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    Default New scope.....now on to eyepieces



    Greetings all,

    Well I got the used Celestron NexStar 6se I posted about the other day and everything looks good with it. Now time to accessorize.... It came with a Celestron E-lux 25mm eyepiece and a Shorty-Plus Barlow 2X. Any suggestions on other eyepieces or accessories that are a must have for a beginner?
    Thanks again for all the great advice I have received so far!

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    Default Re: New scope.....now on to eyepieces

    Well I am newer to this forum. But I just ordered the zhumell Z planetary eps from telescopes.com. They are 55* fov 1 1/4 eps they range from 48.00 to 68.00 with free shipping. great reviews here and cloudynights. They look good and the reviews I have seen are great so check them out....clear skies

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    Default Re: New scope.....now on to eyepieces

    Buy a cheap moon filter for those nights when Luna may be all you can see. The moon is extremely bright through any scope & you will thank me when you can still see to break your gear down & get back in the house!
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    Default Re: New scope.....now on to eyepieces

    Congratulations on your new telescope.

    Eyepieces for the 6SE. A 35 or 32 mm eyepiece is great for viewing nebulae and galaxies as well as for gotos. With a 35 or 32 mm eyepiece you will seldom if ever use your 25mm eyepiece. A 9.7mm and 12.4 mm eyepiece are for viewing objects that need magnification like planets, star clusters, splitting double stars, etc. A 6 mm eyepiece is for high magnification... good for the moon but will seldom be used on planets as seeing conditions seldom will support it. Something between 15 and 20 mm is nice to have to gain contrast, especially if you are viewing from an area with significant light pollution.

    If you don't mind using your barlow lens then buying a 35mm and a 9.7 mm eyepiece will give you full coverage as your barlow with your 25 mm will give you 12.5mm and 17.5mm with the 35mm eyepiece.

    With high focal ratio telescopes like the 6SE, you do not need expensive eyepieces.

    Another accessory is a chair. Can be elaborate or a simple plastic chair... Standing bent over a telescope is a back breaker and unless you are comfortable you will concentrate on a pain in the back rather than the view in the eyepiece.
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    Default Re: New scope.....now on to eyepieces

    The Baader Hyperion eyepieces work really well with a 6se. I would advise you to get the 17mm and the 8mm.

    A 14 mm fine tuning ring will make the above two eyepieces into 13mm and 6mm.
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    Default Re: New scope.....now on to eyepieces

    Hello erk. I have to agree with Alpha Tauri. When the sky isn't so good, but you do have a whopper moon to look at, a lunar filter is very handy. Many people do not realize that the light gathering power of even a smaller scope will produce a lunar image so bright that it will cause your eye to think that you accidentally looked directly at an uncovered home light bulb. And, the larger the scope, the bigger the problem. The bright image is retained by your eyes for many seconds. Best of luck, and clear skies.
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