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    Default Meade vs explore scientific 82°



    Trying to decide which high power wide fov eyepiece to get an need some help. Narrowed it down to the affordable meade and ES range from 16-11mm 82° to pair with my 127mm orion apex. I only have a 32mm and 25mm right now. Read somewhere about field curvature issues. Used a tool to see what I will be able to see with each eyepiece
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    Default Re: Meade vs explore scientific 82°

    Either one would be good, I just think it would come down to a personal preference which is really subjective. Everyone really likes the ES EPs, I know I do, and most everyone likes the Meade UWAs. There have even been a few instances where the Meade was preferred. There have been more instances where the ESs were preferred. Mostly it was just a toss up between the two. Personally, I would get the ESs, but would not hesitate to get the UWAs. I think you would like either and would only POSSIBLY be able to tell a difference if you had them side by side using the same scope, and even then it very well be only with a particular target.

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    Default Re: Meade vs explore scientific 82°

    The ES 82's did just get a slight price bump ($10?) which actually makes the Meade's slightly more appealing from a cost standpoint. $129 vs $159 new. I have the Meade 5000 UWA 20mm and I'm quite happy with it, enough so I'll eventually fill out the rest of the set.

    Side question - would field curvature still be an issue with a wide field EP even with an F12 Mak? Everything I've owned has been F5...
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    Default Re: Meade vs explore scientific 82°

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Alvarez View Post

    Side question - would field curvature still be an issue with a wide field EP even with an F12 Mak? Everything I've owned has been F5...
    Field curvature could still be an issue inherent in the EP it self separately from the design of the scope. It could be made worse by a fast scope, most especially a fast Newt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozman13 View Post
    Field curvature could still be an issue inherent in the EP it self separately from the design of the scope. It could be made worse by a fast scope, most especially a fast Newt.
    Gotcha.

    I've seen posts that suggest any EP would perform well in a telescope with a slower focal ratio, but I guess that's not entirely the case then.

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    Default Re: Meade vs explore scientific 82°

    big price difference between the MEADE and ES. Meade it will be. thanks guys
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    Default Re: Meade vs explore scientific 82°

    I do not think you will go wrong with the Meade
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    Default Re: Meade vs explore scientific 82°

    Both lines are good quality EPs. They will perform well in your scope. After testing them side by side, I prefer Meade in longer range and ES in shorter range. But as Oz indicated the preferences change from person to person.
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    Meade #2 is on the way. Expect rain.

    Two down, two to go.

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    Default Re: Meade vs explore scientific 82°

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Alvarez View Post
    Meade #2 is on the way. Expect rain.

    Two down, two to go.
    Congrats! Is that 14mm?

 

 
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