I am considering buying the Maxbright ll (mainly because of the clicklock) and was wondering how much difference optically I will see in comparison with original Maxbright that I own. I use them on a Celestron 8SE with TV 2" everbrite dielectric diagonal. Thanks!
The main difference which you will notice will be at low magnifications: You can use eyepieces wih 32mm without notable vignetting by the larger prisms. In this regard, it is much closer to our Mark V giant binoviewer than to the smaller binoviewers. Especially with the Universal Alan Gee II - Telecompressor (UAG II) # 2454405, you can get larger field of views han with the old MaxBright or similar binoviewers.
At high magnifications with a smaller field of view, there isn't too much of a difference, except perhaps a little bit in direct comparison because of the coating.
Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 14, 2021 9:28:00 AM
For terrestrial observations, you probably won't need the Barlow lens, as the Hyperion Zoom gives you up to 70x, which is in the range of the highest magnifications which are usually permitted by the turbulences in our atmosphere. The higher magnifications of the Barlow can only be used on days with steady, clear air (this is less of a problem when looking into the stars instead of through the thick layers of turbulent air close to the Earth's surface).
Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 11, 2021 1:40:00 PM
I am working with a SV-80mm f/6.9 scope, i already purchased your mark iv 8-24mm zoom eyepiece. My question is will this diagonal, and your Hyperion® Zoom Barlow Lens set up work with my scope and or will i need any additional accessories for it thanks again for helping out.
If the telescope has got a standard 1.25" eyepiece clamp (the Hyperion eyepiece should fit into it in 1.25" configuration) and if it hasn't got an extremely uncommon back focus, then this combination will work.
Answer by: Baader Web Team (Admin) on Jan 11, 2021 1:37:00 PM
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