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Hi guys I hope you are all well. I got a voucher for Ktec telescopes from my parents. I decided to go for a 13mm Hyperion eyepiece as i've been thinking for quite a while to upgrade my celestron eyepieces that I bought in that case I am sure you are all familiar with. What surprised me whar how heavy it is. I have a cpc 1100 and this eyepiece is heavier than the finder scope on the cpc. It actually took the scope out of alignment. And focus. I haven't used it since. But I have noticed that there are different parts that you can screw off. Should I screw off some parts to make it lighter and more usable? Because if its weight can do that to an 11" sct what would it do to an 8" reflector. Apologies but I am only kind of new at higher end eyepieces. In fact it is the first one i've ever bought. 
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Neil
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Replied by flt158 on topic baader hyperion eyepiece weight?

Hello Neil 40. 

Your 13mm Hyperion should weigh 41 grammes. 
So please check that before you try modifying it. 
Weights of eyepieces are always important to consider before one purchase. 

By the way, Hyperion eyepieces are extremely good. 

Clear skies from Aubrey.  
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Replied by Paul-Byrne on topic baader hyperion eyepiece weight?

Hi Neil

This is an old thread, though it might be useful.
www.cloudynights.com/topic/314032-baader...-eyepiece-explained/

I had Hyperions many years ago and I never found any issues with weight, I had an 8" SCT at the time.  I never used it except in the 1.25" mode, mainly because I had no 2" diagonal.

I don't understand when you say it took the scope out of alignment.  An eyepiece weighing 41 grammes should not do this.

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Replied by Neil40 on topic baader hyperion eyepiece weight?

Thank you dot the Aubrey. I suppose I just have a lot to learn about eyepieces. The celestron eyepieces were just so lite in comparison. I need to do a little more homework before I buy a higher end eyepiece again. People think astronomy takes up your time out the back garden with your scope. Most of the time is actually taken up with research into what will work/what can I afford/why did gift the scope I did etc! But thanks for your reply. I hope you are well.. 

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Replied by Neil40 on topic baader hyperion eyepiece weight?

Hi Paul. Thank you for the reply. I will check out that link once I get home from work. 
But I can clear up some of the confusion of why my scope lost its alignment. I was very nervous showing a whole group of people objects in space through the scope so I had about 6 cans of Guinness throughout the observing session. I am pretty sure it was me who took the scope out of alignment. And also the 9 year old kid who thought is was a toy! Thanks for the link. Beer and astronomy dont mix! Unless of course someone else is controlling the scope! 

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Neil
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Replied by Paul-Byrne on topic baader hyperion eyepiece weight?

If you think the Hyperion is heavy, wait til you get your hands on a 31mm Nagler or Explore Scientifc, guys in the gym use them for weight training.

My own experience with booze and astronomy was one night when I got out of a taxi and wondered why there were two Jupiters in the sky, man, was I wasted.

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Replied by Neil40 on topic baader hyperion eyepiece weight?

Ah no I understand. I remember when I was in college I pointed Jupiter out to all of my classmates and everyone slagged me for being a nerd. I think they were just annoyed that they did not know what I knew. When you are a young guy in his teens (or young girl in her teens) you almost have to hide your nerdness and want to be cool. But no longer. 
The Naglar eyepieces sounds quite amazing. Does anyone have a favourite brand of eyepiece?  As seasoned people? Because the 13mm was about 140 euro or there abouts. 

thanks 

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Replied by flt158 on topic baader hyperion eyepiece weight?

I'm just wondering, Neil, would Stephen from Ktec take back your Hyperion eyepiece and give you another one? For roughly the same price?

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Replied by Neil40 on topic baader hyperion eyepiece weight?

H Aubery sorry for the late response. Thanks for the suggestion but I think ill hang on to it for a while and see how it preforms generally. When I am on my own and not under pressure! Everyone was freezing cold too and I suppose us guys just get use to standing about in the cold for hours on end as I was fine. ! I am very impressed by the eye relief. Having only ever owned the Celestron eyepiece kit(cheap one which is not bad to start off with tbh) and the 40mm eyepiece that came with the cpc. I was in shock that a 13mm could have such incredible eye relief.. I mean the 4mm Celestron is virtually  unusable. Its little eye hole reminds me of watching Richard Dawkins explain the evolution of the pinhole eye! The 6mm worked surprisingly well on the moon though. 
One last observation. I was not a big fan of taking my sct out to a house with a long ass lane way. It got more wobbles that night than it has in its life. There may be a culmination needed soon.   I really wanted to get the kid into a bit of science. Maybe I did but he seemed more interested in the trumpoline than the Orion nebula. Oh well. 

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