Astrophotographer Jack Newton talks about his 9mm 120 Degree Explore Scientific Eyepiece

While we were at the Observatory B&B with Jack Newton, he wanted to talk about his experience with the Explore Scientific 9mm 120 Degree Eyepiece that he uses on his Meade 16-inch LX200.

Even though Jack says that he is unable to see the entire 120 degree apparent field of view, it remains one of his favorite eyepieces because the 9mm focal length produces a lot of magnification and the huge apparent field of view of the eyepiece also gives a very large true field of view of the sky. So by tilting his head he can find objects that land towards the edge of the field of the eyepiece, and this makes him more productive when using the GOTO system of the telescope at high magnification…

Learn more about the 9mm 120 Degree Eyepiece:…/120-series-eyepiece


Vito Farella says:

I’ve heard this particular eyepiece has trouble with fast newtonian telescope designs. I can definitely see that THIS is where this eyepiece belongs, LX200 is a BEAST! At that focal ratio I’d die to have a peek through this equipment.

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