Baader 24mm Hyperion Modular Eyepiece - 1.25"/ 2"

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Baader 24mm Hyperion Modular Eyepiece - 1.25"/ 2"
Item # BA-HYP-24
  • The Baader Hyperion Telescope 24mm Eyepiece delivers a true 68 field of view with 20mm of eye relief.
  • Compatible with both 1.25" and 2" focusers and great for binoviewers.
  • The Baader Hyperion Telescope 24mm Eyepiece is famous for sharp, high-contrast images with a flat field, even in fast telescopes.
  • High index glass and specially designed coatings yield darker sky and more stars than competitors.
  • The Baader Hyperion Telescope 24mm Eyepiece is designed with internal baffling to eliminate ghost reflections and stray light.
  • Accepts Televue Dioptrx astigmatism correction lenses.


Baader 24mm Hyperion Telescope Eyepiece

The New Baader Planetarium Hyperion 68° Modular Eyepieces offer world-class performance and unique photo-visual features at an unheard of price. No longer do amateurs need to spend more on their eyepieces than their primary instrument in order to get true high-end performance in a wide-field eyepiece. Not just a different branded version of their highly regarded cousins, the Hyperions have been totally redesigned to deliver better transmission, contrast, and useful new features. Baader Planetarium has worked hard to give the Hyperions the world's finest optical coatings, superb mechanics, and their unique multi-functional design.

As a visual eyepiece, we have found the Hyperions deliver superb sharpness and color fidelity across their 68° wide, flat-field, even in fast telescopes. In our own comparisons to our personal favorites, the Pentax XL, the Hyperions matched the Pentax in every regard, and at just over 1/3 the price! From their superb on-axis and off-axis sharpness, to their pitch-black high contrast field, the Hyperions really work. Viewing through a Hyperion is notably comfortable and relaxing, due to their forgiving eye-position, 20mm of eye-relief, and an optical design that is free of the annoying kidney-bean effect.

Baader Hyperion Eyepiece Highlights...

  • Consisting of 8 elements in 5 groups, the Hyperion optical design delivers outstanding sharpness and color correction over a true 68° wide field, along with a comfortable 20mm of eye-relief.
  • High grade water-white glasses are used throughout, to deliver a crystal clear view with low scatter and excellent color fidelity, free of the yellow or bluish coloration imparted by many other eyepieces. Use of high-index glasses delivers low distortion and astigmatism, even on scopes as fast as f/4.
  • Baader Planetarium has gone to great lengths to give the Hyperions the most advanced multicoatings ever used on amateur telescope eyepieces (please note: these are not the same coatings other manufacturers use on their similar clones of these eyepieces..). The Hyperion multi-coatings and coating equipment are proprietary to Baader and have been designed by German coating engineers specifically for the Baader Hyperions, and optimized for each of the glasses used. These coatings are applied with the latest thin-film German coating equipment, training, and process controls. The result are coatings that truly rival the best in the world - including the famous Zeiss Abbe Orthoscopic! The difference is clearly visible - users report that the Hyperions clearly show fainter stars and darker sky than the competitive clones.
  • The proprietary Hyperion housings have been engineered by Baader to incorporate careful opto-mechanical design and execution of internal baffling to eliminate stray light and ghost reflections. Uncapping the eyelens reveals a pitch black interior, with no distracting and contrast-robbing glints of light from unbaffled lens or metal surfaces. We call these our 'black hole' eyepieces.
  • Superb fit and finish. Eyepiece barrels are accurate to size, nicely machined, and hard-anodized.
  • Works in both 1.25" and 2" focusers. The 1.25" barrel is threaded for filters and kept short (0.94") to work well in binoviewers and spotting scopes. Baader's new housing incorporates a full-length 2" barrel (0.94" long) and provides a specially designed tapered locking recess. In addition, the Hyperion field stop locations have been re-designed and optimized to give the shortest focus position possible (important for binoviewer use).
  • Soft folding rubber eyecups work for both normal and eyeglass users. Each Hyperion comes with protective lens caps and leatherette storage pouch.
  • Accepts popular Astigmatism Correcting Lenses. The Hyperion eyelens housing is compatible with the full range of correcting lenses from ¼ to 3½ Diopters. Observers with any astigmatism will really appreciate this feature, no longer needing to wear eyeglasses to see stars as true pinpoints. The long 20mm eye relief of the Hyperions works particularly well with these corrector lenses, without forcing the observer to press their eye close to the lens in order to see the entire wide field.
  • Great for Binoviewing! We've tried most of the wide field eyepieces on the market that are suitable for binoviewing, and the Hyperions are at the top with the very best. When compared to some wide field eyepieces developed especially for binoviewing, we found the Hyperions were superior in every aspect: more comfortable view with better eye relief, smaller housing diameter at the eyelens gives more nose-room, better coatings (=better contrast), wider field, and half the cost. Our favorite wide field bino eyepieces are the 8/13/17/21mm Hyperions, plus a 24mm Panoptic (another great bino eyepiece). For ultra-wide fields, the Nagler Type 6 are a fine choice (strange for one vendor to recommend another, but we really like the TeleVues).
  • The Baader Hyperions incorporate some unique and innovative aspects, which are designed to make them the ideal projection eyepiece.
  • The optical design of the Hyperions enables them to work as an extremely sharp wide-field projection eyepiece for even large chip CCD and DSLRs.
  • The eyelens barrel has been provided with two different external threads, M43 and M54 (these are covered by the removable rubber eyecups). A complete system of adapter rings enables cameras to be directly (and rigidly) close-coupled for afocal projection, or variably extended for classical eyepiece projection imaging with our T-Adapter and Extension Tubes. A series of 16 threaded rings provides compatibility with just about every digital (CCD/DSLR) and videocamera made, even large and heavy 3-chip videocameras.
  • The front negative lens element is designed to be removed (and exposes an M48 2" filter thread). This converts each Hyperion into a longer focal length high-quality projection eyepiece, giving the imager two choices of focal length with each eyepiece.

