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    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece for planetary using a refractor?



    ES 82 4.7mm is a beast in my 102mm APO. I got 3mm Radian but keep waiting for good seeing to test it.
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    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece for planetary using a refractor?

    Quote Originally Posted by RALibby View Post
    My inexpensive 12.5 mm in my 60mm Tasco. It gives good detail of Jupiter and Saturn. Can't wsit to get a much larger dob with decent ep's.
    I totally agree! I love the 12.5mm ortho that came with my H.O.C. made 1961 ATCO 1200mm refractor. Jupiter and Saturn look simply stellar with it even with a 2x barlow. Quite the pleasant surprise. I wonder if Hino or Hiroshi made the eyepieces as well?
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    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece for planetary using a refractor?

    Quote Originally Posted by frazmataz View Post
    Right now it's my ES 82/6.7. I have a new 5 mm Paradigm Dual ED I'm holding out some hope for, but haven't had a night in almost two weeks to try it yet.
    Have had several lunar sessions with the 5mm now and I am very surprised! The 5mm kicks butt on lunar, even over the ES. Now THAT really surprised me! Looks like the ST80 gets on very well with the dual ED's.
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    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece for planetary using a refractor?

    I really enjoy my TeleVue 3.5 Delos with my 600mm , f7.o TV85 , 20mm eye relief and 72 apparent field of view .

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    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece for planetary using a refractor?

    In the ES102 APO I use the 6mm Delos and 5mm XW
    with the Delos getting more use.

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    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece for planetary using a refractor?

    A pair of Takahashi LE7.5mm ED in the TV Binovues or a pair of Delos 6mm (could be my new favourite if these darn clouds ever part so I can test them..... )
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    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece for planetary using a refractor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kunama View Post
    A pair of Takahashi LE7.5mm ED in the TV Binovues or a pair of Delos 6mm (could be my new favourite if these darn clouds ever part so I can test them..... )
    Ok you win...LOL. What a beautiful set up. Thank you for sharing that beauty.
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    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece for planetary using a refractor?

    Mine is my meade 5000 sd60 6.5. I am very happy with these eye pieces. I have 4:6.5,9,12,25 .
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    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece for planetary using a refractor?

    The 7.5mm Tak LE is a fantastic eyepiece even in mono view mode
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    Default Re: Your favorite eyepiece for planetary using a refractor?

    recently I was comparing the view from my Tasco 10TE with a 12.5 Orthos to a 80mm WO ED apo with a 5mm paradigm well the old Tasco was better unbelievable but for my old eye true . Both around 100x
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