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Baader Planetarium Hyperion Telescope Eyepieces

Item# AAS017
 
4.5

(154 Ratings)

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24mm - 1.25 Inch Format

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Enjoy 68 Degree apparent field of view - at an amazing price

  • 8 Elements in 5 groups
  • 20mm of eye relief
  • Fits both 1.25 and 2 inch focusers
  • Great for binoviewers and spotting scopes

Description

The Baader Planetarium Hyperion 68° Modular Eyepieces offer world-class performance and unique photo-visual features, at an unheard of price.    No longer do amateurs need to spend more on their eyepieces than their primary instrument, in order to get true high-end performance in a wide-field eyepiece.   Not just a different branded version of their highly regarded cousins, the Hyperions have been totally redesigned to deliver better transmission, contrast, and useful new features.  Baader Planetarium has worked hard to give the Hyperions the world's finest optical coatings, superb mechanics, and their unique multifunctional design.

 

As a visual eyepiece, we have found the Hyperions deliver superb sharpness and color fidelity across their 68° wide, flat-field, even in fast telescopes.  In our own comparisons to our personal favorites, the Pentax XL, the Hyperions matched the Pentax in every regard,  and at just over  1/3 the price!  From their superb on-axis and off-axis sharpness, to their pitch-black high contrast field, the Hyperions really work.  Viewing through a Hyperion is notably comfortable and relaxing, due to their forgiving eye-position,  20mm of eye-relief, extra-large eyelens, and an optical design that is free of annoying 'kidney-beaning' and blackouts.

 

Some highlights of the Hyperion:

 

Consisting of 8 elements in 5 groups (5mm - 21mm), the Hyperion optical design delivers outstanding sharpness and color correction over a 68° wide apparent field (65° for the 21mm).   The Hyperion optical design has been chosen to deliver a exceptionally comfortable view, thanks to its 20mm of eye-relief, large eyelens, and a pupil free of the kidney-beaning and blackouts common in many wide field eyepieces.

 

The new 24mm uses a different optical design and delivers the same outstanding performance over its 68° wide apparent field.  It is totally free of blackouts and other annoying exit pupil behaviors, delivers long eye relief (17mm), virtually zero distortion, and is sharp to the edge even in fast telescopes.  Its flat focal plane is particularly suited to very fast newtonians that use coma correctors.   The 29mm field stop makes the 24mm Hyperion the widest 24mm eyepiece we know of.  The 24mm Hyperion is also the smallest and lightest of the Hyperions.

 

High grade water-white glasses are used throughout, to deliver a crystal clear view with low scatter and excellent color fidelity, free of the  yellow or bluish coloration imparted by many other eyepieces.   Use of high-index glasses delivers low distortion and astigmatism, even on scopes as fast as f/4.

 

Baader Planetarium has gone to great lengths to give the Hyperions the most advanced multicoatings ever used on amateur telescope eyepieces (please note: these are not the same coatings other manufacturers use on their similar clones of these eyepieces..).  The Hyperion Phantom Group™ multi-coatings and coating equipment are proprietary to Baader and have been designed by German coating engineers specifically for the Baader Hyperions, and optimized for each of the glasses used.  These coatings are applied with the latest thin-film German coating equipment, training, and process controls.  The result are coatings that truly rival the best in the world - including the famous Zeiss Abbe Orthoscopic!  The difference is clearly visible - users report that the Hyperions clearly show fainter stars and darker sky than the competitive clones.

 

The proprietary Hyperion housings have been engineered by Baader to incorporate careful opto-mechanical design and execution of internal baffling to eliminate stray light and ghost reflections.   Uncapping the eyelens reveals a pitch black interior, with no distracting and contrast-robbing glints of light from unbaffled lens or metal surfaces.  We call these our 'black hole' eyepieces.

 

Works in both 1.25" and 2" focusers.  The 1.25" barrel is threaded for filters and kept short (0.94") to work well in binoviewers and spotting scopes.  Baader's new housing incorporates a full-length 2" barrel (0.94" long) and provides a specially designed tapered locking recess.  In addition, the Hyperion field stop locations have been re-designed and optimized to give the shortest focus position possible (important for binoviewer use).

 

Soft folding rubber eyecups work for both normal and eyeglass users.  Each Hyperion comes with protective lens caps and leatherette storage pouch.


CHOKING HAZARD - small parts may pose a risk to children under 6 yrs.

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2 Year Manufacturers Warranty

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Baader Planetarium

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Baader Planetarium Hyperion Telescope Eyepieces
 
4.6

(based on 154 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (106)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (115)
  • Great optics (93)
  • Easy to use (73)
  • Widely compatible adapter (48)
  • Good padding (42)

Cons

  • Heavy (35)
  • Heavy / bulky (24)

Best Uses

  • Astronomy (132)
  • Astrophotography (25)
  • Terrestrial viewing (20)
  • Bright conditions (10)
  • Low visibility (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (95), Avid adventurer (42)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (48), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

13mm Hyperion, One outstanding eyepiece!

