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Which EP for a Mak Orion 127

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#1 Guest_**DONOTDELETE**_*

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 07:36 PM

Hi,

I am about to order a Mak Orion 127EQ and would appreciate some recommendations to choose additional EP.

The scope comes with a 25mm Plössl, for 61x magnification with the 1540mm FL.
I am trying to decide what woiuld be a good additional EP. It seems too me something around 7.5mm would be fine for my intended usage (Moon and planets viewing).
Does this sound like a good choice?

How much is it worth spending on such an EP? I am somewhat on a budget, but do not want to cut corners. Would a $40 EP work well with this scope, or it is worth spending more.
Any brand/model suggestion?

Thank you,
Remy

#2 PMB

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 07:53 PM

Hi,
You could get an Ortho design for that price range. Great for Lunar and planetary. University Optics has some good performers. 7mm or 9mm. They have a narrow field of view but do well on solar system objects. Orion have some Orthos but I havent used theirs, but I'm sure they're in that price range and should do ok with the Mak.

#3 celestial_search

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 08:18 PM

I use a U.O. HD Ortho 12mm and Celestron Ultima 18mm in mine, as well as a 32mm plossl and 40mm plossl. The Ortho works well on planets.

#4 Rat8bug

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 01:59 AM

I'd recommend a Televue 19mm Panoptic EP, and a Celestron Ultima 2x Barlow. The TV EP will give a wider APFOV with VG eye relief, and the barlow will give the equiv. of a 9.5mm EP (126x). This is a comfortable range and good for most seeing conditions IMO. I have UO Orthos, but these EPs can only be used infrequently, and are not very comfortable to use for extended periods.

http://www.barrie-tao.com/apex127.html

Ciao...Barry

#5 LesB

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 04:23 AM

I have a 6" 1800mm FL MAK. All my EPs are Celestron plossl's and they work well enough. 6mm is the highest power EP that I have and it works well with my 6" Mak if you ignore eye relief. Price wise my EP's are in the $40 bracket and do well with the lunar/planetary stuff. An Orion plossl in that price range should do you well.


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