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    Default My 1st green-lettered EP :)



    I have picked 3mm Radian, used obviously, of CN. Mainly to have a good quality short FL EP for my new 102CF APO.

    I like the size, weight, and form factor. Can't wait to use it!

    Eye guard is of design I never seen before: the upper portion of EP with rubber guard slides up and down EP with a bit of force applied. Bellow are 2 pics of collapsed and fully extended positions.

    Question for those who have/had Radians: is there anyway to secure it once you find the right position?




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    Default Re: My 1st green-lettered EP :)

    That's a great find!

    All my Tele Vues, with the exception of a 24 Pan, are from the used market. I started collecting vintage TV pieces many years ago, specifically the "smoothside" Plossls that were manufactured in Japan. Their sharpness and contrast is amazing. I also picked up a couple of vintage Barlows and vintage Widefields, as well as a 3-6mm Nagler Zoom and an 8-24mm click-stop zoom. Most of these were under $100, and only the 2 zooms and the Pan were over $150. I picked them up from various places, some from Astromart, some from CN and some from eBay. I've never had any issues buying used, at least not from these sources.

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to hearing your first light report on that Radian. Not sure how to secure the eye guard mechanism. I found the attached PDF, but it doesn't specifically address any way to secure it.

    Radian Eyepiece Instructions.pdf

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    Default Re: My 1st green-lettered EP :)

    Congratulations on the new eyepiece! I like the Radians a lot. Once you get the eye placement set they are really nice to use. Looking forward to what you think of it.
    You can get a rubber O-Ring to fit around the barrel and then once you have the height set just push the ring up from the bottom to hold it.
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    congratulations on your new eyepiece
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    Default Re: My 1st green-lettered EP :)

    The tip Gabby gave about the O-ring is a good one. I've heard of a few folks doing that. Although I've never had a problem with one slipping on me once adjusted.

    I wish I had known you were looking for a 3mmR earlier, I sold a 3,5,10 & 14 on Astromart just a few weeks ago. I'm sure you'll love it, they are super sharp and contrasty.
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    Oh, you've done it now! Green lettered EP = epic cloud curse! Perhaps you'll draw some of my clouds away for a while! Congrats on the new (to you) glass!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderwerX View Post
    The tip Gabby gave about the O-ring is a good one. I've heard of a few folks doing that. Although I've never had a problem with one slipping on me once adjusted.

    I wish I had known you were looking for a 3mmR earlier, I sold a 3,5,10 & 14 on Astromart just a few weeks ago. I'm sure you'll love it, they are super sharp and contrasty.
    Few weeks ago I did not know either . I got 102mm APO for my BD 10 days ago and quickly discovered that I need a good EP in 3mm range .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    Few weeks ago I did not know either . I got 102mm APO for my BD 10 days ago and quickly discovered that I need a good EP in 3mm range .
    Isn't it amazing how quickly those revelations come over you?

    Congrats on the new 102 and also the Radian. Wait till you do a little lunar viewing with that combo.....fantastic.
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    Default Re: My 1st green-lettered EP :)

    Congratulations on the "New" EP. I had several of the Radians and quite enjoyed them. I was not and still am not a fan of the lift up eye guards. Mine got to the point that when you went to lift them out of the EP case, the lift up was so worn that it would pull right up easily and you would think you were dropping the EP, I used them so much. They can be sent in to Televue for adjustment or they can be dis-assembled, and there is a small steel ring in there that can be bent tighter to stiffen it's movement. I eventually sold all my Radians for the wider field T4's and 5's. The Radians also have a very strict eye placement that you will get used to with time. Enjoy!
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    Congrats on the new EP! That should go great with the new scope!
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