I’m looking to upgrade my existing eyepiece collection and was trying to decide between two mid-range 1.25” eyepieces for planetary viewing for my Celestron Nexstar 130 SLT f/5 telescope in Bortle 5/6 skies. I have a Televue 2x Barlow lens already to see closer, so I was looking for something in the 8-10mm range. Does anyone have experience with either or both of these, and could recommend which one is better for me to invest in?
1) Explore Scientific 52 degree 10mm argon-purged waterproof
2) Celestron X-Cel 9mm LX series
I already own a ES 52 degree 25mm from the same series and love it for deep sky observations, but was wondering if the X-cel XS would be better for planetary viewing. Any thoughts would be appreciated.