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Hey guys, bout to buy my skywatcher heritage 130p, to make my setup a little bit more portable. I m also intrested in an eyepiece to buy. One in the range of 6-7 mm  and in the price range of 60-80Euros

My three choiches are:

The Exploire scientific 52 degree eyepiece 6.5mm


The Skywatcher UWA Planetary eyepiece 6mm


And the TS Optics High end planetary eyepiece 6mm


Which one do you think i should buy?

Will be using them for mainly planetary observing and some globular observing.



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Which eyepieces do you already own? Have you got any experience to know whether those extra few degrees are important to you? 

If you're happy with 52° then I would probably be inclined to give the 6.5mm ES a go. At a glance reviews of that particular focal length look pretty good.

I suspect the other two eyepieces might be the same lenses in different barrel designs. Apparently, the TS one has a rotating eyecup while the SW is a simpler fold up/down affair. 

Alternatively, astroshop are currently selling the Celestron X-Cel LX series for 90€, which is just over the top end of your budget. I used to have a 7mm and it was a very good eyepiece in my opinion and the most obvious difference between it and more premium eyepieces was the field of view.

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i have the stock eyepieces that came with my 8" dob , a panaview 2" 32mm a BST Starguider 8mm and a BST Barlow 2X

so which out of the three do you think will be the best for me

celestron is way out of budget, since i want to buy a 50euro UHC Explore Scientfic filter too.


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If you like the 8mm BST Starguider, what about trying the 5mm BST SG?  It's cheaper than the other options and likely as good or better than the Planetary options.  You might want to read this comparison of four variations on the TMB Planetary eyepiece design, including the original.  The ES-52 line is quite new, but getting good reviews assuming you don't get a defective one and have to have it swapped for a good one.

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Given you have an 8mm BST already, I'd add the 5mm BST to that. In your 200mm it would give you x240 which is just about right as a maximum.

If you feel x240 is too much, then you could use a 12mm with your x2 Barlow to give x200. The 12mm on its own at x100 would be useful too.

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I find the 10 mm eyepiece that came with my telescope to be adequate. I wish to get the six minute with the skywatcher for 200 times magnification and occasionally 400 only on the best nights every year,for seeing saturn the moon mars and more.

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