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    Default delighted with my 8.8mm meade ultrawide angle with skywatcher pro 150 mak



    Hi - just to say i have purchased this recently and i am v pleased with it.............i think the seeing conditions have been quite good to very good recently here in guildford and i have been lunar viewing early morning.....i love the spacewalk effect of the 82deg fov and also its astonishing that with my 1800mm scope the details of the moon are really showing up--- like scratches (ok large scratches !!!) but i have never seen anything like it....pock marks, shadows,details etc!! its wonderful but i do wonder if it could be any crisper.........the detail resolved is ASTONISHING! but still a bit of sort of slight watery look>>>> does anyone know if this is just the seeing conditions because it knocks the plossl for six but the lower mag 32mm revelation eyepiece is v good too. it focuses correct - in spite of image shift which is a bit erksome sometimes but very manageable.... but sharpness is there but slightly diffused .....just wonder if its other factors or my scope or seeing or eyepiece limitations...anyway my brother in law likes it a lot and it is a amazing "like looking down over the moon" experience. the scope had cooled down i think enough...be glad for comments...thanks

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    Glad to hear you like the Meade UWA. I have the 4.7mm and the 6.7mm. They are nice pieces.
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    Yeah, at 204.5 mag I would stick my neck out and put it down to roily air.
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