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    Default Eyepiece Help Please for 8" f6 Reflector



    I am using an Orion 8" f6 Newtonian reflector and am wishing to obtain
    some good quality eyepieces over the coming months.

    I vaguely recall reading somewhere that Televue Plossl eyepieces could
    not be used with this telescope without some form of adjustment to the
    focusser, could anyone possibly verify this?

    I would wish to obtain a medium power eyepiece and a higher power
    eyepiece for planetary observation. I have considered Vixen Lanthanums
    and wonder would I be better investing the extra money on a couple of
    Televue Radians instead?

    As a specatacle wearer eye relief in both these eyepieces is of
    importance at shorter focal lengths. What advantages would I benefit
    from by purchasing the Televue Radian over the Lanthanum, considering
    there is a X2 difference in price?

    I am not in a big rush to buy the eyepieces and am happy to take
    longer in building up a smaller collection of high quality eyepieces
    rather than a large collection of inferior, short eye relief items.

    Many thanks for any help.

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    Default Eyepiece Help Please for 8" f6 Reflector

    On 28 Dec 2003 07:38:42 -0800, astrofog@hotmail.com (Lazzer) wrote:


    Can't help with that one; is it not a simple question of 1.25" versus
    2.00" diameter eyepiece sizes perhaps?


    Never used a Radian myself but can recommend the Lanthanums; I have
    the 10mm and it is a much used eyepiece for planetary viewing. I also
    have the Vixen 8 to 24mm zoom and can recommend that as well. In fact,
    I often find that it is the only eyepeiece that I use of an evening.
    It suits my f10, 200mm 'scope very nicely.

    Regards

    - Mike


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    Default Eyepiece Help Please for 8" f6 Reflector

    For what its worth, I have the same scope with a set of Meade super
    plossls and and 4mm Radian for high power views and have been very
    pleased with the results.

    I haven't compared with many other eyepieces but the 4mm radian is far
    better than the Meade 6.7mm plossl.

    Incidently, the radians are available from the US & Canada for MUCH
    less than here!!!

    Les.

 

 

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