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    Default How is Baader Morpheus line?



    Anyone here have it or had a chance to test it? Any feedback in particular on 12.5mm?
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    Default Re: How is Baader Morpheus line?

    I have not had the chance to use them myself but I have been told that they are a good step up from the hyperions. A little soft in the last 5% or so on the edge of field but quite good otherwise.

    Here is a review of them by William Polini if you have not already read it.
    http://www.cloudynights.com/page/art...morpheus-r3003
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    Default Re: How is Baader Morpheus line?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    I have not had the chance to use them myself but I have been told that they are a good step up from the hyperions. A little soft in the last 5% or so on the edge of field but quite good otherwise.

    Here is a review of them by William Polini if you have not already read it.
    The Baader Planetarium Morpheus - User Reviews - Articles - Articles - Cloudy Nights
    Yep, saw that one
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    Default Re: How is Baader Morpheus line?

    Why not go with an 11mm ES 82*? It's a similar field of view as the 12.5mm 76* Baader and it's about $90 cheaper.
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    Default Re: How is Baader Morpheus line?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robrj View Post
    Why not go with an 11mm ES 82*? It's a similar field of view as the 12.5mm 76* Baader and it's about $90 cheaper.
    Got that one already . I have ES 82 18mm - Luminos 15mm - ES 82 11mm line-up which I use the most for DSO hunting. These correspond to 113x, 135x and 185x in my C8. I often feel that 135x to 185x gap is too wide in particular on galaxies, so I am looking for a nice DSO EP 12.5-13mm to fill it.

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    Default Re: How is Baader Morpheus line?

    Why not a 13mm Nagler...? It really doesn't cost that much more than the Baader 12.5mm if you think about it...
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    Default Re: How is Baader Morpheus line?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wingsfan81 View Post
    Why not a 13mm Nagler...? It really doesn't cost that much more than the Baader 12.5mm if you think about it...
    It has only 12mm ER . Definitely not for glass-wearers like me. I even find 14 mm ER of ES 82* a bit too tight.
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    You could always look at the type 4 Naglers - they're designed with longer eye relief. I really like my 12T4 and 17T4 - but since you have the ES 11 and 18 they'd basically be replacements.

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    Default Re: How is Baader Morpheus line?

    Don't know about the Morpheus. I have the Baader Aspheric which optically is very nice so I have no doubt about the quality of the Morpheus which is about the same $ more or less. the eye-cup is a real PITA though imho and is the same whatever level of Baader eyepiece you buy which is a shame but that may be a minor thing for you.

    I've been reading recently thinking about plugging a gap as well and for DSOs and galaxies, The Televue Delos always seems to come up and is very highly regarded for these faint fuzzies apparently performing considerably better than the Nagler. Also the eye relief is 20mm. For me the very tried and tested TV (although more expensive) would be preferable.

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    Default Re: How is Baader Morpheus line?

    Hello Bigzmey,

    if 18mm eye relief are enough, then why not the best twelve-point-fiver, the Docter Docter 1.25" & 2" 84-deg Ultra Wide Angle UWA Eyepiece - 12.5mm

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