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Thread: Explo-Sci 52 degree Eye Piece (10mm)

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    Default Explo-Sci 52 degree Eye Piece (10mm)



    Well, I'm not really sure what I'm going to do with all of these EP's I'm collecting, but Agena had this one for $59. tax tag and title. The waterproof / Aragorn filled was the attraction. I think some of the cheap Kellners I have were filled by Gimli, aparently they now both work in China. Either way, it will be nice to see how this little 10mm performs on planets. Though I don't no how I'm going to get to those planets. I'll be using it on a 6" f/8 Dobs scope, and demote my old 9mm GSO down to the smaller box box for my little 70mm f/10. Splitting my EP's into two boxes, is an idea I have creatd to generate a need for more EP's.
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    Default Re: Explo-Sci 52 degree Eye Piece (10mm)

    Congrats!

    Easy to accumulate lots of eyepieces. Just don't Legolas any of the too soon. You'll be Galadriel you held on to them.

    Let us know how this eyepiece does for you.
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    Default Re: Explo-Sci 52 degree Eye Piece (10mm)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sixfalls View Post
    Well, I'm not really sure what I'm going to do with all of these EP's I'm collecting, but Agena had this one for $59. tax tag and title. The waterproof / Aragorn filled was the attraction.
    That's what the Eldar said about Arwen.
    I think some of the cheap Kellners I have were filled by Gimli, aparently they now both work in China.
    One on one I would straight up take the Gibbster over Aragorn any day.
    Either way, it will be nice to see how this little 10mm performs on planets. Though I don't no how I'm going to get to those planets. I'll be using it on a 6" f/8 Dobs scope, and demote my old 9mm GSO down to the smaller box for my little 70mm f/10. Splitting my EP's into two boxes, is an idea I have creatd to generate a need for more EP's.
    which I find generates a need for more boxes. Then more eyepieces. It's a vicious cycle.
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    Default Re: Explo-Sci 52 degree Eye Piece (10mm)

    There are no such thing as too many EPs. Collecting them is much easier than scopes, a socks drawer can hold quite few. Just don't pull them all at once in front of your wife and you will be OK.
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    Default Re: Explo-Sci 52 degree Eye Piece (10mm)

    Congrats on the new EP! I'm anxious to hear your report and review, as I've seen some mixed feelings coming in so far with the various 52's. But no, one can never have too many eyepieces.
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    Default Re: Explo-Sci 52 degree Eye Piece (10mm)

    Since bringing it home, we have had the most beautiful clouds...... Erhh! Anyway, I hope to get a "First Light Report" out soon. The construction seems impressive. Solid like a little tank. The Argon gas filling is cool, but i'll always wonder if it is still there. How would I know? Why would i worry? Silly. The fully multi coatings (EMD) are nice and purplish. They look like all my rest, but these are special, they are EMD....Whooo! (Enhanced Multi-layer Deposition) and durable too. I guess they questioned the multi layering after it was applied. Well, it looks nice and at $59 buckskins, it feels like a step up from my GSO 9mm, but optically the GSO is hard to beat. So maybe I'll have clear skys and a view of Mars tonight.

    I hope I like it, because I have my eye on the ES, 40mm...
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    Default Re: Explo-Sci 52 degree Eye Piece (10mm)

    I hope you enjoy the new eyepiece
    Not to worry about the Argon leaking out over time. As it does it will be replaced for free with 78% nitrogen anyways.

    I wonder if the coatings are as good as these: Sky-Watcher “Metallic High-Transmission Coatings” (MHC) are the finest photon anti-rejection coatings in their class....
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