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Baader Hyperion Aspheric 31mm or Skywatcher Aero ED 30mm ?

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Baader Hyperion Aspheric 31mm or Skywatcher Aero ED 30mm ?

Thinking of buying a new 30mm eyepiece and the Baader Hyperion Aspheric looks prety good for the money, and I would expect it to be better than the cheaper Skywatcher Aero in a faster scope but is it? To be used in a f4.6 and f6 scope.

John

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John,

I don't know if you have seen this yet:

http://stargazerslounge.com/equipment-reviews/75450-skywatcher-aero-ed-30mm-2-eyepiece.html

I've not tried a Hyperion Aspheric so I can't offer a comparison of the two but the ED30 is a pretty nice eyepiece, even at relatively short focal ratios. You do, generally, get what you pay for with eyepieces so I guess the Baader is likely to perform a little better than the Aero ED but the latter is no slouch.

John

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Yes I read the review, and the Aero does seem to be a very good eyepiece, but the Baader Aspheric should be better. If only I could find a review.

John

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I have tried the 31mm Aspheric and the 40mm Aero, but not the 30mm. I was very impressed with both, but just from memory I think the 31mm Aspheric didn't meet my expectations at times, given its cost.

In a side-by-side comparison I would imagine they would perform about equally to be honest, so I would go for the cheaper option.

Please note that I am talkign from memory and haven't done actual comparisons.

Andrew

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I think it'd have to be the Aero for me. Smaller, lighter and every bit as good optically.

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It looks like the Aero would be the best "budget" choice then. Idealy it would be the 27mm Panoptic but do I want to spend that much?

Decisions, decisions???????

John

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Or the Pentax XW30 :) Sorry, couldn't resist....

If thats "budget" so is my Nagler 31mm ...... NOT :D

John

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I suppose I could always wait until Televue releases a 22mm Ethos, but seriously I just bought a new 10mm Ethos :) so I have to watch my eyepiece budget for a little while.

John

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Decision made, I've just picked up a Televue 22mm Panoptic on eBay for £140.00.

It's a bit shorter focal length than I was originally looking for, but after reading reviews the 22mm seems to be considered by many as one of the best Panoptics ever made so it'll do nicely.

John

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Decision made, I've just picked up a Televue 22mm Panoptic on eBay for £140.00.

It's a bit shorter focal length than I was originally looking for, but after reading reviews the 22mm seems to be considered by many as one of the best Panoptics ever made so it'll do nicely.

John

Thats a great price for a great eyepiece John - congratulations :)

John

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