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    Hi There,

    I'm Michael, a total newbie, just about to buy my first proper telescope. I've been going around the net reading what people are saying and I've decided on an 8inch Dob, Skywatcher. I know it only comes with 10mm and 25mm eye pieces, so my main question is, can anyone out there give me a bit of advice on another eye piece or set to add to the scope? Is the Orion Telescope Accessory Kit worth getting?

    Your thoughts would be appreciated.

    Yap soon,
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    Hi,

    I think that an 8 inch SkyWatcher is not a bad decision. I would not recommend getting the orion accessory kit because it has eyepieces that you already have. I would recommend getting a 2x barlow, a moon filter, and a 17 mm eyepiece. The barlow would make each eyepiece act like 2, giving each eyepiece 2 different levels of magnification when you add it or remove it from the focuser. You will also have eyepieces with low, medium, and high magnification. The moon filter would be good to help dim a bright moon, and they go for about $20.

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    Welcome to the forum. Yes that is a very nice telescope by the way. Many people like the eyepiece kit because it lets you try different mm eyepieces for a very low cost. (as Bob says "as a teaching" aid)

    Personally I just buy single eyepieces in the exact mm and field of view that I want.

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    hi and welcome to the forums.
    i have an 8"s/w dob,and they are superb.
    you will love it.
    for now,i would stick with the ep's that come with the scope
    until you learn what you NEED,not what you want.
    with that kit,there will be things in there that you will not use,
    let alone need.the colour filters for one.
    ask the experienced guys,the only filter they need,or use for
    observing is a moon filter.
    also,i never use an ep higher than 9mm with my dob.
    you will have at least a 6mm in there that will never get used.
    if you insist on a kit,this,imo is a better buy for your money.
    these supply cekestron,meade orion and so on anyway,yet
    they are more affordable.
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    Thank you all very much for your quick responses. I'll get my scope and then decide which additional eyepieces would be best.

    Yap soon,
    Michael

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    Hello and welcome to the forums Michael..
    I agree with the others.
    Use the scope with the eye pieces provided for the time being.
    As you use the scope you will quickly realize what you need to add to your arsenal..
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