Quote:Looking for an eyepiece for deep sky viewing in my 127mak. Right now I'm using a 26mm Plossl, and it's a pretty good preformer. But I want something that gives me a little bit of a larger perspective (or as in less magnification). But I'm on a limited budget of $55 so I can't get a premium eyepiece yet. I'm looking at Orion's Sirius Plossl 32mm as the best one, but when I go to stellarium and use the ocular view, depending on magnification terms, they look almost the same...will there be a difference between a 25mm eyepiece and a 32mm eyepiece? Or are there any other eyepieces good for deep sky viewing? Thanks in advance
Rob Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another..... Plato
Quote:I've seen a 40mm plossl out there that might work, too. I have a 127mm mak and I use a GSO 32mm plossl with it a lot but I'd love to try a bit lower power. Saw a 40mm at the local Good Will store but it was part of a larger kit that they would not let me part out. My 32mm in the 127 mak will give me maybe 3/4 of a degree true FOV.
Quote:Will there be a difference between a 25mm eyepiece and a 32mm eyepiece?
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Quote: But the 40mm does have a smaller FOV than the 32mm, which is why I think the 32mm would be a little more fun to use. What kit was at your Good Will store? And how often does astro equipment show up at Good Will stores?
Quote:Dan:One of the disadvantages of the ETX-125 is that 1900mm focal length, the field of view is very limited. A good 32mm Plossl will provide you with the maximum field of view, it will be noticeably wider than with the 25mm Plossl but it will still be well under 1 degree. For wider fields, you have the Meade 60AT-T, if I am remembering correctly, that's a simple 60mm F/6, it should be good for the Pleiades and the like. GSO 32mm Plossl. I like the GSO 32mm Plossls, I have two of them but both are older Celestrons, I bought one back in 1996, they might have changed... Jon
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