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    Default ES 82 deg eyepiece Sale suggestions



    Well after speaking about the 18mm as being a great eyepiece for my ES AR127 refractor ...... this sale comes along.

    I was wondering if the 14mm or 11mm wouldn't be a good selection as well.

    I also have another Curve Ball to throw in here......
    I recently Acquired a Meade LX90 8" and figured why not get a piece for Both.

    Any suggestions or opinions will be appreciated.
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    Default Re: ES 82 deg eyepiece Sale suggestions

    I think you would find the 18mm to be a workhorse in the 8", that FL really hits a sweet spot in the SCT's. I would say either the 11 or 14 would perform the same duty in the 127. I. find that my 11 or 13 is my goto for my 100 refractor. You know I'm gonna tell ya to get em all.
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    Default Re: ES 82 deg eyepiece Sale suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderwerX View Post
    I think you would find the 18mm to be a workhorse in the 8", that FL really hits a sweet spot in the SCT's. I would say either the 11 or 14 would perform the same duty in the 127. I. find that my 11 or 13 is my goto for my 100 refractor. You know I'm gonna tell ya to get em all.
    Of course I will at some point just wondering how that 14mm is vs 11mm for now.
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    Default Re: ES 82 deg eyepiece Sale suggestions

    They'll both work fine. The 11mm, being higher magnification, will probably see less time in your LX90. But on a night of great seeing, it will be fantastic to have. It'll probably be your most used high-powered view in the AR127. For my f/5 dob, 9mm is a good-most-of-the-time eyepiece. My 5.5mm requires better seeing.

    What's your current eyepiece setup? The 14 is pretty near the 18mm. If you don't have much in the way of eyepieces, I'd probably go for the 11mm, just to get some spread.
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    Default Re: ES 82 deg eyepiece Sale suggestions

    I'll vouch for the 11mm - great lens and I've used in it all my scopes

    Good luck with whatever you go with.
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    Default Re: ES 82 deg eyepiece Sale suggestions

    The 18mm and the 11mm are my favorites in the series.

    I love what the 11mm does in my scope. It's a galaxy observing machine.
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    Default Re: ES 82 deg eyepiece Sale suggestions

    I have and like all three EPs. In my 8" SCT 18mm and 14mm are great for DSOs. 11mm is often too much for galaxies, but I use it for globular clusters and planetaries.
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    Default Re: ES 82 deg eyepiece Sale suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    The 18mm and the 11mm are my favorites in the series.

    I love what the 11mm does in my scope. It's a galaxy observing machine.
    I think the 14mm in the SCT gives me close to the same magnification as the 11mm in yours.

    If I've got this right. 2032/14=145x give or take. 1520/11=138x
    So to get the same experience as you the 14mm would work. ?
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    Default Re: ES 82 deg eyepiece Sale suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Filterxpert View Post
    I think the 14mm in the SCT gives me close to the same magnification as the 11mm in yours.

    If I've got this right. 2032/14=145x give or take. 1520/11=138x
    So to get the same experience as you the 14mm would work. ?
    That's all subjective to eye and experience and sky of course (eye, sky, and XP).

    But, I like my 14mm in my scope too. My 18mm, 14mm, 11mm, and 8.8mm are the main tools in my galaxy hunting kit (in addition to my scope), so yeah, Rich, I'd say that you'd get quite a lot of enjoyment out of the 14mm.
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    Default Re: ES 82 deg eyepiece Sale suggestions

    Hi Rich. I would like to cast my vote for the ES 2" 82° 18mm eyepiece. I have several 2" oculars now, but this is the jewel of my collection. I can start and finish an observing session with this single eyepiece. I hope this helps Rich, and the best of regards on your purchase decision.
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