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    Default TV Plossl vs Orion Q70



    I'm torn between a Televue EP and a 2" Orion Q70. I've always wanted a Televue EP, because they're the best, but I have the 38mm Q70, and I love it. The next EP I would like is a 25mm. So my choices are the TV Plossl 25mm, or a Panoptic 24mm, or the Orion Q70 26mm. Money is of course my dilemma. C$400 for the Panoptic, and $150 for the Orion. The Plossl is in the middle price wise. Any suggestions? I know EPs are personal preference, but is the Plossl Better visually, or would the 2" Orion be better ?
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    Default Re: TV Plossl vs Orion Q70

    I had the 3 lens set of Q70 eyepieces and they did an excellent job in my Meade LS8 and my Celestron C102 F9.8 refractor. The Panoptic would be an excellent eyepiece but price is always a problem. I've never had a TV Plossl but have looked thru a few. They are very good but your C9.25 at F10 would give you a great view with the Q70!
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    Default Re: TV Plossl vs Orion Q70

    I'm sure that the Teleview would be an excellent choice but for the price of just on TV eyepiece, you could buy the whole set of the Q70's. Not disparaging Teleview eyepieces at all, its just that their prices are way out of my budget. I went with the Q70's (you can also get the Agena-Astro version which may cost a little less but are the same product, see here 2" Telescope Eyepieces - Wide Angle Eyepieces | AgenaAstro.com ) and I really like the view they give me with my Edge 8.

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    Default Re: TV Plossl vs Orion Q70

    I have a clone of Orion Q70 26mm and love it, the field is flat and focus is sharp in my C8. This is my favorite scouting EP now.

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    Default Re: TV Plossl vs Orion Q70

    All of the eyepieces would work well in your focal length of scope the only difference between them is price and FOV really. TV plossls are excellent if you do not mind the narrower FOV that the other 2 have.
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    Default Re: TV Plossl vs Orion Q70

    I use only Tele-Vue and with my 10 inch reflector with 1200 focal length they work great... but with a 9.25" / 235mm Aperture, f/10 Focal Ratio , 2350mm Focal Length I would have to agree with the field of view issue .
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    All of the eyepieces would work well in your focal length of scope the only difference between them is price and FOV really. TV plossls are excellent if you do not mind the narrower FOV that the other 2 have.
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    Default Re: TV Plossl vs Orion Q70

    For slightly less than the Panoptic you could get the ES 82* 24mm....
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    Default Re: TV Plossl vs Orion Q70

    I appreciate the comments. I decided on the Orion Q70 26mm, mainly because those wide field views are amazing. Also because have a 2" 0III filter at the ready.......Now we wait for the postman.
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    Default Re: TV Plossl vs Orion Q70

    I am sure you will love it. I have used 26mm Q70 with OIII the other day to observe Rosetta nebula - was the perfect match of FOV and magnification.

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    Default Re: TV Plossl vs Orion Q70

    Good choice! I am happy with my 26 mm Q70 (10 in. Dob, 1200 mm focal length, f/4.7).

 

 
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