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Date: 7-13-2001
Price: $130.00
Design: Multi-coated wide field Konig
Description: 2-inch Konig featuring a 60 degree field.

Review

One of my favorite 2" eyepieces is the 32mm Konig from University Optics. It has an "apparent" field of view of about 60 degrees. It sells for about $130 and "bang for buck" I feel is a value. It gives nice wide field, low power views of DSO's. I like it for open clusters and large nebulae. It is some what soft (not sharp) towards the edges. I've noticed this more when viewing with a TV 85 mm at a star party then in my 10"  f 5.6 Dob. With a 2" OIII filter, the views that we had of the Veil and North American Nebulae (from a dark sky site) were spectacular. You don't notice the lack of sharpness at the edges of the EP on these diffuse Objects. I got this as I wanted to have one 2" EP for my Dob as it had a 2" focuser. I asked (?Jan) at University Optics what he would recommend. This was it. I don't think that he steered me wrong. I think that the quality and views are good for the price.

Submitted by Rodger Blake - rabradman@aol.com - Huntington, West Virginia

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