I bought the Baader 13mm Hyperion from www.telescopes.com. The cost of the eyepiece was excellent for a premium occular of this quality. The eyepiece fits both 2" & 1.25" focusers....Read complete review

I bought the Baader 13mm Hyperion from www.telescopes.com. The cost of the eyepiece was excellent for a premium occular of this quality. The eyepiece fits both 2" & 1.25" focusers. Galaxies and Globulars are striking with the 13mm Hyperion in my 12.5" Discovery PDHQ Dob. I really like the performance of this eyepiece and I give it a A+ for its optical quality. I will eventually have the complete set!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

good eyepiece

i purchased the 21mm so i could double duty it, 21mm and remove the 1.25 adaptor and boom you got yourself a 32mm 68 degree 2 inch eyepiece.
the on axis images are...Read complete review

i purchased the 21mm so i could double duty it, 21mm and remove the 1.25 adaptor and boom you got yourself a 32mm 68 degree 2 inch eyepiece.
the on axis images are excellent but the Ep i received seemed to be the bad one in the bunch!? on axis center to about 50% excellent view. but beyond that point to the field stop the image is distorted. lots of seagulling, kidney beaning whatever you call it i saw it and it was not a good thing. imagine viewing the trapizium stars and seeing them gradually distort to a kidney bean. what a shame as i have 2 others from hyperion collection and they are great, off axis blur did not begin until the last 20%, maybe! like i said maybe i got the bad one of the many thousands produced. i have the cels tron 8se and it is very well collimated. I contacted tele.com and the great cust0mer serevice is now sending me a new one. hopefully my new 21mm will perform as my other HYPs, GREAT.

happy stargazing

Greg

Reviewed by 154 customers

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5.0

10mm eyepiece

By Michael

from OMAHA,NE

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Great Optics
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Baader Planetarium Hyperion Telescope Eyepieces:

    Already have a 24mm, 13mm, 8mm, and 5mm Baader Planetary eyepieces. My newest eyepiece is the 10mm which was received on the 3rd of Oct. and placed in use on the 4th and 5th of Oct. this eyepiece is absolutely fantastic I love the views of the deep space objects I've seen through my Zhummel 10" Dob. This eyepiece will definitely get a lot of use. However, I'm from Roanoke Rapids, NC, not Omaha, NE.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Badder Hyperion

    By Marnerleen

    from san antonio texas

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Adaptersspacers Overpric
    • None

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy
    • Astrophotography
    • Bright Conditions
    • Terrestrial Viewing

    Comments about Baader Planetarium Hyperion Telescope Eyepieces:

    I have had this Badder Hyperion 5mm eyepiece for a few days now. I think its great. The views are great. I just got the adapter to hook it to my camera but the clouds came. Yes I will definately recomend this eyepiece. I think its the best thing in this price range and better than many of the higher priced eyepieces. You can get great views without getting ripped off. And you get the bonus were you can change its focal length with spacers. You can take pictures through it with you camera lens on or off. I'll be getting another one.
    The spacers and adapters are worth about $1. each but cost around $20 each. way overpriced. I think you should get a kit with all of them for that price. but one set of adapters works on all the eyepieces.

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    • No
     
    5.0

    Excellent eyepiece!

    By Mitchell

    from MENOMONEE FALLS,WI

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Optics

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Baader Planetarium Hyperion Telescope Eyepieces:

    This is for the 17mm eyepiece. I bought it to upgrade my Celestron NexStar 8SE set up. Can not be more pleased. The optics are excellent, the images are crisp and the wide field of view is fantastic. My first night out with it, and I basically just used this eyepiece and an inexpensive 2x barlow to look at planets, galaxies, stars, etc. Was just plain outstanding. Great upgrade from the (still pretty darn good) eyepiece that came with my scope!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Pretty good eyepiece

    By Paul

    from SEATTLE,WA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Padding
    • Great Optics
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Poor Fit

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy

    Comments about Baader Planetarium Hyperion Telescope Eyepieces:

    When using the eyepiece in my 10" Dob in the 1.25" mode it is perfect. When trying to use the eyepiece in the 2" mode the eyepiece cannot be backed out far enough to focus. Researching after the fact showed this has happened to others. Rats. It came packed well but without any instructions, which shouldn't have been necessary but it is always nice to have the manufacturer tell you which of the joints can be loosened and which ones should be left alone.

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    • No
     
    4.0

    Great eyepiece

    By Mike

    from JACKSON,TN

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Bright Conditions

      Comments about Baader Planetarium Hyperion Telescope Eyepieces:

      Works well with 10" dob f4.7. Opportunities I have had to use, skies were not great. I use Orion 2" centering eyepiece holder. Eliminates back focus issues. Adds about 1" to focuser length. I have 8, 13 and 17mm Hyperions. All are great. My favorite is the 13. Will get the 24 next. I have Orion XTG 10. Have yet not had target in field of view after slewing. Baader has great feel and quality.

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      Customer Q & A

      Q1: How do you use it as a 2" eyepiece??

      A: This eyepiece comes with a 1.25" barrel inside of a 2" barrel. A M48 thread is located between the 1¼” and 2”
      barrel to adjust the size of the eyepiece.

      Q2: Can you use 2" filters with this eyepiece once you have taken of the 1.25" barrel?

      A: Yes, you can use 2" filters with these eyepieces.

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