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    Default 14mm Delos or 2 DeLites?



    Some extra spending money found its way to me right in time for the launch of the spring sale @ TeleVue. I've decided that I could swing one Delos at the current sale price or possibly two DeLites. I'm having trouble deciding between one "do it all" eyepiece (the 14mm Delos) or Two of the DeLites. The 18.2 would be my first choice followed by the 9mm when it's released. How do these two lines/fl's stack up against each other as far as showing coma? I know the Delos 17.3 shows more than other Delis which is why I've ruled it out as an option. I would be observing primarily with a 10" F/4.7 dob w/o a coma corrector.

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    Default Re: 14mm Delos or 2 DeLites?

    What a choice to have to make!

    Have you seen the Sky at Night magazine review of the Delites? It might help in your decision making: It is in their December 2015 issue if you can get hold of it, but I can't see the article on line: December 2015 | BBC Sky at Night Magazine
    They gave them 5 stars for everything! (But didn't use an f4.7 scope...)

    Maybe you should look at getting a coma corrector with your windfall: GSO and Baader make good ones, and a lot cheaper than the Paracor (although that is an alternative too! )

    All the best with the decision,

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    Default Re: 14mm Delos or 2 DeLites?

    DeLites are too new to tell. I would assume having narrower FOV they would show less coma.

    Beside image quality Delos are just too big and heavy for my taste, but I plan on trying Delites in future.
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    Default Re: 14mm Delos or 2 DeLites?

    No complaints about my Delos, it's an awesome EP! I've only used it in slower scopes, but the TeleVue EPs typically stand up to fast optics better than pretty much any other brand out there.
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