Small scope enthusiast. Large scope aficionado
Quote:I just bought a Baader Hyperion 5mm from High Point. They are on sale for $109 with free shipping.Although many feel the ES82 eyepieces are a better deal, I do not. The Baaders have a narower 68' AFOV, but better eye relief. I enjoy the generous eye relief, especially at high magnification. It is also easier for my children to use the Baader EP because of the eye relief. When I get this new 5mm out in the field I'll compare it to my ES 6.7mm and post the results.
Quote:Ya, you know even though I don't wear glasses at the moment, I really like the generous eye relief. I'm surprised there nor more talk about these Eyepices here at CN. . They kind of seem like a niche line of eyepieces. If I really like this 5mm I may get a 10 before the sale ends.
Orion Optics 14" f/4.5 Orion Optics 10" f/6.3 Research Grade lambda/10 Orion USA 10" f/4.8 Equatorial Reflector EQ6 Skywatcher 120 ED Coronado SolarMax 60mm Skywatcher 80 ED + Herschel wedge Radians ,Pentax XLs, Orthos , TV plossls , Hyperions...and many others to experiment with.
Binos: APM100 | Obie 20x80D3 | Resolux 15x70, 7x50 | Nikon AE 12x50, 7x35 | FMT-SX 10x50 | Canon 10x30 | Vanguard ED 8x42
Mounts: AVX | Orion Paragon | Tecnosky eLLe
Telescopes: XT8g | AT6RC | Onyx 80EDF | 102GT | ST80
1.25" EPs: Hyperion 8, 17mm | ES68º: 20, 24mm | ES82º: 4.7, 6.7, 8.8, 11, 14mm
2" EPs: Meade 5k 82º: 24, 30mm | ES100º: 5.5, 9, 14, 20mm
Quote:I have 5 of them. The 5, 10, 17, 21 and the 8-24 zoom. 2 sets of tuning rings and an adapter ring that mounts to my camera. I really like them. I'm a beginner so I don't yet have 'a sophisticated visual pallet' so when I look through other more expensive eyepieces I don't really see any difference. The price is affordable for me and the versatility allows me to do much more for much,much less.
Quote:It's on my Christmas wish list :-)
Quote:Anyone know how the 17mm does at f/6? I'm finding the eye relief of the 16 ES a bit tight, and I don't like the ghost of Jupiter it puts up. Wondering how the 17 Hyperion compares, or if I should look out for a 17 LVW instead. -geo
Zhumell Z8 8" f/6 Dob Meade DS-2090 90mm f/9 on EQ1 mount (modified) Olympus Trooper 10x50 DPS I bino Quantaray Dakota 9x40 bino
Celestron C11 XLT Carbon Fiber f10 SCT, Astro-Tech AT106LE f6.5 APO, Celestron C90 f13.9 MCT, Denk Big Easy and Lomo Binoviewers, LX80 Alt-Az/EQ Multi-Mount