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    I am planning to purchase two Baader Hyperion Planetarium EP's and I own a Orion XT8, so I wanted your opinon on getting two eyepieces...I want to buy a eyepiece mostly for DSO's and I was thinking the 24mm would work perfectly and then I was thinking about getting the 13mm for planetary and lunar views, then on my next check I will buy two more, what are your opinons?

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    good choice of brand.
    as for sizes,for a wider fov,why not go for something in the
    32-36mm range for locating?
    alternatively,why not look at the hyperion zoom?
    alot of ep's inone hit,and alot of people rate them.
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    Andy would you have a website I can buy that as well or take a look? I need to two eyepiece sizes just to start out with..Thanks

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    I think the 24mm is the longest Hyperion that you can get, unless they've added a new one. This link is a little old since it doesn't include the 24mm, but should give you an idea for options up at the top left. I bought a 8mm Hyperion for my Z10, and I'm just about to purchase the two fine tuning rings from Agena as well. I figure that will give me a nice range, use the 8mm for planetary most nights, add in the rings for nights of really good seeing, and maybe even use it as a 22mm without the first group of lenses. I'm not sure exactly what effect removing the front lens group will have on FOV and edge sharpness, but it's worth a try.

    You could always get the 24mm, play with it with the first group removed for a wider FOV, and pick up a 13mm and 28mm fine tuning ring for planetary and moon viewing.
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    hopefully you can view some nice ep's with these aswell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveW View Post
    I think the 24mm is the longest Hyperion that you can get, unless they've added a new one. This linkYou could always get the 24mm, play with it with the first group removed for a wider FOV, and pick up a 13mm and 28mm fine tuning ring for planetary and moon viewing.
    Sorry, but you cannot use the fine tuning rings (14mm & 28mm) on the Hyperion 24mm - it is of a different design from the rest of the Hyperion line (3.5, 5, 8, 10, 13, 17 & 21mm's which all accept the tuning rings). The Hyperion 24mm is the weakest link in the line, if we are to go by reviews by other owners.

    For the price of 2 Hyperions, I'd go with Andy's advice and get the Hyperion zoom instead. Just my 2 cents.

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    SOLD! I guess I will choose the zooom, just to get a feel of what I will like on buying more ep's in the future as I want to try the hyperion series, as I heard good reviews, when I was on telescopes.com I was reading reviews on the zooom, someone stated the zooom has a darker lens than the regular hyperions, have you notice anything with this?

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    Here's a quote from a well-respected eyepiece aficionado:

    I've owned many zoom eyepieces and looked through even more through the years, and other than the Televue Nagler Zooms, which in my book are barely "zooms" given their narrow focal length ranges, I've been totally unimpressed. Even the most costly large-range zooms like the Pentax an Leica fall short of the mid-range fixed focal length eyepieces in sharpness.

    In addition I own and have used several of the Baader Hyperion (and Hyperion Aspheric) eyepieces, and have found them to be a mixed bag. I really like the Aspherics. The standard Hyperions are merely "okay", however. Thus I had extremely low expectations Saturday when I got my first crack at the Hyperion Zoom.

    To make a long story short, I was utterly, completely, blown away. Fantastic eyepiece and far sharper on axis and off than the fixed focal length Hyperions. I have no idea how Baader pulled this off, but the Hyperion Zoom is an excellent eyepiece competing favorably with quality fixed focal length units.
    I agree.

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    Nice, thanks Ibase, now that I found a decent eyepiece or shall I say eyepieces, I was thinking about trying baader brands of filters, could you recommend me some to use with this eyepiece, maybe lunar filter or like a light pollutation filter, or something good to bring out DSO's,as I will be working with a XT8

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibase View Post
    Sorry, but you cannot use the fine tuning rings (14mm & 28mm) on the Hyperion 24mm - it is of a different design from the rest of the Hyperion line (3.5, 5, 8, 10, 13, 17 & 21mm's which all accept the tuning rings). The Hyperion 24mm is the weakest link in the line, if we are to go by reviews by other owners.

    For the price of 2 Hyperions, I'd go with Andy's advice and get the Hyperion zoom instead. Just my 2 cents.

    Best,

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    You can still remove the front lens group with the 24 though, correct? If so, you could still do 24mm, 24mm with no front element (guessing 30mm), 13mm, and 13mm with 28mm FTR (8mm). Or am I missing something?
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