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    Default It's Halloween time again!



    We got home from running errands this morning, and found a nice treat, in a box, waiting for me on the porch! I added a 1.25" 10mm Celestron Halloween Plossl to my Halloween collection today. I won it in an auction on ebay, at a pretty good price last weekend, and, it is in mint condition, not even a mark on the barrel. I now have the 40mm, 26mm, 20mm, 12.5mm, 10mm, and 7.5mm in my collection. There are only three left to acquire, the 32mm, 17mm, and 6.3mm, to complete my set!

    Back sometime in the 90's, my very first eyepiece purchase was the 20, 12.5, and 7.5, plus a 2x barlow. While these are not premium eyepieces, they have been great for general purpose use, and, are the most used in my collection. Over the years, I've collected most of the others. I haven't been searching for them, but, when one pops up for sale, and my brain says, "hey, there's one you don't have", I go ahead and try to add it to the list. After Christmas, I will likely go ahead and actively try to complete the collection.
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    Default Re: It's Halloween time again!

    Very nice, David!

    I have the 26mm and I really enjoy the views through this eyepiece, especially in my longer fracs.
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    Default Re: It's Halloween time again!

    Congrats! I enjoy "sets" like that.

    I see the Halloween's pop up from time to time on the different astro classifieds, so you should be able to complete that collection. Enjoy!
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    Default Re: It's Halloween time again!

    Hi David. Congratulations on another eyepiece pickup for your collection. I have the complete set of Orion Plossl eyepices, which I believe are similar to the Celestron version. I must recommend that you go after the 32mm version. My experience is that the Plossl design works best from 16mm to 32 mm. The 40mm has a smaller "apparent field of view", and the shorter focal lengths below 16/17mm have a smaller eye relief as well as the eye lens diameters. I hope this helps David, and the very best of wishes on your collection.
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    Default Re: It's Halloween time again!

    Great find David! When you decide it is time to complete the collection, post a wanted ad on CN or Astromart. More often than not people have what you are looking for.
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    I just added the 6.3mm to my collection this afternoon. I saw it on ebay, within minutes of it being posted for sale, at a VERY reasonable b.i.n. price. The seller advertised it as used, and, from the pics, it looked to be in good shape. Both caps, plus the box. I opened it a few minutes ago, and, if it's used, it was only used to take pics of. The box is perfect, with zero marks of any kind on the eyepiece. The box does have a price tag, which appears to be some sort of merchantile chain in Colorado, named JAX. In my opinion, it is likely new-old stock, that was opened only for display, or auction pics.

    This leaves me needing only the 17mm, and 32mm, to complete the set!
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    Default Re: It's Halloween time again!

    Congrats David! Just be careful with this one, not to poke your eye out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    Congrats David! Just be careful with this one, not to poke your eye out.
    Haha, this one probably won't see much use, with the very short eye relief. But, it is part of the collection, and, at the price I paid, it didn't hurt much to add it in with the others. I've had some success being able to occasionally use short fl eyepieces, with short eye relief, when viewing conditions allow. I just take my glasses off, and adjust focus to my eye's vision. I've already noticed, this one, during inspection, is really going to highlight my floaters when I view the moon!
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    Default Re: It's Halloween time again!

    Quote Originally Posted by astrowolf67 View Post
    Haha, this one probably won't see much use, with the very short eye relief. But, it is part of the collection, and, at the price I paid, it didn't hurt much to add it in with the others. I've had some success being able to occasionally use short fl eyepieces, with short eye relief, when viewing conditions allow. I just take my glasses off, and adjust focus to my eye's vision. I've already noticed, this one, during inspection, is really going to highlight my floaters when I view the moon!
    I do the same. 15mm Plossl is borderline usable with glasses on. Anything shorter I take them off. Since I am half-blind without glasses but eager to observe I rammed my eyeball to 4mm Ortho on occasion, hence the warning.
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    Default Re: It's Halloween time again!

    Congrats on the new addition to the lineup! I like complete sets.

    As for eye relief, there's nothing like the feeling of an ice cold EP pressing on your cornea on a frigid night.
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