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Nickjan20

DSO which eyepices are best for a 5" mak

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hi

I have recently bought a skywatcher skymax synscan 127 goto and being new to stargazing I have had

a great time looking at Jupiter ,the moon and a few double stars ,and would like to know which eyepieces for this scope would be best for DSO's any advice would be appreciated

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what current eyepieces do you have nickjan ? welcome to the forums by the way.

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Baader Hyperion eyepieces work well with the 127 Mak. You might consider the 8-24 Zoom......gives a good range of magnification, a quite flat field and you don't have to keep changing eyepieces.........which is good. :rolleyes:

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hi

I have recently bought a skywatcher skymax synscan 127 goto and being new to stargazing I have had

a great time looking at Jupiter ,the moon and a few double stars ,and would like to know which eyepieces for this scope would be best for DSO's any advice would be appreciated

Hi I only have the standard 10mm 25mm that came with the scope and a 8mm Baader hyperion

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what current eyepieces do you have nickjan ? welcome to the forums by the way.

thanks 4 the welcome and the advice cw .

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ok well its only my opinion from my limited experience. i originally had a 90mm refractor and the eyepiece i found i used the most was a low power e/p to get me wide field views.

a bought a s/h meade 4000 plossl 32mm and it was a great eyepiece for the money.

i tend do do the majority of my observing between x 40 and x80 . of course theres alot of dso's up there and with different surface brightness and sizes. so while some will take quite a high magnification ,others wont.

to find what mag an eyepiece will give ,simply divide the focal length of the scope by the number on the eyepiece.

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ok well its only my opinion from my limited experience. i originally had a 90mm refractor and the eyepiece i found i used the most was a low power e/p to get me wide field views.

a bought a s/h meade 4000 plossl 32mm and it was a great eyepiece for the money.

i tend do do the majority of my observing between x 40 and x80 . of course theres alot of dso's up there and with different surface brightness and sizes. so while some will take quite a high magnification ,others wont.

to find what mag an eyepiece will give ,simply divide the focal length of the scope by the number on the eyepiece.

thanks i'll have a look at the 32mm ep's

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You will really ned to look at the longer focal length eyepieces to keep the magnification down, so a 32mm or 30mm are the obvious.

Keeping the magnification down means the image is smaller but a bit brighter, so you might see that little smudge somewhere in the field of view, then you can boost the magnification to try and see any detail.

In the plossl line the Vixens have a good reputation at £30 a piece, think the longer one may be £35.

The long focal length means that you have to consider this aspect as it is very relevant to eyepiece selection.

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You will really ned to look at the longer focal length eyepieces to keep the magnification down, so a 32mm or 30mm are the obvious.

Keeping the magnification down means the image is smaller but a bit brighter, so you might see that little smudge somewhere in the field of view, then you can boost the magnification to try and see any detail.

In the plossl line the Vixens have a good reputation at £30 a piece, think the longer one may be £35.

The long focal length means that you have to consider this aspect as it is very relevant to eyepiece selection.

thanks for the great advice ,i realise i will need a decent ep but do'nt want to break the bank at the moment ,so many thanks

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