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3 minutes ago, Scopeman said:

Cool, I have 3 Baader Classic planetary Orthos up for sale if you're interested. I got them but never used them in the end.

 

I already have them. The 10mm BCO is probably my most used eyepiece on the 127mm SkyMax.

 

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You can see it here with the Baader Zeiss Amici aimed at the Moon. I've taken the eyeguard off and also now have a close fitting dust cap borrowed from a borked ortho'. Apparently the BCO's are based on an old Zeiss Abbe orthoscopic design but with an enlarged field stop to aid target acquisition. I have a bino pair of the 32mm BCO's. Although they are actually a Plossl.

 

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Speaking of ES EP's. A while ago I decided to replace my 19mm Luminos with an 18mm ES. They have equivalent fields of view. I quite like the Luminos, even with the 'problem' of EOFB inter alia. Unfortunately the 19mm Luminos is just too heavy on most of my set-ups. I waited nine months from the retailer before they could obtain the 18mm ES for me. It is better edge corrected but I find the eye relief less ergonomic when using it with scopes slower than f/5.

 

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Having to wait nine months does make me wonder about ES supply chain problems, and why they have a new 6.5mm as they have the 6.7mm. 

 

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