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#1 UrsaMinorBeta

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Posted 05 March 2021 - 03:31 AM

FD12CC73-BE95-45F0-9120-DE1EBEA91D98.jpeg Today I received the Meade Series 5000 8.8mm uwa eyepiece that I ordered.  
I’m pretty stoked.  It’s the first time I’ve upgraded anything in my meager inventory.

 It is also kind of an experiment.  I’m pretty new to this, so I want to see how much of a difference there is between eyepieces of varying quality (and price).

 

My only other eyepieces are the 26mm and 9mm Plossls that came with the scope.  I didn’t buy it with this in mind, but I do like that I can do an (almost) direct comparison with the 9mm, performance wise.

 

The first thing I noticed was how big the eyepiece is.  That caught me by surprise.  For some reason I was expecting it to be of similar size to my other eyepieces.  I attached the comparison picture I took.👍

 

I did get a chance to take the scope out very briefly.  The difference in true field of view was immediately noticeable.  I will need a night where I have a lot more time to check out the sky.


Edited by UrsaMinorBeta, 05 March 2021 - 03:35 AM.

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Posted 05 March 2021 - 04:41 AM

You will like that 8.8. I have the 20 and the 5.5 in that series. The don't make them anymore so if you like it and want more grab them now. The replacement series is more expensive.

I don't know what 26 mm eyepiece you have bit if it is a Meade Plossl, it has an 52 degree AFOV compared to 82 for the Meade 8.8. The difference in FOV will be dramatic.

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Posted 05 March 2021 - 05:56 AM

The 8.8mm Meade is a really good eyepiece.  Congratulations!


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Posted 05 March 2021 - 09:17 AM

congrats.  I hope you find joy with this being in your young collection!



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Posted 05 March 2021 - 10:18 AM

Yea congrats on the new EP, that whole series is good, I have the 5.5mm and really like it.



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Posted 05 March 2021 - 10:30 AM

attachicon.gifFD12CC73-BE95-45F0-9120-DE1EBEA91D98.jpegToday I received the Meade Series 5000 8.8mm uwa eyepiece that I ordered.  
I’m pretty stoked.  It’s the first time I’ve upgraded anything in my meager inventory.

 It is also kind of an experiment.  I’m pretty new to this, so I want to see how much of a difference there is between eyepieces of varying quality (and price).

 

My only other eyepieces are the 26mm and 9mm Plossls that came with the scope.  I didn’t buy it with this in mind, but I do like that I can do an (almost) direct comparison with the 9mm, performance wise.

 

The first thing I noticed was how big the eyepiece is.  That caught me by surprise.  For some reason I was expecting it to be of similar size to my other eyepieces.  I attached the comparison picture I took.

 

I did get a chance to take the scope out very briefly.  The difference in true field of view was immediately noticeable.  I will need a night where I have a lot more time to check out the sky.

Many congrats! Those are very nice! Got great reviews.



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Posted 05 March 2021 - 12:56 PM

You will never want to go back to the 9mm Plossl. Once you look through it, the 9mm will feel like looking through a keyhole. 


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Posted 05 March 2021 - 01:09 PM

The 5.5mm and 8.8mm were my 2 favorites of the series because they gave awesome planetary views through a 8", 10" and 12.5" dob. Awesome on the terminator as well. You'll want more of them lol waytogo.gif  


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