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    Just scored it big at an estate auction, got a box of misc telescope equipment and in it was a complete 6 piece set of Luminos eyepieces and a Meade 99% reflectivity 2 inch diagonal, not to mention the other dozen or so misc eyepieces! These appear to be brand new and never opened because they are still in their original boxes and packing materials.I don't even know if these will work on my little Celestron Nexstar 8SE or not but I couldn't pass up the deal! The 31mm one is HUGE and is very heavy, even the 7mm is pretty big. They have this cool crank up eye bumper too. They say they are 82 degree wide angle, wouldn't that make them low power? As soon as all this rain goes away I will try to put them on my scope and check them out, I hope they work. Has anyone on here ever heard of or used these eyepieces and are they any good? I can't seem to find much info on them, maybe they aren't made anymore but I see a few on Ebay going for pretty high prices for eyepieces.

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    Default Re: Luminos Eyepieces

    Everything 10mm and up will work on the 8se.


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    Default Re: Luminos Eyepieces

    82 degrees is their apparent field of view. Combined with your scope magnification you will get a wider True field of view compared with other designs like plossl and that is definitely a plus on these eyepieces.
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    Default Re: Luminos Eyepieces

    They should work well in your 8SE, though the 7mm will likely be too powerful for everything except for high power views of the moon most of the time. Sounds like you scored the jackpot, a set of 82* eyepieces and a 2" diagonal well serve your 8SE nicely.
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    Default Re: Luminos Eyepieces

    The 82 wide field has nothing to do with the magnification of the eyepiece... it just means you will see more sky in the field of view than with a narrower eyepiece. The magnification is still determined by the focal length of the telescope divided by the focal length of the eyepiece.

    I have the Luminos 15mm and like it a lot. You made a good deal. Congratulations!
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    Default Re: Luminos Eyepieces

    That's a really nice set. I like Luminos EPs, in particular colors and light transmission. A bit heavy but very comfortable to observe with. They work great in my 8" SCT up to ~150x, above that focus goes soft. Basically, this means that I need to put 0.63 reducer on to enjoy all 3 that I have. Without reducer 15 mm is great, but 7 and 10mm suffer from soft focus.

 

 

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