Life and its various turns removed me from the hobby due to other hobbies and life's general distractions.
For years now i keep looking to the skies and lamenting that I sold all of my gear to get out of debt.
I should have kept at least 1 of my scopes...but i didn't...I thought i could survive with a 200mm camera lens.
Clearly...its just not the same...
After much debate, I selected a Sky-watcher Evostar 80ed (f7, 600mmfl). Years ago I had one of their older 80s and loved that scope. I felt it was good enough in most conditions and its size was great for grab and go or AP. I found a killer deal on a New evostar with 2" diagonal for under $550...i thought that was a steal.
My quandary though is...Its been YEARS since I've done any visual astronomy. Ive never had a 2" diagonal and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to fill that hole with a hunk of glass. I don't think i want to go Televue just yet as gobs of free cash are not a thing i want to part with in our current challenges...but i do want to have that spacewalk sensation. So far the math tells me that I should be looking in the 15-20mm range at a AFOV of greater than 60 degrees.
After that...I'm lost. I have a shortlist of EPs that I think might do the trick. But, I have ZERO experience with 2" EPs and how they will work with an 80mm ED.
So here are my considerations so far:
Meade 15mm MWA
Baader Hyperion 17mm
Can anyone shed 'light' on any of the these eye pieces in an 80mm ED?
Thank you in advance and glad to be back!