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    Default New EP ordered, clouds expected to continue!



    I have been wanting to expand my EP collection but, I have been undecided on what to get. I decided that instead of getting an EP to fill out any gaps in my current collection, I really wanted to replace my high mag EP (9mm Orion Expanse) with something a bit better. I still like the Expanse but, it performs better in my XT8 than it does in my Z12 (still a worthy EP though).

    After some internal debates and a little convincing to myself (that was easy enough ) I pulled the trigger and ordered the TeleVue 10mm Delos. I had been eyeing some of the TV EP's for a while now but, I think reading Wings' first light with his Delos was the final straw!

    I figured the timing was good because it looks like I will have one or two clear nights in the next few days but, since my new EP won't arrive until the end of the week at the earliest, maybe the cloud gods won't have time to act before then.
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    Default Re: New EP ordered, clouds expected to continue!

    LOL took a peek at your clear skys bars, giggle... good pull those clouds your way!!!

    Just kidding hope you get to use that glass soon!
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    Default Re: New EP ordered, clouds expected to continue!

    Nice! Congrats on the new glass, Oliver. Glad to hear it. You deserve it buddy!
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    Default Re: New EP ordered, clouds expected to continue!

    Awesome! You're going to love that EP! You'll probably want the rest of the line once you look through it! (I've already got the 12mm on my wish list ).
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    Default Re: New EP ordered, clouds expected to continue!

    Quote Originally Posted by omeek View Post
    I have been wanting to expand my EP collection but, I have been undecided on what to get. I decided that instead of getting an EP to fill out any gaps in my current collection, I really wanted to replace my high mag EP (9mm Orion Expanse) with something a bit better. I still like the Expanse but, it performs better in my XT8 than it does in my Z12 (still a worthy EP though).

    After some internal debates and a little convincing to myself (that was easy enough ) I pulled the trigger and ordered the TeleVue 10mm Delos. I had been eyeing some of the TV EP's for a while now but, I think reading Wings' first light with his Delos was the final straw!

    I figured the timing was good because it looks like I will have one or two clear nights in the next few days but, since my new EP won't arrive until the end of the week at the earliest, maybe the cloud gods won't have time to act before then.
    That's it, that's it.....everybody from Michigan westward keep buying astro gear.......that's it, keep it up.....should be clear skies over this way very soon at this rate....

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    Default Re: New EP ordered, clouds expected to continue!

    Congrats, Oliver. You'll love the Delos. One of the most comfortable EP's I've ever looked through. Best wishes for clear skies.
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    Default Re: New EP ordered, clouds expected to continue!

    Nice. Those TV eyepieces do sound kinda special I'm sure you'll love it!
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    Default Re: New EP ordered, clouds expected to continue!

    Nice!

    I have a collection consisting of TV and ES ranging from the 4mm to 28mm. Then super plossels in 30, 42 and 50 mm. I'll be upgrading those 3 soon (or at least the shorter 2 since the 50 sees limited use). Not sure if I'll go TV or ES, maybe some of both. Oh, I also have a complete set of plossels from 5mm to 32mm, still like plossels for certain objects and under certain conditions.

    BTW Omeek, thanks for drawing the clouds your way and away from me, now if you could do something about the extremely high pollen...
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    Default Re: New EP ordered, clouds expected to continue!

    In about 3 more days could you order another one? My sky clock started to clear up as soon as you posted so thanks for pulling the clouds further south
    That eyepiece should work great in your scope too.
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    Default Re: New EP ordered, clouds expected to continue!

    Hello Oliver,

    congratulations to your purchasing decission,
    and enjoy delightful views through your new Delos,

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