What other eyepieces do you recommend?
Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:04 PM
Meade DS-16 16" f/4.5
Hardin Optical 10" f/5
and possibly the Orion 120mm SVP.
Would I be pretty well set if I got another Meade 18mm UWA and a Celestron Luminos 10mm (taking the 2x barlow into account)? Or should I strongly consider the ES 24mm 68 degree eyepieces?
Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:23 PM
The 18mm UWA would have to be de-cloaked to fit your ipd. With a 25.9mm field stop though, it will also vignette.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:19 AM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:04 PM
are there any wide field ep's that can be used in the orion? 55", 60", 65"???
just got one myself and looking for ep's. it came with celestron e-lux 25mm pl's
I also found a used siebert 3 in 1 multi mag to go on it as the first owner lost the factory barlow.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:44 PM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:21 PM
Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:52 AM
(hence my mention of the UWA eyepieces)
If the 18mm UWA's would vignette in that BVer, then possibly a pair of Meade 14mm's could work? I BV'd a set of these for quite a while- they have pretty good ER for this eyeglass wearer... their only possible downside is, of the Meade s.5k series of UWA, these have the most field-curvature ('FC'), so their outfield tends to be a bit softer than other UWA's. They are a bit bulbous, but i had no issues (i think my IPD is ~62mm iirc?). YMMV.
Also worth mentioning are the Speers-Waler line of UWA's... they have a 13.4mm & a 17mm EP that might work well. I BV'd a set of their 9.4's a while back, and the views were pretty nice. Not quite Naglers, but fairly close. The 9.4mm has decent ER, about 15mm or so? The others have less, maybe ~12mm. But they are a full 80* EP, and tho oddly tall, are quite comfy for the eye(s).
Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:31 PM
Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:59 PM