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Thread: New EP's on the way

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    Default New EP's on the way



    Since I've had my scope I've been using the Baader Hyperion Zoom as my primary eyepiece. It's been a bit constricted in the views I've had though it does open up a bit at the 8mm end. Contrast has been good and it focuses well. My low power EP is the 40mm Plossl that came with the scope. However I feel the my scope is capable of more. So with the blessings of my bride I purchased the four piece 82deg ES eyepiece kit. Now I'll have a 30mm 2", a 18mm 2", a 11mm 1.25", and a 6.7mm 1.25" eyepiece set. It was a lot of money for me to drop but it was available to me and the ES sale helped me along. I'm really looking forward to what the scope can do. Now the countdown starts.

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    Default Re: New EP's on the way

    Awesome Mark! Congratulations on the purchase! You are getting some great eyepieces there! Looking forward to your first light in a couple of months.
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    Default Re: New EP's on the way

    I assume I did not appease the cloud gods...
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    Default Re: New EP's on the way

    The Cloud gods sent me an email response, which accompanied the receipt for my ES 11mm from Astronomics today.

    The message from them: "We are Not Amused"
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    Default Re: New EP's on the way

    I am so glad you guys ordering eyepieces are all east of me. I should have crystal clear skies for quite a while now!
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    Default Re: New EP's on the way

    Hopefully since you bought an entire kit you'll draw some of the clouds away from me and the single EP I bought!
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    Default Re: New EP's on the way

    Congrats! That is a great set to buy. I plan on adding a couple of those EP's to my collection at some point (astro budget on hold for a bit).

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    I am so glad you guys ordering eyepieces are all east of me. I should have crystal clear skies for quite a while now!
    Yes! That's what I was thinking too! A lot of orders being placed away from the west coast! Thanks guys.
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    Default Re: New EP's on the way

    I don't like sets usually. But this one is well thought and very nice set. Enjoy!
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    Default Re: New EP's on the way

    I have all of those eyepieces but bought them separately. Most I got when they were on sale. You'll love all of them they are great eyepieces! As you can see in my sig line I own all the 68° and 82° ES eyepieces except the 28mm. I may have to break down and order that one some day just to complete the collection!!! Right now I'm paying off my the TS 130 mm refractor. So once that's done maybe I'll get the 28mm!!
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