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Reccomendation for a ES 114/500 f4.4

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#1 texcoco

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 02:48 PM

I'm looking for an eyepiece recommendation for a new scope that's headed my way.

 

It's an ES Aurora 114mm 500mm f4.4 (https://explorescien...urora-telescope) that I plan on turning in to a ultra compact breakdown travel scope. (https://garyseronik.com/a-converted-starblast-travelscope/)

 

I only bought the OTA, so no included eyepieces.

 

I have a Vixen NPL 30mm and a X-cell 2x Barlow.

 

Everything else I have is entry level MAs etc.

 

Recommendations? 

 

I also have the scopes in my signature that I'd like to keep in consideration.



#2 Van Huynh

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 03:04 PM

I suggest the Agena SWA 70* 10mm. Just kidding.


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Posted 15 June 2019 - 03:10 PM

Can’t really go wide angle at F4.4, unless you go premium. Maybe stick to plossls or 60 degrees max.

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 03:14 PM

You've picked a widefield scope that should complement your 130mm Mak well. I think you should see what the 30mm Vixen will do for you in the new scope. It should work very nicely and you may not need to add anything at all.


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#5 texcoco

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:26 PM

I suggest the Agena SWA 70* 10mm. Just kidding.

Van....you are too much. lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif  (inside joke... I almost bought his Agena SWA 70* 10mm)

 

If I could have nabbed the 20mm, I could justify it for the MAK and maybe it's be satisfactory on the F4...but the 10mm is a bit much for the 2000mm FL of the MAK and isn't recommended for faster than F6 or F8.



#6 texcoco

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:34 PM

Scott, I'm with you...really, I'm hoping to get away from the terrible seeing here in the city and get a little closer in on some clusters and actually see the GRS and see Jupiter's bands clearly for once.

 

From here I really can't see the GRS and the band's are just a hint of color with the MAK. Going past 15mm for 133X is pretty futile.




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