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    Default Review of Explore Scientific 82 degree



    Tonight was my first light with my new ES 14mm 82 degree 1.25 inch Eyepiece. I was using my 12 inch Zhumell Dobsonian for this review.
    The reason I purchased this eyepiece was to add to my medium power arsenal. I was tired of using my 2x barlow with a 30mm plossl.
    First off, the eyepiece is rather heavy but has a quality feel to it. With my Z12 it gives me approx. 107x magnification.
    This eyepiece has a wide enough view for me to search manually for targets and a high enough magnification so that I dont need to swap it out when I do find the object I am looking for. The ring nebula was fantastic, and averted vision seems to work extremely well with the wider view then my plossls. Images were crisp and clear and focused easily.
    The only downside is that I am a glasses wearer, so I had to remove them while viewing. But it really was great to be able to look around the eyepiece, something I am not used to doing.
    Near the end of my viewing out of nowhere the clouds moved in and it started raining! Did I mention this eyepiece is waterproof?!
    The new Explore Scientific 82 degree eyepieces might have the best value considering their relatively low price and great lenses.

    Thanks to samgray1 for recommending them to me
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    I really like that EP, I would say it is easily the best EP in my kit. Thanks for the review.
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    Very good review.
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    I have recently purchased the 100" EP that are 2".
    As yet I have not yet used them...but I am all the more looking forward to them after your review..
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    Nice review, I thought those things were suppose to be able to be used with glasses?

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    Hello Zeiss,

    thanks for your report.

    Some time ago, I have decided for the Astro Professional UWA 16mm 82deg 1.25", for possibly similar reasons.

    Wishing you much success with your new EP

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    I tried mine out Friday night for the first time. I loved it: the Wild Duck in particular was outstanding with the 14mm in my F/10 8SE. And I enjoyed Neptune in the 11mm. Don't need the FOV, but you really get the sense of it floating in an immense expanse.

    FWIW, my wife tried using her glasses, but the recessed lens made it difficult. She ended up viewing without them.
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    Well in the UK a waterproof eyepiece is definitely not as silly as it may sound. One one of the firts nights I used my 100' ES 14mm just as we were packin g up it absolutely belted down with rain out of nowhere.
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    Very nice and interesting report. Thanks !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anotheryahoo View Post
    Nice review, I thought those things were suppose to be able to be used with glasses?
    I was able to see through the eyepiece with my glasses on, but only the center area, as my eye could not get close enough to see the wide field.

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    I have recently purchased the 100" EP that are 2".
    As yet I have not yet used them...but I am all the more looking forward to them after your review..
    I can only imagine how good the 100 degree EPs are.

    Also, my wife was viewing with me as usual, and after her first view through the 82 EP this is what she said. "That is bad-ass"
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