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    Chaps,

    Ive been using telescopes for about 3 or 4 years now, all kinds of
    scopes but only one kind of ep... The good old fashioned plossl(what
    ever the correct spelling is!).. I know there are different types of
    ep's, radian, panoptic, nagler(sounds like my ex) and kelner. Im
    looking at buying a decent 25/26mm and a 32/40mm! I am also going to go
    for televue becasue as far as i can work out they are one of the best!

    My question is a double, are televue one of the better(prices of around
    £100 for a 25/26 would seem so) and which would be the better type to
    go for??? And would it be worth upgrading my scopes(Europa 250 and OMC
    140) to accept 2" ep's?

    Any advise at all would be great!!

    Rob


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    Default Eye Pieces: The low down!!!

    >My question is a double, are televue one of the better(prices of around
    £100 for a 25/26 would seem so) and which would be the better type to
    go for??? And would it be worth upgrading my scopes(Europa 250 and OMC
    140) to accept 2" ep's?Any advise at all would be great!!<<

    I wouldn't go to the expense of 2" EPs Rob. Have you tried the club's
    Radians or 32mm Plossl ? It may be better to try a few out before you buy. I
    have only one TV, a 15mm wide, I will never part with it :-) At least the
    longer focal length EPs are more forgiving and you can get away with
    slightly poorer quality (though I don't say you should). Not so long ago
    Clave plossls were the 'must have' but you won't go wrong with the TVs.
    I haven't heard much about the Meade 5000s and haven't yet tried one, may be
    worth a look ?
    jc



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    Default Re: Eye Pieces: The low down!!!

    Hi Rob,
    From what I've looked through i have to agree with jc, but would like to add that the TV Panoptic 19mm 1.25" is a great all around EP - considered by some to the best EP around (subjective I know). But if you haven't looked through one you should give it a try. They are also only $270. as opposed to the typical $330. Nagler. Availability is sometimes a concern but they're in stock right now here

    best, Robert
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    Default Re: Eye Pieces: The low down!!!

    A good eypiece regardless of quality or type can only present what the scope has to offer. Try, rent, or borrow other designs in your scope. If you like them, you like them. I own Meade QX's and Naglers. The QX's were discontinued and a real bagin. I love them way better than my cheap pollsils that I started with. As my scopes ( yes scopes got better) the Naglers started filling my case. That being said the Naglers would be a wast of money on my starter scope. It is not what is best it is what is best for you. Quality is forever.
    Bruce

 

 

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