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    Default Keeping track of EP in the dark



    How do you guys keep track of your EP in the dark?

    My telescope as an EP holder for 1 x 2" and 3 x 1.25". I usually pick three 1.25" EP and try and keep them in the same sequence so I know which is which, but it has happened that a mix them up and after a while I'm not sure if I have a 6.3 mm or 7.5mm etc.

    At the moment I don't have a nice red LED light to use, but are there any other tricks you guys use to mark them or keep track?

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    Default Re: Keeping track of EP in the dark

    I use a piece of stiff foam from a computer box to hold my eyepieces on my little observing table:

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    I keep mine in a small case longest to shortest and do not remove more than one at a time. This way they stay in order easily
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    Default Re: Keeping track of EP in the dark

    I have one in the left pocket, and the other one in the right pocket.
    Right is, where the thumb is pointing left.

    The third eyepiece is in the scope.

    Doing it the easy way,

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    In the winter I do like JG.
    In summer I kinda do like Bryan.
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    Default Re: Keeping track of EP in the dark

    Mine are line-up in the EP case like Gabby's and I can pick the right one without reading the labels. I keep a couple in the scopes, and couple in my pockets (like JG) during the sessions. When I get overexcited sometimes I forget that I already fill my pockets so I leave a trail of EPs on my books or drop them into the EP holder on the mount.

    Having EP turret is a great way to track/use EPs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j.gardavsky View Post
    Right is, where the thumb is pointing left.
    Lol, you must have held a job in customer support!
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    Buy a cheap LED flashlight/torch and some lady's red fingernail polish. Then just paint the front lens with the red fingernail polish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CamelHat View Post
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    it is just a saying, nothing else,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    Mine are line-up in the EP case like Gabby's and I can pick the right one without reading the labels. I keep a couple in the scopes, and couple in my pockets (like JG) during the sessions. When I get overexcited sometimes I forget that I already fill my pockets so I leave a trail of EPs on my books or drop them into the EP holder on the mount.

    Having EP turret is a great way to track/use EPs.
    Hello Andrey,

    we all are doing it very similarly, of course. It is the convergence of our behaviours.

    Tele Vue puts a green fluorescent inscriptions on the eyepieces, but switching on a black light or UV during the observing session to read the Tele Vue letters and numbers, that counts to the worst things you can do to your dark adapted eyes,
    as reflections of the UV light may hurt the vision.

    Best,

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