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    Default 20mm eyepiece suggestions



    Hi i am new to astronomy and i would like to ask your opinion about these EPs
    Omegon Ultra Wide Angle eyepiece 20mm 1,25" clone of SW UWA
    Teleskop-Service HR 20mm 1.25" planetary eyepiece
    Vixen NPL eyepiece Ploessl 20mm 1.25"
    Explore Scientific | Explore Scientific 70░ Eyepiece 20mm (1,25") | purchase online clone of Meade QX series i believe
    Explore Scientific | Maxvision 68░ Okular 20mm | purchase online clone also of Meade's SWA

    They are all at 20mm(which i need)
    I allready have the stock EPs (12,5+28mm DV)which came with my ORION 8" Dob(f 5,9) plus a Baader Hyperion 8mm and a Barlow x2(Orion Shorty).
    The reason for choosin' those EPs is their price(under 70 euros)
    Any other recommentations?(from a European dealer please)
    Thank you
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    Default Re: 20mm eyepiece suggestions

    What about this ?

    Orbinar Super Wide Angle Eyepiece 70░ FMC 1 25

    It's also a clone of the explore scientific you mentioned.
    There is a review on cloudynights on the other name "agena astro SWA 70" , the reviewer said it's coating is good, no ghosting, no kidney beaning. On agenaastro there is a customer review that said it's useless on bright planets because of ghost image reflection.

    Would be good if you can review this.

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    Default Re: 20mm eyepiece suggestions

    Absolutely the Explorer Scientific's

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    Default Re: 20mm eyepiece suggestions

    I'd go for the ES68* 20mm...that's one nice eyepiece. May be a bit more then your budget, but you could probably find a used one for that price. The Vixen NPL plossl is also nice, but it has a much narrower 50* fov. The ES 70* is their early versions and are not as well corrected as their other eyepieces....I'd shy away from them. I'd also stay away from the "HR" eyepiece (Huyguns/Ramsden?) as these are very old school and used to come with department store scopes and are not well corrected, even at f6. I'm not familiar with Omegon, so I can't say anything about them. Bang for your buck though, the ES68* 20mm won't disappoint you a bit.....
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    Default Re: 20mm eyepiece suggestions

    Thank you all.I was thinking that this(20mm)EP will be far my favorite because this mid-range magn is the most usefull for me,at least for now.So i stick with the ES 68* as recommented.It is the best choice i believe.apple123 i won't go for the Orbinar.Also read the review for Agenas and some more from owners of QX series.The're more cons than pros.Thank you anyway.
    Zilladude i'm SO impressed from your EPs collection!!!!!!!!
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