Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 35
Like Tree21Likes

Thread: Your favorite eyepiece

  1. #21
    MitchAlsup's Avatar
    MitchAlsup is offline SUPER GIANT
    Points: 5,847, Level: 52
    Level completed: 49%, Points required for next Level: 103
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    200+ Posts Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points400+ Posts Achievement50 Posts Achievement!365 Days+ Registered Achievement!
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Austin Texas
    Posts
    1,066
    Points
    5,847
    Level
    52
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 505x 381 Posts

    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece



    21E is probably my favorite EP at this moment in time.

  2. #22
    Stephenbells's Avatar
    Stephenbells is offline Bright Giants
    Points: 5,598, Level: 51
    Level completed: 24%, Points required for next Level: 152
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom.
    Posts
    583
    Points
    5,598
    Level
    51
    Thanks
    118
    Thanked 75x 71 Posts

    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece

    High magnification isn't everything I feel, I love my 32mm+focal reducer.
    Celestron 8se.Celestron 8-24mm zoom, 32, 25,13,10mm, 2X
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    , 6.3
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    ,
    Neximage with laptop, Skywire with iPad, power tank from Maplins, Celestron dew shield. Latest addition...starsense!
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

  3. #23
    steve 891's Avatar
    steve 891 is offline White Dwarf
    Points: 4,343, Level: 44
    Level completed: 62%, Points required for next Level: 57
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!365 Days+ Registered Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points750 Days+ Registered Achievement!
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Dallas tx
    Posts
    26
    Points
    4,343
    Level
    44
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 6x 5 Posts

    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece

    The eyepiece that i have spent the most hours looking through is a celestron 24mm erfle. There is just something about it. I have been using it since way back when 68 degrees was considered a wide angle eyepiece. Slap a barlow in front of it and it is still a nice comfortable EP. It stays parked in my LX 90 and goes with any telescope i decide to take outside.

  4. #24
    steve 891's Avatar
    steve 891 is offline White Dwarf
    Points: 4,343, Level: 44
    Level completed: 62%, Points required for next Level: 57
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!365 Days+ Registered Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points750 Days+ Registered Achievement!
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Dallas tx
    Posts
    26
    Points
    4,343
    Level
    44
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 6x 5 Posts

    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob327 View Post
    Had to stop and think about this for a minute or 2...But I honestly can say the second part of your question (which can't you live without) is easy.. In my case I can do without every single ONE of my eyepieces and still enjoy myself ...

    Now onto specific eyepieces
    I purchased my first scope in the early to mid 1950's as a Cub Scout ... and now 60 or so years later I can say I've owned a lot of eyepieces in my life (as well as telescopes) and not a single one of them ever impressed me enough to make me even think I would never ever sell it or replace it ... Add to that is the simple fact that over the years my eyesight has changed enough so that an eyepiece that worked well for me 10 years ago may today be unsatisfactory

    Bottom line is : Guess it seems that I've spent my entire life in this hobby SEARCHING for what I want tomorrow even though I am satisfied today...and better off then I was yesterday ...

    BTW...The same can be said of telescopes...

    Bob G.
    WOW, are you a politician? On and On and still didn't answer the question.
    craterdavy and Stephenbells like this.

  5. #25
    j.gardavsky's Avatar
    j.gardavsky is offline Super Moderator
    Points: 111,565, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 31.0%
    Achievements:
    Ghost Achievement! Averaging 5+ posts a day!200+ Posts Achievement!400+ Posts AchievementFirst 1000 Experience Points365 Days+ Registered Achievement!
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    14,419
    Points
    111,565
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    14,421
    Thanked 8,798x 5,726 Posts

    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob327 View Post
    ...
    Bottom line is : Guess it seems that I've spent my entire life in this hobby SEARCHING for what I want tomorrow even though I am satisfied today...and better off then I was yesterday ...

    BTW...The same can be said of telescopes...

    Bob G.
    Hello Bob,

    that has been my search with the binoculars, and there is still one I'd like to have.
    I am still on the way to search for the ultimate EP.

