Coming over to visual from starting out in astrophotography. I'm putting together a portable grab and go telescope pack to use as my primary setup for the foreseeable future which is centered around a Stellarvue SV80ST f/6 480mm.
I want to add in some visual capability and get a few EP's for it. I currently don't own any and have no experience with them aside from a little bit of research. Requesting a sanity check and suggestions to get 3 or 4 decent quality EP's for it and a 2x barlow. I would like to stick to 1.25" to keep portability high. I am debating either the 2" or 1.25" SV star diagonal to go along with it just to keep options open. If there is no large advantage to the 2" then I will get the 1.25" for portability.
$250ish budget which really dictates what I can get. I think this should be sufficient to get decent quality entry EP's considering I'm just starting out.
My thoughts are:
- 24mm - Low power wide angle for sweeping milky way views
- 16mm - Medium power - nebula/stars
- 6 or 5mm - High power for planets/moon
Trying to keep an eye out on classifieds but am not really sure what ones to look for. I don't care if they are not all the same brand/type as a set, I would prefer what is generally better for each task. I'm currently looking at something like the (1) Celestron X-Cel LX / (2) ES 52deg Series / (3) Takahashi Starbase.