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Condition: Lightly used, include original box. We have two of these that were used in a binoviewer, each offered separately.
Morpheus is the God of Dreams - and after more than four years of development Baader present the eyepiece of their dreams: The Morpheus 76deg. Wide-Field Okulars.
Full Field Sharpness
The sharp flat 76deg. field is unsurpassed by any other modern wide field eyepiece. On-axis sharpness and contrast rivals their best planetary eyepieces, while delivering nearly equivalent performance over the full field. Stars remain diamond pinpoints as you move away from center and the field remains flat and in focus, even in short focus telescopes.
Long Eye Relief
Morpheus pushes the envelope of comfortable wide field viewing further than ever before, delivering close to 20mm of eye relief along with best-in-class optical performance. Eyeglass wearers can comfortably take in the full field and users of Binoviewers will find that Morpheus make the ultimate eyepieces for viewing with two eyes.
The Morpheus optical design delivers exceedingly low distortion (angular magnification distortion). Planets and lunar features retain their shapes as they transit the field and the true field sizes are close to theoretical. Many companies exaggerate at this point and deliberately use off axis distortion magnification as a means to advertise blown "apparent" field sizes . You will be able to compare this given field size of 76deg. and find it to be the true value, calculated from the apparent field size and focal length.
Phantom Coating Group
Pioneered in the Hyperion lineup, the Phantom Group Multi-coatings have been further optimized for use in the Morpheus and index-matched to each of the different glasses.
Optimized Internal Baffling
As with all Baader Planetarium eyepieces, the internal mechanicals have been fully ray-traced and baffled to eliminate the effects of stray-light.
Optimized for Binoviewing
Every last bit of space has been squeezed out of the main body to minimize its size, giving maximum nose clearance for binoviewing.
Every effort has been made to eliminate unnecessary weight - especially in view of effective binoviewing. The weight of all Morpheus-eyepieces essentially is the lenses inside plus the best protection and water resistance they can supply.
The Morpheus include two soft rubber dual-position foldable eyeguards. These innovative new eyeguards have been developed to provide the optimal comfort and eye spacing for most users and eye glass wearers. The included special winged version provides the ultimate comfort and exclusion of stray light necessary for binoviewing with eyeglasses.
The 1-1/4" and 2" Barrels of each Morpheus incorporate their new Slip-Protect Safety Kerfs. The ideal safety compromise between smooth barrels and wide undercuts. The numerous shallow kerfs give additional grip and security from inadvertent drops from smooth sided barrels, without the annoying problems sometimes caused by traditional wide undercuts. Wide waffle-patterned rubber grip ring gives an extra measure of handling security.
Like their Hyperion siblings, all Morpheus eyepieces make superb imaging projection optics. Each Morpheus includes a hidden M43 photo-video eye lens thread that permits use of their extensive range of Hyperion Digital T-Rings. These rings permit direct-thread attachment of practically any imaging device for the ultimate in rigidity and close-coupling for minimal vignetting.