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    Question High Power EP for 12" Lightbridge



    Hey everyone, I need help making a decision. I need a high powered Eyepiece for planet viewing. I tried a 5mm Zhumell Z-Series Planetary EP, but it really gave me a blurry image I could not correct... Not sure why. Even with the moon. I'm sending it back. Should I try one of the new Baader Planetarium Classic Orthoscopic eyepieces? (6mm). Or, should I go with the 6.7mm Explore Scientific 82* EP? The other high price option would be the TV 5mm Radian. I'm leaning toward the Baader, as there are fewer glass elements. Please let me know what you think. Thanks.
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    i genially like the clean look of the orthos -my 5 & 7 UO perform well, what kind of seeing do you have though - when i had a 12" 8mm hyperion got the most use cos i had to wait too long for the seeing to improve & for cooling issues.
    Being undriven the 6.7mm will mean less nudging - & apparently its one of the better ones in the line up - id be inclined to go for it - the little less mag won't hurt on most nights either - the image will be cleaner more of the time

    the 5 you had was prob pushing the mag a little much for most nights

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    My 6.7mm E.S 82 is the ticket in my Meade 16" StarFinder.

    Anything more powerful just shows atmospheric distortion for me unless it is at the top of the sky on a very clear night.

    Don't forget to Flock!

    p.s. do you have a fan or cooling method?


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    The Televue Delos is shaping up to be a stellar performer for planetary work (and from what I've read, it's supposed to be a replacement for the aging Radian series anyway). If you have the means, I would suggest a Delos since you don't have tracking capability.

    If you had a tracking scope, I'd recommend an orthoscopic eyepiece.

    I agree with the above comments about prepping your scope -- a cooling fan, steady seeing, and a target directly overhead are all important for getting the planets to look like anything.

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    Default Thanks for the advice!

    I bought the ES 6.7mm. I have the 18mm and love it, so I'm sure this will be the best option for me. I am still curious about the new baader orthoscopic eyepieces, so I'll be watching for reviews on those once they start shipping.
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    Just a follow-up: I LOVE the ES 6.7mm! Great Eyepiece.
    Equipment: 12" Meade Lightbridge, 2" Explore Scientific 82 degree 18mm EP, 2" Meade 4000 26mm EP, 2" Zhumell 2X Barlow, Hotech Laser Collimator. New!: Explore Scientific 82 degree 6.7mm EP for Planet gazing.

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    Yeah the 6.7 is a really good eyepiece. The 82* ES line probably is the best value in eyepieces today when you consider performance versus price.
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