Baader Planetarium Hyperion 8mm-24mm Clickstop Zoom Telescope Eyepiece - HYP-ZOOM

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  • New Mark III Model
  • High performance, incredibly sharp zoom eyepiece
  • Continuously variable focal length with click stops
  • Hyperion Phantom Group multi-coatings
  • 50- to 68-degree field of view
  • Includes both 1.25- and 2-inch barrels
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  • Description

    The Baader Hyperion 8-24mm Clickstop Zoom continues the Hyperion tradition of delivering top-of-class performance and quality, at very reasonable prices.  Zoom eyepieces have earned a lackluster reputation over the years, due to their compromises in optical design and execution.   We think the Hyperion zoom will surprise many jaded zoom users with its combination of performance, quality, and novel features.


    Some highlights of the Hyperion Clickstop Zoom

    Consisting of 7 elements, the Hyperion optical design delivers outstanding sharpness and color correction over its field, even with fast telescopes.  Users are reporting that the Clickstop Zoom matches the performance of their best fixed focal length eyepieces!

    Continuously variable focal length, with click-stops at 8, 12, 16, 20, 24mm.  Remains approximately parfocal across the zoom range.  Click-stops enable precise focal length matching for bino-viewer use (please note: barrel diameter of the zoom is 57mm, so it may not work in binoviewers for users with narrow interocular separations).

    Wide-field.  The field of view is 68degrees at the 8mm setting, and 50 degrees at 24mm.

    Excellent viewing comfort.  The eye relief of 12-15mm, large eye lens, and freedom from kidney beaning and blackouts result in a high level of comfort and ease-of-viewing, at all focal lengths.

    As with the fixed focal length, Hyperions Baader Planetarium has gone to great lengths to give the Hyperion Zoom the most advanced multi-coatings ever used on amateur telescope eyepieces.  The Hyperion Phantom Group™ multi-coatings truly rival the best in the world - including the famous Zeiss Abbe Orthoscopic!  The difference in contrast and transmission is clearly visible at the eyepiece.

    Now Includes both 1.25" and 2" Barrels!      The 2" barrel attaches to an included adapter ring that has standard 2"x24tpi SCT threads.  The 2" barrel also incorporates a reverse taper groove for better seating and retention.

    Superb fit and finish.  Zoom motion is smooth and precise.  Barrels are accurately machined, with excellent surface quality, and hard anodizing.  The 1¼" Barrel is threaded for standard 1¼" filters and the 2" Barrel for standard 2" Filter.

    Adjustable rubber eyecup works for both normal and eyeglass users.  Rotating eyecup incorporates a variable-height helical adjustment for setting the optimal spacing.


    Features of the new Mark III Version:

    • Optical quality further enhanced by optimizing the curve geometry of inner lenses
    • Internal zoom actuators and lens group centering made more rigid while allowing less play
    • Thermal response of mechanical system further improved with thermally matched metal components to allow use under even  harsher environmental conditions
    • Greaseless movement of internal zoom lens group
    • Clickstop mechanics improved with greater smoothness and almost noiseless operation
    • Focal zoom positions optimized and refocusing requirements minimized
    • Dust protection enhanced throughout and front (telescope side) lens-group actuator sealed
    • Eye lens-group made watertight to seal eyepiece from rain during terrestrial operation
    • Large eye rest rubber cover was redone to make the eyecup scratchproof for eyeglasses
    • Eye Rest height adjustment made greaseless with step-curved click rest - as found on high-quality binoculars
    • Now Optimized for Binoviewer use.  The adjustable height eye rest assembly is now fully detachable for creating "nose space" when using two Zooms in a binoviewer.  A pair of Zooms now provides the ultimate eyepiece set for binoviewing.
    • M43 threading accepts popular astigmatism correctors
    • Small Hyperion rubber eyecup added to fit M43 thread
    • Camera adapter thread changed from SP 54 to M43(SONY) for a variety of afocal camera adaptations
    • Accepts photo-adapter HTA43T2 (M42x0.75) for easy and rigid adaptation of various DSLR-T-Mount rings


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    What's Included

    • Baader Hyperion Universal Zoom Mark IV 8-24 Eyepiece

    • 2” Nosepiece

    • 1.25” Nosepiece

    • B-Adapter for Telescopes with 1-3/8” threads

    • *A-Adapter for Spotting Scopes with 1-3/8” threads

    • Large Adjustable Eyecup

    • Foldable Eyecup

    • Winged Rubber Eyecup

    • Soft Pouch with Belt Strap

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    • Eyepiece Series: Baader Hyperion

    • Eyepiece Barrel Size: 1.25"/2"

    • Number of Eyepieces Included: One

    • Eyepiece Focal Length: 8 mm - 24 mm

    • Eyepiece Apparent Field of View: 50º - 68º

    • Number of Lens Elements: 7

    • Eyepiece Eye Relief: 12 mm -15 mm

    • Includes Eyepiece Case: Yes

    • Includes Dust Caps: Yes

    • Eyepiece Weight: 10.2 oz

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    We stand behind all the products we sell, and your satisfaction is our top priority. If you're not satisfied with the quality of your purchase, simply send the item back to us in its original packaging within 30 days of its delivery.

    Manufacturer Warranty

    This product has a 2 year manufacturer's warranty against defects is provided. If you have specific questions about this product's warranty please contact Alpine Astronomical's Customer Service department by email at service@alpineastro.com.

    Return & Exchange Policy

    At our site, returns are easy! You may return new, unused, and resalable items for a refund or exchange. Simply ensure that the item is returned in its original product packaging within 30 days of delivery.

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