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  1. Hello all. Thank you for taking a moment to read this & offer your suggestions/ advice. I'm sure my basic question has been asked many times: "In your opinion or experience, what are the first, most important, necessary accessories I should add in order to maximize the the use and ease of a newly acquired Celestron Nexstar 127 SLT ? I have a power supply adapter, 9mm,10mm, 25mm eyepieces, 2x Barlow and 90 degree diagonal mirror adaptor. With a modest budget and a 2 week deadline, I've researched numerous reviews and narrowed some choices to additional Plossl eyepieces, an assortment of filters or a dew shield. All of and these can probably be purchased within my budget but I'm even willing to take the plunge on an upgrade to a better mount, which I have no idea where to start. Any and all suggestions, advice and opinions are gladly appreciated. Thank you all, from across the pond in northeastern US.
  2. Gt my telescope based on recommendations here years ago. Its getting dusty though. Really just want to see as many planets in solar system as possible please. I read plenty but its too much to remember sorry. Struggled just looking at the moon Most things said barlows are a stepping stone. Can someone point out an eye piece on first light optics or something similar in UK please. Its for me and my 6 year old space obsessed son. Also a polarising filter if there worth it. Is a collimater cap as easy as a laser? I wont get round to making one so ill buy. Last step would then be plumbers tape on the eyepiece threads right? Thanks
  3. Hi i own Celestron 130EQ which comes with 20mm erect EP and 10mm EP.... i bought a GSO ED 3x Barlow... The focus is not very sharp while using Barlow... Is it the EP at fault ???? Is it worth upgrading to Kelner or a Plossl ????
  4. Televue 20mm Plossl Eyepiece Boxed with original documentation This is not the smooth barrelled version £60 plus £5 tracked P&P Paypal preferred Collection from Cheltenham welcome
  5. Televue 25mm Plossl Eyepiece Boxed with original documentation This is not the smooth barrelled version £65 plus £5 tracked P&P Paypal preferred Collection from Cheltenham welcome
  6. Offered for sale is a Meade 5000 series 60 degree 9mm plossl eyepiece in excellent optical and cosmetic condition with original caps and box (sorry about the poor picture, but you get the idea). This line doesn't get the best reviews, but for a number of years this was my best high power eyepiece and is very good on axis. Personally I think that Meade were pushing it a bit at 60 degrees. If you treat this eyepiece as a normal plossl (with tight eye relief and a twist up eye guard that I have used) it's well built and optically better than the average. I've seen some nice Jovian detail with it, but once a 9mm Vixen SLV and recently Baader Morpheus made their appearance this eyepiece isn't getting much use and it's time to move it on. The price is £30 including postage and packaging within the UK. Payment by PayPal or cash on collection please. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. James
  7. I have started making changes to my eyepiece collection! Having sold some fantastic "modern" eyepieces (Televue Delos) recently, the postman has delivered me a couple of "old men", the Televue 55mm Plossl & Televue Panoptic 27mm (seen pictured with the Televue Panoptic 35mm that I acquired a couple of weeks back). These "old dudes" are about to "have their day" once again when I get up & running with "Night Vision" later in the year... - the 55mm plossl will act as a 0.5x reducer (speeding up big dob to f1.9) - the 35mm Panoptic will act as a 0.7x reducer (speeding up big dob to f3) I decided to jump on a 27mm Panoptic as an alternative to "buying a Dioptrx adapter for my 24mm Panoptic" and I gain 4mm of eye relief in the process. - Eye relief is important as you have to get the image up to the objective lens of the image intensifier tube - I am assuming that the fast light cone of big dob will be better served with 2" eyepieces so I have stayed away from the 1.25" plossls for that reason (and the fact that a chunky 2" is easier to handle in the dark with gloves etc) Further up the power scale, I have recently sold two fantastic Panoptic 19mm eyepieces, which I have replaced with two DeLite 18.2mm (for the 20mm eye relief that the Night Vision needs plus they accept Dioptrx which is needed for the Televue TNVC Afocal adapter to attach to). A couple of "young guns" to keep the "old men" company! More to follow... Alan
  8. For sale a perfect condition Meade series 5000 26mm plossl - 60 degree field of view. Original box with eye cap. Price £45 ono. Price includes postage, PayPal bank transfer welcome. thanks for looking Neil.
  9. Hi, For sale is a set of Meade Series 3000 Plossl in excellent condition: - 5 mm - 6.7 mm - 9.5 mm - 25 mm SOLD - 40 mm SOLD All eyepieces made in JAPAN. Price for set £160 £130 £80 including delivery in EU. PP preferred. Thanks for looking!
  10. Good day to all. I primarily observe with a Celestron C80ED, f/7.5, and a 150mm Newt-DOB, f/6. May I ask?..... I have a couple Celestron Omni Plossl eyepieces, 12mm and 9mm (newer China mfg). I also have 2 Meade Series 4000, Plossl, 12.4mm and 9.7mm (newer China mfg). And finally I have 3 older Edmund Scientific Volcano Tops, 12.5mm, 9mm and 7mm (1970s Japanese made). With the eyepieces, I use a TeleVue, 2x Barlow at times, which is an excellent performer. Seeing in my area has been so bad for such a long time, I can't seem to get a handle on which set might have an edge over the others. I've tried on several occasions to compare them side by side, however it is very difficult to do so under such conditions, though I'm hoping with the cooler weather better views may be had. I'm speaking primarily of quality in sharpness and detail for planetary and lunar views. I'm wondering if anyone has had a chance to use any of these brands - or all of them - and if you feel one brand or type would have an advantage, if and when good conditions present themselves. Any opinions would be appreciated. Thank you. joe
  11. - Hi folks - I'm a bit of a hoarder when it comes to astro gear but it's time for a spring clean. Since upgrading my set up I simply don't use these EP's any more. They are all in tip top condition and have been well looked after. I will have a few posts going up so keep an eye out for a wee bargain. If you fancy anything drop me a message and we can sort it out. Payment via Paypal is preferred or if you are near Edinburgh save yourself the P&P and collect in person. Thanks for looking 1.25” Hyperion 13mm 68 degree afov modular eyepiece £70 + p&p - 2” Sterling Plossl 30mm/55 degree afov £35 + p&p - 1.25” Vixen Lanthanum 9mm/50 degree afov £50 + p&p - 1.25” TS Planetary HR 20mm/60 degree afov £35 + p&p
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