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    How about a nice wide field eyepiece at about 9mm?
    Say the Explore scientific 8.8mm 82° for $120?

    I know it looks like it'll over lap with the Brandon, but the Brandon is more planetary details.

    Another option is to go to the 4.7 or 6.7mm ES 82 for higher power. It depends if you like the Hyperion's eye relief. Another Hyperion would be parfocal with your existing one which is also a bonus.

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    I really like the eyepieces from Gary Russell as well. I have a 12" f/4.9 Dob and I've settled on two 2" ep's and a 2" barlow. I have a 35 mm Konig from Russell Optics, a 16 mm Konig from Russell Optics, and a 2x Barlow from Zhumell. I also have the usual filters: O-III, UHC, and VP (all 2" format ) . That gives me a good magnification range and it allows me to stick with the 2" format, which is really nice.

    The Russell Optics eyepieces and the Zhumell barlow and filters are very reasonably priced and I'm happy with the performance.

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    Steve...I ordered the 16 mm Konig from Russell Optics, so I'll be able to compare it to my old 16mm Brandon EP which has a small chip that doesn't really effect its performance...it's just annoying. The new EP should come in the next week. Thanks for sharing your experience with the 16 mm Konig from Russell Optics. -Greg
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