Various EPs For Sale

Various EPs For Sale

Postby dw153 » Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:46 pm

Hi gang, I have a couple of eyepieces I'm putting up for sale as I'm upgrading :)

Meade Series 4000 40mm 1.25"
Meade Series 5000 Super Plossl 14mm 1.25"
Celestron 20mm 1.25"
"Unbranded" Plossl 10mm 1.25" (I was told when I bought it that it was Russian)
Skywatcher 2x Deluxe Barlow Lens (double lens) 1.25"

Offers invited on all of the above.

The 40mm has its locking screw case thing, as well as box; all the others are boxed, with the exception of the Celestron as it was the EP that came with the C8. All are in excellent condition and have had good care taken of them.

Please PM me if you are interested.
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RE: Various EPs For Sale

Postby dw153 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:30 pm

OK, here's some prices for you people.

[i]Current new price[/i]
[b]My selling price, ex P&P[/b]

Meade 4000 40mm [i]£52.99[/i] [b]£30[/b]
Meade 5000 14mm [i]£64.99[/i] [b][color=#FF0000]SOLD[/color][/b]
Celestron 20mm (which I have since learned is basically an 'unbranded' Omni) [i]£27[/i] [b]£15[/b]
Unbranded Plossl 10mm [i]£29.99[/i] [b][color=#FF0000]SOLD[/color][/b]
2x Barlow [i]£29.99[/i] [b][color=#FF0000]SOLD[/color][/b]
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RE: Various EPs For Sale

Postby lukeskywatcher » Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:50 am

I'd be tempted by the 40mm.
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RE: Various EPs For Sale

Postby dave_s » Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:56 pm

I will take the 5000 14mm if you make it inclusive of p+p.

If it is, PM me with how you would like payment.

Cheers
Dave
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RE: Various EPs For Sale

Postby dw153 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:10 am

Update:

As you can see, some of the items have sold, but others are still available! On digging out the box for the Barlow, I discovered the Celestron did have a box with it - my memory obviously isn't as good as I thought!!

Prices still stand as above; any offers / questions etc, please PM me.
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RE: Various EPs For Sale

Postby thething » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:06 pm

PM sent
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RE: Various EPs For Sale

Postby dw153 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:30 pm

3 down, 2 to go! :)

Still available:

Meade 4000 40mm [i]£52.99[/i] [b]£30[/b]
Celestron 20mm ('unbranded' Omni) [i]£27[/i] [b]£15[/b]

[i]New price[/i]
[b]Selling price, ex P&P[/b]
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RE: Various EPs For Sale

Postby lukeskywatcher » Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:20 am

I'm STILL tempted to buy the Meade 40mm. Would there be much difference in it and a Celestron 32mm Plossel? Not just in FOV but in quality?

40mm would be like sitting back and watching the skies scroll past.....................i like that. The 32mm does it. The 40mm would just take in more of the sky at the same time in the FOV.

I just cant decide if it is worth it.

If someone can tell me/convince me that it is worth buying and will leave my 32mm at the starting line, i will buy it.

Dont forget i work in Euro's, so 30 sterling is 37 Euro (excluding P&P).




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RE: Various EPs For Sale

Postby palefire » Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:56 am

As far as I remember there is no benefit to getting a 40mm plossl if you have a 32mm one.

A 32mm 1.25" plossl will show the same amount of sky as a 40mm one because the FOV of the 40mm is narrower (even though the image is smaller.

There's a few thread in the archive here on the theory if you want more details.
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RE: Various EPs For Sale

Postby brianb » Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:03 am

[quote]As far as I remember there is no benefit to getting a 40mm plossl if you have a 32mm one. [/quote]
Unless it's a 2" fitting.

1.25" fitting Plossl type eyepieces longer than about 30mm focal length will be limited by the diameter of the eyepiece drawtube. Beyond this point, the magnification of a longer eyepiece will be less but the apparent angle of view will be smaller - it will be like looking through a bog roll tube.

For wide fields of view you need to go to exotic designs - much more expensive than Plossls - and even then a 2" drawtube is very desirable.
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