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    Question Which ES 82° eyepiece?



    So it's almost that time of year again, that's right it's about to be my birthday! 41 years young on the 6th

    My wife asked me what I wanted for my birthday tonight and I told her I just wanted a new eyepiece. She said "done". So now I gotta decide which one I'm gonna get. I am thoroughly impressed with my 14mm ES 82° so I think I'm sticking with that series for now. Any ideas on which one to get next? I eventually want them all, but for now I want to fill holes in the gaps of what I have now, although the 9mm Plossl I have is screaming to be replaced.

    Then again I hear about how great the 11mm is for galaxies, but not sure if I'll be happy getting it next as I have the 14mm which is darn close to the focal length of the 14 I already have.

    Now I figure the 30mm will be the last I get as the one I have now is decent enough, but the 18mm and 24mm sound nice as well but I think I want to work on the 1.25" eyepieces first.

    So there is my dilemma. Heck of a conundrum dontcha-think?
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    Default Re: Which ES 82° eyepiece?

    No problem. I always say that if God shoved a gnarly finger down from the clouds and decreed, "John, from this day forth thou shall have only one eyepiece!" I'd pick the ES 82 deg 18mm.

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    Default Re: Which ES 82° eyepiece?

    My two favorites in the series are the 18mm and the 11mm. The 18mm would be a better overall eyepiece of this pair. The 11mm is an excellent galaxy eyepiece, and for me, a valuable tool when I get into the thick nests of galaxies in Leo, Virgo, Coma Berenices, Ursa Major, and those other places that have them clustered up. I can move from galaxy to galaxy with just this eyepiece.

    Just my thoughts on the deal.
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    Default Re: Which ES 82° eyepiece?

    What about the other end? Do you have a good high mag EP, for planets, Moon, etc.?
    In my scope ES 82* 6.7mm really killing Jupiter at 300x mag.

    I love the shorter range ES 82* EPs but have mixed feeling about 18mm. The image quality is super, but top lens iris is unusually small for 2" EP and eye relieve is shorter than for the rest of the line. So I get abit claustrophobic every time I use it . I can't even get all 82 deg even if I press my eyeglasses to the EP . So I am letting it go once I get a replacement in 70 deg range with better ER. But than if you don't ware glasses it is really great on galaxies.
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    Default Re: Which ES 82° eyepiece?

    FWIW, I'm doing this the other way around.

    I upgraded my 10mm Super and 20mm Super starter eyepieces with a partial set of 12mm, 20mm, 25mm and 32mm GSO Plössls, all supplemented with a 2x GSO Barlow.

    I cut my teeth on these for a while and then started acquiring the 1.25" ES 82° eyepieces at the rate of about one per year.

    The 6-pack cooler box that I use for my better eyepieces now contains the 6.7mm, 8.8mm and the 11mm eyepieces.

    The 14mm, despite all the negative hype about field curvature, is next on my list. Many thanks to the AF'ers who have assuaged my doubts in this regard and all donations gratefully accepted. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink!

    I hope to have all those that I want by the time I'm 80....

    The point that I'm wanting to make here is that with this manually steered Dobsonian, I really needed the wider AFOV for the higher magnifications. The lower magnification 32mm and 25mm Plössls are, I suppose, just fine for the moment.

    I decided to start at the short end and work up to the long end. The 4.7mm proved to be too much for my normal viewing conditions. I don't like looking at overly magnified mush.

    For my 81st birthday, I will want a Speedo, a new pair of running shoes and a 30mm 2" ES 82°.

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    Default Re: Which ES 82° eyepiece?

    I've been looking hard at the 6.7, 11, and 18. Maybe I should have asked for three eyepieces
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    Default Re: Which ES 82° eyepiece?

    Quote Originally Posted by DM1975 View Post
    I've been looking hard at the 6.7, 11, and 18. Maybe I should have asked for three eyepieces
    See if you can get them used. Maybe you can squeeze two
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowjiber View Post
    No problem. I always say that if God shoved a gnarly finger down from the clouds and decreed, "John, from this day forth thou shall have only one eyepiece!" I'd pick the ES 82 deg 18mm.See? No problem.
    Hi Steve. I have to agree with John. My 2" ES 82* 18mm eyepiece is the one that I can start and finish a DSO observing session with, and be most happy. However, Bigzmey is also correct, in that a good 1.25" 68*/70* shorter focal length eyepiece is most handy for lunar and planetary work.
    So, take your time and eventually buy both. You see how easy it is for us to spend your money. I hope this helps Steve, and have a great birthday next week, on the 6th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowjiber View Post
    No problem. I always say that if God shoved a gnarly finger down from the clouds and decreed, "John, from this day forth thou shall have only one eyepiece!" I'd pick the ES 82 deg 18mm.

    See? No problem.
    A barlow isn't actually an EP...... the ES 18mm can become a 9mm.....

    ONE EP.....yes... it can be done...
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    Default Re: Which ES 82° eyepiece?

    Quote Originally Posted by DM1975 View Post
    I eventually want them all, but for now I want to fill holes in the gaps of what I have now, although the 9mm Plossl I have is screaming to be replaced....

    Now I figure the 30mm will be the last I get as the one I have now is decent enough, but the 18mm and 24mm sound nice as well but I think I want to work on the 1.25" eyepieces first.
    If you want the 1.25 inch barrel and shorter focal length, you could go with the 6.7mm (186x). The 4.7mm (265x) might not get as much use. But if you want to focus more on DSOs, go with the 18mm (69x, and 3.7mm exit pupil) which would fill in the large gap between your 14mm (2.8mm exit pupil) and the 30mm (6.1mm exit pupil).
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