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I wanted an eyepiece that would allow me to see The Double Cluster and other wide field objects in the same field of view.

After much research I settled on the Moonfish Wide Angle 32mm 2" eyepiece . Its 70 degree field of view with my SCT delivers an actual field of view of 1.07 degrees which is close to the maximum possible for my 8".

The eyepiece, ordered online from www.moonfishgroup.com arrived in prestine condition from Spain within a couple of days of order. I had not actually realised how big a 2" eyepeice actually was. My existing stock of 1.25" Meades now seem like tiny micro toys.

Tried it out last night on the first night of the re-opened Cloon Wood sessions. Views delivered were simple stunning with pinpoint stars almost all the way out to the edges of the field. The port-hole effect certainly made me feel like I was falling into the field. The Moonfish range seems to be very competitively priced compared to the more well known established brands.

I have never looked through a nagler or a teleview but I think they would need to be something special to beat this. :D
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Replied by wellbuttie on topic Re: Moonfish Wide Angle 32mm 2" eyepiece

I have to agree, I have the Moonfish 30mm Ultrawide 80° 2" Eyepiece, and my eye cant take in the field of view, it is like looking out a window. It works very well with both my scopes!!!
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Replied by lunartic_old on topic Re: Moonfish Wide Angle 32mm 2" eyepiece

I second Steve's opinion of the 30mm, in my f6.5 refractor the views of the Milky Way are stunning, well worth the ridiculously low price.

Hope the folks at Moonfish don't read this. :lol:
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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: Moonfish Wide Angle 32mm 2" eyepiece

My existing stock of 1.25" Meades now seem like tiny micro toys.

The new 2" must be a monster cuz i got my 1.25" kit today and the 32mm is HUGE..........................
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Would you mind posting a Picture of it David. I was thinking of getting a 40mm eyepiece for widefield viewing but also to take advantage of the extra light for fainter objects.
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Moonfish Wide Angle 32mm 2" eyepiece

Sounds like a great eyepiece Dave, looking forward to seeing it sometime.
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Replied by bertthebudgie on topic Re: Moonfish Wide Angle 32mm 2" eyepiece

Hi

Heres what it looks like next to my 32mm meade 4000.




Heres what it looks like next to a ubiquitas can of coke. (No advertising allowed on this site :lol: }



Dread you shuold note that some 40mm eyepieces have a smaller actual field of view then 32mm so you dont get to see any wider field, just difference in magnification.
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Lx90 8' SCT, UHC Narrowband filter
SPC900 Webcam, Atik 16ic
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Moonfish 32mm 2"
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Replied by Petermark on topic Re: Moonfish Wide Angle 32mm 2" eyepiece

The Coke can says it all.The eyepiece is a monster.
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That's a chunky beast Dave :shock:, thanks for the pics. If I was looking for a wider field with more light capture what should I be looking at?
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Replied by bertthebudgie on topic Re: Moonfish Wide Angle 32mm 2" eyepiece

Dread

You need to work out the true field of view and the mag for each eyepiece.

There is also a max field of view possible for a given scope. Above this max you will get vingnetting and dimming of the view towards the edges.

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Lx90 8' SCT, UHC Narrowband filter
SPC900 Webcam, Atik 16ic
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Replied by phoenix on topic Re: Moonfish Wide Angle 32mm 2" eyepiece

Moonfish EP's got a good review in S@N mag and the prices are REALLY good.
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I found this site for calculating the telescope characteristics and EP performance. www.klhess.com/telecalc.htm .

If these calculations are accurate the max field of view for the Bresser 102R is 1.8. A 40 mm Plossl eyepiece would give a max FOV of 1.76 deg, I just squeeze in :D .

Thanks for the info David.
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Moonfish Wide Angle 32mm 2" eyepiece

That is one mother of an eyepiece. I have seen big EP's (like Mike OC's Nagler), but this one looks a little bigger... wow. What is the weight of that DeeBee?
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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: Moonfish Wide Angle 32mm 2" eyepiece

WOW....................when you see it beside the can of coke it really puts things in perspective.

probably weighs about half a pound or more.

Just checked the moonfish 30mm ultrawide EP weighs 570g....so this one would be a bit more?
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