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17.5mm Morpheus - What is This Thing?

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#1 Doug Culbertson

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 03:39 PM

I received a 17.5mm Morpheus today. Included in the box was the winged eye guard, extra end cap, eye guard extension, and thus thing pictured. I don't see anything about it in the instructions, but I may have overlooked it. 

 

 

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#2 vdog

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 03:42 PM

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My understanding is that you attach that to the belt holster and create a Braille-like system to distinguish one Morpheus eyepiece from the other in the dark.

 

Mine are all still in the original boxes, along with the belt holsters, winged eyeguards, and all that other included stuff I'm sure I'll never use.

 

Fabulous eyepiece, though.  You should enjoy it.


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#3 FlyWithFSI

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 03:46 PM

A focal length indicator clip (scroll down on page) if you're using the eyepiece holster.

 

"Focal-Length Indicator-Clips: these stainless steel clips can be attached e.g. to the eyepiece holster and one or more of the little indicator fingers is bent upward - according to the focal length used. In this way the user experiences a taktile ("braille"-equivalent) sensation, being able to identify each eyepiece without looking and without using a flashlight"

 

I'd be curious to know if anyone uses these, or the holster holders, as opposed to an eyepiece box.


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Posted 02 June 2020 - 04:31 PM

Seems to be a crazy idea. It relies on the EP being returned to the correctly ID'd pouch. And if you have more than one EP out one would still need to look at the EP to determine its focal length to find out which pouch it belongs in (having learned the finger coding!).

Then consider how easy it would be wearing gloves on a freezing night with the glove fabric catching on the (presumably?) velcro flaps.

A recipe for dropping EPs IMHO.

It's a gimmick, plain and simple.

If anyone has a good reason to recommend these I would love to hear it......


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Posted 02 June 2020 - 04:43 PM

Looks like a money clip!


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#6 Doug Culbertson

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 04:54 PM

Looks like a money clip!

 

That's what I thought!

 

Thanks for the answers. I guess that I did overlook something after all. Since I have no intention whatsoever of using the belt pouch, the clip goes back in the box with the other stuff. I like to keep my eyepieces in my case or a couple in the eyepiece tray on the tripod. 



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Posted 02 June 2020 - 06:08 PM

I'm sure it would be useful for blind observers to help identify their eyepieces, but I personally don't see the point. Besides, with the plutonium grade, glow in the dark paint Baader uses, it's pretty easy to see what's going on. 


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Posted 02 June 2020 - 06:22 PM

Looks like a money clip!

It is, they send this when they have YOUR money!


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#9 RalphMeisterTigerMan

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 09:58 PM

How would you compare the Morpheus to the T.V. 24mm Pan or the 20mm Pentax SMC XW. I am contemplating purchasing a Morpheus 17.5 and would like to know if it would be a good choice.

 

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 12:48 AM

Isn't the Morpheus a clone of the Delos?



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Posted 03 June 2020 - 07:26 AM

I suppose if you're an avid birder, use a wide variety of Morpheus EPs in your spotting scope, require eyes-off eyepiece changes so you don't lose track of your quarry, and wear eyepiece pouches like the Frito Bandito's ammo belts, these things might come in handy...



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Posted 03 June 2020 - 07:34 AM

Isn't the Morpheus a clone of the Delos?

NO!



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Posted 03 June 2020 - 07:40 AM

How would you compare the Morpheus to the T.V. 24mm Pan or the 20mm Pentax SMC XW. I am contemplating purchasing a Morpheus 17.5 and would like to know if it would be a good choice.

 

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Same good eye relief as the Pentax, both good for glasses wearers, the Baader does not have field curvature, but the Pentax does.

 

24 Panotic has shorter eye relief, its more comparable with an ES68 24mm.



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Posted 03 June 2020 - 07:43 AM

Isn't the Morpheus a clone of the Delos?

It is as far as they are both in the ~20mm eye relief and 72/76 degree AFOV class. So they are competitors.

 

I use the Morpheus because they are very good binoscope eyepieces, well better than the larger Delos when I tried binoscoping with those. But in the 32" the quality of the Delos shows so I prefer to use those for my higher power observing. That explains why I need both types.



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Posted 03 June 2020 - 08:05 AM

I also prefeer much more Morpheus 17.5mm than Delos 17.3mm in binoviewers/binoscopes!

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 08:51 AM

25585, thank-you. I already have the 24mm PAN for my C5+ system and I'm optimizing my Lumicon 80mm Super-finder and am planning on getting the 17.5 Morpheus to use with that. I am also thinking about getting a celestron F/6.3 reducer for the C5+ and use the 17.5mm Morpheus for low power wide-field.

 

I like what I'm hearing so far about the Morpheus eyepieces.

 

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