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    I was able to use the new ES 68* 24mm eyepiece last night. I didnt get a lot of viewing time as it was about 10 degrees outside. First off, this EP is argon filled instead of nitrogen like the 82*. It is a 1.25 inch EP.
    I started my viewing with Jupiter to test my optics and viewing conditions. Jupiter looked good, but at 63x not much detail to be had. I swung the scope over to orion's nebula and saw it with much better detail than I have seen before in other eyepieces. Wispy and light green. It was nice to use this EP without having to remove my glasses. It has excellent eye relief.
    The scope I used was a Zhumell 12 (1500mm) FL
    I was viewing from a 5-6 bortle scale area.
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    Low Power: ES 28mm ~60x @1.1° : Televue Delos 17.3mm ~100x @.72°
    Medium Power: ES 14mm ~122x @.82° : Televue Delos 10mm ~170x @.42°
    High Power: Televue Delos 6mm ~285x @.25° : ES 4.7mm ~365x @.22°

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    Interesting. I notice you also have a 6.7mm and 14mm 82° EPs. What do you think of them?

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    I really like them. The 14mm is kind of the sweet spot for my 12inch dob. But for larger objects the 24 gives a good FOV without the extra magnification. 6.7mm is a good planet buster when seeing is good.
    15 inch Obsession
    Low Power: ES 28mm ~60x @1.1° : Televue Delos 17.3mm ~100x @.72°
    Medium Power: ES 14mm ~122x @.82° : Televue Delos 10mm ~170x @.42°
    High Power: Televue Delos 6mm ~285x @.25° : ES 4.7mm ~365x @.22°

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    Good to hear you like the 68 degree 24 piece ive been thinking bout getting some ES pieces. ALL Ihave so far for my se 8 is plossl

 

 

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