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#1 25585

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:22 PM

When you have bought a telescope, what eyepiece do you use in it first?

 

And if you own 2 or more telescopes, which do you try a new eyepiece in first?



#2 Hesiod

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:35 PM

For the new eyepiece, I try it first in the telescope I had in mind when made the purchase; as for the new tube, I star test it with short "orthos".


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 02:10 PM

If I get a new telescope the first eyepiece in is one that came with it.    If there were none then one of my ES82s.

 

If I get a new eyepiece and just want to check it to be sure it is not damaged, probably my 80 mm refractor.  Quick grab and go.   I use the same eyepieces in all of my scopes except the 2" which only work in the 8" Dob.  


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 03:21 PM

As with Alberto, I have a specific telescope in mind when I purchase an eyepiece. 

When having first light with a new scope I reach for one of my favorite eyepieces that 

gives a 4ish mm exit pupil which is my preferred finder range. Any bigger exit pupil and

my natural astigmatism can skew the view.


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#5 penguinx64

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 07:07 AM

I use a Meade 4000 Super Plossl 20mm eyepiece as my 'standard' for comparison tests.


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#6 Carlos Flores

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 07:40 AM

Hi,

 

Every telescope that I have bought, borrowed and tested is having its first light with my humble, but reliable Meade series 4000 26 mm. After that, I use the Baader Hyperion Zoom.

 

Carlos


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 09:29 AM

See, your visits to Eyepieces Anonymous are starting to pay off...


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