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    Default First Tele Vue Delos purchase



    Trying to decide which one to go for using a C11 F10 scope on the moon and planets under normal seeing conditions. Am swaying towards the 14mm. Any thoughts?

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    With my N11gps I find that my 12mm and up eyepieces are fine, while its rare to get a decent view with an 8mm... But typical seeing varies with location.

    For planets, I'd probably go shorter than the 14mm.

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    Default Re: First Tele Vue Delos purchase

    I use a 14 mm eyepiece quite a lot ( a Pentax XW) and the Delos is so close to the Pentax I'd grab either one and have a hard time figuring out which one was actually in the scope...I would buy whichever one was on sale or cheaper then the other on any given day..

    Go For it... That said even 70 degree FOV are a little too wide for my liking when viewing planets...but OK for viewing the moon

    As noted by Jerry.. I too rarely use anything more powerful then a 10 or 12... in y own case both also Pentax (XW ..68 degree and an XF ..60 degree eyepieces)

    Go for it...

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    Default Re: First Tele Vue Delos purchase

    For average seeing and on planets... 10mm or 8mm.
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    Default Re: First Tele Vue Delos purchase

    I have found with a range of scopes that it isn't all that often you can go over 200x.
    You need pretty good seeing to head up to 300x and above (ie: 8-9mm eyepiece for your f10 scope)
    For "normal" conditions I reckon a 14mm Ethos sounds great: it will give 200x which will give a great view with lots of detail for Saturn and Jupiter in particular- and then you can gauge whether you want a higher power for your next Ethos!

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    Default Re: First Tele Vue Delos purchase

    Thanks guys,

    Got the Delos 14 and now looking to add to it. Wonder if the 17 will be good for deep sky widefield such as the Orion nebula?

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    Default Re: First Tele Vue Delos purchase

    It is a smaller total FOV than the Nagler or Ethos at 72*(or is it 70?) so for true wide field you may want to look at the Nagler's at 82* or the Ethos at 100*. For me it's the Ethos because I don't like the eye relief I got from the Delos (actually got more kidney beaning than with the Nag's and I get A LOT with the Nag's) or the Naglers and wanted the widest field possible.
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    For wide field stuff, I'd consider something with a bigger AFOV like the Nagler or Ethos ranges - I know some people (like Bob, above) don't get on with ultrawides, but a lot of folk (including me) find that the 80+ degree eyepieces have a real wow factor and are much more immersive - because the AFOV is so much bigger, the blank bit round the edge gets out of the way - either almost completely with the 80/82 degree ones, and even more with the wider ones - instead of seeing the sky in a circle on a blank background, you're seeing more or less just sky - it feels like there's much less between you and the stars . The downside - if there is one - is that it's harder to take everything in at once - which is why I prefer my 65degree 40mm for locating things in the first place - but once you've found your object, the ultrawides are great...

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    Default Re: First Tele Vue Delos purchase

    Don't have a delos, but do have the Pentax XWs (except the 40mm). The one thing I notice (and the Delos would be similar) is just how comfortable they are to view through. Unlike a lot of eyepieces, there's no squinting, no clenching down the other eye. It's just so easy to sit back and let the object hang in the eyepiece.....and NO other eyepiece gives me an immersive field feel like the XWs do. I really do like it's twist up eyecap. The NLVs are very similar as far as comfort goes. I do not wear glasses while viewing (the only glasses I use are reading glasses for well, reading), but that extra eye relief really makes a difference. Those XWs will never leave my kit....and from everything I've seen, the Delos isn't a hair width's difference (although there have been mentions that people prefer the XW twist cap over the delos cap).
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    Default Re: First Tele Vue Delos purchase

    Holy Makeral! Just Love the Delos 6mm. Given the new price break, will definitley buy the 14.
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