For use in my "supercharged" Mark V with the APM 152ED or the Celestron Omni XLT 150R, I use the following pairs:
- 35mm Orion Ultrascopic/Celestron Ultima/Parks Gold (I have one of each, can't tell a difference between them)
- 32mm TPO plossls (will probably sell as they provide a narrower FOV as compared to the 35mm above and the 25mm/24mm below)
- 25mm Meade HD-60
- 24mm APM UFF
- 18mm Meade 5000 UWA
- 14mm Meade 5000 UWA
I also use the 1.25x and 2.6x GPCs
The 25mm and 24mm are a tough call for me... the 24mm provides a wider FOV, but the 25mm seems like it has better transmission and might be a tad bit more comfortable to use. Do I even need the 25/24mm eyepieces? Not quite sure at this point since they're between the 35mm and 18mm.
I really like the Meade UWAs, and the Ultrascopic/clones.
I'm looking for something with a bit more mag, mainly to prevent swapping out GPCs, and am thinking either the Meade 5000 series 8.8mm or 5.5mm since I already have one of each. I have the 6.7mm and the 4.7mm as well, but I think I like the mag and spread between the 8.8mm and the 5.5mm a bit better.
Anyone out there using these pairs and care to comment? Single use thru the BV they seem to do fine.