View Full Version here: : Orion Q70 - New 2" SWA EPs

20-01-2007, 01:22 PM
Hi Everyone,

I saw these new 2" EPs on the Orion site. http://www.telescope.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=259505&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=6&iSubCat=36&iProductID=259505

They are called Q70 and give 70 degree views. They are being listed quite a bit cheaper than the stratus equivelent.

Does anybody know anything more about these EPs? I'm keen to know what they might be like in my f5 Dob.



20-01-2007, 02:20 PM
At a guess probably not very good.

There are lots of new widefield EPs coming out in the low-to-mid price range that are promising/hoped to be good performers in fast scopes. Celestron has new super and ultrawides, Baader added 2" superwides to their Hyperion lineup, and there are a whole bunch of different ones under the Saxon banner (should have arrived in Oz or about to) ... just to name some of them.

21-01-2007, 12:01 AM
Erik Wilcox from Cloudy Nights bought one that is much the same. He did a review on it here ----> http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/1357962/page/0/view/collapsed/sb/5/o/all/fpart/1/vc/1 :D

21-02-2007, 04:20 PM
Astromart.com has a very favorable review.

21-02-2007, 11:25 PM
Sounds interesting, though the Cloudy Nights review did include the following line:

"in my f/4.5 dob with a paracorr, here's what i found"

I suspect the paracorr may have helped "clean up" the image re aberations, etc, in the fast scope can someone with more knowledge confirm or deny that?