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    Default Vite Aspheric's Have Arrived!



    Yeah, so 3 eyepieces for $25.00 is probably not a real woo hoo moment (or maybe it is), but anyway, my 3 Vites I ordered from China via Ebay arrived today. China Post provided a tracking number and I was able to following them along through the delivery process.



    Inside the envelope, each eyepiece was in individual boxes.



    And within the boxes, the eyepieces were also bagged.



    So with my 3 piece set I got a 23mm, a 10mm, and a 4mm.



    Why did you get these you wonder? You've got all those nice ES eyepieces...what gives? Well, I'll tell you.

    I've got my little 90mm Mak and it only takes 1.25" eyepieces. The longest focal length eyepiece that I had of this barrel size is my ES 82° 14mm. So far, it's been rather tough getting things centered. Plus, tightening down the screw on the barrel of my 14mm was just making me cringe. Other than managing to somehow stumble across the Moon and Jupiter on accident on occasion, I've not been able to enjoy this scope yet. Thus, I needed something fairly inexpensive. Since this scope has a focal ratio of f/13.3, I figured I could go pretty cheap. I studied on these Vites for a bit. I do understand that the 4mm will be a bit much, and may take a little alteration to be more usable, but I'll get around to that. My main interests were the 23mm and the 10mm. But anyway, for $25.00, what do I have to lose?

    Now, if I can just talk the sky into cooperating for a bit, I'll plug in the 23mm and see how well I can do with this little Mak.

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    I'll post first light experiences when I get them, someday.
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    Default Re: Vite Aspheric's Have Arrived!

    I have those in my little powerseeker 70. I've never looked though anything other than the Huygens and Ramsden's that came with my scope, so the vites seemed nice to me! Will be interested to see your review.
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    Default Re: Vite Aspheric's Have Arrived!

    Cool beans, Bryan! Congratulations on the good price.

    I have one aspheric EP (Baader 31mm) that works just fine. In that Mak they oughta be perfect. It'll be nice to have its own dedicated EPs. I've none something similar with three Zhumell Planetary EPs for my 90mm Mak.

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    Default Re: Vite Aspheric's Have Arrived!

    Isn't it amazing how light they are? Feels like something you'd find in a cereal box. But wait til you get that 23mm in that 90mm mak. They work very well together.
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    Default Re: Vite Aspheric's Have Arrived!

    Congratulations Bryan, will be interesting to hear your opinion of them. There was a couple of people that bought and reviewed them favorably on one of those other forum groups.
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    Default Re: Vite Aspheric's Have Arrived!

    I have been waiting to hear some stories about the Baby MAK! She really should be a planet killer.
    If you can figure out even a basic alignment with her, it should be able to do a fair job of tracking Jupiter for you. I know my ETX does a bang-up job. You might get a clearer view than with the Dob.
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    Default Re: Vite Aspheric's Have Arrived!

    Thanks guys! I'm really looking forward to trying these out and putting the Baby Mak to work!

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    I have been waiting to hear some stories about the Baby MAK! She really should be a planet killer.
    If you can figure out even a basic alignment with her, it should be able to do a fair job of tracking Jupiter for you. I know my ETX does a bang-up job. You might get a clearer view than with the Dob.
    I know Marc! I've had this scope out about 5 times. With the 14mm in, I've had a very difficult time even getting an alignment star centered. The red dot finder has been fighting me too. I think I need to shim the foot a bit. I really need to fiddle with it more in the daylight where I can see. I feel like I'm trying to climb through a barbed wire fence wearing a fur coat and a Dolly Parton wig. I just get hung up.

    Also, the sky has been "not too good" for a long time now. I've spent what few good nights I've had on the dob bagging galaxies.

    The 23mm Vite should get me an easier to manage FOV and thus locating alignment stars should be a lot easier. I'm really looking forward to parking this scope on Jupiter and have it track, especially with a higher powered view.
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    Default Re: Vite Aspheric's Have Arrived!

    Bryan, I also got the 3-set aspherics on Ebay a while back. Been using them on my urban observing sessions - the 23mm & 10mm ones. The wide field views are nice (compared to the 26mm and 9mm Kellners that came with my 4.5") - looking forward to using them away from the city.
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    Default Re: Vite Aspheric's Have Arrived!

    Gratz! Have fun playing with those. What is your Mak FL?
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    Default Re: Vite Aspheric's Have Arrived!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kolchak357 View Post
    Isn't it amazing how light they are? Feels like something you'd find in a cereal box. But wait til you get that 23mm in that 90mm mak. They work very well together.
    Quote Originally Posted by terrynak View Post
    Bryan, I also got the 3-set aspherics on Ebay a while back. Been using them on my urban observing sessions - the 23mm & 10mm ones. The wide field views are nice (compared to the 26mm and 9mm Kellners that came with my 4.5") - looking forward to using them away from the city.
    A pair of ringing endorsements to me! Can't wait to try them out. I just had a peek with the 23mm in the Mak out of my back window. Caught a nice view of a defecating sheep. That reminded me of Star Trek...Klingons.
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