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    Well, I decide to buy a Celestron Astromaster 130 EQ...Is the top telescop that I can buy , for now...So, it is wise to buy also a Omni 2x Barlow and a 6mm eyepiece ?! As you know, Astromaster came only with two EP (10mm and 20mm) not enough even for a begginer...
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    For all practical purposes I don't think you'll need a Barlow anytime soon. Not with the Astromaster 130. A 3mm equivalent EP is way too much magnification for this scope. If I were you I'd put my money into some decent Plossl EPs (maybe a 6mm and a 30mm). Depending on your location (and light pollution) maybe a UHC or a OIII filter might be helpful too.

    What type of objects are you interested in observing ? How dark is your location ?
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    You might one to look into a Celestron 8-24 Zoom EP to start. It will give you an idea of what mm EP you spend most of your time in. It's rather inexpensive and decent quality.
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    I would go with a Zoom too like the one suggested above. It will let you know which magnification works best and then you can always get an eyepiece that matches the magnification you use most.
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