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anficonco

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Uh-oh...
« on: December 27, 2017, 11:42:47 AM »
Made the mistake of starting to use my Zeiss Telemator on the planets again and later the same week look at the Takahashi Abbe orthos in the Intercon Spacetec webshop. Big mistake. Now I just want to try them all.

This is bad. This is seriously bad.Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark



Aoptimus Berhane

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Re: Uh-oh...
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 02:00:57 AM »
How much money do you want to spend?

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Re: Uh-oh...
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2017, 02:02:41 AM »
Try the UO / Fujiyama Orthos. In a side by side I couldn't see any difference between the 12.5mm offerings. I used both an FS102 f8 and a Celestron 80mm f6.
The Fujis are about half the price of the Taks.
Worth a try IMO.

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Re: Uh-oh...
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 03:07:12 PM »
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Try the UO / Fujiyama Orthos. In a side by side I couldn't see any difference between the 12.5mm offerings. I used both an FS102 f8 and a Celestron 80mm f6.
The Fujis are about half the price of the Taks.
Worth a try IMO.

This. I had a 4mm one for a while and only sold it because my scopes at the time lacked tracking.

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Re: Uh-oh...
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 02:59:24 AM »
Don't give up until you have tried a 9mm Baader 1.25" & 2" Morpheus 76° Wide-Field Eyepiece

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Re: Uh-oh...
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 06:24:22 PM »
Too many tasty options.

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Re: Uh-oh...
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2018, 04:56:17 PM »
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Made the mistake of starting to use my Zeiss Telemator on the planets again and later the same week look at the Takahashi Abbe orthos in the Intercon Spacetec webshop. Big mistake. Now I just want to try them all.

This is bad. This is seriously bad.

The Tak orthos are first rate eyepieces. To save money, get the focal lengths you need for critical viewing. My recent experience with Fujiyama was not good, but the BCO 10mm is first rate. Indeed, the BCO would be my "easily good enough" fall-back series, if I didn't want to blow my life savings.

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Re: Uh-oh...
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2018, 10:10:52 AM »
OK....so what about using your bino's and Zeiss 25mm eyepieces you have?

As I recall the best plantery eyepiece is a binoviewer and two cheap eyepieces....not that the 25mm pair is 'cheap'

Seems to me you have all you need.....correct?

Matt....still using 18mm UOVT Orthos and WO binos with various Barlow.

Chris Mancia

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Re: Uh-oh...
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2018, 10:17:31 AM »
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OK....so what about using your bino's and Zeiss 25mm eyepieces you have?

As I recall the best plantery eyepiece is a binoviewer and two cheap eyepieces....not that the 25mm pair is 'cheap'

Seems to me you have all you need.....correct?

The binoviewer is precisely the point... I really could use two ~30mm-32mm eyepieces of the highest quality for lunar and solar viewing with long focal lengths, when the seeing isn't so good. This obviously means the ortho addiction is going to be twice as expensive. Sigh.

A positive side effect of the binoviewer is that the orthos suddenly don't feel so narrow any more.

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No, a binoviewer and two cheap eyepieces are better than a single world-class eyepiece, but the best is obviously a binoviewer with two world-class eyepieces!Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark

Michael Consumers

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Re: Uh-oh...
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2018, 05:35:50 AM »
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How much money do you want to spend?

Hopefully not as much as two 32mm Tak Abbe's are going to cost me, but I am afraid that there is no going back now. I just need to save up, I guess.Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark

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Re: Uh-oh...
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2018, 08:19:11 AM »
I have the UO/ Fujiyama orthos and they have been nothing short of outstanding in all of my scopes. The Baader genuine ortho, not so much.

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Re: Uh-oh...
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2018, 12:33:49 PM »
The thing is that the UO HD/Fujiyama ortho line do not have the 32mm I'm interested in. Potentially they could have had, I've seen a photo from the maker of these eyepieces on a Japanese blog (forgot where, sorry) and apparently there are also 32mm and 40mm models, at least as prototypes.Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark

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Re: Uh-oh...
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2018, 08:07:45 PM »
anyone have first hand experience with these eyepieces? With my binoviewer and 6" f/5 scope, I would get some very good magnifications...      2x    3x    6x(both barlows)   
32mm  46x   69x  138x
25mm  60x   90x  180x

Darius Swick

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Re: Uh-oh...
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2018, 01:22:26 AM »
Does it help if I tell you that you won't regret buying a pair?

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Re: Uh-oh...
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2018, 04:00:05 AM »
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This is bad. This is seriously bad.


No. It will be seriously GOOD when you get them