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PlanetGazer

Is this eyepiece set worth the upgarde?

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So I stumbled upon the Baader Classic Eyepiece Set with Q Turret, 

https://www.firstlightoptics.com/eyepiece-sets/baader-classic-eyepiece-set-with-turret.html

 

The content  of the set:

Baader 2.25X Q Barlow
Classic Ortho 6mm
Classic Ortho 10mm
Classic Ortho 18mm
Classic Plossl 32mm
Q-Turret quad eyepiece revolver
Baader Astro Box

 

What I currently own:

 

- Standard SkyWatcher 25 mm EP and the 10mm EP

-Standard SW 2X barrlow (which i hear is good?)

- The 5mm Celestron X-Cel LX EP

 

I'm not familiar with quality of EPs, and have a weak background in this subject. I'm considering the set but not sure if they are worth the price?

I currently use the SW 130 EQ2, but considering the SW 250 Flextube dob, which is F 4.7, are the Badeer sets good enough for the F 4.7 telescope?

 

 

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I looked through them using 150mm f5 Newtonian and they worked perfectly.

I would get 32mm, 18mm and 10mm and barlow. You already have 5mm eyepiece and if you get 6mm one of them would be redundant - depends on the scope really. The 6mm is very tight and might be difficult to use.

It is a very nice set, usable in many scopes. I especially like the 18mm. Somehow it very clear and comfortable.

 

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On 21/07/2019 at 22:20, heliumstar said:

I looked through them using 150mm f5 Newtonian and they worked perfectly.

I would get 32mm, 18mm and 10mm and barlow. You already have 5mm eyepiece and if you get 6mm one of them would be redundant - depends on the scope really. The 6mm is very tight and might be difficult to use.

It is a very nice set, usable in many scopes. I especially like the 18mm. Somehow it very clear and comfortable.

 

baaderbox.jpg

Thanks for the feedback

 

As for the 6mm I agree it's redundant, but could be better with a Barlow than the 5 mm I already have? though It will be cheaper to buy the whole set than get the pieces and turret individually

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Barlowing the 6mm with Baader 2.25x barlow will get you down to 2.7mm. Is that something you need?

Turret is a nice addition but I rarely used it.

I would also check amazon.co.uk for these eyepieces ;) Sometimes they can be had for as low as 32 GBP.

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Be aware that using the turret requires about 35mm of focuser in travel. With the 130/eq2 I doubt that you have that much available. 

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I reviewed the eyepieces, but not the turret, a while back. Link on FLO's website here:

https://www.firstlightoptics.com/blog/baader-classic-ortho-plossl-review.html

They are pretty high quality optically but I think the turret might pose some problems with the scopes you own because of lack of focuser travel.

 

 

 

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On 23/07/2019 at 14:35, heliumstar said:

Barlowing the 6mm with Baader 2.25x barlow will get you down to 2.7mm. Is that something you need?

Turret is a nice addition but I rarely used it.

I would also check amazon.co.uk for these eyepieces ;) Sometimes they can be had for as low as 32 GBP.

not planing to use this magnification on my current scope. I just ordered a 10 inch dob :D  and will give this magnification a go. though a Barlow is always welcomed, specially when it has a different magnification magnitude (2.25), could be combined with the 18mm & 32mm , to give "equivalent" eyepiece powers that I don't have (8 & 14 )

 

 

On 23/07/2019 at 19:18, Ricochet said:

Be aware that using the turret requires about 35mm of focuser in travel. With the 130/eq2 I doubt that you have that much available. 

Thanks for the heads up, will use it on a bigger scope.

 

 

On 23/07/2019 at 19:32, John said:

I reviewed the eyepieces, but not the turret, a while back. Link on FLO's website here:

https://www.firstlightoptics.com/blog/baader-classic-ortho-plossl-review.html

They are pretty high quality optically but I think the turret might pose some problems with the scopes you own because of lack of focuser travel.

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you John, a well informative review!

 

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