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Brandon eyepieces

Discussion in 'Eyepieces, Barlows, and Filters' started by Gabby76, Sep 18, 2023.

Brandon eyepieces

Started by Gabby76 on Sep 18, 2023 at 8:52 AM

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  1. Gabby76

    Gabby76 Well-Known Member

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    If anyone has tried Brandon eyepieces in the past they released a long asked for 20 mm last year.
    I have had one for almost 10 months now and the planetary and lunar viewing with it are superb.

    If looking for a 20 mm I would highly recommend it as I would have to say it is the best of the lineup.

    1.25" barrel without safety undercuts, 45° AFOV, 16 mm eye relief (flat top or eyecup version)

    I tried viewing with sunglasses on and never contacted the eyepiece so eye relief should be good for most eyeglass wearers.
     
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    I have not been so lucky. Heck those EPs are much more than my scopes. And my eyes could not discern any difference between them and a piece of opaque glass.
    However, congratulations on your purchase Gabby
     
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    Unfortunately eyepieces can tend to be more expensive than the telescope.

    Depending on what a person wants to view a plossl can be the right eyepiece.
    I regularly recommend the GSO plossl as it is one of the few instances of cheap price and good quality being used in the same sentence.
     
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    plossl and a mak ... like ham and cheese.
     
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    A good Plossl is a excellent eyepiece. Even with the 50° AFOV about 85-90% of what we can see with our telescopes will fit into the FOV.
    To bad nobody actually makes a true Plossl anymore. All of the ones made today are just achromatic pairs, Symmetricals or Dialsight.
     
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    turn your bad Brandon into a brandy snifter.
     
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    I am not sure what you mean?
     
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    Turn the eyepiece over and use it to drink your brandy
     
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    I am not sure why I would want to ruin a good eyepiece :)
    The Explore Scientific 30 mm hand grenade would probably hold a pint if the glass was removed.
     

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