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"Big Plossls" - Televue 55mm, Meade 4000 56mm (4-Element Design), Meade 4000 56mm (5-Elem...

Dec 22 2009 11:35 AM | BillP in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

Certainly a "novelty" eyepiece in many respects by today’s standards with so many fast scopes on the market as a 55mm eyepiece produces a rather large exit pupil, these eyepieces are still very

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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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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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Owl Astronomy Products 30mm UltraWide Eyepiece

Dec 28 2009 07:36 AM | pogobbler in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

On daytime targets, the eyepiece seemed to work well with my 120mm f/5 achromatic refractor. The eye relief is given as 28mm and that seemed about right to me. The view didn't

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Meade 5000 UW 25mm Eyepiece

Dec 29 2009 08:03 AM | detscorn in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

This is one of my go to lens for faint objects, as it has enough power to resolve, but not too much as to dim the object. I can see much more detail in

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Televue Nagler 17mm Eyepiece

Dec 29 2009 08:07 AM | detscorn in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

This lens is from the classic Televue Nagler series. It is in the 2 inch format and has a focal length of 17mm. It has an 82 degree apparent field of view that gives incredibly wide views. The lens has a

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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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Explore Scientific 14MM 100 Degree Eyepiece

Dec 23 2009 09:16 AM | admin in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

I have used this eyepiece at public star parties and the reactions have been very good. People have asked why it seems like they are seeing stars everywhere in my scope while in other scopes they see only a small area of stars. Using this with m

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Siebert 26mm Super-Wide Aperture Eyepiece

Dec 22 2009 06:58 AM | djedi in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

Now, I understand I might be comparing apples to oranges here, but please be aware that I am interested mostly in astrophotography of basic objects (moon, planets, some easily visible clusters and nebulae) with a point&shoot camera attached via

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Rini 30mm MPL Eyepiece

Dec 21 2009 06:16 AM | admin in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

I was looking for the a widefield lowcost scanning eyepiece for my 80mm FL 11.4 Celestron Firstscope refractor in the 1.25 eyepiece size. The eyepiece is threaded for filters unlike some

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Orion Explorer II Eyepieces

Dec 18 2009 07:50 AM | Zamboni in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

Discontinued only recently, Orion’s "Explorer II' series of eyepieces served for more than a decade as their "bargain" eyepieces for beginners or astronomers on a budget. Listed in the

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Meade 5000 34mm, GO 32mm, Scopos 30mm, Hyperion Aspheric 36mm

Dec 18 2009 08:14 AM | Midnight Dan in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

I’ve seen this question come up again and again on Cloudy Nights: "What’s a good low power, wide view, eyepiece for a reasonable price?" As an owner of a long focal length SCT I’ve asked this question myself because I’d like to be able to get to lower magnifications to view some of the larger objects in

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Astro-Tech 32mm Titan Type II

Dec 18 2009 12:10 PM | pscm in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

After finally pursuing my curiosity in astronomy this summer, the requirement to upgrade from my two plossl's was evident to bring my Orion XT8 to maximum potential

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Baader Planetarium Hyperion 24mm Eyepiece

Dec 17 2009 11:50 AM | twh in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

Driving home the day I purchased the 24mm I started kicking myself. I realized I could have purchased the 21mm which would have given me a 32mm when the

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14mm 100 degree Explore Scientific Eyepiece

Dec 15 2009 06:43 AM | MarkDeprest in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

Now let’s get to my initial impressions; the ES 14mm is a large 2 inch eyepiece that weighs 2 lbs; it has a clean ergonomic overall design that fits nicely in your hand with a wide nubbed rubber grip band that provides for confident handling. Since the ES 14mm is advertised as

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Baader Hyperion and Vixen LV 8-24mm Zoom Eyepieces

Dec 15 2009 09:05 AM | admin in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

With a zoom eyepiece, you get the convenience of many different focal lengths in one eyepiece. This allows you to dial in the best magnification for any object without

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Zhumell 1.25" 8-24mm Zoom Eyepiece

Dec 15 2009 11:37 AM | aa5te in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

I’ll first talk about the mechanics of it. It arrived in a heavy duty bolt case that has "MZT8-24" stamped on it. The finish is nice, the eyecup (always up, you can’t fold it down) is soft rubber, and there is a rubber grip on the

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Televue 31mm Nagler and TeleVue 27mm Panoptic Eyepieces

Dec 15 2009 12:08 PM | admin in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

The TMB92SS with the 31mm Nagler; at 16x and with a 5 degree field, provides one of the most remarkable rich field views obtainable in portable telescopes available today.

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Celestron 23mm Axiom LX versus Meade 24mm UWA

Dec 11 2009 11:55 AM | admin in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

First a comment about the size of these eyepieces. They are BOTH huge. The Meade weights in at 29.5 oz (no surprise since this is close to Meade's stated weight). The surprise was the

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Rini 30mm 1.25" Eyepiece

Dec 10 2009 07:51 AM | arpruss in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

Paul Rini made his eyepieces at home, in the 90s, as a labor of love and sold them for extremely low prices

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Orion Q70 2" Eyepiece

Dec 10 2009 10:09 AM | admin in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

I purchased the complete set of the Orion Q70 2" eyepieces, 26mm, 32mm & 38mm, about 6-8 months ago

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Eyepiece Comparisons with the 14mm Denkmeier (D14)

Dec 09 2009 06:51 AM | admin in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

I was interested to explore the possibility of replacing my 13mm Nagler Type 6 with the D14 as I had received good feedback about this eyepiece, despite limited publicly available information. I bought a single D14 unit four months ago for cyclops mode viewing, and have since obtained other premium wide-fields on a temporary basis to enable this 13-14mm eyepiece comparison, as follows

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15mm Celestron Axiom LX

Oct 19 2009 07:24 AM | admin in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

My purpose in writing this review is, of course, to share my (rather limited) knowledge and experience with the community and, hopefully, make some future amateur astronomer’s life a little easier

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Sterling 40mm Plossl and the Astro-Tech 40mm Titan Type II ED

Aug 14 2009 07:19 AM | BillP in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

With my recent expedition to NEAF 2009, and the kind offer from fellow CNer “Gary” (Member # 10111) to borrow his 40mm, I found in my possession two very nice (and affordable) 40mm’s to test.

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The "Ax" Files

Nov 12 2008 03:43 AM | admin in Eyepieces (14mm - 55mm)

Review of the Celestron 23mm Axiom LX Eyepiece

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