Posted 26 April 2014 - 11:48 AM
I love this site and being a newbie I have learned more here than in my other reading. I have a Celestron Omni xlt 102 ( which I love) and have seen different comments on eyepieces that say some eyepieces work better for short or fast focal lengths. Mine is 1000mm and was just wondering if someone would have recommendations for this particular scope. I know that this is a general question but all the advertising just overwhelms me. I would rather spend a little more for eyepieces that will serve well than buy less to have more eyepieces. Any input would be welcome. Thank you
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Celestron X-Cel LX come in 7mm and 12mm. Meade HD60 come in 6.5 and 12. Zhumel Planetary in 6 and 12.5 are another option. There are others.
Posted 26 April 2014 - 02:33 PM
Welcome to CN!
This sounds good to me.... only thing i'd add is that the "Super-Wide" or "SWA" type EPs (eyepieces), at 68* field, are nearly the same price as the "Ultra-Wide" or "UWA" types, having 82* fields. I'd consider those, as well, if not in lieu of the SWA's.
f/9.8 is fairly forgiving. The Meade 24 must be a 25 or a smoothie. If you're Daddy Warbucks go for TVs. If you are in the lower 80% used Meade Series 5000 5 Element Plossls are great eyepiece with easy on the pocketbook prices. If their 60° FOV isn't enough try the ESs or their cousins the Meade Series 5000 Super Wides.
One ES brand UWA i hear a lot of good about (haven't tried personally ) is the 11mm, and its 11mm FL is near 'bout 1mm exit-pupil in your F10 scope- a very nice spot to be for views! The 8.8mm is also a very nice EP.
I am currently adding a Autostar 497 to The CG-4 mount and it is progressing nicely.
Schweet! Let us know how that goes. Pix, please!
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Posted 29 April 2014 - 06:27 PM
Thanks for the reply. I had been looking at the Baeder line of eyepieces and they have some interesting designs. I am thinking of the cpl lenses that can be easily modified to become lenses for camera(point and shoot) as that seems like a good value. \Do you have any experience with these? Thanks
Posted 30 April 2014 - 05:32 AM
"Go Blue...Go MEADE".
Posted 30 April 2014 - 10:35 AM