viperbob New Member
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Sep 11, 2007
- User Notes:
Apogee WideScan 20mmPros:
Average plus workmanship, not too costly.Cons:
Not top quality, no safety recess on barrel, some aberrations in the last 25% of the field.Comments:
I have two of these eyepieces that I use with my binoviewer and I gotta tell you that they are pretty decent eyepieces. These eyepieces are multi-coated and have a nice light green tint on the glass. They do not have the set screw safety recess machined into the barrel but that said they are still decent. In my Denkemeier binoviewer using my 8" f/10 SCT, I find that they are excellent out to about 75%. Beyond that, the stars elongate into sea-gulls. But by using both eyes the balance doesn't seem to be that bad.
They have decently blackened barrels and a nice soft rubber eye guard which helps those who wear glasses. They did cost $49.95 new and from what I've been able to find out, they are not being made anymore. This is a shame due that fact that they don't cost much and that they do perform nicely.
There is a plus to this though. During a star party, should anyone touch the glass, it's not a huge damage as this is not an expensive eyepiece. When I need a higher power during binoviewing I use these and don't worry about handling from observers.
This eyepiece isn't the same as the Televue 20mm I use as my standard 20mm eyepiece, but the cost is almost half and that's important to anyone starting out in our hobby and needs some inexpensive eyepieces.Sort by