Hello. I would like to hear some suggestions about upgrades to look out for.
I have a Bresser Pollux 150/750 EQ3 reflector with the default kit that came with it (K4mm, RK20mm and 3x barlow).
My best achievements with this setup has been Saturn with rings to the point that I could see the gap between the planet and rings. Managed to see one red band on Jupiter and Io casting a shadow - both with the 4mm eyepiece.
I've tested the barlow with both eyepieces, but I tend to lose detail when using the barlow. Could be due to trouble focusing with the sticky focuser or the barlow is the culprit. Most of the time I just use the 4mm when looking at specific objects.
What I've done:
Replaced existing grease with lithium grease in the focuser - had a "Synta glue" situation
Bought a Cheshire eyepiece and did collimation - primary was one "donut" away from center if that makes sense.
I haven't tested the collimation out, so I'm not sure how much that one "donut" affected my views.
I am now looking for some eyepiece upgrades, but not sure which way to go first - barlow or eyepiece upgrades.
I cannot identify the brand or type of the eyepieces that came with the kit (RK20mm, K4mm). Not sure what would be a sufficient "upgrade" from my existing kit.
The store I am aiming at mostly offer Omegon, VIXEN and Explore Scientific(Out of price range for now) eyepieces. (I've heard VIXENs are good)
After watching this and a few other videos [https://www.youtube....h?v=S5oIBZ1KD2g], this is my gameplan:
One of eyepieces:
Omegon 10mm Plossl
VIXEN NPL 10mm
Omegon 4mm Super Plossl
Or just get something like Omegon 3x Achromatic Barlow and using my kit eyepieces.
My next target is improving detail on Jupiter and Saturn.
What are Your opinions about the eyepieces in my gameplan. Maybe some other suggestions from Omegon or VIXEN? My price range is around 40-50€ for an eyepiece.
What was the entry upgrade that improved your views the most?
Edited by Krumons, 22 July 2021 - 09:42 AM.