Results 1 to 9 of 9
Like Tree9Likes
  • 2 Post By Greg6498
  • 1 Post By Gabby76
  • 1 Post By TheFatKitty
  • 1 Post By burris
  • 1 Post By spereira
  • 2 Post By Shorty Barlow
  • 1 Post By combat48

Thread: New eyepiece and telescope

  1. #1
    Greg6498's Avatar
    Greg6498 is online now Gold Supporter
    Points: 1,289, Level: 20
    Level completed: 89%, Points required for next Level: 11
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!Got three Friends
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Location
    Lexington, VA
    Posts
    64
    Points
    1,289
    Level
    20
    Thanks
    98
    Thanked 6x 5 Posts

    Red face New eyepiece and telescope



    Hello all!

    This is my first post. I am really new to astronomy, and just purchased my first telescope, a Skywatcher 8 Collapsible Dobsonian. Cant wait for it to get here! Also, I am getting a Baader Morpheus 12.5 mm eyepiece from a friend. Is this a good, useful eyepiece? Its supposed to have great eye relief and be of good quality. Do any of you know anything about it or can offer any comments?

    Greg
    kingclinton and TheFatKitty like this.

  2. #2
    Gabby76's Avatar
    Gabby76 is offline Super Moderator
    Points: 83,487, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.8%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!Gallery Achievement!Album Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!
    Awards:
    Activity & Post & Thread Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Slovakia
    Posts
    19,390
    Points
    83,487
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    3,705
    Thanked 6,016x 5,054 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: New eyepiece and telescope

    The Morpheus are a very good line of eyepieces. Enjoy when it arrives
    Greg6498 likes this.
    Refractors: Antares 105 f/15, Celestron 150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNG 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, UR 70 f/10, Vixen SD115s f/7.7
    Mounts: Celestron SLT w/ pier mod & EQ-3 tripod, Celestron hypertuned CG-5 w/ tracking motor & Argo Navis, Manfrotto 028B w/ Stellarvue M2C, Manfrotto 055PRO w/ 128RC, TAL-1 HD EQ, Vixen SXP w/ HAL-130 SXG & half pier
    Diagonals: 2" Astro-Physics MaxBright, 2" Zeiss/ Baader prism, 2" Baader Herschel Wedge (Photo Version), 2"
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    Amici prism, 2" Stellarvue Dielectric, 2" TeleVue Everbrite
    Eyepieces: A-Z

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    The weakest link in the optical chain is the large nut located directly behind the eyepiece/ camera. - Gabrielle
    Ya gotta keep this Apo/
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    thing in some balance of perspective. Apos are awesome, but long focus Achros aren't that far behind them - Siriusandthepup (CN)

    Refractors kick arse precisely because they don't hide behind excuses. That is, they have no obstructions to hide behind. - Jon Isaacs (CN)

  3. #3
    TheFatKitty's Avatar
    TheFatKitty is offline HYPER GIANT
    Points: 36,784, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!365 Days+ Registered Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    TO, Canada
    Posts
    2,908
    Points
    36,784
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    2,050
    Thanked 1,866x 1,087 Posts

    Default Re: New eyepiece and telescope

    Hi Greg and welcome to the forum! Nice choice of scope, but I know nothing about that eyepiece, unfortunately.
    I'm sure someone who knows about it will chime in soon.

    All the best,
    Greg6498 likes this.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    Mark
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    Skywatcher 10" Dob, SLT102, C80-HD, Vixen-made C80, Vixen A70LF,
    Towa Glass: Sears 6331, 'Towatron' 60mm f/7, Jason 80mm f/15,
    1961 Tasco 12TE 60mm, Tasco 11TE-5 4.5", Tasco 3T 3". And a Canon T3 (1100D)

    TheFatKitty.Com
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    NCC-1701.Ca


  4. The Following User Says Thank You to TheFatKitty For This Useful Post:

    Greg6498 (11-24-2018)

