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Didn't know which section to put this in as I could be using it for visual and imaging but can anyone tell me how good TeleVue Powermates are. I am looking to get a 2.5 x for my Megrez 72 and use a/ my 24mm Panoptic and b/ my Cannon 700d with an attachment. Over £200 new but I'm sure I can get one second hand at a reasonable price. Any comments welconme.

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They are excellent. 

Beautifully designed and made and give excellent performance.

They will also hold their value well should you wish to sell later on.

 

I use the 2x and 4x and have had them nearly 10 years now. These are the 2" sized versions.

 

I would recommend opting for the 2.5x  version rather than the 5x. 

The 2.5x that David has linked to looks good.

 

 

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I've got the 2.5x and a 24mm Panoptic and I can easily do a session using just them! 

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My 19mm & 24mm got out last night.

 

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It's a pity the transparency low in the south was a bit pants. I did see The Lagoon and Trifid nebulae with the 24mm though. I didn't even need an OIII.

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Now you're really making me envious. I have looked through bino viewers and they were a delight to use but the thought of having to double up on eyepieces put me off, especially when you're talking 100's of pounds for one!

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I have a 24 and 35 Panoptic, love them both but the 24 is the goto eyepiece for most of my observing

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