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First post - I'm aware this is a question asked a lot, but after a lot of post reading and over saturation of information I've decided asking the question myself to you guys is the only solution!
I've just become an owner of the Heritage 130p, just wondering whether a decent eyepiece set is realistic?
My budget is in the £40-£70 range, aware this might only achieve one eyepiece?
I've not picked an area of interest yet although I would love to hunt out DSOs.
I'm in NE London so light pollution is a big factor.
I am buying my "first" telescope in the near future (SW 150/750pds), although it's not available in my area till March. In the mean time I found a local, secondhand Orion 102 Mak.
After starting with 15x70 binoculars, with its stock 25mm plossl has made me go wow and I'll never forget seeing Saturn's rings for the first time. Now I'm thinking I'd like to start getting another EP.
I am leaning towards either:
ES 24mm 68°
Baader 8-24 mk iv
These help max out the range of the 102, and please feel free to leave opinions, but I'm hoping they can both be good on the 150 in the future.
The Baader is more versatile, but the ES gives me a good wide field, with more power then the binoculars.
Hi, I know that there has been a couple of threads on how to collimate a newtonian, more specific, how to center the secondary mirror under the focuser.
I bought mine "Concenter eyepiece" for almost a year ago and can't praise it enough - it makes centering the secondary a breeze.
Have anyone else tried this? What is your opinion?
I have also read that some have questions of how accurate it is? - I might not know the answer to this question, but what I do know is that after I have been centering the secondary with the Concenter eyepiece, I finish of the collimation with the Catseye XLKP and Blackcat. The small adjustments I have to make of the secondary after adjusting it with the Concenter eyepiece tells me it is very accurate. It is just the absolute finest adjustments i have to make afterwards.
I have made a video of how it works and how it looks like when I am collimating my scope. (10" f3,4 astrograph)
Best regards, Daniel
BST Starguider & Olivon Branded 60 degree ED eyepieces. Best upgrade from standard plossl eyepieces. 16mm eye relief, large 21mm diameter eye lens & suitable for f5 scopes & above. All eyepieces in excellent condition. Only reason for sale is now using Baader Morpheus eyepieces.
Starguider 8mm with original packaging £38 inc UK postage. SOLD
Starguider 15mm with original packaging £38 inc UK postage. SOLD
Olivon 5mm, 12mm & 18mm set & case. £100 inc UK postage.
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In market for a good quality, reasonably priced long focal length 1.25 eyepiece to increase fov and help locate and view large objects. Celestron makes a 32mm for @$45.00. Is it any good? Price seems too good to be true. What are good quality/price options?