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    Default Advice needed for TV Delite EP's



    Hi, all! I am considering purchasing a used TV Delite 11mm eyepiece for a 53x magnification with my 8" F2.9 reflector. I had heard the Delite EP's were similar to the Radians, and since the Radians are a bit more rare and out of production, I thought the used Delite series would be a good purchase and affordable to me. Of course, I plan to use it with my other scopes as well. Does anybody have an opinion on this EP?

    How would it perform with a 2x and 3x barlows, which would give me 5.5mm at 105x with the 2x barlow and 3.7mm at about 157x with the 3x barlow? I do not have any TV barlows but I am looking at purchasing a used TV 3x barlow and was wondering if it would be okay to use it at such a high power? I know it would have a more limited use on my other scopes.

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    Default Re: Advice needed for TV Delite EP's

    I have the 18.2mm DeLite. In my experience it is a very well engineered EP. It's not unlike using a very good 60° orthoscopic, giving sharp, bright views with good contrast but with much better eye relief. I find it Barlows very well. It's a slimmed down Delos in many ways.
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    Default Re: Advice needed for TV Delite EP's

    A good eyepiece, the Vixen LVW is another good performer in this class with a 65° AFOV and is a direct comparison of the Radians, sometimes favoured more than the Radian.
    If the price of the DeLite is reasonable I am sure you will enjoy it.
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    Default Re: Advice needed for TV Delite EP's

    I was hoping to pay no more than $175 delivered for a used 11mm or smaller Delite, but no luck yet. I will have patience. The right EP will come along before the end of the year!
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    Default Re: Advice needed for TV Delite EP's

    The Delites are just as good as Pentax XW's and Delos, super superior. I've got the 4mm for great hi-power planetary use, will buy more.
    All these 3 are a step better than Radians, which are better than most others. Can't hardly go wrong with any of these.
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    Default Re: Advice needed for TV Delite EP's

    I frequently see the DeLites on the market for around $200, sometimes less. Like you said, just keep a keen eye out and one will come along.

    I haven't viewed through one of those yet, probably because of fear of the temptation factor. But I have used the Radians quite a bit a short time back, and they were always amazing to view through. I could imagine the newer model would be even more so.
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    Default Re: Advice needed for TV Delite EP's

    Thanks everyone, for the feedback!

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    Default Re: Advice needed for TV Delite EP's

    Actually you will have better chance finding Radians under $170. DeLites is fairly new line, so used market is not saturated yet.

    At one point I had 3mm and 4mm Radians and they performed nicely in my ES 102mm APO. I got one of CN, other of Astromart around $150 ea.

 

 

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