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Bit of a backround: I've been a keen stargazer when in my teenage years, then couldn't pursuit my passion, but recently, in my forties, it hit me again, as I moved and life is good (South facing large garden, obstructed only from the North by our house, but then I just move the scope further and viola!). Started with 90mm refractor, but was always thinking of reflector.
Long story short, I've got my SkyWatcher Star Discovery 150P GOTO a week ago. Bought it second hand, very good condition, and good mirror. Have got two nights stargazing, cought cold and I AM LOVING IT.
Now I would like to get me a nice wide angle ep for DSO spotting.
The scope is 150mm / 750mm f5. I've done some reading obviously, and Explore Scientific 82 degree series have all good reviews and fit within my budget. I can afford only one, and apparently the best for DSOs is the one that gives 2mm exit pupil. Now, for my scope that would be 10mm piece, and that is not within ES 82 degree range, so it's down to 11mm (2.2mm exit pupil) or 8.8mm (1.76mm exit pupil).
My question is: which one would be better for my rediscovered passion? I'm gonna be using that ep for faint mostly.
Thanks to everyone in advance for any kind advise.
I am relatively new to astonormy. I have a celestron Astro master 130eq with a focal length of 650mm. I have been able to enjoying viewing some of the planets and star clusters so far. I was considering purchasing one of the celestron x-cel LX eye pieces for getting an enhanced view of the planets such as Jupiter and Saturn Has anyone used these eyepieces and if so what would you recommend? Any help would be much appreciated.
Going through all my EP's which I need to whittle down, so I am selling the following EP's, all of which are in very good condition, if not mint;
Celestron Omni 6mm plossl - £10 + p&p
Celestron Omni 12mm plossl - £10 + p&p
Skywatcher SP 17mm plossl - £10 + p&p
Explore Scientific plossl 10mm 70 degree - £28 + p&p (sold)
TMB Planetary 2 4.5mm - £22 + p&p
Explore Scientfic 2" 25mm 70 degree - £40 +p&p
All owned from new, with end caps and original boxes (except the 2" ES 25mm EP which I can't find the box it came in sorry). Can collect if local, or will post in the UK with signed for 2nd class which adds £3.95 postage for each individual EP.
Thanks for looking,