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    Default Explore Scientific 6.7mm 82 degree eyepiece?



    I am looking for a planetary/lunar eyepiece to replace a 6mm Plossl that has terrible eye relief (I wear glasses) and shows lots of floaters. The ES 6.7mm eyepiece looks like it might be just what I am looking for to use with my 120mm f/8.3 refractor. Does anyone have experience with this particular eyepiece?
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    Default Re: Explore Scientific 6.7mm 82 degree eyepiece?

    What I use the most because of great eye relief (also wear glasses) is my 24mm with the 3X Barlow, yes you loos an f stop but its great on the eyes. even with the 11mm and 3X gives good results. My 6mm I rarely use and only without my glasses.
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    Default Re: Explore Scientific 6.7mm 82 degree eyepiece?

    Hi David. I've had this eyepiece for about a month now and have used it a few times, most recently on excellent views of Jupiter and most especially on Mars.

    I also use it to provide a bit more power for galaxies (the really faint ones) behind my 8.8mm. So far so good on this.

    So far, I've been most impressed with this eyepiece. The eye relief is quite good. While I do require corrective lenses myself, I do not observe with my glasses as I primarily wear contact lenses. Thus, I can't speak to the glasses part for you.

    But, it's a great EP and I think you'd like it.
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    Default Re: Explore Scientific 6.7mm 82 degree eyepiece?

    David, I use it a lot on my XLT 120 (same specs as your 120 refractor) for planets such as Jupiter and double stars etc - great lens and I like it a lot It also works well on all my other scopes as well.

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    Default Re: Explore Scientific 6.7mm 82 degree eyepiece?

    I have one and so does my wife. As others have mentioned, it's a great eyepiece. It fills the bill when seeing isn't good enough for a 4.7mm to focus well on planets with my f/5 Dob. She-who-must-be-obeyed uses her's on a Lunt solar scope all the time.

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    Default Re: Explore Scientific 6.7mm 82 degree eyepiece?

    I love mine. It's absolutely amazing to have that much power yet such a large afov and a generous eye relief. I don't normally wear glasses (I do have bad astigmatism now) but I don't have to get in as close on this as I did on my Plossl. Not even close.
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    Default Re: Explore Scientific 6.7mm 82 degree eyepiece?

    It is a great EP for planets and double stars. It has ~15mm ER much better than a 6mm plossl. I use it with glasses no problem, except not all FOV can be seen so I have to move head a bit to see the edges, not a biggy for me.
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    Default Re: Explore Scientific 6.7mm 82 degree eyepiece?

    Hi David! You have some really great answers here. Like Bryan I've only had mine a short time but for me it's an outstanding eyepiece on the planets.
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    Default Re: Explore Scientific 6.7mm 82 degree eyepiece?

    AAgghhh. Just received mine today by USPS. Then about 1700 starting clouding up, after I got my scope and all my equipment set up and ready to go. So there I was, all dressed up and nowhere to go. I am so disappointed.

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    Default Re: Explore Scientific 6.7mm 82 degree eyepiece?

    I have tried this piece in my 8" Dob, and in a friend's 4" retractor. In fact, it was his eyepiece. It was a great image in both scopes. Since then I have ordered one for myself.

 

 

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