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Quote:Hi guys was going to purchase a 40mm eyepiece for my scope. I take it this would only be used for deep sky work and not planetary. For example would this lens be ideal for viewing the beehive cluster or Plaides. If not which lens would be ideal.Thanks Ben
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Quote:The strange thing I notice about 40mm eyepieces on the market (in 1.25" size) is their narrow field of view. Most are only around 45 deg. You can get a good 32mm with 65-80deg FOV. So, in my opinion, low mag is only good if you get wide field to go with it. Maybe a wide-angle 32mm is better.
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Quote:Hi for people that are. Asking I am using a celestron 114 LCM answer has a 1.25 inch focuser. Would based on my scope and focuser size is a 40mm lens ideal Thanks Ben
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Quote:I found this one I have used this make before and they are very good. Would this better then the 40mm http://www.amazon.co.uk/Orbinar-Plossl-30mm-eyepiece-31-7mm/dp/B00858IF1A/ref...
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Quote:I would think the GSO would get high marks from most. Antares or Sky Watcher also get good reviews.