About this product
Part Number: 2954106
These new premium quality orthoscopic eyepieces from Baader are a worthy replacement for their earlier Baader Genuine Orthoscopic.
Baader also offers a Classic 32mm Plossl which when used with the three orthos produces a variety of useful and complimentary magnifications.
The 6mm and 10mm Classic Orthoscopics incorporate an inset volcano-top shape that provides eyelash clearance and comfortable folding rubber eyeshields. The 18mm Classic Orthoscopic and 32mm Classic Plossl also incorporate winged rubber eyeshields.
Baader Classic Ortho and Plossl Review by John Huntley
- Actual Field Of View (of orthos) has been extended to approx 50-degrees for easier target location.
- Comfortable eye relief.
- Superb colour correction.
- Finely polished glass with multi-layer High Transmission broadband optical coatings.
- Proper internal baffling and blackened lens edges for maximum light transmission and contrast.
- Includes Rubber eye-shield
Note to spectacle wearers: The 18mm and 32mm focal lengths are good choices for spectacle wearers but for shorter focal lengths the Celestron XCel LX series eyepieces have greater eye-relief so are better suited.
|Average Rating (4 Reviews): |
Thursday, 21 October 2021 | Christopher
I'd forgotten how sharp a simple orthoscopic eyepiece can be. Compared to my 10mm Vixen Plossl, the belts of Jupiter are much better defined. Only downside is the minimal eye relief, a well known feature of this design.
Thursday, 4 April 2019 | Styliani
Excellent service from FLO as usual.Comparing with Kokusai khoki i can't find optical difference.Very bright and sharp,used with ed80,SW10' f4.5 and MAK127.
Baader Classic 18mm Ortho
Thursday, 29 November 2018 | Paul
Have only had chance to use this eyepiece on the moon so far in my 8 inch sct. View was tack sharp and eye relief excellent. Small, lightweight and well engineered. Would recommend
Friday, 1 July 2016 | James
If your scope came with the standard 'super' 10mm and 25mm then you will probably heard plenty of advice telling you to consider replacing the 10mm eyepiece. In my previous scope I did this with a plossl and having recently bought a 10" f/4.7 I decided to give the Baader Classic Ortho 10mm a try. I have not been disappointed. If eye relief and a relatively narrow (compared to some eyepieces costing 4 times as much) filed of view aren't much of a problem I can wholeheartedly recommend one of these.
They represent a big step up in sharpness and contrast over a plossl and a massive jump compared to the stock 10mm supplied with some scopes. You really cannot go wrong with one of these unless you struggle with slightly tight eye relief. Well worth the money even just for the planetary views I have had so far. Jupiter and Saturn are fantastic in this little eyepiece. Get yourself one for planetary observations right now.
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