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    Default Celestron Luminos 15mm eyepiece



    I am wondering if anyone has used this eyepiece and what their opinion about is?

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    Default Re: Celestron Luminos 15mm eyepiece

    I have the Luminos 82° 15mm eyepiece, and although it's not perfect (the coma around the edges are pretty noticeable in my f/5), it gives a nice view, and has become my main eyepiece for observing for a couple of reasons. First, the 15mm means that it's exactly 100X in my 12" telescope. For me, this, combined with the widefield view, hits the magic sweet spot. The field is wide enough that I can use it to scan around an area to find my prey, and once found, it offers enough magnification and contrast to be able to actually see it.

    If you need an eyepiece where the stars are flat and pinpoint sharp to the edge of the field, this isn't the eyepiece for you. If you enjoy widefield views where you actually have to move your eyes around a bit to see the edges, with crisp, sharp clarity in the middle of the field, this will work well. I think if I were to combine this eyepiece with a Paracorr, I'd never take it out of the focuser.

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    Default Re: Celestron Luminos 15mm eyepiece

    I'll agree with all Tom said. The edges are the most noticeable point of dislike amongst most users. They are good EP's, but not great. I used them for a while and got much enjoyment from them, but alas, I had to upgrade.
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