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bhy111

C11 SCT worth while Accessories

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Hi, new to the forum.

Got my first scope in the early 70’s, all scopes since then had 1 ¼” eye pieces, fell out of this hobby for a long time but happy to say now returning.

Now have a C11 SCT and would like to know if I should go to the 2” visual back or stick with the 1 ¼”. (major decision... any suggestions?).

Any suggestions for some worth while eyepieces, barlows and filters for looking at planets and nebula?

Any experience is very much appreciated.

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hi and welcome filter wise, uhc, 0III the eps well thats a personal choice some people like the bank busting ones and others like the plossls

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I use 25 year old 1.25" TV plossls on my C11.

I wouldn't worry about filters at this stage.

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Hi and welcome. 2" eyepieces and filters tend to be more expensive than the 1.25" equivalents, but if money is no problem then go for 2". Have a trip to a local astronomical club and see if any there use both. You can then compare before you commit yourself.

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Hi Bhy111,

Welcome to the forums.

I have been advised by people far more experienced than me, that a 2" diagonal will be more rigid if you are hooking up a camera. Other than that, as has been said, the 1.25" fittings are a bit cheaper.

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