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    Default Eyepiece & Filter Kits - Any Good?



    Can anyone recommend a good eyepiece and filter set.

    I have come across this one

    ww.scopesnskies.com/prod/ScopeTeknix/eyepiece/10pcaccessory-kit.html

    where someone has written a review

    ww.dooyoo.co.uk/telescope/scopeteknix-10-part-eyepiece-accessory-kit/1478033

    But at the price, really too good to be true?

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    Those are plossl eyepieces at a very low cost. Buy them and try them out-- the case and flashlight plus moon filter covers the cost.

    Later you can sell them and get most of your money back -- if you do not like them.
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    GSO makes good eyepieces, and this is the one kit I have seen that has what should be 4 very useable eyepieces in it. The moon filter would definitely get use, as would the flashlight, and its realisitically priced at a good price point. The only con is no barlow - but you have four usable focal lengths in eyepieces, and really, IMO it takes nights of very good seeing to break out a barlow and have it be serviceable.

    If you wind up buying a baader solar film based solar filter for your scope, you would even get use out of the 23a orange filter.

    My only question is why do the poor blokes across the pond get hosed on the price of telescopes yet actually have what I would call good reasonably priced plossl eyepiece kits?
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    I FIRMLY believe that when the "price" is decided (in dollars) several of the European countries just use the SAME NUMBER and put a currency symbol in front of the number!

    USA price $200 dollars

    UK Price 200 pounds!
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    80 pounds is less than I paid for my Celestron kit (32/15/9/6/4/2x Barlow), and while I theoretically got a little more for the extra money, the 4mm EP is completely useless and I only occasionally pull out the 6mm for looking at the moon, and then only until I get sick of my eyelashes hitting the eye lens. This kit looks like it has a pretty good assortment, and there's plenty of room left for adding in other EPs later.
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    ^^^ have you noticed though that they've changed what's in that kit it now is
    6mm, 8mm, 13mm, 17mm and 32mm vs 4, 6, 9, 15, 32
    newho.. That first kit mentioned, I have the celestron version and I will say that the 32 and 15 get used a lot when I'm out. The case is nice as well. If you were to buy those ep's in the states they'd start about about 28-32$ so figure about 120 just for the eyepieces separately. Like Joe said, try it. I don't think you'd be disappointed with what's in there, even minus the barlow.
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    I'm a big fan of these kits...and I place a pretty good value on them just for their educational value to a newbie first time Telescope owner........

    This is not to say you will not replace most of them within a year but hay you will know what individual eyepieces you need....

    IF you purchased a Telescope like a SCT that has a high focal length you should seriously look at the GSO/Revalation kits as they do not contain those 4 and 6 mm eyepieces which are way too powerful in thus useless for high focal length scopes...

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    have a look at this kit from the same people.
    i have it and it's a good set up.
    you do get a barlows with it.a 1.5X and 2X.
    the super plossks are very capable.the 32mm photo visual can also
    be used as a standard ep.
    the latter ep usually retails at £49.99(about $77) alone.
    well woth the money and very usable stuff.
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    edit:also,this kit only contains a moon filter,another reason i went with it.
    because tbh,that's the only one you will probably ever use.ask most of the
    experienced guys here,they don't use them,they're in a drawer somewhere
    usually.
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