I'm looking for a poor man's Nagler 31! JK, I know there is no such thing.
My scope (Zhumell Z8 1200mm/f5.9) came with a 2" GSO 30mm SuperView EP. This yields decent views but by all accounts is a crappy EP. I have been adding/upgrading my EP collection and now that I have some ES82 and Meade 5000 UWA pieces in 1.25" format I can really see the difference. I live in light polluted skies so wide angle is tenuous most of the time aside from Pleiades and general scanning, both of which I enjoy. When I go to dark skies I normally travel with an 80ED so my 2" 20mm 82º gives me plenty wide views in that.
Are there any EPs available under $200 that would be a major upgrade to the SuperView? Would love 82º but that's probably out of the question even used. I would like an approximate FOV around 2º. My scopes max FOV is about 2.2degrees. (46mm/1200mm) x 57.3 = 2.19deg. I don't want a lower FOV than the SuperView at 68º but a roughly equivalent sized better corrected view would be acceptable. Also anything that helps contrast in light pollution on these wide fields.
34mm@70º = 1.98º/5.75mm Exit Pupil
30mm@82º = 2.05º/5.08mm Exit Pupil (This is obviously preferred)
The Agena SWA 38mm maybe looks OK? Would give me max FOV for my scope at 2.2º?
WO SWAN 33mm?
These Baader Aspherics 31mm are on sale. Don't know anything about them?
APM 30mm UFF is on the radar but wish it was 34mm...can't find a used one.
Are there any Morpheus knock offs?
All recommendations are welcome.