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#1 adamsdp

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 10:15 AM

I am looking for advice about eyepieces for the APM 100 mm 90 deg apo binoculars.  I am planning to start with the supplied 18 mm for low magnification and would like a second set for lunar/higher magnification.  I need good eye relief to accommodate glasses (astigmatism)  I am thinking of the following:

 

Morpheus 6.5 mm = 85x

Delos 6 or 8 mm = 92x or 69x

Delite 7 mm = 79x

 

Does these look like they are in the right magnification range or might I want to go with a choice from something like the following:

 

Morpheus 9 mm = 61x

Delos 12 mm = 46x

Delite 9 mm = 61x

 

I have a 6 and 8 mm Radian so could look for a second for either of these but they seem to be a bit finicky about eye placement.  I haven't read about anyone using a pair of the Baader Zooms so guessing they aren't as good of a choice compared to separate eyepieces.  I haven't looked at Explore Scientific of others but any suggestions will be appreciated!

 

Dave


Edited by adamsdp, 28 April 2019 - 10:39 AM.


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Posted 28 April 2019 - 10:45 AM

Have and recommend Morpheus 17.5mm, 12.5mm, and 9mm; good eye relief for glass wearers


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Posted 28 April 2019 - 10:59 AM

I have and use both the Morpheus 9's and 6.5's.  Both have good eye relief, although I haven't measured and I don't view with glasses.  The 6.5 seems a bit more comfortable for me, and is great for the moon.  YMMV.  I find that I use the 6.5 more than the 9mm.

 

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 12:09 PM

6.5, 12.5, and 17.5mm Baader Morphs.

15, 18, and 24mm APM UFF’s (especially the 24mm). Lot of eyepiece at a great price.smile.gif
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Posted 28 April 2019 - 01:07 PM

6.5, 12.5, and 17.5mm Baader Morphs.

15, 18, and 24mm APM UFF’s (especially the 24mm). Lot of eyepiece at a great price.smile.gif

Forgot to mention the 12.5mms in previous post; probably my favorite in the 100s (44x)

 

Also both the 18mm and 24mm UFFs......

 

Only have one pair of TVs left....the 24mm Pans which I leave in filters.


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Posted 29 April 2019 - 07:48 PM

Thanks for the replies and sounds like the Morpheus 6.5 mm will be a good choice for lunar/higher power observing.  I will also look at getting the 12.5 mm Morpheus, they sound like a good all around match that could end up being used most of the time.


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Posted 01 May 2019 - 07:41 AM

For those in the know, why would you pick the Morpheus over the Delos? I've not used a Morpheus but they seem quite popular. Are they more bino compatible?



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Posted 01 May 2019 - 08:56 AM

I have the entire range of the Morpheus except for the 4.5mm.  They are just so comfortable when I observe with my glasses on with the BT's. You can just hover above the eyepiece and get the entire field. The wide flat field and the sharpness and contrast just come together. The eyepiece just becomes invisible, it's perfect.


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Posted 01 May 2019 - 11:52 AM

I am looking for advice about eyepieces for the APM 100 mm 90 deg apo binoculars.  I am planning to start with the supplied 18 mm for low magnification and would like a second set for lunar/higher magnification.  I need good eye relief to accommodate glasses (astigmatism)  I am thinking of the following:

 

Morpheus 6.5 mm = 85x

Delos 6 or 8 mm = 92x or 69x

Delite 7 mm = 79x

 

Does these look like they are in the right magnification range or might I want to go with a choice from something like the following:

 

Morpheus 9 mm = 61x

Delos 12 mm = 46x

Delite 9 mm = 61x

 

I have a 6 and 8 mm Radian so could look for a second for either of these but they seem to be a bit finicky about eye placement.  I haven't read about anyone using a pair of the Baader Zooms so guessing they aren't as good of a choice compared to separate eyepieces.  I haven't looked at Explore Scientific of others but any suggestions will be appreciated!

 

Dave

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 01:47 PM

Still loving my Doctor 12.5mm eyepieces.

Glad I grabbed them when the price was much lower.



#11 Allan Wade

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 08:48 PM

I have the entire range of the Morpheus except for the 4.5mm.  They are just so comfortable when I observe with my glasses on with the BT's. You can just hover above the eyepiece and get the entire field. The wide flat field and the sharpness and contrast just come together. The eyepiece just becomes invisible, it's perfect.

It sounds like you really enjoy your Morpheus. Have you ever tried a Delos in the bino? I'm just curious why you picked the Morpheus over Delos. I'm thinking of adding an 8mm pair for my APM120, and only need one Delos to make a pair.



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Posted 02 May 2019 - 01:15 AM

It sounds like you really enjoy your Morpheus. Have you ever tried a Delos in the bino? I'm just curious why you picked the Morpheus over Delos. I'm thinking of adding an 8mm pair for my APM120, and only need one Delos to make a pair.

I do very much enjoy the Morphs that I have. Just came in from my deck where I just used the 12.5mm on the Galaxy groups around Leo and Virgo, and in my dark skies it was very enjoyable. The sharpness and contrast makes things pop, which has been constant with my experience with the entire line. Can split the double double pretty cleanly at 62X with the 9mm, which I thought was pretty good.

 

Believe it was a review from Mr. Bill on the 17.5mm that prompted me to order a set when I purchased my Oberwerk 100XL ED. And the Morphs were on sell. Already had a set of 24 Pans that I used in my Denk Binoviewer. Imagine my dismay when the 17.5's did not fit in the Obie. Luckily Kevin fixed the Morpheus issue and I've been more than pleased. Never have tried the Delos line. 



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Posted 02 May 2019 - 07:07 AM

Sounds like you had a good night Brian and you’re enjoying the Morpheus a lot. Good stuff.


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Posted 02 May 2019 - 05:45 PM

Quite disappointed to discover the Morpheus 17.5's won't reach Focus in my APM 100 Semi's (Black version 1)

It wasn't just me as a friend who's eyesight is far better than mine couldn't reach Focus either.......:(



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Posted 03 May 2019 - 08:19 AM

I do have the Delos 10mm, and the Delite 5mm.

For me, the Delos is for observing certain variable stars, or splitting certain stars. The Delites are for planets (Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, etc). Those are the uses for my TV eyepieces so far. I enjoy using them when I can.

I have a friend I went to school with who is a good friend of Nagler (he was one of the folks that started the NEAF), and he was the one to tell me to give these eyepieces a try.smile.gif


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