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By Steely Stan
Now I've got my telescope working and I'm regularly shouting at the sky with cloud-rage, I'm starting to think about eyepieces. My telescope (Celestron Nexstar 8SE) only comes with a single 25mm Plossl, so my thinking was to lay hands on a zoom, say 7-21 or 8-24, and work out what settings I use most and then buy dedicated fixed focal length eyepieces accordingly.
With that strategy in mind, I've been waiting to get lucky on flea-bay for a Baader mk 3 or even mk 4 zoom but its such a waiting game not knowing if you can win an auction. - looks like about 2 a week come up. There seem to be three options...
Get a brand new Baader - £185
Lurk on eBay till you get lucky - £100 to £125
Lose patience and drop a crafty £40 on a SVbony 7-21 and find it good enough to perform my experiment, or perhaps better than the price might indicate.
Anyway, the point of this is to ask, do the better quality, and probably pricier zooms earn their corn becoming "keepers"; or do they inevitably get relegated when one finds one's sweet spot with two or three fixed eyepieces?
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.
Payment by PayPal F&F or fees paid by buyer.
Hi, i have made a video where i show a coople of eyepieces that i use and like, and also show how a barlow works, compared to the "Powermate" from Televue. And how is the FOV affected when changing the magnification with different eyepieces?
Feel free to comment and give me feedback - I hope you like the video!
I am looking for a Vixen HR 3.4mm eyepiece. I have a 2.4 and it is great on a good night, but usually a bit too much power for my FLT132.
Is there a chance you have one that you don't use?
Thanks for looking
Gt my telescope based on recommendations here years ago. Its getting dusty though.
Really just want to see as many planets in solar system as possible please. I read plenty but its too much to remember sorry. Struggled just looking at the moon
Most things said barlows are a stepping stone.
Can someone point out an eye piece on first light optics or something similar in UK please. Its for me and my 6 year old space obsessed son.
Also a polarising filter if there worth it. Is a collimater cap as easy as a laser? I wont get round to making one so ill buy.
Last step would then be plumbers tape on the eyepiece threads right?