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GREEN DEATH: Ethos 21mm is here!

Started by Hootscoot, 08/13/2009 10:30PM
Posted 08/13/2009 10:30PM Opening Post
I begin negotiations with the CFO in the morning...! wink

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...and some nice glass.
Posted 08/14/2009 02:42AM #1
May the force be with you.
Posted 08/14/2009 09:59AM #2
I don't even want to know what it cost! 8O This should be a great EP though, with a FOV that will be awesome. smile

[SIZE="Large"][/SIZE][COLOR="Blue"][/COLOR] Floyd Blue grin
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Posted 08/15/2009 06:10AM #3
If they set the price too high, it will make it very attractive to draw competition into the field.....since there are other competing 100 degree eyepieces now, we may catch a break.

(See the market works.....sometimes...)
Posted 08/15/2009 08:58AM #4
John Levine said:

I begin negotiations with the CFO in the morning...! wink

Just remember this rule:
"It's always easier to beg forgiveness than to ask permission." 8)

........uh, don't quote me, OK?
-Mike
Posted 08/18/2009 06:41PM #5
Just saw a price on the 21 Ethos but it was in Euro's...675. Does that mean this eyepiece is going to be $950!?!?!?!?!?! OMG!

Posted 08/20/2009 11:36AM #6
At this year's Stellafane, I had a chance to look through the 21mm Tele Vue Ethos prototype on Friday night. Al Nagler was showing it off in Sky & Telescope columnist Sue French's 130mm f/6.3 Astro-Physics Gran Turismo refractor. We looked at NGC 7000 (the North America Nebula), NGC 6992 (the eastern portion of the Veil Nebula), M8 and M20, M31, and the Double Cluster. The Double Cluster was especially stunning.

On Saturday night, I once again had the opportunity to use the 21mm Ethos. This time one of the prototypes was in a 28" StarStructure Dob on the lower field and the other was atop Breezy Hill in a 28" f/3.6 ATM Dob that was entered in the telescope competititon. Both scopes were trained on M27. Later on, I saw a number of other DSOs including M11 through the 28" f/3.6 Dob and the 21mm Ethos.

The 21mm Ethos has almost the same true field of view as does a 26mm Nagler Type 5 and provided some excellent views.

Dave Mitsky

Chance favors the prepared mind.

De gustibus non est disputandum.