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    Default New eyepieces came in, Yes its Cloudy



    Well I purchased 2 new eyepieces... and 1 more otw. First up an Omegon 25mm Super Plossl. Ordered it from Germany. It looks nice, well build and nice looking coating on the lenses.
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    Default Re: New eyepieces came in, Yes its Cloudy

    2nd eyepiece is a Russell Optics & Machine 8mm custom SWA XL. Its a 2" inch eyepiece. Very nicely built. It has some heft. Lenses look great. Unfortunately its cloudy so I can try these out.
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    Default Re: New eyepieces came in, Yes its Cloudy

    Very nice Geoffery, hope it woks well for you
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    Default Re: New eyepieces came in, Yes its Cloudy

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    Very nice Geoffery, hope it woks well for you
    Thanks, I am just waiting on the weather to cooperate. Grrr it must be the new equipment curse.
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    Default Re: New eyepieces came in, Yes its Cloudy

    Those look very nice, Geoffery. Clouds are part of the deal, unfortunately!

    Hope you get to try them out soon.
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    Default Re: New eyepieces came in, Yes its Cloudy

    Gratz on the new glass! Hope you will have a chance to test it out soon

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    Default Re: New eyepieces came in, Yes its Cloudy

    Congrats Geofferyt,

    the new EPs are looking very good.
    Looking forward to your first light report,

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    Default Re: New eyepieces came in, Yes its Cloudy

    RKE came in today. 41mm 2" from Russell Optics.
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    Default Re: New eyepieces came in, Yes its Cloudy

    You are planning on leaving some eyepieces for the rest of us?
    Nice looking eyepiece Geoffery, I hope you enjoy it. I have a 28mm Edmunds RKE and it is a fun eyepiece.
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    Default Re: New eyepieces came in, Yes its Cloudy

    Congratulations on the eyepieces! I have not used any of those brands, or in some cases, that type of eyepiece. I will be interested in what you think about them.
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