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Posted by Bob Sal on May 6, 2002 13:46:50 UTC

The 26MM that came with the scope is OK, but I'd replace it with something better. You don't have a good one between the 50MM and the 14MM. I have the 14MM UWA. Good eyepiece. A little hazy around the edges but still good. I have the Panoptic 22MM 68 degree. Real nice. I use it about 70% of the time. You get 138X on the 12" LX200 which is plenty for almost anything. I change to the 14MM for a closer look at some smaller items, the planets and the Moon. I also have the Mead 40MM SWA which is a great eyepiece at 76X. I used to use that one all the time till I got the 22MM. I change to the 40MM for larger items and just to check it out from time to time. Both the 40MM and the 22MM focus real sharp. The 14MM is not quite as sharp as the other 2 on the stars. It is 218X so the atmosphere starts to degrade the image at that high manification. The brighter stars do get a little fatter, the dim stars are sharp but not as good as the 22MM or the 40MM. I can't get enough of that 22MM. Whenever it's out of the scope I can't wait to get it back in. Anyway, I'd look for something to replace the 26MM that came with the scope. I gave that one to my son for his 80MM short tube refractor. Works great in there.
That's it;
BOB SAL

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