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Starter eyepieces for 12" dob

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#26 JKruger13

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 08:03 AM

Hm, why is there no 30mm ethos?



#27 Voyager 3

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 08:28 AM

Many people can't afford a 13mm ethos (including me ) ... So think what would be the price to create one and at what $$ it would go at the market 🤑🤑🤑🤑. Also 30 mm 100° requires a 3 inch focuser which is pretty rare except observatories

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 10:43 AM

My honest advice is: don't buy anything else yet. When your scope finally arrives, use it the eyepieces that come with it for a while to get a feel for the equipment. After that you'll be much better prepared to make decisions.

 

Here are some things you may find. 

 

A 25mm plössl is a very nice eyepiece. Good quality image and comfortable eye relief. The 60X magnification will be useful, too. You may not feel an immediate need to upgrade. See what you think.

 

A 10mm plössl is less satisfactory. Good quality image but very uncomfortable eye relief. The 150X magnification will be appropriate for planets when the seeing is good, but perhaps not quite so useful for all-around viewing. See what you think.

 

The long wait for a scope can drive anyone nuts! (I speak from experience.) Best not to let our impatience drive us to buy more too soon.



#29 JKruger13

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 02:33 PM

Not a bad idea Laz. I figured I might want something more than two magnifications to choose from so I thought the zoom lens would help me decide what I want and then if I don't want it anymore then it's only one piece to sell versus several pieces.

 

I like to think about what I might buy.



#30 turboscrew

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Posted 04 August 2020 - 02:33 PM

Maybe this could be of help. It's for LibreOffice, but just might work with Excel too.

 

https://www.dropbox....cu_sel.ods?dl=0




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