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32mm or 24mm eyepiece Celestron C8 SCT
Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:20 PM
I am looking for a low magnification, widefield eyepiece for use on a Celestron C8 SCT f/10, using the 1.25" diagonal - I don't want to get into the realms of 2" eyepieces. I was looking at the Celestron 32mm Plossl, but with its 52 degree AFOV, it would give a true field of view of 0.82 degrees; bearing this in mind, a 24mm Baader Hyperion with its 68 AFOV gives a true field of view of 0.8 degrees. So to me, they would both show the same 'patch of sky' but the Hyperion would do it with a greater magnification, and so would be preferable - or am I missing something?
Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:26 PM
The extra magnification helps darken the background sky a little which can help pick out fainter deep sky objects.
Scopes: Orion Optics SPX 12" F/5.3 dobsonian, Istar 6" F/12 achromat, SkyWatcher 4.7" F/7.5 ED and Vixen 4" F/6.5 ED refractors
Mounts: Bray Tablet, Ambermille Aztech and SkyWatcher AZ-4 Alt-Azimuth mounts
Eyepieces: Nagler, Ethos, Radian and Pentax XW
Filters: Astronomik 2" O-III filter, Lumicon 1.25" H-Beta Filter
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John Dobson, 1915-2014
Posted 22 January 2012 - 04:28 PM
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