to have and when looking at planets, I do not have to move my dob as much as I would otherwise would have.
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    My 2" 18mm Explore Scientific eyepiece is my favorite!
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    Used the 14mm a lot tonight to bag another gaggle of M objects. I started with the stock Meade 26 but the 14mm 82* gave me darn near the same field with much more clarity and again made me feel like I was swimming!

    Used the 8.8 and 6.7 on Jupiter, Venus, and Mars tonight as well. Sadly air quality was too crappy for good use of the 6 but the 8 did a yeoman's job of it and Jupiter was the size of a large pea and mars was about the size of a letter O. Not a lot of clarity though again because of air. I know its silly but I do get quite a bit of pleasure from the planets. Can't wait to bag Saturn. Tried tonight but it just got too late and I had to pack it in.

    Can't wait to get my 2" diagonal so I can use the 18 and 24!

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    I wonder if ES is trying to capture a market dominated by Telvue; ie, the high-end eyepiece. From every thing I have read, the eyepieces are so similar from the two companies that either Telvue is swimming in EBIT or ES is drowning in debt, or perhaps both.

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