Hi, I recently bought my first telescope, an Apertura AD8 (this forum was a huge help in deciding, thank you to everyone!). Anyway, while this is supposed to be a fantastic scope, basically all the reviews I read were a bit disappointed with it's high-power eyepiece, a 9mm Plossl. They recomend replacing it with a Goldline or a Paradigm or something else because of it's short eye relief. I have two questions about this:
1) Is what makes the eyepiece disappointing just it's short and uncomfortable eye relief, or is the quality also low?
2) Is the eyepiece so bad that it will spend most of it's time sitting in the rack, or is it good enough for the beginning and replacing it is more of an upgrade? I'm on a tighter budget, so I want to know if to view with higher power I have to buy an additional eyepiece, or if I can be content with this one for the time being.
Please note that I really have no experience and am basing this on what I heard; I apologize if this eyepiece is actually good and I just sound like an obnoxious critic.
Thank you for your help!
Edited by Naja keravnos, 24 January 2021 - 12:19 PM.