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    Default Explore Scientific 32mm 62 Degree Vs Orion 32mm 70 Degree



    Which would you choose for a 120mm f/8 achromatic refractor? The Orion has a wider degree and is less expensive. However, I will let you guys choose which one to buy. Looking for a flat field and no blackouts.

    https://www.amazon.com/Explore-Scien.../dp/B0758M1N94

    https://www.amazon.com/Orion-8828-Wi...q70+32mm&psc=1

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    Default Re: Explore Scientific 32mm 62 Degree Vs Orion 32mm 70 Degree

    Well I would like to help but I have not used either eyepiece before.
    Hopefully someone that has will answer shortly.
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    Default Re: Explore Scientific 32mm 62 Degree Vs Orion 32mm 70 Degree

    Orion Q70 is a modified Erfle design. It is very comfortable to use, but will show some softness at FOV edge. It never bothered me in my scopes, but some people are more sensitive to that. If wider FOV is important for you it should be a good match for your refractor.

    ES EPs are typically better corrected and sharper than Erfles. Unfortunately, I never tried their 62 deg series, so can't comment on blackouts.

    But what about a good quality 32mm Plossl? Other than smaller FOV, they are ideal match for refractors like yours. Even GSO or Meade 32mm Plossl will shine.

 

 

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