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Maxvision 40mm 68 degree 2" eyepiece. These are very good EPs, being optically the same as the Meade 5000 and Explore Scientific 68 degree 40mm. This was a cancelled order of Meade 5000s that were rebranded Maxvision. This has been sitting boxed on a shelf for two years. You can't get this variant anymore, and they are hugely good value compared to the Televue equivalent Panoptic 41mm.
I've found they are very useful in long focal length scopes like Dobs and Cats. I have three EPs around this focal length so at least one has to go.
Original box, both lens caps, barely used, no sleeks.
£95 plus postage or collection from SW19
By Abhishek Pawse
Hi everyone I am planning to buy the explorer scientific ED140 FPL53 140mm f/6.5 . But can't find enough review or image captured by it. I am planning to use it with the ZWOASI 294MC PRO and the ioptron cem60 mount. Plz can you guys tell me if this is a good setup to go with and if possible plz. Plz send me photos captured using that scope.
Thanks in advance.
By lee g
Hi all I’m getting back into the hobby after some time away I always seemed to spend a lot of time switching between eye pieces so this time I was thinking of having just 4 ep to choose from as opposed to 12.
I have a an 8”sct and was thinking of getting the Explore Scientific 82°
im considering the following
first do you think these particular e/p will work well with this scope and does the choice above sound sufficient.
I have an eyepiece budget of $1,000 and would like your insights, please, to help me make the best choices.By StarGazingSiouxsie
My budget for eyepieces is $1,000.
I started off thinking I would get a Celestron eyepiece kit for about $200, for example. After trying a few out, I soon realised that I wanted eyepieces of higher quality. My mindset is that I'm investing $2,000 in my telescope, a Celestron 9.25 SCT, and I want to be able to extract from that scope the very best views that I can.
I'm looking to buy 3 eyepieces maximum (not including a Barlow)
Ideally - if possible - I would like to get eyepieces that I can use on both my telescopes, but my priority is toward the 9.25" as that is the bigger investment.
Both my telescopes have 1.25" barrels.
* Cassie - A Celestron Newtonian. Aperture = 130mm, FL = 650mm, FR = f5 Max useable magnification between 250x and 307x
* The Cubble Space Telescope - A Celestron SCT. Aperture = 235mm FL = 2350mm, FR = f10 Max useable magnification between 460x and 550x
I don't feel comfortable spending more than about $300 on each eyepiece
I want these eyepieces to last as long as possible. I try to look after thinbgs if I can.
Decent eye relief if possible
I will purchase a Barlow separately
Field of view - something 60% +
My observing will be probably 80% solar system planets & moon, 20% deeper sky objects
I'm not that in atsrophotogarphy. I have a little Celestron NexImage 10 with which I am hoping to make some videos and stacked images of Jupiter, Saturn and detailed imaging of Pluto ( )
I really just want the WOW factor right now. Enjoying the thrill of Saturn;s rings, tracking Jupiter's 4 main moons, detailed lunar observing etc.
So what would be your suggestions or advice, please?
I have been looking at the Tele Vue Delos & Delite range. The Nagler range looks nice but I'm note sure if I need 82' field of view. A bit pricey, too.
Explore Scientific's offerings are a possibilty.
What's the deal with zoom eyepieces? Does that mean you can have an eyepiece that will do the job, for example, of a 6mm, 7mm, 8mm and 9mm eyepiece all in one? Is there a trade off?? What's the catch??
Regarding Barlows, I was thinking of just keeping it simple and getting a decent 2x lens without spending crazy money. Something in the $150 range. Or would I need a high end Barlow to complement the better eyepieces I am hoping for???
Overall, I'm looking for 2 or 3 eyepieces and 1 Barlow with a $1,000 budget. Any thoughts, ideas, advice or opinions all gratefully received, thank you.
I am selling my ES 34mm 68* 2" as it has too big exit pupil for my telescope. Optics are pristine and there is not even little mark on the barrel.
The price in total, 140 127 GBP, includes shipping within the EU and PP fees. Thanks for looking!