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Explore Scientific 1.25” 62° 40mm vs Panaview 2” 32mm

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Hello again, I  am stuck choosing between these 2 eyepieces: the Explore Scientific 1.25” 62° 40mm and The Panaview 32mm 2”.

i am aware that  they are similar in magnification , however I want to know which is best in quality. Is there any difference at all, and if there is, is it big?

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I think you will find that the Explore Scientific 40mm 62 degree eyepiece has a 2in barrel, it is not possible to get a 62 degree field with a 40 mm eyepiece and a 1.25 in barrel.

John 

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Yes the ES 32mm and 40mm in that series are 2” barrels. 

If you want a 40mm 1.25” eyepiece thay are available in several brands but in smaller fov.

The TeleVue 40mm Plossl 1.25" is very nice eyepiece but only 43 degree.

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What scope will the eyepiece be used in ?

The ES 40mm 62 is a 2 inch eyepiece as has been said.

 

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If the ES 40mm 62 is basically a rebadged 40mm Meade 5000 Plossl (as has been suggested elsewhere), it's very sharp in the central 50% falling off in the outer 50%, especially the outer 25%.  It has very low distortion and is very easy to hold the exceptionally long eye relief.  Below is an image of and through the (decloaked) 40mm Meade 5000 Plossl.  I have no experience with any of the Panaview eyepieces, though I would recommend the 35mm OVL Aero ED in that range for about the same money if the tighter eye relief is not an issue.  Again, images below taken through an f/6 AT72ED refractor.  YMMV if you have a faster scope.

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