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    Default Celestron Omni 32mm first light



    After the dismal performance of my Zhumell Zoom with dim objects(low surface brightness) I decided to pick up an EP that gave me a wider FOV, Better light transmission and eye relief at a good price. I shopped around online for a couple of days I found one locally cheaper than any of the online ones. I took it out tonight for a trial run and quickly found it it does not like really bright objects, ie the Moon, Venus, Sirius etc, giving serious internal reflections,large diffraction spikes and with the moon I could see the spider. However when I switched to dimmer objects such as nebulas and galaxies the EP perfromed very nicely. M42 and M31 were distinct and I could see M31's companions easliy. I was also able to fit M81 and 82 into the EP at the same time. I could even see M108. I think I spent my $35 wisely.
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    I also use the 32mm Omni for DSO scanning and viewing. I think it's one of the best EPs out there for the price. I use it probably more than any of my eyepieces along side my 20mm Super View.

 

 

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