My Morpheus 14mm is in transit now ! Christmas time
The Baader Planetarium Morpheus
Posted 30 December 2015 - 12:36 PM
A very fine, thorough and helpful review of these new Morpheus eyepieces. I had been a bit reluctant to try them simply because a 76 degree field, -- which of course I would have killed for as a kid in the 1960s!, -- no longer seems like a truly ultra-wide field ocular, altho', as we all know, the current 100 and even 120 degree eyepieces are definitely overkill, at least in their present configurations. Having read this excellent review, however, I think the Morpheus' may well be a good way to go; great optical performance, plenty of eye relief, not as much weight and glass as with others in the same category, and at a much more reasonable price point!! So thank you very much, Bill, for all the time, effort thought and meticulous care about details that you put into your superb analysis!!
Posted 04 March 2016 - 10:27 PM
I do have 1 ? now my badder hyp 13mm when unscrewed to use the 2" changes from a 13mm to i forget.( verry unhappy about this) are the Morpheus the same way?
Posted 10 September 2016 - 01:55 PM
looks like everyone hates the eyecup rubber. is it the same like on 31mm aspheric, or worse?
Posted 15 September 2016 - 08:31 PM
I really like the idea of the Morpheus. It's one of my top considerations for a 9mm and 14mm. Tell me more about the soft eyecups. Are they really that bad? I have an ES 82 11mm. Is it softer than those? Also I'm curious about the camera mounting to it...do they make a micro 4/3 adapter?
Posted 27 September 2016 - 03:28 PM
mhm, offered locally at 170 euros, a cracking price.
sadly, 17.5 is not available...wonder if i should splash for a 14mm one...
Posted 09 December 2017 - 02:10 PM
Got the 6.5mm Morpheus, I used it on a apo 80/480 refractor and 150/750 newton. I have a mitigated point of view. To see the full field : this is not possible with eyeglasses. The listed eye relief is not real. Much pincushion distorsion. some lateral violet color and the general blue ring at edge.
Ultimate sharpness is here indeed, but not apochromatic and the integrated barlow makes focusing more difficult than unbarlowed EP.
Posted 04 July 2018 - 04:07 PM
Posted 25 August 2018 - 11:24 AM
Thanks for that review. I am waiting for a pair of Morpheus 14 mm next week.
Posted 22 September 2018 - 10:56 PM
Posted 17 February 2019 - 12:03 PM
9mm was my first, then 17.5mm, followed by 12.5, 6.5, 14 and 4.5mm.
As a glasses wearer, these are comfy and easy for eye relief and exit pupil re-/attainment. The only other whole range apart from Vixen LVWs to make that grade for me. Both leave Delos at the door there.
I only use in 1.25" but find Morpheus eyepieces not heavy enough to strain the OE focusers on my scopes, however a bino viewer with a pair might. I have to think which scope to bino view through.