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I am looking at improving my EP collection. I have the kit 25mm and 10mm supplied with my Skywatcher Explorer 150P reflector along with its X2 Barlow. I also have a 40mm Meade Series 3000. All are 1.25 inch. The clarity of the Meade is an absolute joy so I want to start upgrading the kit I have.

I am unsure whether to replace either of the kit EP's are go for an intermediate such as a 15mm EP.

What is a good EP for £75 or so and what would YOU choose if you were upgrding?

Thanks all.

Matt

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The Meade 3000 are really very good (especially the Japanese ones) :smiley:

Telescope House have a used but decent Meade 3000 16mm in their "returns" section for a lot less than your budget. As you enjoy the 40mm in that range why not grab the 16mm and still have change for more ? 

 

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If you're buying new I would buy one and a half starguiders. On the second hand market you might be able to find an ES68/82 within budget. 

Long term I would plan to replace all of those eyepieces. The kit ones aren't great and the 40mm Meade will have an AFoV that is a bit narrow for my liking. Of the eyepieces you have the 10mm is the weakest so I would start by replacing that first. 

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I started out with the S/W 150P and over a period collected a number of the Celestron X-Cel LX eyepieces which I enjoy using. In your position I would start with the 12mm to give a nice medium power view.

Good luck and enjoy.

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The plunge has been taken. Thanks to those good folk at FLO, I will soon be the proud owner of an Explore Scientific 68° Maxvision 28mm 2" Eyepiece and an BST StarGuider 60º 8mm ED Eyepiece.

Lets see how it goes!

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The BST'S are brilliant for the money the 15mm especially I have all of them except the 3.2mm which is too high of magnification for my 200p. 

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