Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26
Like Tree34Likes

Thread: New ES eyepieces

  1. #1
    glefefebvre's Avatar
    glefefebvre is offline Main Sequence
    Points: 4,491, Level: 45
    Level completed: 61%, Points required for next Level: 59
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!365 Days+ Registered Achievement!750 Days+ Registered Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Sacramento, CA
    Posts
    86
    Points
    4,491
    Level
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 19x 16 Posts

    Default New ES eyepieces



    Hi everyone,

    Just get the ES 82 eyepiece kit. Includes 6.7mm, 11mm, 18mm, 30mm and caring case. Very nice quality machining and fit. Hope to use them this weekend but it looks like we might be getting clouds and maybe some rain. Really looking forward to using them and comparing them my Luminos 7mm, 10mm, 19mm and 31mm.
    Telescopes/Mounts: Edge C1100, C6, TPO 6" RC, Orion ED80T CF, CGE-Pro, CGEM-DX, AVX
    Cameras/Guiding: Nightscape 8300, Skyris 274c, Orion SSAG, SX-35, Lodestar X2, STF-8300
    Eyepieces: ES 4.7, 6.7, 11, 18, 30, Luminos 7, 10, 15, 19, 23, 31, X-cel LX 7, Vixen SVL 5
    Mics: StarSense AUTOALIGN, GPS, 0.7x reducer, AP CCDT67, Orion FF, SX-AO, Maxi Filterwheel

  2. #2
    Bigzmey's Avatar
    Bigzmey is offline HYPER GIANT
    Points: 40,753, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 59.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    7,545
    Points
    40,753
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    1,801
    Thanked 3,185x 2,291 Posts

    Default Re: New ES eyepieces

    Gratz! Those are good quality EPs. What scope(s) do you have?

  3. #3
    bladekeeper's Avatar
    bladekeeper is offline Super Moderator
    Points: 306,934, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 100.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Awards:
    Activity Award
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Lowell, Arkansas, USA
    Posts
    39,022
    Points
    306,934
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    29,137
    Thanked 17,684x 12,110 Posts

    Default Re: New ES eyepieces

    Awesome, Gary! The 18mm and the 11mm are my two favorite eyepieces! May they serve you well!

    BTW, mind you don't drop the 30mm on your foot...
    AbbN likes this.
    Bryan

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    :
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    f/5; Celestron C6-R f/8; ES AR127 f/6.4; ES AR127 f/9.4; Stellarvue SV102T f/7; ES AR102 f/9.8;
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    MC90 f/13.3;
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    ST80A f/5; Celestron Premium 80 f/11.4; Celestron C80 f/11.4; Unitron Model 142 f/16; Meade NG60 f/10
    Mounts: Celestron AVX; Bresser EXOS-2; ES Twilight I; ES Twilight II; iOptron Cube-G; AZ3/wood tripod; Vixen
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    Eyepieces: GSO Super Plössl 40mm, 32mm, 15mm, 9mm; ES 82° Series; GSO Superview 30mm; Celestron Plössl 26mm, 20mm; ES 70° 25mm; ES Plössl 25mm; Vite Aspheric 23mm, 10mm, 4mm; Orion Expanse 20mm, 9mm; KK Ortho 18mm, 12.5mm; Bresser 70° 15mm; Coulter Optical 12.5mm; BCO 10mm; ES 62° 9mm; Zhumell Z Series 5mm
    Binoculars: Pentax PCF WP II 10×50, Bresser Corvette 10×50, Bresser Hunter 16×50 and 8×40, Garrett
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    12×60 LW, Gordon 10×50, Apogee 20×100

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.


    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    Galaxy Hunter's Creed - When you play whack-a-mole, sometimes you hit 'em on the head, sometimes you miss 'em. But its always fun to play, and if you don't play, you ain't gettin no moles! - KT4HX

  4. #4
    glefefebvre's Avatar
    glefefebvre is offline Main Sequence
    Points: 4,491, Level: 45
    Level completed: 61%, Points required for next Level: 59
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!365 Days+ Registered Achievement!750 Days+ Registered Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Sacramento, CA
    Posts
    86
    Points
    4,491
    Level
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 19x 16 Posts

    Default Re: New ES eyepieces

    Thanks guys.