    Thanks for your bottom line,

    JG
    Binoculars: Leica Ultravid 7x42, 8x42HD; Swarovski EL 8.5x42 Swarovision; Nikon 10x70 Astroluxe; Docter Nobilem 7x50 Porro; Jenoptem 7x50W, 10x50W; BA8: 10.5x70, 15x85; 25x100FB, AsahiPentax 8x40, Refractors: Sky-Watcher 150mm/750mm; Leica APO Televid 82mm (25x-50x WW ASPH); EPs:Baader Classic Orthos; Fujiyama ortho, Leica B WW, ultrawide zoom ASPH, Periplan GF, HC Plan S, L; DOCTER UWA; Wild UW mil; Tele Vue Delos, Nagler Zoom, Plössls; Swarovski SW; Pentax XW; ZEISS diascope B WW T*, Carl Zeiss E-Pl; Hensoldt mil; Filters: Astrodon, Astronomik, Baader (CCD), TS;
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    : AstroTrac; Leica R7: Leica 2/50, 2/90mm, 2.8/180mm lenses
    Astronomy Forum Rules and Terms of Service
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

  6. #26
    craterdavy's Avatar
    craterdavy is offline Banned
    Points: 20,885, Level: 99
    Level completed: 77%, Points required for next Level: 115
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    200+ Posts Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points365 Days+ Registered Achievement!750 Days+ Registered Achievement!400+ Posts Achievement
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    usa
    Posts
    2,515
    Points
    20,885
    Level
    99
    Thanks
    547
    Thanked 632x 524 Posts

    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece

    Mine would be my Baader zoom in my Z8.,my 2nd is my meade zoom in my 70x600mm meade refractor,.though I just ordered a ES20mm70*.,.,so things could change for the meade scope.,.,O+O

  7. #27
    NefariousDream's Avatar
    NefariousDream is offline Main Sequence
    Points: 5,327, Level: 49
    Level completed: 89%, Points required for next Level: 23
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement365 Days+ Registered Achievement!20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    70
    Points
    5,327
    Level
    49
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 4x 4 Posts

    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece

    When I first started observing with my AD10 I used the eyepieces supplied which were 9mm and 30mm. Those were both solid eyepieces. In addition to those I used my 15mm celestron omni and 2x barlow quite a bit. I really enjoyed that 15mm. Then all of a sudden recently this past holiday I discovered the wonder of the ES 18mm 82 degree. No doubt in my mind that it is my best and definitely most favored eyepiece at the moment. I'm willing to admit that you really could just go out observing with your scope, and this eyepiece and have a wonderful night under the stars.

    I have an ES 9 100 degree on the way and I have a feeling it will probably be my second favorite.

  8. #28
    AbbN's Avatar
    AbbN is offline HYPER GIANT
    Points: 35,988, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    200+ Posts Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points365 Days+ Registered Achievement!400+ Posts Achievement100+ Threads Achievement!
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    4,057
    Points
    35,988
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    754
    Thanked 1,184x 952 Posts

    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece

    I don't have a favourite because different targets require different EP's - ever try to look at the Double Cluster with a 4.7mm lens or Jupiter with a 40mm lens????
    Stephenbells likes this.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    :
    Celestron Omni XLT 120, Explore Scientific AR102,
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    ST80 Refractors; 8"
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    Dob; Orion Apex 102 Mak; Coronado PST. EP's: ES 4.7, 6.7, 11, 18 and 30mm 82° EPs; Baader 24mm 68°; Luminos 15mm 82°; Meade 8-24mm Zoom. Other: CG4+16" Orion Pier Extension; Celestron 20x80 binos etc;

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    8
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    The Bible tells us God created the Universe; Science tells us how He did it; And through my telescopes I marvel at His handiwork

  9. #29
    bogg's Avatar
    bogg is offline Main Sequence
    Points: 5,722, Level: 51
    Level completed: 86%, Points required for next Level: 28
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!365 Days+ Registered Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Grey-Bruce, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    192
    Points
    5,722
    Level
    51
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 27x 23 Posts

    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece

    My favorite is a TV 32 plossl one of the first eyepieces I bought
    j.gardavsky likes this.

  10. #30
    aatt's Avatar
    aatt is offline Main Sequence
    Points: 5,841, Level: 52
    Level completed: 46%, Points required for next Level: 109
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!365 Days+ Registered Achievement!
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    ct
    Posts
    176
    Points
    5,841
    Level
    52
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 13x 13 Posts

    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece

    Right now it is my new ES 11mm 82 degree-galaxies really pop in this on. Great for planetary and clusters too. Don't have to nudge as often.It is parfocal with my sweeper 34mm ES 68. They make a great team!

 

 
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. What is your favorite?
    By punkmanmatthew in forum Astronomy Beginners Forum
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 03-01-2012, 06:58 PM
  2. favorite eyepiece retailer
    By finman in forum Telescope Eyepieces Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-24-2011, 06:52 PM
  3. Favorite Eyepiece?
    By heman90210 in forum Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 11-22-2010, 02:43 AM
  4. What is your favorite eyepiece?
    By idk in forum Telescope Forums
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-28-2009, 02:38 AM
  5. What`s our favorite...?
    By Tiyda in forum Astronomy Beginners Forum
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 12-29-2008, 01:41 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Powered by vBulletin®
All times are GMT. The time now is 10:08 AM.