I make a lot of observation with my litte Takahashi.For my scopes I always have a case with eyepieces ,finder,diagonal,red light,pencil,rubber,sketching block in it. So when I start I grab the case , the mount and I be shure to have everything with me I need. That is the reason for me to have other eyepiece in my case with FC76 like in the FOA 60.
In my FOA60 case is an Hyperion Zoom 8-24mm eyepiece a baader barlow 2,25x designed for the Hyperion Zoom , Nagler 11mm,skywatcher 40mm .For high magnification the 8mm zoom and 2,25x barlow come up to 149x. But than the field of view was small. So I thought about a new 5mm eyepiece . The Baader Morpheus 4,5mm came to my mind. Now a dealer here in germany had a special time for a test. You got the eyepiece ,test it for 4 weeks and hold it or give it back. Then you only had to pay the return postage. That was great thing for me . There was no risk for me and I ordered the 4,5mm eyepiece. It comes in a big box with a lot of Accessories . You get some different rubber eyecups ,a cameraadaption and a eyepiece holster. One metall/rubber eyecup could be screwed with the eyepiece . And you can fold it up and down. I used it most the time fold up. Than I had a good distance to the eye. The second eyecup was only rubber not srewable and an adaption M43 / M43 for AP. I am only a visual observer so I dont need that. But nice to have.
First light was on some trees in the garten. The view was sharp but sometimes it shows a little kidneybeaning . So I wad a little scary what will happen at an observation by night.
The very next night I used the morpheus eyepiece at my FOA60 / 530. Start with great orion nebulae. It is late for this object it is now low in the south west. The nebulae was weak but the stars were sharp and I could see the trapezium cleary . Next hop was to ngc 1981 north of orion nebulae. A number of sharp stars and a great view because of the big field of view.
And no kidney beaning that was great. I moved the eye around and around .,nothing .
Now The next objects were M38 and M35 both clusters had a lot of space around them. A very comfortable view ,clear picture. The doubles castor and mizar were wonderful . Very sharp stars close together .This was a first short test and it was very fine.
But more interesting would be the moon or a planet. Very good that the test goes over four weeks. But I dont had to wait that long.
Two nights later I awake at 2 o Clock in the morning. To the window I saw clear skies with jupiter in the southern sky. I mafe me ready , quickly grab my scope and phototripod and went out. Starting with the Hyperion eyepiece I saw jupiter again after a longer time. All four moons were visible . Three on one side one on the other . I could not wait any longer , after a short time I put in the 4,5mm Morpheus eyepiece. Wow what a view . Jupiter looks very good very big.
Now I saw the big planet with 118x . Jupiter and his four moons fit it the fov. I use my little Tak on a tripod and i have to move it by hand. So it take some times until Jupiter and his moons walk through the eyepiece. At that high magnificatio that is great for me to have a field of view from 76 degrees .On jupiter I saw many details , the cloudbands ,the north and south regions and even the GRS was visible. So the view is very sharp with high contrast. After an hour observation I went back to bed. Very happy to had this little observation. That s why I love small scopes like my FOA60. The morpheus eyepiece works very well with this scope. It shows no kidney beaning . Had very sharp views . I used the metall/ rubbe eyecup M43. This eyedistance works very well for me. I could see the hole fov and the spacewalk effect comes through. I used it on my FC76 DS too. There I have a baader 2 " diagonal ,i can use the morpheus with 1,25 " or 2" equipment. But for using as 2" I had to test if the eyepiece will touch the mirror of the diagonal. Because it is very deep than . The morpheus is much bigger than my nagler 5mm . But it is much cheaper too.
For me the test was great and now I have a great new eyepiece.
And a good Jupiter observation too.