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aninerti

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General purpose Morpheus thread...
« on: December 28, 2017, 10:29:47 AM »
Is one really needed or called for? Thought I'd start one as I have been reading a lot of separate threads all with great information in them. One thing I guess I missed was that the ep barrel to focuser has no undercut and also not smooth. My last sessions have had a lot of ep swapping and I have come to greatly appreciate how these do not have the same issues as the undercut barrels. I feel that the hang up from the undercut barrel more often almost makes for a whoops! than not for me personally.I am not a fan of undercut barrels, and here I see an alternative that so far has proven more likeable.

These ep's do come with winged eyecup but I have not yet had a compelling need to use them, I thought that was a nice included item, as are the belt sheath / ep holders which i also have not found a need to use.

I've had little time to evaluate but so far I am very impressed on the planetary performance of these eyepieces in my scopes. But it will at this rate take a very long time to make any evaluation beyond they hold up very well to my PXW's and I am surprised and impressed by what I've seen / experienced so far...

Here's the lineup.

Anyway, if there issomething you'd like to add, good or bad or whatever please add to this?!



Jeff Ramirez

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Re: General purpose Morpheus thread...
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2017, 06:53:17 AM »
If I see a used one or if they go on sale before Christmas, I will probably pick up the 14mm. Been itching to try one of these.

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Re: General purpose Morpheus thread...
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 03:43:56 PM »
I am very certain that I will try one of these when they do eventually go on sale.

It's interesting how badly the 17.5 has been delayed. I also wonder what eyepieces might be a good low power compliment to these, something with similar eye relief and AFOV.

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Re: General purpose Morpheus thread...
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 10:09:36 PM »
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I've had little time to evaluate but so far I am very impressed on the planetary performance of these eyepieces in my scopes. But it will at this rate take a very long time to make any evaluation beyond they hold up very well to my PXW's and I am surprised and impressed by what I've seen / experienced so far...


I quite agree. In the planetary role I prefer them to my XWs. Impressive optics and very engaging.

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Re: General purpose Morpheus thread...
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 12:25:39 PM »
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<p class="citation">CounterWeight, on 23 Jul 2016 - 10:25 PM, said:<a href="https://www.cloudynights.com/index.php?app=forums&amp;module=forums&amp;section=findpost&amp;pid=7341802" rel="citation">[/url]<blockquote class="ipsBlockquote built" data-time="1469305525" data-cid="7341802" data-author="CounterWeight">I've had little time to evaluate but so far I am very impressed on the planetary performance of these eyepieces in my scopes. But it will at this rate take a very long time to make any evaluation beyond they hold up very well to my PXW's and I am surprised and impressed by what I've seen / experienced so far...
I quite agree. In the planetary role I prefer them to my XWs. Impressive optics and very engaging.[/quote]And no EOFB from a dark sight. Right? Still have not read posts that confirmed this, although its possible that I missed it.

Cameron Artist

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Re: General purpose Morpheus thread...
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2018, 08:52:03 AM »
About the 17.5 , I am having no luck in getting even an 'expected' ship date. SoI canceled it and bought another DeLite, I think the 15?.

jeffmac - I know only one use of that acronym from telecom long ago, no way it could apply here... "EOFB", could you spell that out?Bill, your post on Blasphemy I think was very accurate though I've nowhere near your eyepiece selection. I really need more clear sky time to be certain but my first impression and I think second too, is that there is a difference on Saturn and Luna, Mars has just been no joy in my seeing. tonight may be clear though i don't have high expectations for the atm, cloudy most of the day and now pretty breezy, we'll see.

My hope was to give Saturn and Luna more time and start comparing on Alberio in the FC100-DF. I'm comparing everything in the XX14g as well but the 100 is getting first play on all.

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Re: General purpose Morpheus thread...
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2018, 06:46:56 AM »
EOFB = Edge of Field Brightening.

According to Bill's review and from what others have said, the 4.5mm has some EOFB while the other focal lengths have none or it is minimal. No one has seen the 17.5mm yet so we don't know what that one will be like yet.

Tawakal Stahlberg

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Re: General purpose Morpheus thread...
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 05:31:51 AM »
Thank you!

Tyson Conway

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Re: General purpose Morpheus thread...
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 06:13:52 AM »
The more I use the 14 the more I'm liking it. The optics really are very sharp, and I agree with others that the apparent field with decent eye relief is immersive.

I wonder whether they will come up with more focal lengths. It seems to me that the have sub-sets in mind given that the top four focal lengths are bunched together.

Also, if you are sitting on the fence waiting for a sale, I suggest buying from the UK while the Pound is in the crapper, and saving a few dollars--about a $194 shipped right now.

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Re: General purpose Morpheus thread...
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2018, 03:19:16 AM »
Do you have a link from a retailer you trust?

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Re: General purpose Morpheus thread...
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2018, 12:25:47 PM »
First light optics. They are very responsive:

https://www.firstlightoptics.com/

Prices in dollars can be selected, and change daily. Shipping is quite expensive, but you don't pay 20% VAT, so the price drops when you add the item to the basket.

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Re: General purpose Morpheus thread...
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2018, 01:49:04 PM »
Good prices at First Light Optics. Keep in mind you might have to pay duty in the US. I did.

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Re: General purpose Morpheus thread...
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2018, 11:31:28 AM »
I must have been lucky, and didn't pay duty on the 14 Morpheus or the 17 Explore Scientific. . .

Kent, how much duty did you pay?

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Re: General purpose Morpheus thread...
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2018, 04:16:51 AM »
It was around 9%.

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Re: General purpose Morpheus thread...
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2018, 12:45:02 AM »
I started this thread because of it. http://www.cloudynig...y/#entry7339268