Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:46 PM
In this range I currently have:
Orion Sirius Plossl 9mm (couple of them)
Orion ED-2 9.5mm
Badder Hyperion Mark-III Zoom 8-24mm
I also have a Badder Hyperion 17mm, I do not have any Explorer Scientific, but have looked through some larger ones.
I'm kind of torn between an Explorer Scientific 82° 11mm or a Badder Hyperion 10mm. Secondary choices are Hyperion 13mm, ES 82° 8.8mm or ES 82° 14mm.
I would like to stay under $150, but could go as high as $200. I am very happy with both of my Hyperion's, so to add on seems like the logical choice, plus they have the dual format of 2" & 1.25" and I could have one in my hands in just a few days. I have heard almost nothing but good things about about the ES eyepieces other than their lack of availability. On the down side they are all 1.25" format and I would have to wait until who knows when to get them. On the plus side with the ES being on sale for $99 I could order 2 maybe a 14mm and 8.8mm.
I'm open to other suggestions too.
My favorite scope is my C11, but my most used one is the 102mm MAK. So high real magnification eyepieces are not what I'm looking for, cause I just won't be able to use them all that often.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:51 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:23 PM
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:14 AM
Go for the ES82 11mm--best of the ES82 1.25" line.
At anywhere near that magnification, if it doesn't look sharp with that eyepiece then seeing is really bad or my telescope is broken.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:19 PM
Some one came calling today...
No not Santa, it was just the mail lady and look what she brought me.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:26 PM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:32 PM
Comeon, show us what's IN the box.....
Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:46 PM
And yes it is gray and overcast here today.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:36 PM
FWIW I have ES but not Hyperion so I may not be the best qualified to judge them comparatively.
Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:41 PM
Now all I have to do is wait for the clouds to part...