    Bigzmey: I have an EdgeHD C1100, TPO 6" RC & Orion ED80T CF.

    bladekeeper: The ES 30mm is about the same size as the Luminos 23mm but just a little taller. The Luminos 31mm is larger and heavier. I just have to make sure I secure any of these eyepieces...only have a limited number of toes...lol.
    Telescopes/Mounts: Edge C1100, C6, TPO 6" RC, Orion ED80T CF, CGE-Pro, CGEM-DX, AVX
    Cameras/Guiding: Nightscape 8300, Skyris 274c, Orion SSAG, SX-35, Lodestar X2, STF-8300
    Eyepieces: ES 4.7, 6.7, 11, 18, 30, Luminos 7, 10, 15, 19, 23, 31, X-cel LX 7, Vixen SVL 5
    Mics: StarSense AUTOALIGN, GPS, 0.7x reducer, AP CCDT67, Orion FF, SX-AO, Maxi Filterwheel

  5. #5
    Rogan's Avatar
    Rogan is offline Bronze Supporter
    Points: 16,820, Level: 89
    Level completed: 63%, Points required for next Level: 130
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Georgia, north of ATL
    Posts
    1,647
    Points
    16,820
    Level
    89
    Thanks
    159
    Thanked 278x 239 Posts

    Default Re: New ES eyepieces

    Congrats! I'm looking forward to the comparison with the Luminos.
    wdm2012 likes this.
    "I've... seen things you people wouldn't believe; attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion; I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those... moments... will be lost... in time, like... tears... in rain."

  6. #6
    Makuser's Avatar
    Makuser is online now Proud to be a member here
    Points: 127,204, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 69.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!
    Awards:
    Community Award
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Rockledge, Florida
    Posts
    24,267
    Points
    127,204
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    4,468
    Thanked 8,840x 7,392 Posts

    Default Re: New ES eyepieces

    Hi Gary. Congratulations on the nice set of ES 82 eyepieces, and the carrying case. My ES 18mm 82 is my favorite 2" eyepiece, so I know that you are going to enjoys these very much. Thanks for you new equipment report Gary, and the best wishes for clear skies now.
    wdm2012 likes this.
    - Marshall

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    Astroview 120ST f/5 Refractor on EQ3 mount
    Celestron Omni XLT150R f/5 Refractor on CG4 mount with dual axis drives.
    Orion 180mm f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain on CG5-GT
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    mount.
    Orion XT12i 12" f/4.9
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    Intelliscope.
    Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 Binoculars. ZWO ASI120MC camera.
    >)))))*>

  7. #7
    Trombatissimo's Avatar
    Trombatissimo is offline HYPER GIANT
    Points: 10,686, Level: 71
    Level completed: 46%, Points required for next Level: 164
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!Gallery Achievement!Album Achievement!
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Posts
    1,981
    Points
    10,686
    Level
    71
    Thanks
    951
    Thanked 773x 613 Posts

    Default Re: New ES eyepieces

    Quote Originally Posted by glefefebvre View Post
    Thanks guys.

    Bigzmey: I have an EdgeHD C1100, TPO 6" RC & Orion ED80T CF.

    bladekeeper: The ES 30mm is about the same size as the Luminos 23mm but just a little taller. The Luminos 31mm is larger and heavier. I just have to make sure I secure any of these eyepieces...only have a limited number of toes...lol.
    Congrats on the new glass. If you have a bowling ball ..... sell it but keep the Luminos 31, 'cause it can do double duty. I found my Luminos partial set (31, 19, & 15) to be very close to the ES's on several nights of comparisons. My Luminos 15 was sharper and had better contrast than the ES 14 at their centers, but the infamous "Glow Ring" at the edge of the Luminos was always a modest irritation and at times a serious distraction. The ES 18 bettered the 19 in every department and the 30 vs 31 seemed to be a matter of individual preference. I'll look forward to your observations and conclusions.

