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evansj2000

What do you think is the best planetary 7,8 0r 9mm eyepiece ?

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Get a Burgess TMB 9mm Planet eyepiece from SCS Astro... stunning.

Rob

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Hi Jase

the TMB is a good well priced alternative to the expensive premium eyepieces.

a few others are

takahashi 7.5mm hi le based on my experience with the 5mm and 12.5mm they are very sharp with superb contrast and better eye relief than orthos. field is 52 degrees expect to pay around £75 used

i have also used a 9mm nagler type 6 stunning for spacewalk lunar views bit pricey used at around £150 used

others include televue radian, celestron ultima and vixen lanthanum £45- £95 used (radian most expensive)

regards mike

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The Baader ortho's are really good and not *that* expensive. I have a 12.5 mm i use for galaxies. I has very good contrast and barlowed with my TV2 performs really good on moon and planets. Actually i am so thrilled with i will get a 9 mm too sometime in the future. Only the very edge shows some softness but otherwise it performs superb...

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yes, the baader orthos look like a great choice of ortho- very similar to the famous university optics orthos.

they look very well made too.

regards

mike

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I agree with Steve, I'm also very pleased with my Vixen Lanthanums, very good eye relief as well.

MD

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:D

I need to get a better quality eye piece for planetary and lunar

work - what do you suggest.

:D

Jase

Unless you've got a Dob and need the FOV you can't beat OU or Baader orthos for the money. They are great eyepieces

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Burgess/TMB 9mm gets my vote....best eyepiece i've bought yet.

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