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    What's an eyepiece you can't live without, give your reason and what scope you have. Please?

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    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece

    Well I have used other peoples Televue Naglers, and while they're extremely nice, I can live without them. So the only way I can answer your question is size wise. I am starting to find that my sweet spot is between 13-25mm. Favorite I'd say 13mm.

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    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece

    My 13mm Baader Hyperion........I have the tuning rings so it is versatile and for me, easy to use with both my XT8 and 150mm Mak.

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    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece

    Tough to pick just one, but I'd say my ES 82° 11mm. I take it out on every session and it works well in all my scopes. It seems to have the best contrast of all my EPs. It's the only EP I've been able locate faint fuzzies with in my heavy light polluted backyard.
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    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece

    No question, the Panoptic 27mm. Gives bright, clear, glorious, wide-angle views in my Orion 200mm f/4 Newt.

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    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece

    Love my ES82 18mm, really is a sweet spot on my XT12g, 83x and with my 2" 2.5x barlow I get it to become a 2" 7.2mm and 208x.
    The EX82s have lots of fans, paint me as one of many.
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    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece

    10.5mm Meade Research Grade Abbe Orthoscopic, it has constantly given me the best planetary views in all of my scopes.



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    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece

    When it is about the comfort of viewing and hunting the deep sky objects, then it's the f=16mm UWAN (Astro Prifessional, William Optics).
    When it is about the detailed viewing and finding the challenging DSOs, then it's the f=10mm Pentax XW, and the both 'small FOV' baut very bright and very contrasty Swarovskis f=16mm, and f=22mm.
    The telescope: Skywatcher achromatic refractor 150mm aperture, F/5.

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    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece

    My favorites are my Ethos. 21 and 17 in the SCTs. The 6, 8, 10 and 13 in my refractors and all of them in my Newtonian's. They make the views of a $100 to $200 telescope seem like a million bucks.

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    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece

    22mm nagler type 4 , TeleVue 85 / I get that spacewalk or falling in feeling with this combination. The wide field view combined with great contrast and sharpness is very rewarding.
    Televue 85, Starbeam finder, Sol Searcher /Flip Mirror / Sky-Watcher 8" dob / 8x50 RA finder/ Vixen Forester CF 8x42 Porro Binocular
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