Baader Planetarium Product Number: HYP-24

Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer Baader
Optical Design Hyperion Modular
Barrel Size 1.25"/2"
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Eyepiece Field of View - Apparent 68ยบ
Eyepiece Focal Length 24mm
Eyepiece Eye Relief 17mm
Eyepiece Manufacturer Series Baader Hyperion
Eyepiece Weight 11.6 oz.
Field Stop 29mm
Number of Lens Elements & Groups 8 elements, 5 groups
Comes with Dust Caps? Yes
Comes with Eye Guard? Yes

Customer Reviews 3 item(s)

A real Find
I have used the eyepiece at both f6 and f10. This is an ideal low power eyepiece at f6 in moderately dark locations. It is sharp over roughly 60% of its wide field, and the sharpness fall off from there is gradual. Another real strength is the contrast it offers. It's fun chasing dark globules in the Milky Way.

At f10, the eyepiece is good for medium power planetary viewing, and smaller clusters. Center sharpness is very good, and the coatings on this eyepiece are better than my older Teleview and Meade series 4000 Ploessls.

At these prices, what's not to like?
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Peter Besenbruch / (Posted on 7/28/2008)
Hyperion 24mm
I purchased this eyepiece from OPT and it has quickly become my favorite. It's a sizable piece. I was not initially sure it would work well in my ETX125. It works extremely well. I have a 20mm Meade QX and a 15mm Televue Panoptic (as well as a series of the Meade 4000 Plossels. What I like about this eyepiece is that it has nice contrast, great eye relief and a super wide field of view. For the price, this seems like a spetacular eyepiece. I am very happy with my purchase.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Stephen Standifird / (Posted on 3/2/2008)
Baader Hyperion Eyepieces
These eyepieces are outstanding performers at an extraordinary price. I own the 24mm, 17mm, 13mm, and 8mm (purchased during the 2007 sale. They work extremely well in my Celestron F8 6 refractor and in my Stellarvue F7 80mm NHNG. Pinpoint stars, very good contrast, and little edge distortion. They also perform well in conjunction with my UO 2.8X Klee Barlow. I consider their FOV tailor-made for slower refractors. And the eye relief is pretty good as well. Fit and finish is superb for the price. Highly recommended.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Mike Nizinski / (Posted on 1/29/2008)
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Product Questions

Will most 2" filters fit in between the two pieces that separate. In other words can I insert a 2" Zhumell filter and still fit the nose piece back on to use in a 1.25 focuser? Thanks
Are the Hyperion eyepieces parfocal?
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