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Baader Hyperion Zoom


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I happened to notice that it can have a thread adapter to go with a dslr adapter, does this mean you would get the zoom of 8mm-24mm as seen with your eyes through it or would it be no different than directly attaching it to the focuser

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You can barlow it in the usual way, and fix a camera to the eyepiece end with the thread adaptor and T-ring. The thread is under the rubber eye cup guard. Try it without the barlow first - you should have enough magnification without barlowing, which will mostly magnify atmospheric imperfections and dim the object :)

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I find it does stiffen a little when the metal contracts in the cold, conversely when it loosens up in the warm there's a tiny rattle if you shake it. So long as you don't rattle it, take it to bits, and move to fixed stop when it's a little tight, all remains well. It may possibly be the grease in the lens screw inside going a tad gunky - but I'd check with Baader or Lee at Greenwitch for a solution if it bothers you too much Ron.

It's a bit like when eyepieces jam in compression rings if you leave them in the scope all night - or objectives pinching in sever cold - just an unfortunate by product of the hobby :)

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