Status Updates posted by Chinapig
Jeff - sorry for the delayed response. As Cornelius V suggests, yes, probably better to post in the relevant forum section, as more people (including me!) are likely to notice it. No worries though, and to answer your question, I have found the Baader Hyperions to work very well with my Equinox 80. IMHO, they are excellent performers for the money. I wear glasses, and I welcome the eye relief they offer. I have the 24, 13 and 8mm Hyperions, and also the Mkiii 8-24 zoom. For the lowest mag from my collection, I use a TV Panoptic 35mm - 14x with the Equinox. Don't often use a barlow at all, and switch to a 5mm Pentax when I want 100x. Out of the various scopes I've had down the years, I reckon the little Equinox 80 is, optically, the best of the bunch. Concerns re eyepiece weight and balance are really dependent on your mount. I use tube-rings, on a long dovetail plate, and don't really have any balance issues. Hope that helps!