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Eyepiece Suggestion

#1 Post by cstone » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:17 pm

Last evening I enjoyed viewing Jupiter with a 10mm eyepiece that I got with my sky watcher but I felt the the viewing could of been improved with a better eyepiece.

So I was wondering does have anyone have any suggestions on a particular type or brand of eyepiece. I was thinking between 8 - 12mm, but could also do with eye relief.
Celestron 11" Telescope
Eq6 Pro Mount
Eq5 Mount
EQ Mod
QHY5 Guide camera
Cannon 1000D SLR Camera

I choose to image with an 11" SCT Celestron in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard......

imartin

Re: Eyepiece Suggestion

#2 Post by imartin » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:41 pm

Hi Carl,
I don't think you could go far wrong with the Baader Classic Ortho, these are an update of the very popular Baader Genuine Orthos. I personally use a BGO 9mm for planetary viewing with my C8.

I would suggest that you go for the 10mm. There is a good review of the EP here:-http://www.firstlightoptics.com/blog/ba ... eview.html

They might be a bit tight on eye relief for you as the 10mm would opnly have approx 8mm.

Ian

cstone
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Re: Eyepiece Suggestion

#3 Post by cstone » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:24 pm

Thanks Ian...I'll take a look
Celestron 11" Telescope
Eq6 Pro Mount
Eq5 Mount
EQ Mod
QHY5 Guide camera
Cannon 1000D SLR Camera

I choose to image with an 11" SCT Celestron in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard......

Amartin

Re: Eyepiece Suggestion

#4 Post by Amartin » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:12 pm

HI Carl,
have a look at the celestron omni series - when i was still just observing they were fantastic
Cheers
Andy

cstone
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Re: Eyepiece Suggestion

#5 Post by cstone » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:51 am

Cheers Andy take a look at them as well
Celestron 11" Telescope
Eq6 Pro Mount
Eq5 Mount
EQ Mod
QHY5 Guide camera
Cannon 1000D SLR Camera

I choose to image with an 11" SCT Celestron in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard......

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