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Baader Hyperion eyepieces: potential problem with 1-1/4" diagonals/focusers

Jun 19 2010 12:36 PM | Guest in Eyepieces

The tapered recess on the 1.25" barrel of a number of Baader Hyperion eyepieces is too big. This may interfere with your focuser's or diagonal's compression ring where the eyepiece cannot firmly be secured. If you use a setscrew or you use the 2" sleeve, then this does not apply.

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Orion's Stratus Eyepieces - Impressions of Performance in an f/4.9 Newtonian (203mm Aperture)

Jun 16 2010 01:55 PM | desertstars in Eyepiece Sets

If you have a moderately fast Newtonian reflector and feel in need of something in the way of an eyepiece upgrade, but don’t want to wear out the credit card too quickly, consider Orion’s Stratus eyepieces.

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Leica Zoom 25x-50x ASPH (17.8-8.9mm)

Jan 14 2010 07:05 AM | andydj5xp in Zooms

My acquaintance with zoom eyepieces dates back in 2001 with the purchase of my Leica 22-7.3mm Zoom for my Leica Apo-Televid 77. In 2003 I got my first astronomical telescope, a 115/805mm TMB/APM apochromat. The Leica Zoom was

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Zeiss Eyepieces on a Shoestring Budget

Jan 06 2010 11:57 AM | DOTrevino in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

I was struck with aperture fever and I sold that scope in order to purchase a mirror blank and material to make my own telescope. But I kept the good eyepieces. A few months later and my 12 inch reflector saw

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Zhumell Eyepiece and Filter Kit

Jan 06 2010 10:52 AM | jcely7 in Eyepiece Sets

I bought this kit as I was getting into astronomy and it increased my eyepiece collection from 2 to 6, added a barlow and got me fun filters to try. I believe this is

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Meade Series 4000 Eyepiece & Filter Set

Jan 06 2010 10:34 AM | DerekBC in Eyepiece Sets

It is hard to compare these eyepieces to anything else, since I have only owned this set of eyepieces. With that said, I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. For the price, you

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Orion Q-70 Eyepiece Set

Jan 06 2010 07:37 AM | Feidb in Eyepiece Sets

I got the whole Q-70 set for Christmas in 2007. I have had a chance to put them through their paces on many occasions in 2008 and 2009 and have learned their ins and outs. The 2" format really

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GSO 50mm SuperView Eyepiece

Jan 05 2010 07:57 AM | DWJ in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

While this eyepiece is great for wide angle viewing through a 10" SCT, this is not a great eyepiece for use with

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TeleVue Nagler 9mm Type 1, The Eterozigote Twins

Dec 29 2009 11:51 AM | Guest in Eyepieces (3mm - 13mm)

I'm going to tell you a story between the serious and the facetious for the monocular amateur astronomer

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24mm EP Eyepiece Comparison

Dec 29 2009 09:15 AM | Mike B in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

Once upon a time there was a fellow with a newly acquired 10" F10 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope (SCT). Being the largest aperture scope he'd had the pleasure of using, and having been

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