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    Default Thoughts on Tele Vue Delos 10 mm



    Hi all,

    I'm considering a Tele Vue Delos 10 mm. I'm reading "Choosing and Using Astronomical Eyepieces" by William Paolini at bladekeeper's suggestion, and it's great.

    Tele Vue is spoken of highly in the book.

    It sounds like Tele Vue is a premier eyepiece designer and manufacturer but I'd like to hear from some people who have or have used them.

    What do you think of them?

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Tele Vue Delos 10 mm

    They are quite excellent. In the 70 degree format I can think of nothing better perhaps the Pentax XW are equal.

    Now for extremely fine details and light throughput the KK Orthoscopics and BCOs are just a touch better but of course they have a narrower AFOV.

    I plan to be buried with my KKs but the only way you'll get my Delos off of me to to pry them from my cold dead hands.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Tele Vue Delos 10 mm

    The Delos line is absolutely amazing! Having used both I will say in my experience they offer a better view (contrast, sharpness, throughput etc) than the Naglers. One line I have not experienced are the DeLite's. From all I read and hear they offer a view just as pristine as the Delos, with a slightly narrower FOV of 62°, and a few $$ savings.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on Tele Vue Delos 10 mm

    Thanks not_Fritz_Argelander,

    It seems like an eyepiece that will make viewing more fun no matter what scope I use.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Tele Vue Delos 10 mm

    Nice SpyderwerX. Thanks for letting me know.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on Tele Vue Delos 10 mm

    Quote Originally Posted by Theo1 View Post
    Thanks not_Fritz_Argelander,

    It seems like an eyepiece that will make viewing more fun no matter what scope I use.
    Yes, it works equally well in fast and slow scopes.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on Tele Vue Delos 10 mm

    It better be good since my 10mm Delos arrives tomorrow ....
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    Default Re: Thoughts on Tele Vue Delos 10 mm

    You will like them, I purchased the 17.3mm plus the 10mm and recently the Panoptic 24mm. All fine eyepieces that really bring the telescopic views alive! You will not be disappointed. Plus like someone said, they are meant to be real good in fater scopes. I'm already thinking my next purchase may be the 35mm televie Panoptic. Clear skies!

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Tele Vue Delos 10 mm

    I have the 72° FOV 10mm Delos, it isn't a light eyepiece, weighing in at just over 400 grammes. They were designed as a lighter and smaller Ethos eyepiece. It was also deliberately designed with a 20mm eye relief. As with all TV EP's it is beautifully constructed and superb to use. The drawtube undercut has a lower lip flare, not unlike GSO eyepieces, and is no problem to extract from an adapter with a compression ring.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on Tele Vue Delos 10 mm

    These aren't all of my TV's, but they're all I can reasonably get in an old Celestron kit case lol.



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