  5. #4
    burris's Avatar
    burris is offline SUPER GIANT
    Points: 5,598, Level: 51
    Level completed: 24%, Points required for next Level: 152
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!Ghost Achievement! Averaging 5+ posts a day!
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    1,368
    Points
    5,598
    Level
    51
    Thanks
    321
    Thanked 217x 201 Posts

    Default Re: New eyepiece and telescope

    Welcome Greg! this is a great place to be! Bill
    Greg6498 likes this.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to burris For This Useful Post:

    Greg6498 (11-24-2018)

  7. #5
    spereira's Avatar
    spereira is offline HYPER GIANT
    Points: 12,931, Level: 78
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 169
    Overall activity: 28.0%
    Achievements:
    First 1000 Experience Points365 Days+ Registered Achievement!750 Days+ Registered Achievement!1000 Days+ Registered Achievement!3 Years + Achievement
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Bedford, NH, USA
    Posts
    2,468
    Points
    12,931
    Level
    78
    Thanks
    535
    Thanked 503x 414 Posts

    Default Re: New eyepiece and telescope

    Hi Greg,

    I welcomed you over on the other forum - congratulations on your new telescope!

    Excellent choice. We'll look forward to hear about your first light experience, then more after that.

    smp
    Greg6498 likes this.
    Stephen
    - - - - - -

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    :
    Tele Vue TV-85
    Solar: Daystar Quark (chromosphere)
    Mount: Explore Scientific Twilight I tripod w/
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    GT mount
    Local Club: New Hampshire Astronomical Society

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to spereira For This Useful Post:

    Greg6498 (11-24-2018)

  9. #6
    Shorty Barlow's Avatar
    Shorty Barlow is offline Bronze Supporter
    Points: 24,426, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 69.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Lloegr
    Posts
    2,455
    Points
    24,426
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    133
    Thanked 696x 420 Posts

    Default Re: New eyepiece and telescope

    I have a 14mm Morpheus. They look a bit like a dalek but they're quite nice EP's for the money. They're considerably cheaper than TeleVue EP's (where I live anyway) although they've gone up a bit since I acquired mine.

    I'm not so sure the drawtube 'safety kerfs' do anything particularly but they are an improvement on undercuts.

    The eye relief is generous and the 76 field of view combined with a large eye lens can be quite conducive to immersive viewing. They are quite versatile and I've used mine for some quite stunning high magnification lunar views and low power deep sky object observing.

    There have been focusing problems reported using the Morpheus with certain Crayford focusers on individual scopes, although that's always an issue with Crayford focusers and usually alleviated with an extension tube. I don't recall any focusing difficulties with mine.

    Eye placement can be a bit of an issue for some people at first, although this could depend on the focal length of the Morpheus. I noticed I was getting what appeared like slight kidney beaning when I first used the Morpheus. With a bit of practice it can be reduced however.

    I think I need to take my Morpheus out more often lol.
    TS Optics: 150mm, f/6 Newtonian (GSO SVD series). Altair: Starwave 102ED-R. Sky-Watcher: SkyMax 102mm, SkyMax 127mm, Evostar 72ED DS Pro, Evostar 80ED DS Pro, ST80 (TS Focuser), ST102 (TS Focuser), EQ5 Deluxe, AZ5 Deluxe. Vixen: Porta II, SXG Hal-130. Orion: 90mm StarMax , ST80 (TS Focuser). Celestron: NexStar Evolution 9.25". William Optics: E-BINO-P Binoviewer. A shed load of eyepieces including: Antares, Astro Hutech, Baader, Bresser, BST, Bushnell, Celestron, Explore Scientific, GSO, Kokusai, Meade, Orion, Sky-Watcher, Solomark, SvBony, TeleVue, Vixen & one or two I'm not sure of.

