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Dear esteemed Stargazers,
I would like to ask for some recommendations for an eyepiece I look for. First off, I have a 7" Mak with 2700 mm focal length. So I figure, a 12.5 (or 12.0) mm EP should be very nice to start viewing planets (my main interest) on good nights. This would result in 0.83 (0.8) mm exit pupil and 216x (225x) magnification. So far so good and I really would like to add some fixed focal length EPs to my collection as I only own 8-24 mm zoom.
The conundrum starts with the choice of EP design and three choices I face
shall I go old school style and buy a 12.5 mm orthoscopic EP (Takahashi or Masuyama)? or shall I buy a more modern design with more eye relief and go for a 12 mm Vixen SLV? or do I completely miss an eyepiece and should go for that? Thus I thought I tap into the collective wisdom of the community and ask for advice.
Hey guys, bout to buy my skywatcher heritage 130p, to make my setup a little bit more portable. I m also intrested in an eyepiece to buy. One in the range of 6-7 mm and in the price range of 60-80Euros
My three choiches are:
The Exploire scientific 52 degree eyepiece 6.5mm
The Skywatcher UWA Planetary eyepiece 6mm
And the TS Optics High end planetary eyepiece 6mm
Which one do you think i should buy?
They will be used in my SKYWATCHER SKYLINER 200P(1200MM FOCAL LENGHT) AND SKYWATCHER HERITAGE 130P(650MM FOCAL LENGHT) TELESCOPES
Will be using them for mainly planetary observing and some globular observing.
By Red Dwarfer
Afternoon all ,
Ebay asked my to write a review on the above lens ( they do that from time to time whatever you buy )
This is my first Orthoscopic lens , hence the short review . But I did try it very early this morning on Jupiter and compared it against my 5mm ED BST ( also a great little lens )
Both Pentax & Vixen SLV cost the same from FLO.
Pentax has (advertised) 18mm eye relief & Vixen (advertised) 20mm.
Pentax has 60 deg fov, Vixen 50 deg.
I own the Pentax XW 7mm & 10mm but was looking for...less valuable eps when viewing in the field away from home. Only 2mm difference in eye relief, but t10 deg AFOV. However which is better optically?
I bought two of these, hoping to use them in a binoviewer but unfortunately they were not a matched pair (were not sold as such) and I could not get the image merged in the BV. So, I'm offering one for sale at £60 including P&P. I'm keeping the other because it's super sharp, very nice eyepiece. Comes with a box but no caps, some cosmetic marks but optically excellent.