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    Default Rain and cloud are so expensive.



    This cloudy and rainy weather here in the UK and, from what I hear/read, has brought back the eyepiece itch again. I've tried to be good and, although there's still one or three ep's, that I "need", I've always managed to keep my wallet in my pocket.........until now. I finally succumbed this week to the "itch" and bought a mint condition 5mm TV Radian and a 19mm TV Panoptic.........which I can't use for the foreseeable future due to the weather forecasts of more cloud and rain. Is anyone else giving way??
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    Default Re: Rain and cloud are so expensive.

    I got the ES set a couple of months back, now I'm looking at the TV's and Naglers. Oh yes, and I'm still pondering the ES AR152, just waiting for the price to drop a bit, plus then I've got to order the Twilight Two.
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    Default Re: Rain and cloud are so expensive.

    I saw a 19mm Pan on EBay... was it that one? You'll enjoy this eyepiece.

    My un-doing was buying a 14mm Delos a little while ago... what a wonderful piece of glass! I am looking to get the 10mm hopefully one will come up second hand or may be they'll be a great offer on Black Friday (yeah, right...). So I'm trying to sell some stuff to fund it now.
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    Default Re: Rain and cloud are so expensive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Davesellars View Post
    I saw a 19mm Pan on EBay... was it that one? You'll enjoy this eyepiece.

    My un-doing was buying a 14mm Delos a little while ago... what a wonderful piece of glass! I am looking to get the 10mm hopefully one will come up second hand or may be they'll be a great offer on Black Friday (yeah, right...). So I'm trying to sell some stuff to fund it now.
    That was the one, Dave. I don't mind getting a real bargain but, then again, I don't mind paying a fair and good price for an ep either. I'm slowly trying to add to my collection of Radians which I do find suit me regards to eye relief and also the razor sharp images, they make for comfortable viewing in my opinion. I also got the 5mm Radian in the same week from an e-bay Dealer at what I thought was a good [for me] price. It seems that for some reasons, perhaps their fairly short manufacturing life, Radians aren't that highly regarded or sought after..........and I'll take advantage of that.........especially if the itch keeps going
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    If there are specific Radians you cannot find the Vixen LVW is an ideal choice to put in the mix. The Vixen has a 65*AFOV but the fidelity is very much the same.
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    Thanks Gabby, that's much appreciated advice. I have contemplated Vixen's in the past but Radians are my prime interest for several reasons. You're right, Radians don't come on the market that often but when they do it seems to be certain focal lengths that appear, but patience is the key and I'll keep scanning for the focal lengths I want and see what happens. It's the same with the Panoptics I find they are very sharp and, for me, very comfortable to use. I've got most of the focal lengths that I think I need covered, but perhaps apart from my interest in Radians, I might keep an eye out for a 16mm Nagler.
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    Well, I *am* on the patrol for some good eyepiece deals whether used or sales. But, I've been waiting patiently for Black Friday & holiday sales for several months now so I don't feel bad about it.
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    Gratz! I love Radian performance in my refractors.
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    Fingers crossed.... Thursday and Friday night looking excellent on the forecast - just hope it dries up some to avoid excessive humidity... So no more buying of expensive EPs and stuff please...
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    Bleah, cleardarksky says the conditions will be bad tonight and tomorrow night, and Thursday morning looks bad too. I would have liked to take our Thanksgiving guests out to look through the telescope while they're here but the window is rapidly closing and it seems doubtful that it will improve significantly by Thursday night.
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