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    Default First Light with ES, 10mm / 52⁰



    First Light with:
    Explore Scientific 10mm 52⁰
    Test scope 70mm f/10

    Tonight, seeing wasn’t great, but I did have a clear view of an almost full moon. I was able to put the terminator line on the edge of my field of view to see how sharp the edges were. A little unfair of a trial seeing that I used my 70mm f/10 for the test. Even cheap Kellners look good in this scope. However, the craters vissable in the terminator line were breathtaking at 70x. I had forgottent that the moon can be beautiful and quiet a sight in it’s own right. The shadows added a depth, that made the impact craters really step out as a beautiful landscape.

    I tried Mars, but thanks to a light wisp of a cloud, Mars just wasn’t a good test subject for the night.

    Overall, I would say that the EP is definitely worth the $59 bucks I paid for it, complete with shipping. I am happy enough that the 40mm with certainly make my Christmas list.
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    Default Re: First Light with ES, 10mm / 52⁰

    Congratulations, I am glad to hear you like it
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    Default Re: First Light with ES, 10mm / 52⁰

    Sounds good to me!

    A friend of mine has recently acquired 5 of these in this series to evaluate. We are planning on putting them through the paces here with several of my scopes. We are going to compare them to some GSO Plössls, KK and Baader Classic orthos.
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    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;
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