I am a beginner and I had an urgent question as I am trying to buy this "Celestron NexStar 4 SE Maksutov" telescope as it's $330 off on it's regular price and it's one of the only computerized telescopes with a good Black Friday sale that is still in stock on the Adorama website:
I live in Toronto with light pollution so I'll use this telescope to view planetary objects but what I am most excited about is to view the great conjunction on December 21st and I'll get to receive this telescope before that by the looks of it.
My question is, I wanted to get the "Celestron 93230 8 to 24mm 1.25 Zoom Eyepiece" for this telescope as I love zoom eyepieces and that's also on sale on the website but I am not sure if this zoom eyepiece would go well with that telescope.
Can someone please help me with this? I'd really appreciate any help.
Thank you all!
Hahahaha... wow a lot of people jumping in for pretty much the same factors.
Hi, fellow Torontonian here as well.
I also picked up a new NexStar SE because of Black Friday sales, also one of the many reasons was to watch the Dec 21 Saturn + Jupiter conjuntion
Unfortunately all the stuff I ordered will not arrive until after that date.
I did a lot of research, review, and reading before picking up all the accessories.
Anyway for the Lenses / Zoom I went with the Hyperion 8-24mm Mark IV Zoom Eyepiece which was on sale along with Hyperion Zoom Barlow Lens both were sold out.
Originally I was going to pick up a Lense Kit until I read they were really not that useful, instead a single adjustable zoom lense is more intuitive and easier to use than swapping lenses for different zooms.
The Celestron 93230 8 to 24mm 1.25 Zoom Eyepiece you are referencing was also one of my top choices as it was a no brainer going with the same brand, but then I did some more research and reading more into it, it appeasr the Hyperion zoom piece is the most favoured one by the Pros, it's pretty much the same thing, but the Hyperion has the click-lock feature, it's a very minor thing, but it feels more like the DSLR camera lense with the clicks as your rotate the zoom, so you know how many level you zoomed in or zoomed out.
I'm also looking for a good lense for light pollution in Toronto and the GTA area. I got a threat going here "Does Celestron 94123 work to filter out light pollution?"
Edited by YoungStargazer, 29 November 2020 - 06:50 PM.