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    Default Celestron Astromaster 130EQ help?



    Hi, Guys

    I have a Celestron 130EQ Scope which i bought a few months ago.
    These are not cheap over hear in OZ i paid $599 for it...

    Anyway moving on.

    After viewing lots of double stars and the moon i decided to move on to bigger and better things.(scope comes with a 10mm and 20mm out of the bo)

    So i purchased one of the Celestron eye piece/filter kits from ebay..

    The 30,15 and the barlow all seem to work great.
    But the 10,9,6 and 4 that come with the kit just seem to be crap.

    The 10 is not as clear as the 10 i got with the scope.
    Neither do any of the others.
    Someone told me the lowest i could go with this in terms of lens is about a 6,
    so then the 10 and 9 should work perfect. But they are far from it.

    The moon comes up fine, but when i look at saturn it is blurry, and you can only just make out that it has some form of ring around it...
    Looks like an odd shapped ball.

    Also some of the filters just seem verry dark.

    So 3 questions.
    Whats the lowest eye piece i can put in this baby.?
    Does my scope need adjusting?
    Is anybody selling these kits fake?

    Thanks
    T

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    6mm, but not a 30 dollar 6mm.
    I'd expect to pay at least three times that for a 6 mm eyepiece that would match the telescope's quality.
    With your good 10 mm, can you resolve close doubles? What's the closest double you can resolve? This will tell you if your scope itself is wonky. How does Castor look to you with that eyepiece?
    How does it look with that eyepiece, and the Barlow from the kit?
    (If Castor is too low in the west by dark, try Cor Caroli)
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