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    Question hyperion zoom ?



    Hey ya'll. I have a question for all the hyperion zoom users. I've seen a few pics of these and they look big and heavy. I was thinking of getting one to use with my SCT. I'm sure that it can handle the weight. But, I'm thinking of upgrading my son(me too) to a 8" dob for christmas. I was curious if the zoom ep and a telrad is to heavy for 8" dob. Would it make it hard to balance. I have never used a dob before so I am trying to decide if the zoom can be used on both scopes. If not I will buy some lighter eps. Thanks for any input.
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    they are big and heavy in comparison to 'normal' Ep's, that said , all ya need do is add counter weight to the dob if needed, great zoom , great views.
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    True that.. dobs are balanced with the manufacturers stock equipment.. but no worries.. you can counterweight to compensate for any equipment that interests you.

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    Hello.,,I have an 8" dob.,.,and have no problem using the zoom with it..,it is a great EP,.,O+O

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    Lol.... yea your CPC1100 can handle the weight of 12 of those eyepieces ...No issue with that scope BUT I at one time owned a 8' Orion Dob and to be honest I did have to add a little weight to the OTA when I used big heavy eyepieces but a few small magnets was all it took ...not a problem at all...

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    Quick question,

    If I was to buy the Hyperion zoom mentioned here I see that it works on a 1.25" or a 2" adaptor. How do you choose which size of Barlow to purchase then? 1.25" or 2"??

    I have a 10" Sky Watcher Dobsonion.

    Cheers, Stu

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    The 1.25 ... two reasons...they are cheaper and when you really want higher magnification the chances are you will be using a higher powered eyepiece to begin with and most higher powered eyepieces are 1.25 inch format...

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    Thanks Bob. Much appreciated.

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    Thanks for all the input guys. Now I'm waiting for that pesky lottery ticket to win.
    name: Derek

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    Then again...if you spend the extra money on the 2'' Barlow...
    you can get double duty out of EVERY eyepiece.

    I only have one 2" eyepiece right now (26mm)... but I'd sure like to double it and look out that giant lens!
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