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    Default Experience Baader Hyperion 24mm



    Hello! I'm Mike , and I Ask if anyone tried the eyepiece baader Hyperion 24mm , strengths and weaknesses of this eyepiece. I have a Dobson 12" f/5 ...and I'm very interesting to tried it.....thanks all.
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    Hi Mike, welcom to the forum. I have never seen anything negative written about Hyperions. Check the stickies at the top of the Eyepiece forum. Consider the Hyperion 8-24 zoom, augmented by a 30mm-40mm wide angle at the low mag end, and a barlow at the high end.
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    I have the Hyperion Zoom, Mike and it is a fantastic eyepiece.

    Great FOV at high magnifications, equivalent of 17 eyepieces in 1, no fumbling the dark to change eyepieces. A true gem.
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    Welcome Mike,

    I have a 12" f/5 dob like yourself and use Hyperion EP's. My lowest power Hyperion is 21mm so I can't comment specifically on the 24mm, although this is an informative write up: Hyperion 24mm Wide Field - Review

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    Hi Mike,

    I own that EP and use it in a 15" f4.5 scope and it does well enough I guess. There is some blackout and definitely coma which any EP would have at that FL and scope speed.

    I mainly use mine for a low power finder and sometimes to take in an open cluster --the double cluster in PER almost fits.

    On-axis performance is just OK---nothing like the Naglers I own.

    I guess it really depends on what type of observing you wish to conduct with the eyepiece.

    The price is right for the Hyperions--that's for sure.
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    The Hyperion EPs are all very good and have garnered praise and recommendations from those who have used and owned them but the 24mm is sort of an odd-man-out in the line in that they have a different design compared to the 3.5 to 21mm's and is the only one where you can't use the tuning rings on (to give lower focal lengths) and it is reported to suffer from more astigmatism on fast scopes than the rest. I have the 21mm and it works very well with my scopes (see sig. line) but like the other posters above, I would recommend the Hyperion 8-24mm zoom, it's a great EP and possibly has the best value among any of the EPs that are available in the market today.

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    Hi Mike. Welcome to the forum. I have several of the Hyperion eyepieces including the 24mm. I like them all. I use the 24 as my finder. I like it but I really havn't compared it to other eyepieces. I've been pickng them up on the used market for a great price. My favorites are the 17 and 13mm eyepieces but that's more an indication of viewing conditions and personal preference.
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    Yep, I have a Hyperion 24. I use it for star hopping and large clusters. It's different from the rest of the Hyperions in that it isn't designed for use with the tuning rings. I spent hours and hours reading reviews about eyepieces and just when I was ready to drop for some Orion Stratus eyepieces, I discovered that Hyperions were the German eyepiece that the Chinese were cloning. Then when the price turned out to be less, well... When an Hyperion has taken second place in a comparison you will find that it lost to an eyepiece that costs three times as much.
    That said, I love it, the focus is good out to the edge, the color is good. Truthfully the Hyperion 24 is mostly responsible for the glowing comments I get about my Scope at starparties,

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    Thanks for all answer....My major problem is the Hyperion 24mm in a my Dob 12" f/5 ...for astigmatism and coma out of edge....Kevin what telescope you have?

 

 

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