I am mostly an imager, and do very little visual other than quick views with binoculars. But last night I did a quick setup of my small mount and Tak FS-60Q and really enjoyed the views of Jupiter, Saturn, and the moon. I used the 10mm Celestron Luminos eyepiece that I have, and didn't even bother turning on tracking on the mount - just used the manual fine adjustments to keep things in view. Little scope did great - could clearly see bands/moons for Jupiter, ring of Saturn. No camera, computer or batteries - was nice. Who knew
This made me realize that I haven't thought much about eyepieces since I went down the imaging rabbit hole years ago, and that for times like last night i probably should have a couple of nice eyepieces on hand that make the most of the capabilities of the scope. Need 1.25", reasonably lightweight (no hand grenades), and would like to keep budget for each <$400 (willing to pay up to that if the views are worth it, but very happy to spend less, and prefer "buy once buy right"). Will mostly be used on the FS-60Q, but might occasionally re-purpose my TSA-102 for visual as well. Would want sufficient eye relief for comfortable viewing for all (glasses, no glasses).
I was thinking 2 eyepieces would probably suffice (but open to feedback):
1. Something in the 20mm range for wider-field viewing - looks like the Televue Panoptic gets pretty good marks in this range, but very open to recommendations
2. Something to give the best contrast lunar and planetary views at the high end of magnification my little scope can comfortably handle. My usual seeing conditions aren't great. Thinking 100x is maybe a good range to aim for, so maybe 6mm but maybe too small exit pupil?
Any recommendations/guidance much appreciated!