Right out of the box and into the telescope. The contrast is sharp and I saw what I was looking for. If your close, this one's view closes the gap for you without working the sky. Most excellent on the astro-camera, too.
I'm rather new to astronomy,(2 years, I just upgraded my 6 Dobsonian to a 10 Dobsonian, so the view I was getting with just the eyepiece that came with the new scope was quite amazing. After some careful research I decided to go with the Baader Hyperion 36mm, 2-1.25, and I was blown away.The night it came, it was a warm,clear night for viewing, considering I live in a Chicago suburb, and it was January, and the moon was full. I kept changing eyepieces to compare all the other views with this eyepiece, and it wasn't even close. I just started aiming the scope at what looked like an empty black sky, only to be blown away with how many stars, galaxies, and many other objects that were actually there. With the wide field of view and it's clarity make it seem like your looking out a window. I meant to be outside for about 20 minutes, but I got so caught up with the amazing views, I ended up being out for over an hour. The quality, and price make this eyepiece a no brainer. If all Baader eyepieces are this good, I'm going to be switching over all my existing ones. I think I'm spoiled now. If your not familiar with OPT, I can also highly recommend them. They ship very fast, and answer all my questions promptly.
I have owned other Hyperions, also own the Pentax Zoom 6.5-19.5 mm and Hyperion Zoom, but this Hyperion aspheric excels in low power views with sharp views in almost 75 % of the field, excellent contrast, world class multicoatings ( no internal or external reflections , space-walk experience, a lot of eye reflief and excellent color balance. I think the BEST BUY for for wide fields.