New Meade EP 82 and 60 FOV lines

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New Meade EP 82 and 60 FOV lines

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Meade has released new 82 and 60 deg FOV lines to replace their older UWA and HD60 series.

https://agenaastro.com/eyepieces/shopby ... 0_uhd.html

I am a big fan of UWA and HD60, let's hope that the new EPs will be of better or at least similar quality.
Scopes: Stellarvue: SV102 ED F7; Celestron: 9.25" EdgeHD F10, 8" SCT F10, 6" SCT F10, Omni XLT 150R Achro F5, Onyx 80ED F6.3; Meade: 80ST Achro F5.
Mounts: ES: Twilight I; Bresser: EXOS2; SW: SkyTee2, AzGTi; UA: MicroStar.
Binos: Orion: Little Giant II 15x70, WorldView 10x50, Nikon: Action EX 16x50 & 8x40.
EPs: Pentax: XWs & XFs; TeleVue: Delites, Panoptic & Plossls; ES: 68s; Vixen: SLVs; Baader: BCOs, Aspherics, Mark IV; Russell Optics: SuperPlossls.
Diagonals: Baader: BBHS silver mirror, Zeiss Spec T2 prism, Clicklock dielectric; TeleVue: Evebrite dielectric; AltairAstro: Positive lock prism.
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Re: New Meade EP 82 and 60 FOV lines

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I wonder how Meade's new "Ultra High-Definition" eyepieces compare performance-wise to the less expensive Agena-Starguider/Astrotech-paradigm ED types. I expect we'll be seeing some comparisons soon enough.
* Meade 323 refractor on a manual equatorial mount.
* Celestron C6 SCT on a Twilight 1 Alt-Az mount
* Losmandy GM8G mount.
* Vixen VMC260L on order.
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Re: New Meade EP 82 and 60 FOV lines

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I think those new Meade red lines are copies of the APM UFF eyepieces. I could be wrong.
Telescopes: Celestron 150mm f/8 Refractor, Meade LX70 120mm f/8 Refractor, Vixen 70mm f/12.9 Refractor, Tasco 49N 50mm Red Refractor
Binoculars: Zhumell 20x80 Giant, Oberwerk LW 11x70, Levenhuk Sherman 7x50
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Eyepieces: AgenaAstro 8mm-24mm Zoom, Meade 56mm Plossl, GSO Superview 30mm, Astromania-Olivon 22mm, GSO Plossls 32mm/25mm/20mm, GSO 20mm Superview, Svbony 20mm/15mm/9mm/6mm, Svbony Aspheric 23mm/10mm/4mm, Agena Super Wide Angle 15mm, GSO 2" 2x ED Barlow Lens, Few No Name Brand Ebay Plossls
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Re: New Meade EP 82 and 60 FOV lines

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The 82s look a lot like the Kunming United Optics line! These are sold under many brand names. Not bad eyepieces. Not at all: I have a 16mm 82° from UO and it is an excellent budget eyepiece.

(In the UK, FLO sells the 16mm for £79)
7x50 Helios Apollo 8x42 Bresser Everest 73mm f/5.9 WO APO 4" f/5 TeleVue Genesis 6" f/10 Celestron 6SE 0.63x reducer 1.8, 2, 2.5 and 3x Barlows eyepieces from 4.5 to 34mm
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Re: New Meade EP 82 and 60 FOV lines

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I don't believe Meade have priced 60 deg EPs right. There is a lot competition in this segment and I doubt Meade offering is twice better than ES line. Celestron X-Cel LX and Paradigm ED are good performers to.
Scopes: Stellarvue: SV102 ED F7; Celestron: 9.25" EdgeHD F10, 8" SCT F10, 6" SCT F10, Omni XLT 150R Achro F5, Onyx 80ED F6.3; Meade: 80ST Achro F5.
Mounts: ES: Twilight I; Bresser: EXOS2; SW: SkyTee2, AzGTi; UA: MicroStar.
Binos: Orion: Little Giant II 15x70, WorldView 10x50, Nikon: Action EX 16x50 & 8x40.
EPs: Pentax: XWs & XFs; TeleVue: Delites, Panoptic & Plossls; ES: 68s; Vixen: SLVs; Baader: BCOs, Aspherics, Mark IV; Russell Optics: SuperPlossls.
Diagonals: Baader: BBHS silver mirror, Zeiss Spec T2 prism, Clicklock dielectric; TeleVue: Evebrite dielectric; AltairAstro: Positive lock prism.
Filters: Lumicon: DeepSky, UHC, OIII, H-beta; Baader: Moon & SkyGlow, Contrast Booster, UHC-S; Astronomik: UHC, Orion: UltraBlock, SkyGlow.
Observing: DSOs: 2106 (Completed: Messier, Herschel 1, 2, 3. In progress: H2,500: 1635, S110: 77). Doubles: 1441, Comets: 18, Asteroids: 95
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I have the 82 degree 7mm and it is outstanding on the planets.
A bit better than a Delite 7mm, so that got sold. Ultra wide field
And near best on the planets, these are the perfect eyepieces.
And it barlows well too.
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Im interested. I have a UWA 5.5 82 degree and its a terrific EP at almost any price point. The fact that they were such a great buy is just cake icing. Have to check these out!
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Re: New Meade EP 82 and 60 FOV lines

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The new UHD eyepieces have different AFOV, depending on the focal length. The 10mm is the only one with 60 degrees. The 15, 18, and 24mm are 65 degrees while the 30mm is 70.

Using just the three middle ones, you can follow the old axiom, "All you need is three eyepieces and two Barlows." Starting out with the 24mm, then 18, and 15mm, with a 2X Barlow you have 12, 9, and 7.5mm. If the other Barlow is 3X, then that makes 8, 6, and 5mm equivalents. If the second Barlow is 4X, then the equivalent focal lengths would be 6, 4.5, and 3.75.
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