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I have recently brought my first telescope and am looking to upgrade the eye pieces. 

I have a celestron powerseeker 127eq and was wondering which eyepiece set would best suit the telescope for planets and galaxies.


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Hi C-Sparkes and welcome to SGL. :hello2:

Personally I would start off by purchasing individual eyepieces than a set. There are various optical designs out there. Some are long eye-relief, some are wide-angle, some are ultra-wide-angle.

Question is... what is your budget?

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Hi Philip thanks for your reply. I would like something that would be a good start for beginners. My budget would be around £15-£30 per eye piece or £100-£200 for a set. 


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I agree about the Starguiders. Better to spend your budget on a few good quality eyepieces than to spend it on a load of cheaper and unnecessary ones. Plus as well as working with your current scope they will work with your next scope when you decide to upgrade. As your scope is f8 (ish) I would suggest the 8, 12 and 18mm Starguiders, possibly the 25mm too if you want to (almost) max out the true field of view that a telescope with a 1.25" focuser can show.

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I agree with Philip - above. Buying those aluminum-cases full of Plossls for cheap will leave you with 2 or 3 that you can use, and a bunch just collecting dust - until you try to sell them. Cost-wise, you might break even. So I don't recommend buying such.

Keep using what you have now, and figure out what sort of things you'd like to see up there. And what would help you go find those things. And figure out what sort of eyepiece(s) would serve you do such the best. But above all - take your time for now. Nothing up there is going to vanish. But here on Earth, your money could vanish and you'd have a bunch of eyepieces you'll never use. Most of us have been there, or close to it. One thing many of us didn't have: A good bunch of people who will help you to find what you need in a forum like this!

So you're off to a very good start.

Congratulations on your new telescope. You've picked a very nice one!


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Thanks for all the replies I suppose I'm in no rush as I live in the U.K. (Constantly cloudy). I think I might go with the starguiders, I'll slowly add to them over time. Thanks again! ?

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