Zoom eyepieces for solar observation

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Zoom eyepieces for solar observation

Post by pedro » Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:34 pm

Zoom eyepieces for solar observation

Check out a few zoom eyepieces I use regularly for solar observation

1- ZEISS Vario D 15-56x/20-75x eyepiece (maybe the best zoom eyepiece out there, and the most expensive as well)
2- Vixen LV eyepiece Zoom 8-24 mm 1,25"
3- Pentax SMC XF 6.5-19.5mm 1.25" eyepiece
4- Baader Hyperion Universal Mark II 2", 8-24mm Zoom eyepiece
5- Lunt Solar Systems 1.25" 7.2mm - 21.5mm zoom eyepiece

Imagezoom_eyepieces_20180428-03 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

Imagezoom_eyepieces_20180428-04 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

Imagezeiss_zoom_eyepiece_20189423 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

Imagezoom_eyepieces_20180428-12 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

Imagezoom_eyepieces_Pentax_Lunt_20180428-01 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

Imagevixen_zoom_eyepiece_20180428-01 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

Imagezeiss_diascope_85_vixen_eyepiece_20180428-03 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

Imagezeiss_diascope_85_zeiss_eyepiece_20180428-03 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

Imagezeiss_zoom_eyepiece_20180428-01 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

Imagezeiss_zoom_eyepiece_20180428-04 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

Imagezoom_eyepiece_baader_hyperion_II_20180428-01 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

Imagezoom_eyepiece_baader_hyperion_II_20180428-05 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

Imagetec_eyepiece_turret_2018418-02 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

Imagetec_eyepiece_turret_2018418-03 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr

ImageES_eyepieces_20180428-04 by Pedro Ré, on Flickr


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Re: Zoom eyepieces for solar observation

Post by marktownley » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:47 pm

Missed this one Pedro, you have a fine collection!
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Re: Zoom eyepieces for solar observation

Post by Derek Klepp » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:39 am

Pedro thanks very much love the digiscopes the birders love these.I now use my cameras with either a 100-400mm or 600mm lens the image stabilisation is a godsend.I find the Vixen an extremely value for money zoom and it is my eyepiece of choice on my 16” Dobsonian along with 2” 42mm Vixen eyepiece which really helps with the star colours.
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Post by Merlin66 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:30 am

I have the Pentax XW 8-24 zoom which I enjoy very much.
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Re: Zoom eyepieces for solar observation

Post by pedro » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:01 am

Thanks Ken

My two favourite zoom eyepiece are the Zeiss and the Pentax. I use these two all the time (solar observation)

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