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    Default Delos 4.5 first impression :) & Panoptic 24mm



    Unfortunately my FLT98 is having is focuser fixed...
    So I took out my Megrez 72, icy cold night, clear sky.
    I picked out Jupiter --> Using the Delos 4.5mm I could see several cloud bands and the 4 moons within my FOV. Comparing it to my TV zoom 4mm-2mm there's no competition. The clarity and lack of blurring (from not over magnifying), and enhanced FOV actually persuaded my normally uninterested(in astronomy!) wife that this was not a pointless purchase
    Next I used my Panoptic 24mm on the Pleiades.....oh my goodness...
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    Default Re: Delos 4.5 first impression :) & Panoptic 24mm

    Thats great news, but I have a reason to not consider buying a Delos EP. A few months ago I decided to consolidate my EP collection with a line with the reputation and price point I can live with. The choice for me was Explore Scientific. However, during my research and beyond you always hear of good things about the Tele Vue line, the across the board favorable opinions about the Naglers, Panoptics, Ethos and finally the Delos. The Delos was and still is a tempting acquisition and I still think about getting one. However, I don't want to open a Pandora's Box if the one night I look through one and fall in love with it. My hot button with EPs is brightness and the Delos has a good reputation for projecting bright views. Not that I'm unhappy with the ES line, its almost complete and I'm very pleased with them, but there is that nagging question nonetheless. I have other astro purchase priorities so that keeps my mind off of it for now. I know as with everything there is often something better to be had, its just a matter of how much money you want to spend. The other variable in this instance is my level of satisfaction with my current line, fortunately it's very good, but just suppose... Well, I'll leave it at that. The good news is any changes in that direction is something I can't afford and would be very chaotic and stressful besides. Tele Vue threw out a hook with the Delos line in one respect, they aren't priced in the stratosphere like their other models, as if a lot of thought went into pricing them on the edge of affordability and theoretically within psychological reach of people with compulsive buying habits like me for example. But, I'm happy your happy with it.
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    Default Re: Delos 4.5 first impression :) & Panoptic 24mm

    Hello Niall,

    thanks for your first light report on the 4.5mm Delos, I have also my eyes on it.
    Would be nice to read your Jupiter report when mounted on the WO FLT98.

    Enjoy very much your new EP,

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    Default Re: Delos 4.5 first impression :) & Panoptic 24mm

    Quote Originally Posted by nialljcampbell View Post
    ...Next I used my Panoptic 24mm on the Pleiades.....oh my goodness...
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    Default Re: Delos 4.5 first impression :) & Panoptic 24mm

    I love my panoptic 24, best eyepiece I've ever owned. Try it with a 10" newt on anything

    Thanks for sharing
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