10" OO VX, 6" iOptron Mak-Cass, Orion 100ED
Quote:Remember that everyone sees and likes different views. Don't let anyone's recommendations, including mine, drive you strongly for or against any particular eyepiece. For everyone that LOVES their Explore Scientific 14mm 82-degree, there's someone that thinks it's a load of junk next to their Nagler. So find one at a good price, try it, and if you don't like it, sell it and try something else. Have fun exploring rather than stress out over buying the "perfect" eyepiece.Brian
Orion xx14g Dob CPC 1100 w/Skywatcher 80ED piggybacked Coronado PST TMB 92L refractor AT Voyager mount Nexstar 6/8 mount Denk Big Easy binoviewers Oodles of eyepieces and other optical gadgets Past scopes Meade 8" reflector and 8" SCT
Orion XT12g 12" f/4.92 GoTo Dob Orion 9x50 RACI - Green Laser Pointer Orion 4.5" f/4 EP: ES82 30mm, ES68 24mm EP: Hyperion 21, 17, 13, 10, 8, 5mm Various filters, including Skyglow, UHC, O-III Celestron Ultima 2x Barlow Celestron 12x80 binoculars & mount
Remember to have your clouds spayed or neutered, contrails included.
Quote:I recently ordered a Celestron 8" EdgeHD with VX mount. I am brand new to astronomy, so I need some guidance on eyepiece selections. The scope comes with a 40mm eyepiece. The scope's focal length is 2032mm, for reference.I have browsed several threads on eyepieces, but the options are overwhelming. Please recommend a decent medium power EP and high power EP. I will use the 40mm that comes with the scope for my low power EP until I "need" a better one. My budget is around $150 per eyepiece unless you can justify a more expensive one.
Z8 | C6 | C102 | C90 | ST80
Dobson | CG4 | DwarfStar & Manf 055XDB | Manf 3232 Swivel Tilt & Oben ACM-2400
C Skymaster 8x56 | Z Emerge 7x30 | Bushnell Xtra Wide 5x25
MarkLeica 8x20; Nikon Action 7x35; Vixen Apex Pro 8x42; Orion 15x63; Docter Nobilem 15x60WO Megrez II 80 FD / APM 107mm f/6.5 / Mewlon 210 on DM-6 + Berlebach Planet
Quote:Now for more questions. It seems many prefer widefields for low or med powers. I am definitely intrigued by all the buzz with the 82 deg EPs.
Quote:Now for more questions. It seems many prefer widefields for low or med powers.
Quote:It seems only lower focal lengths are available in 1.25".
Quote:You will need a cross hair reticle eyepiece - for star alignment. Cost is $75.
Quote:Consider starting with a good Barlow like this one: http://agenaastro.com/gso-1-25-2x-achromatic-barlow-lens.html which can easily be used for 1.5x or 2x magnification. Then plan your other eyepiece purchases to avoid duplication.
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
Quote:This barlow seems inexpensive, but I have also found out that you get what you pay for most of the time. Is this a normal price for a decent barlow, or just a good one to get started with that I'll want to upgrade later? If the latter, can you recommend a quality barlow that I will use for a long time? I would rather buy a high-quality barlow once.
Zhumell Z8 8" f/6 Dob Meade DS-2090 90mm f/9 on EQ1 mount (modified) Olympus Trooper 10x50 DPS I bino Quantaray Dakota 9x40 bino
Meade LS8 ACF Meade 2" Diagonal Apetura 10" Tweakers Package Meade ETX-125, ETX-90 for Solar Celestron 80mm APO PST Meade SWA - 34mm,28mm,24mm,20mm Brandon 32mm, 16mm Vernonscope 40mm Erfle 2" ES 14mm,11mm,6.7mm 8.8 Nagler 13mm T6, Pan 19mm Meade 12.4 Pl,9.7mm, 15mm SP Meade 2x Shorty Barlow Powermate 2.5x WO Bino Viewer, 20mm 66* pair Denkmier 2 Super System Meade Nebula Filters Meade 9x60 Bino Vivitar S1 8x42 Bino Canon T2i, 18-55mm, 50mm 1.8, 55-250mm
Celestron C8 SGT / Vixen R130sf w/ Porta Mount