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Shorty Barlow For This Useful Post:

    Greg6498 (11-24-2018)

  11. #7
    Greg6498's Avatar
    Greg6498 is online now Gold Supporter
    Points: 1,289, Level: 20
    Level completed: 89%, Points required for next Level: 11
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!Got three Friends
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Location
    Lexington, VA
    Posts
    64
    Points
    1,289
    Level
    20
    Thanks
    98
    Thanked 6x 5 Posts

    Default Re: New eyepiece and telescope

    Thanks for the additional info! I’m looking forward to giving this eyepiece a go! I’ll post my newbie impressions once I try it out

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    Skywatcher 8 Collapsible Dobsonian with an Explore Scientific 8x50 Polar Illuminated Erect Image Finder Scope Skywatcher Evostar Pro 80mm RefractorStellarvue 9x50 Erect Image Finder ScopeMead LX70 EQ5 Mount
    Baader Morpheus 12.5 mm eyepiece ​Explore Scientific 6.7 mm eyepiece Explore Scientific 18 mm eyepiece

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

  12. #8
    Shorty Barlow's Avatar
    Shorty Barlow is offline Bronze Supporter
    Points: 24,426, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 69.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Lloegr
    Posts
    2,455
    Points
    24,426
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    133
    Thanked 696x 420 Posts

    Default Re: New eyepiece and telescope

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg6498 View Post
    Thanks for the additional info! I’m looking forward to giving this eyepiece a go! I’ll post my newbie impressions once I try it out
    You're welcome. I'm sure you'll enjoy the Morpheus.

    Baader Morpheus eyepiece series Review | BBC Sky at Night Magazine
    j.gardavsky and Greg6498 like this.
    TS Optics: 150mm, f/6 Newtonian (GSO SVD series). Altair: Starwave 102ED-R. Sky-Watcher: SkyMax 102mm, SkyMax 127mm, Evostar 72ED DS Pro, Evostar 80ED DS Pro, ST80 (TS Focuser), ST102 (TS Focuser), EQ5 Deluxe, AZ5 Deluxe. Vixen: Porta II, SXG Hal-130. Orion: 90mm StarMax , ST80 (TS Focuser). Celestron: NexStar Evolution 9.25". William Optics: E-BINO-P Binoviewer. A shed load of eyepieces including: Antares, Astro Hutech, Baader, Bresser, BST, Bushnell, Celestron, Explore Scientific, GSO, Kokusai, Meade, Orion, Sky-Watcher, Solomark, SvBony, TeleVue, Vixen & one or two I'm not sure of.

  13. #9
    combat48's Avatar
    combat48 is offline HYPER GIANT
    Points: 42,155, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 62.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!Gallery Achievement!Album Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Culpeper, VA, USA
    Posts
    6,400
    Points
    42,155
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    2,979
    Thanked 2,709x 1,909 Posts

    Default Re: New eyepiece and telescope

    Hello Greg! Welcome to the Forum...and congrats on the new scope!! Always great to get some free accessories...especially when they are good quality!!

    Dave
    Greg6498 likes this.
    Unitron Refractors (60mm, 75mm, 102mm, and 125mm); Stellarvue SV110ED; Brandon 94; Zeiss Telementor T-1

    "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." Albert Einstein

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to combat48 For This Useful Post:

    Greg6498 (11-24-2018)

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. yet another eyepiece less telescope
    By not_Fritz_Argelander in forum Telescope Forum
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-12-2018, 06:16 PM
  2. New Eyepiece vs new telescope?
    By Keeper4560 in forum Astronomy Beginners Forum
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 08-19-2013, 06:11 AM
  3. Telescope Eyepiece .965 to 1.25
    By bacsilove in forum Telescope Eyepieces Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-18-2011, 01:36 AM
  4. New Telescope Eyepiece?
    By Evan R. in forum Telescope Eyepieces Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-10-2008, 05:35 AM
  5. telescope eyepiece?
    By Snowzombie98 in forum Telescope Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-22-2008, 01:11 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin Version 4.2.0
Powered by vBulletin
All times are GMT. The time now is 02:37 AM.