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-philip-

Best EPs for 127 mak?

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Morning! Well I’m in a field in Cornwall and using my new 127 Mak for what I intended, a grab and go for camping. 

Last night I had what I think is the best observing of Saturn I’ve ever had. I could even see a band around the planet. Proper “wow” moment and had a crowd around me in no time wanting to have a look! 

I am curious about what the best Eyepiece would be for this telescope for planetary viewing? 

I have:

Super Plossl 25mm & 10mm (the 10mm is the one I had most success with last night)

williams optics 6mm SPL

starguider ED 18mm and 8mm 

is there anything I could add to this collection that would be particularly good with a 127 Mak?

Ta :)

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Baader Zoom is great with 127 Mak. . It's so good to dial in the perfect magnification. Baader Classic Orthos are great as well, especially 18mm and 10mm. 10mm will give you 150x. I rarely use 6mm with 127 Mak.

 

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Hi Philip,

Tap the First Light Optics sign at the top of the home page then tap eye pieces, then Baader where you will find what you are looking for.

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I would agree the Baader 8-24mm zoom covers the bases well with a 127 maksutov. I often use this combination and don't often find I need something outside that range.

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