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Hello all! I am a total noob and I have an eyepiece and a Barlow lens question:
I have the Gskyer AZ70700 Refractor Telescope that I bought from amazon for my father and we have been using it for a week. It came with the 10 and 25mm eyepieces and a 3x Barlow lens.
My father's old "BRESSER TRAVEL 20-60X60 SPOTTING SCOPE" that our cat destroyed had a zooming option that my father loved so after some research, I've also ordered the "Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Eyepiece (1.25")" from amazon and I hope it will work well with the telescope when it arrives in a week. I also assumed it would be a better quality eyepiece than the eyepieces that came with the telescope.
Now my question is: Do you think a 5mm eyepiece would work well with my telescope? If so, what is the best 5mm eyepiece that I can buy below $30. Another question I have is that the 3x Barlow Lens that I have is making the view blurry and not clear like when I don't use the Barlow lens. Do you think a 2x Barlow lens would be better for our telescope? If so, what is the best 2x Barlow lens that I can buy below $30. I saw 2 Barlow lenses that were made by SVBONY and Solomark that are around $16 but I don't know if they are the right ones for our telescope and I wouldn't know which one to buy. I assume maybe I won't need to buy the 5mm eyepiece for better viewing if the 2x Barlow lense will work with my 10mm eyepiece or with the Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Eyepiece. What do you guys think? I would really appreciate any answers.
Hey everyone, I have yet another query....
So, attached are 2 pics I snapped with my phone last night. The first was taken through a zoom ep at about 12mm. The second was through a 25mm plossl.
I see a noticeable color difference, so my question is which one is true? or better yet, which eyepiece yields the truest color?
I have also seen it mentioned that sct's take away some contrast, but do ep's also have an effect on this?
I would like to know, what eyepieces do you use.
Im planning on to buying new ones. But i dont want anything cheap.(Not really expensive either) (Max +-160 dollars). I would like to have some eyepieces with big field of view for nebulas, galaxies etc. , and then some eyepieces which are great for observing planets with lot of details.
Some good eye relief would be great too.
My telescope is Dobson 203/1200.
Thanks for your suggestions!!!
I bought these in person about 15 years ago from Scope City in San Francisco and they hardly ever got used - I got into planetary imaging with webcams at about the same time, so these just stayed in their boxes. (they must have changed the box colour in between my visits :-) )
They have been used less than a handful of times just to check on some new scope purchases, but I've now got a set of Opticstar 82's so these are no longer required.
Supplied in excellent almost mint condition with endcaps, eyecup and original box.
Parks Gold Series 7.5mm through 42mm versions are a 2-1-2 five element configuration sometimes known as a modified Type 2 Erfle. This is virtually the same as the original highly regarded Masuyama eyepiece design.
See the review by Wing Eng on Cloudy Nights Eyepiece review section:-
Parks Gold 25 MM Eyepiece 5 elements, AFOV 52deg, Eye Relief: 16mm
Parks Gold 15 MM Eyepiece 5 elements, AFOV : 52deg, Eye Relief: 12mm - SOLD - thanks Tony
Parks Gold 10 MM Eyepiece 5 elements, AFOV : 52deg, Eye Relief: 8mm - SOLD - thanks Mike
Parks Gold 7.5 MM Eyepiece 5 elements, AFOV : 52deg, Eye Relief: 6mm
£55 each which includes P&P 1st Class with tracking
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