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    Default Explore Scientific -- 28mm, 68º vs. 24mm, 82º



    Scopes currently in play:

    12" newtonian @ f/4.9
    4" refractor @ f/7
    6" maksutov @ f/12
    8" schmidt @ f/10

    Which eyepiece do I get ? ( see topic title )
    Let the battle begin. Thank you for all comments.

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    Default Re: Explore Scientific -- 28mm, 68º vs. 24mm, 82º

    Either eyepiece will work well in any of your listed scopes.

    The 68° 28mm weighs 16 oz. and the 82° 24mm weighs 24 oz.

    The 24mm is a big eyepiece, about the size of a soda can...



    Not sure on the 28mm.

    It really boils down to AFOV (68º vs. 82º) and how much of that you enjoy and can tolerate. Lots of folks love the 82º AVOV while others can't stand it and prefer the 68º.

    And the other factor, in my mind, is what exit pupil either will yield in your scopes and how each best fits in with your eyepiece repertoire.

    I have the 24mm, and it's a great eyepiece. Wonderful in my 12" dob and my fast refractors. I've not tried it in my f/8 6" though.

    That probably doesn't help you decide, but maybe gives you some more information to consider.
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    Default Re: Explore Scientific -- 28mm, 68º vs. 24mm, 82º

    I have the 24mm 82°. It's one of my favorites. It is big and it may be helpful to have some counterweights (Harbor Freight welder's magnets work well). But I don't think you can go wrong with either. The eyepiece to the left of the can is the ES 9mm 100°


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