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    Default Explore Scientific 68 degree vs 82 degree?



    Is there any advantage of having ES 68* over 82* EPs? Are 68* - planetary and 82* - DSO EPs? Or 68 is just the older model?

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    Default Re: Explore Scientific 68 degree vs 82 degree?

    I think it has more to do with individual preference for AFOV. Some folks consider an 82° AFOV a bit too much for comfort, and enjoy a 68-70° much better.

    I like the 82° personally, but would not scoff at the 68°'s either. Heck, I'd have both series if I had the disposable income.
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    Default Re: Explore Scientific 68 degree vs 82 degree?

    I have most of the 82s and 68s and all are excellent EPs. I think the difference is personal preference but also I believe a major factor is that many scopes only have a 1.25" focuser. That's the main reason I have the 68s, for a longer EP that will fit my 1.25" focusers.

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    Default Re: Explore Scientific 68 degree vs 82 degree?

    My 14mm Meade UWA is a good DSO piece in my smaller scope and does quite well on planets in my big one and the 82* FOV is really something to behold! If you're interested in trying out an 82* EP and not spending a small fortune these guys (the Meade 5000 UWAs) are on sale till the end of this month. The 20mm is a 2" EP and is $119, the 14mm, 8.8mm, and 5.5mm are $103 each.
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    Default Re: Explore Scientific 68 degree vs 82 degree?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wingsfan81 View Post
    My 14mm Meade UWA is a good DSO piece in my smaller scope and does quite well on planets in my big one and the 82* FOV is really something to behold! If you're interested in trying out an 82* EP and not spending a small fortune these guys (the Meade 5000 UWAs) are on sale till the end of this month. The 20mm is a 2" EP and is $119, the 14mm, 8.8mm, and 5.5mm are $103 each.
    I am already sold on 82* . I have Celestron Luminos 82* 7, 10 and 15 mm (which I think are very similar to Meade 5000 UWA series). I love them in my 120ST refractor, but C8 collects way more light and I started to see with Luminos light scatter and reflections which other people been talking about. So, I want to get better 82* EP for C8 and considering ES 82* EP.

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    Default Re: Explore Scientific 68 degree vs 82 degree?

    I like 'em awfully well. These have really helped me up my galaxy game.

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    Default Re: Explore Scientific 68 degree vs 82 degree?

    I'll bet the ES 82* 30mm and ES 100* 20mm would be a nice combo of 2" EPs for your C8...not that I'm trying to get you to spend even more money or anything...!
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    Default Re: Explore Scientific 68 degree vs 82 degree?

    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    I like 'em awfully well. These have really helped me up my galaxy game.

    So I noticed . How sharp they are at high mag? Are they good on planets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    So I noticed . How sharp they are at high mag? Are they good on planets?
    My Meade 14mm is very nice on Jupiter, I imagine these would even be a slight bit better than the Meade options.
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    Default Re: Explore Scientific 68 degree vs 82 degree?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wingsfan81 View Post
    I'll bet the ES 82* 30mm and ES 100* 20mm would be a nice combo of 2" EPs for your C8...not that I'm trying to get you to spend even more money or anything...!
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