Agena Starguider Dual ED
Posted 31 August 2019 - 08:53 PM
Any experience with this set of EPs?
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!
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.
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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