It would be nice to hear Alvin and others mention their favorites on minimal glass high-end eyepieces in the 5-10mm range for 200+ mag galaxy/PN observing. He had liked Zeiss in the last couple years I believe. Besides Nagler type 6 selection, I have only one 5mm Tak LE in this category (and a drawer of cheap to mid-end plossels, rarely used). I would prefer quality contrast and optics to AFOV for this eyepiece.
This would most often be used in a 18" dob f/3.7 with paracorr for around 1950mm focal length starmaster. Would take Paracorr out for some of the less-glass cases. Lately besides remote galaxies I am looking at a lot more planetaries as well. I want whatever eyepiece it is to be quality and known reputation to be great deep sky usage.
Thanks in advance,