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Bushnell Legend HD 80 - new eyepiece?

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Old Monday 18th November 2019, 20:38   #1
JanD
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Bushnell Legend HD 80 - new eyepiece?

Dear community,

Is it possible to change the Bushnell Legend HD 80 eyepiece? I have a couple of nice eyepieces which I use with my Dobsonian and I have the feeling that those could improve the view through the Bushnell.

It looks like the original zoom eyepiece is attached with a compression ring. There are three grub screws, but those are sealed with some kind of glue. Before I start tinkering around, did anyone try that already and can confirm that 1.25" eyepieces fit and that the focus will be reached?

Thank you so much,
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Old Saturday 23rd November 2019, 16:15   #2
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Hi there..Removing the eyepiece could open the body and loose the nitrogen ,,,you could do the whole operations inside a clear trash bag(unused,please)...Do not open the bag,just enough to fit the scope inside,and seal the bag with tape...now you have a dust and air free chamber to work...Do it well and see what you find..changing the eyepiece could really improve performance ...I fitted a Baader zoom to my kowa 823 and I am very happy, ?.Today i got a report from a user that did the same after reading my review,and was raving about it..If you could fit that eyepiece to your Legend ED,you might end with a combo worth to use for years,with a very good performance...
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