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Old 17-06-2014, 07:31 AM
209herschel (Herschel)
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Originally Posted by AG Hybrid View Post
I find that the ES 6.7mm is a stunning lunar eyepiece. Craters and mountains everywhere in the eyepiece. Because the moon is so large, you can bump up the magnification even on a night of average seeing due to the lunar features being so large compared to features - lets say on Mars which are tiny and easily lost in average seeing.

It gives me 223x magnification and has yet to let me down on the moon. Unless of course a gale force wind is blowing.

Dynamic criticisms? Eye relief is a bit on the short side. Some kids don't like that I'm told. But, easy for a teenager/adult without glasses.
I'm very keen on this one but I'm concerned the 6.7mm is possibly too much with my seeing conditions in the yard. I'm leaning toward the 8.8mm now and possibly getting a barlow for when conditions are great or when I'm able to get to a dark site. Thanks very much.
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