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    Got a call from Astronomics today that the ES 5.5 100s are now in and ready to ship. Yipee!
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    Default Re: Now available...

    Just ordered mine. Astronomics still shows in stock with free shipping...only $249.99
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    let us know how good it is

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    Default Re: Now available...

    Quote Originally Posted by Nakedgun View Post
    Got a call from Astronomics today that the ES 5.5 100s are now in and ready to ship. Yipee!
    Show us the site location so we can have a look !

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    Default Re: Now available...

    For me, 100* is too much AFOV for my eye. Interestingly enough, they aren't listed on the ES website. But for those that want to see them, here you go:

    Explore Scientific 2" 100° Series Argon-Purged Waterproof Eyepiece - 5.5mm

    https://www.astronomics.com/55mm-100...ce_p20157.aspx
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    Default Re: Now available...

    gotta admit it, this baby is on my wish list - thanks for the heads up

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    I just wonder how comfortable viewing will be with 100* and 10mm eye relief

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    Default Re: Now available...

    Not sure. I know 100* would be a bit much for me. I am topped out at 82* and even that sometimes bugs me just a little having to roll my eye. Since I observe without glasses, the ER isn't an issue for me, but certainly should be a consideration for some.
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    What I've found from the 100* eyepieces is to NOT try to see the field stop. It's a more natural view....and truthfully, I'm not an "edge" viewer anyway, regardless of the eyepiece fov. From my experience with the 17Ethos and the 14 & 20 ES 100s, even with the tighter eye relief, I find them comfortable to use....as long as you don't try to view everything from the edges....just let it float in a sea of stars.......

    that being said, the 70* XWs/Delos are actually more "immersive" to me, but the 100* are just a more "natural" feel.
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