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Baader Planetarium Hyperion 8mm-24mm Clickstop Zoom Telescope Eyepiece

Item # HN-AAS026

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Baader Planetarium
Telescope Eyepiece Series
Eyepieces
Warranty
2 Year Manufacturers Warranty

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  • New Mark III Model
  • High performance, incredibly sharp zoom eyepiece
  • Continuously variable focal length with click stops
  • Hyperion Phantom Group multi-coatings
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Baader Planetarium Hyperion 8mm-24mm Clickstop Zoom Telescope Eyepiece
 
4.4

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (31)
  • Great optics (28)
  • Strong construction (28)
  • Widely compatible adapter (14)
  • Good padding (10)

Cons

  • Heavy (11)
  • Heavy / bulky (8)

Best Uses

  • Astronomy (36)
  • Astrophotography (11)
  • Terrestrial viewing (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (24), Avid adventurer (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great all around EP

I purchased this EP primarily for GOTO alignment, so as not to have to switch out EP's when zooming in for precise centering during alignment. The optics are good enough that I've ended up...Read complete review

I purchased this EP primarily for GOTO alignment, so as not to have to switch out EP's when zooming in for precise centering during alignment. The optics are good enough that I've ended up using it as my primary middle range observation EP.

There was a complaint in a prior review about poor optics on the 24mm setting, however I have not observed this issue with mine. Optics are clear on all zoom settings, with little to no distortion at the edges. Manufacture quality is very good, with everything feeling very tight and precise.

My only complaint with this EP, which isn't really a complaint since I knew going in this was a byproduct of Zoom lenses, is the limited FOV. The view is definitely constricted compared to non zoom EP's, but this EP in conjunction with a single quality high magnification EP and a single quality wide angle EP will serve nearly all of your observation duties readily. (I use a Williams Optics 6mm SPL and Celestron 32mm Plossl wide angle with this EP and the 3 of them cover nearly all ranges very well for me).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Mixed performer

Offers "one size fits all" versatility, but with
some optical comprimizes. Contrast and on-center sharpness are good at all settings. But in my f4.7 scope, off-center sharpness degrades...Read complete review

Offers "one size fits all" versatility, but with
some optical comprimizes. Contrast and on-center sharpness are good at all settings. But in my f4.7 scope, off-center sharpness degrades quickly in the 24mm & 20mm settings. At 16mm, it is just Fair. Only at the 12mm & 8mm would I rate it as Good. If you have a fast scope and do alot of low power viewing, you may be disappointed. I also did a quick test with a long focal ratio (f11) scope; Performance was much better.

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4.0

Great clickstop zoom eyepiece

By Michael

from PURCELLVILLE,VA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Padding
  • Great Optics
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Astronomy
  • Astrophotography
  • Terrestrial Viewing

Comments about Baader Planetarium Hyperion 8mm-24mm Clickstop Zoom Telescope Eyepiece:

High quality optics; Nice assortment of adapters; Baader makes it easier to view celestial as well as terrestrial objects. I look forward to many enjoyable experiences with this lens attached to my 6SE.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

WOW!!!

By Cisco S.

from Sherwood, AR

About Me Avid Adventurer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Padding
  • Great Optics
  • Strong Construction
  • Widely Compatible Adapter

Cons

  • No Handbook With Options

Best Uses

  • Astronomy
  • Astrophotography

Comments about Baader Planetarium Hyperion 8mm-24mm Clickstop Zoom Telescope Eyepiece:

This piece is quality in every regard. It arrived today ahead of schedule ( good job guys). You cannot put into words how this thing performs.... Just awesome. I had heard some negative comments about zooms, but being relatively new to the hobby, I went on my gut and looked for quality. I was not disappointed. It is not cheap, but as they say you generally get what you pay for. In this case , I got much more.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great zoom

By Steven

from OCALA,FL

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Padding
  • Great Optics
  • Strong Construction
  • Widely Compatible Adapter

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy
    • Astrophotography

    Comments about Baader Planetarium Hyperion 8mm-24mm Clickstop Zoom Telescope Eyepiece:

    High quality optics and easy to use. Well packaged for shipping and storage. I did have to use pliers (with a cloth wrapped around nose piece) to remove 1 1/4" nose piece and install 2". Searched online to find out others had same issue. I am hoping to use this for eye piece projection. Nice assortment of adapters, overall I am very pleased.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Another fine Baader piece

    By George

    from OREFIELD,PA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Optics
    • Strong Construction
    • Widely Compatible Adapter

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Baader Planetarium Hyperion 8mm-24mm Clickstop Zoom Telescope Eyepiece:

      A great piece with a lot of neat features, enough to order a second one.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Product Received Was As Advertised

      By SunLover

      from Round Rock, TX

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Great Optics
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Astrophotography

      Comments about Baader Planetarium Hyperion 8mm-24mm Clickstop Zoom Telescope Eyepiece:

      I ordered the eyepiece in March 2012, but did not receive it until May 2012. When I did finally receive the eyepiece. it was exactly as advertised. I am pleased with the product, however the delay in shipment was a disappointment.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      Customer Q & A

      1 Question About This Product
      Q: "Does this zoom eyepiece have a 2" lens or is it 1.25" with an larger ring put on it?"
      A: Includes both 1.25" and 2" Barrels. The 2" barrel attaches through an included adapter ring that has standard 2"x24tpi SCT threads.  The 2" barrel also incorporates a reverse taper groove for better seating and retention.
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