Hoping I can get some input between these two excellent eyepieces.
I have a C5 SCT that I just got out of mothballs for the first time in almost a decade. One of the things I had planned to do but never did was replace the 25mm (50x) SMA that came with the scope with something better. I have several ED Glass and Lanthanum eyepieces of shorter focal length, but that 25mm always seems to hit the sweet spot for me. It's the one I go back to for most observing sessions.
So now I'm stuck between the Panoptic 24mm and Plossl 25mm. I could afford the Panoptic, but with the money saved, I could by two plossls and take the wife out to dinner.
Is the Panoptic too much eyepiece for a 5 inch spotting scope? (I hate that term)
Is the half pound weight too much (my SkyView Pro can handle it, but is it overkill for such a small optical tube)?
Is the eyepiece focal length too long to really appreciate such a pricey eyepiece?
I am a casual observer, but appreciate nice things. I want to get the most out of my optics, but throwing money at it for the sake of throwing money doesn't make sense.
I appreciate any and all input.
Edited by airplanebuilder, 13 August 2020 - 09:38 PM.