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25-03-2007, 09:39 PM
Hi Guys

I am considering getting a 2" EP for use with the Takahashi 106 F/5.0.

For visual with this scope the Extender Q 1.6x will give it a focal length of about 800mm.

I would be looking for a medium power EP somewhere from, say, 17mm to 22 mm.

Any suggestions, i would be considering something with good eye relief and reasonable FOW.

Thank you for your comments


26-03-2007, 09:46 AM
G'day Leon
I have the "Baader" 2" Hyperion 17mm and the 21mm which works well in the 12" give me a pm if you want to try-out
earliest I can drop them over is Sun arvo 1st April
I bought them here
http://www.myastroshop.com.au/products/baader-ep.asp :thumbsup:

26-03-2007, 10:15 AM
You should definitely try a 17 or 22mm nagler t4.

26-03-2007, 11:20 AM
Or go for something in between in price like the 17mm or 22mm Vixen LVW

26-03-2007, 01:11 PM
Thank you for your response I will do some research on these EP's


26-03-2007, 09:17 PM
I have the 17mm LVW and 22mm Nagler and they are both very nice, very comfortable eyepieces. One of the experienced observers here also gave the 21mm Denkmeier a glowing report http://www.frontieroptics.com.au/

27-03-2007, 12:04 PM
Regarding the Denkmeier 21mm and 14mm eyepieces, check out my thread on Eyepeices between Hyperion/Stratus and Nagler/Pentax XW for John's (AusAstronomer) comments. After getting my new scope, I'm going to get one of these eyepieces.

28-03-2007, 07:31 AM
Thanks Pete, i'll do that.