  8. #8
    Bigzmey's Avatar
    Bigzmey is offline HYPER GIANT
    Points: 40,753, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 59.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    7,545
    Points
    40,753
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    1,801
    Thanked 3,185x 2,291 Posts

    Default Re: New ES eyepieces

    Quote Originally Posted by glefefebvre View Post
    Thanks guys.

    Bigzmey: I have an EdgeHD C1100, TPO 6" RC & Orion ED80T CF.

    bladekeeper: The ES 30mm is about the same size as the Luminos 23mm but just a little taller. The Luminos 31mm is larger and heavier. I just have to make sure I secure any of these eyepieces...only have a limited number of toes...lol.
    In my 8" SCT Luminos 15mm comes very close to ES 82 14mm in optical performance. Also, Luminos 15mm eye relief is much better, I let ES82 14mm go because I never managed to see whole FOV with glasses on, but it is easily done in Luminos 15mm and Meade 5000 UWA 14mm.

    However, ES 82 6.7mm, 8.8mm and 11mm are clear winners in my SCT over 7mm and 10mm Luminos. Luminos focus gets soft above 150x and they have more light scatter on bright stars and planets.

    Many people report field curvature for Luminos in fast reflectors. It was never an issue for me in SCT and my refractors.

  9. #9
    Bigzmey's Avatar
    Bigzmey is offline HYPER GIANT
    Points: 40,753, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 59.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    7,545
    Points
    40,753
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    1,801
    Thanked 3,185x 2,291 Posts

    Default Re: New ES eyepieces

    Quote Originally Posted by Trombatissimo View Post
    Congrats on the new glass. If you have a bowling ball ..... sell it but keep the Luminos 31, 'cause it can do double duty. I found my Luminos partial set (31, 19, & 15) to be very close to the ES's on several nights of comparisons. My Luminos 15 was sharper and had better contrast than the ES 14 at their centers, but the infamous "Glow Ring" at the edge of the Luminos was always a modest irritation and at times a serious distraction. The ES 18 bettered the 19 in every department and the 30 vs 31 seemed to be a matter of individual preference. I'll look forward to your observations and conclusions.
    On a few faint targets Luminos 15 mm outperformed ES 82 14mm in my scopes. So I agree that it has somewhat better light transmittance and/or contrast.

    However, the reason I got ES 82 in the first place because Luminos focus was soft at high mags (>150x) in my SCT. ES 68 and 82 in my experience are very sharp EPs, including 14mm.
    Trombatissimo likes this.

  10. #10
    Trombatissimo's Avatar
    Trombatissimo is offline HYPER GIANT
    Points: 10,686, Level: 71
    Level completed: 46%, Points required for next Level: 164
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!Gallery Achievement!Album Achievement!
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Posts
    1,981
    Points
    10,686
    Level
    71
    Thanks
    951
    Thanked 773x 613 Posts

    Default Re: New ES eyepieces

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    On a few faint targets Luminos 15 mm outperformed ES 82 14mm in my scopes. So I agree that it has somewhat better light transmittance and/or contrast.

    However, the reason I got ES 82 in the first place because Luminos focus was soft at high mags (>150x) in my SCT. ES 68 and 82 in my experience are very sharp EPs, including 14mm.
    I would agree with all the comments so far. I forgot to mention the eye relief difference in my first go around, so that is definitely in favor of the Luminos line at most focal lengths if you observe with glasses, otherwise I would still recommend the ES. I never bought the shorter focal length Luminos eyepieces for exactly the above mentioned sharpness and scatter issues. Now we just have to wait for the opinion of the person who actually will be deciding which ones are the keepers.
    Bigzmey and MistrBadgr like this.

 

 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-10-2016, 03:00 AM
  2. Eyepieces
    By fredgil76 in forum Astronomy Beginners Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-12-2015, 05:27 AM
  3. Eyepieces
    By samurai293 in forum Astronomy Beginners Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-16-2014, 02:45 PM
  4. Eyepieces
    By CBryan in forum Telescope Eyepieces Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-18-2011, 03:44 PM
  5. i3 Gen 4 Eyepieces (new)
    By Lawrence Sayre in forum Amateur Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-25-2004, 01:00 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Powered by vBulletin®
All times are GMT. The time now is 03:32 AM.