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Agena Starguider Dual ED

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#1 Oscar56

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 08:53 PM

I have been looking for another set of EPs to compliment my 24Pans. For mono viewing I love the dial up eye guards of the Pentax XW line.

Any experience with this set of EPs?

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 09:33 PM

I have a bunch of Astro-Tech Paradigm Dual ED.  Same thing as Agena Starguider.  I like them.  However, I have never viewed from anything to speak of.  I use my Orion Sirius 32mm and 25mm because of their field of view.  After those, I only use my Paradigm.  60* field of view does get hard at higher powers but still better than regular Plossl eps.  Most folks here on CN think it is a decent low cost ep.  I would certainly not expect it to hold up to Pentax XW!



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Posted 31 August 2019 - 09:37 PM

I have a 12mm BST Starguider.. can't say much about the rest, 12 it is very comfortable, optically with a F5 Newtonian.. it's ok.. Against a Xcel LX 12mm, I prefer the Xcel LX.



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Posted 31 August 2019 - 09:53 PM

The are excellent eyepieces for the price. The 60* field is about right for me and they are very contrasty. Definitely better than some eyepieces I've spend more than twice that amount for. The 8 and 12 are my favorites for planets.

 

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 10:36 PM

I don't have the 12mm because I have a Meade 12.4mm Plossl.  I think it is a good ep.  But I haven't used it in over a year.  Maybe that tells me something.  I like the 8mm a lot.  I have been lucky and been able to view through the 3.2mm twice.  


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