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    Default Opinions sort Revelation Eyepieces



    Greetings all

    I am seeking opinions on Revelation eyepieces, I cannot find out who the manafacturer is I suspect its GRO but not sure. What I really want to know are they worth bothering with from what I can find they seem to be better than stock EP's and certainly better than Cheaper offerings from BIG C and BIG M.

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    Default Re: Opinions sort Revelation Eyepieces

    You didn't say which ones, the Plossls or the Widefields. For the most part Plossls are Plossls. As for the Widefields, they do indeed look to be made by GSO. They look to be the same thing as the GSO Superviews, which also come in 15mm, 20mm, 30mm, 42mm and 50mm, same as the Revelations. These are basic Efle designs. Not particularly great in fast scopes, such as my dobs, but in your Mak, they should do just fine since you have slower optics and they are more forgiving of eyepiece design. There are several labels that are made by GSO with the same cookie cutter design. Any vendor can approach GSO or any other manufacturer and order the minimum number of pieces required and have whatever name they want placed on them. That is simply a re-branding exercise and why we see many eyepieces of the exact same design under various names.
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    Default Re: Opinions sort Revelation Eyepieces

    Hi

    The kit I am looking at contains

    Plossl 9mm
    Plossl 12mm
    Plossl 15mm
    Plossl 20mm
    Plossl 32mm (projection/visual)
    Barlow x2
    T adaptor
    1.25" ND96 Moon Filter
    #11 Yellow Green
    #25A Red
    #47 Violet
    #82A Light Blue

    Currently on offer for £99 still cant make my mind up if its worth the money or not
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    Default Re: Opinions sort Revelation Eyepieces

    Yeah, that is a standard eyepiece/filter kit sold by various companies. Celestron does this as well. If Plossls are what you are looking for that is fine and they will work well in your Mak. The barlow may be helpful and even the moon filter, but the colored planetary filters will likely be of little use to you unless you are a real hardcore planetary observer trying to pull every little detail you can from them. Typically, casual planetary observers wind up not using them much. One even doesn't have to have a moon filter either. While the moon may seem exceedingly bright without one, your eye does adjust. One trick that lunar observers will use is to leave a light on outside and occasionally look at it to constrict the pupil, that way the moon isn't such a shock. Lunar observing does not require dark adaptation like DSO observing does.

    But I would compare what focal lengths you feel you need in the eyepieces. You may not truly need all of them in the kit (particularly the shortest focal lengths), and could get by with fewer and a barlow. Buying those as separate pieces might be a cheaper, more efficient move than buying a kit that has bits and pieces you may or may not use or need. Just some food for thought.
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    Default Re: Opinions sort Revelation Eyepieces

    That was my thinking, I would much prefer to spend £30-40 per EP and have two really good ones to start with I think I am going to finally settle on mid range celestron or skywatcher 15 or 17mm and 12 or 10mm I am not overly keen on barlows as they stick more glass in the way.

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    Default Re: Opinions sort Revelation Eyepieces

    My pleasure. Well barlows of old could certainly impact the view, and some of the really cheap ones now could also. But a normal brand name barlow, with the better glass and coatings in use today, shouldn't really impact your viewing at all. I typically don't use one myself as I find its just a another piece of gear I have to fiddle with. I prefer having all the individual focal length eyepieces I want and just swap them out without having to take them in and out of a barlow. Just my personal preference. But for someone on a budget, a barlow can be very useful for increasing their available magnification levels at less overall expense. Good luck!
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    Default Re: Opinions sort Revelation Eyepieces

    Not sure what they are like but the Explore Scientific 70 degree range are pretty much the budget you are looking at. The 20mm is discounted at Bresser.de. Also, they still the Es68 16 and 24mm eyepieces at 75 euros each.
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    Default Re: Opinions sort Revelation Eyepieces

    Quote Originally Posted by A130STB View Post
    That was my thinking, I would much prefer to spend £30-40 per EP and have two really good ones to start with I think I am going to finally settle on mid range celestron or skywatcher 15 or 17mm and 12 or 10mm I am not overly keen on barlows as they stick more glass in the way.

    Thanks for the responses
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    with EPs, my general preference is towards the maximum contrast and sharpness.
    The Baader Classic Orthos f=18mm and f=10mm are close to your budget. I have the BCOs f=10mm and 6mm, and they are great performers.
    For the f=20mm and more, the Plössls are in general a good choice, and the Tele Vue Plössls pop up from time to time on the 2nd hand markets.
    When I need more field of view, I prefer the Zeiss Fl T* Diascope eyepieces, and the Swarovski spotting scope eyepieces, all of them preowned items, mint condition and boxed. I have purchased 1/2 of these fine eyepieces in the U.K. at ACE, Cley Spy, ... See my album http://www.astronomyforum.net/member...eyepieces.html

    The eyepiece is the interface between your eye and the telescope, and hence its quality is pretty important.

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    Default Re: Opinions sort Revelation Eyepieces

    Consider a zoom eyepiece, specifically the Meade series 4000 zoom. This got a very high ranking in a recent Sky at night magazine test. At around £82, it is available from most of the UK suppliers, and would be a good start to your eyepiece collection.

    Meade Series 4000 8 - 24mm Zoom Eyepiece 1.25" - Rother Valley Optics Ltd

    As time goes on, you can start to buy specific focal lengths, starting with the focal length you use most often in the zoom.
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    Looking around at UK suppliers

    I found the following which are marketed as Ascension but are manufactured by GRO and seem to have good reviews


    • 1.25" 55° ED Apochromatic eyepieces.
    • 6 element design including two ED elements.
    • Reduced chromatic aberration.
    • Fully broadband multi-coated.


    • 20mm eye relief.
    • Par focal.
    • Include end caps and durable plastic case.


    They seem to be reasonably priced at £44 with free postagelooking at 18mm and 9.5mmanyone have any thoughts
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