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    Default Eyepieces for DSO



    Happy new year to all

    Searching the web i found that some people uses orthos for DSO for their good contrasts.

    Baader Q-Turret Eyepiece Set (eyepiece revolver, 4x Classic Ortho, 1x Q-Barlow 2.25x) - Eyepieces - Optical Accessories - Accessories


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    These eyepieces deliver a pure-white image with outstanding sharpness and contrast, 50° field of view, sharp field-stops, and true High-Transmission- (HT) and Multi-Coating on all glass-air-surfaces. The eyepieces are parfocal
    highest comfort and (in combination with the Barlow-lens) many focal lengths with just one set of eyepieces: 2,7mm, 4,6mm, 6mm, 8mm, 14mm, 18mm, 32mm
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    I'm a beginner (6 months) i think this set will be good for me .It will replace the cheap 10mm and 26mm *gso that came with my 200/1200 go-to dob and the cheap x2 barlow*.

    Next puchhase will be

    *http://www.apm-telescopes.de/en/apm-...yepiece-65-fov

    http://www.apm-telescopes.de/en/apm-...ce-65-fov.html

    I see that they have very good reviews.

    In time when i will have more experience i will buy TV Ethos.

    I think now i'm wasting money on TV Ethos being a beginner with 15 observation.

    What do you think of my decisions?

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    Default Re: Eyepieces for DSO

    The Baader EPs are good but I prefer a wider EP, especially with a manual Dob. I wouldn't bother with the EP turret, it will be a lot of weight at the front of the scope and will likely cause balance issues. I would just invest in 2-3 of the TV EPs that I wanted and a good Barlow and be done instead of upgrading to a brand knowing I will want to upgrade again.
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    Default Re: Eyepieces for DSO

    I agree with Ozman. You have chosen a nice scope that should serve you well but I would suggest you save your money and use it on the TV eyepieces and not the Baaders right now. Speaking from experience I bought several eyepieces and other Astro gear when I first started out that I rarely use today. And I do mean rarely! Don't be too quick to start buying eyepieces or other gear until you get a little experience with your scope.
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    Default Re: Eyepieces for DSO

    Hello Alex, and thanks for asking.

    The Baader BCOs are light-weight eyepieces, so even when mounted on the leight-weight Q-turret there should not be an issue with balancing your scope.
    I have the BCOs 6mm and 10mm, plus the Barlow from the set, and these are an add-on to my Leica - Pentax XW - Swarovski - Zeiss assortment, and they have their place and find their use.
    The BCO 6mm is great on the globular clusters, and the BCO 10mm is great on the difficult galaxies, or on the details in the large bright galaxies.
    The BCO 10mm has been reported as pulling out more faint stars also on the large aperture Dobs.

    I can't speak for the APM eyepieces, as I am not using them.

    Wishing you the best choice,

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    Default Re: Eyepieces for DSO

    I never used Baader Q-Turret, but I have a set of 3 Baader Classic Orthos and like them a lot. They provide sharpest view of planets and I use them to resolve difficult DSO and split close double stars.

    During my DSO observing I use them alongside my wide angle Explorer Scientific 68 and 82 degree sets. They complement each other nicely.
    Thus, getting Baader CO set now and adding nice wide angle EPs later sounds like a good plan to me.

    I did not use or read any reviews of APM EPs. However, I noticed that APM has Explorer Scientific 68 degree 20mm EP in the same price range as APM 65 degree flat field 18 mm. ES68 series are high quality/performance EPs and I can recommend them without hesitation.
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    Default Re: Eyepieces for DSO

    These have been reviewing very well and are being compared to TV Delos in performance. On sale right now. I have been considering selling my Hyperion line in favor of these but have not had the privilege of looking through one yet.
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    Default Re: Eyepieces for DSO

    My little experience with eyepieces tell me than a very wide FOV is better than sharpness. In fact, most of the aberrations are at the edges of the FOV when one wants to see and object, it normally goes in the middle of the FOV.

    I would also like to advice to not advice in a whole set. IMO it is better to go step by step. There are awesome reviews on ES eyepieces as they provide sharpness, wide FOV and good contrast. My scope's sweet spot is 100x so my best eyepiece goes there and I love the views with it.
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