Anyone care to provide a sanity check. I've got a Celestron 11" EdgeHD on order, which comes with a 23mm eyepiece. Let's assume it is decent quality; I have no idea.
I have nothing now. Seeing where I am will likely be average on a good night. My main goal will likely be imaging, but I want to be able to visually observe when I do not want to work so hard. no specific targets in mind. Show off to visitors (if we can ever have them again) whatever is up and bright enough.
My thinking is this:
Get a lighted reticle just because I may need one at times for checking alignment (12.5 Agena tentatively).
Get a wider view, maybe a Tele Vue Plossl 55mm
Get a higher powered, but not too high, thinking in the 13mm range. Anything shorter seems unlikely to be usable. I kind of got stopped here, as I read a lot of different opinions on something like the Ethos vs. Nagler and whether it's really worth it.
Setting aside my dithering over the 13mm range, is this approach a good starting point to last me a while until I actually figure out what I need? Am I wasting time at the short end in mediocre seeing at this focal length, i.e. is 23mm really enough for a while?