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    Hi all,

    I'm new to having a telescope although I've always been interested in it to a degree. I just never found the time / money, or made it a priority, or whatever. As a father of a little one that seems very interested in the planets, and as fate would have it I'm directly in the path of totality from my home for the upcoming eclipse, I decided to use those reasons as my excuse to buy a nice used telescope LX200 10". (I have a friend in the hobby as well so I'm not totally overwhelmed). Now I'm looking for my first good eyepiece. I suspect good eye relief will help my child (as well as myself) so that is something I'm considering. I'm also considering an eyepiece in the 12-17mm range. Any suggestions would be appreciated. (I have a 2inch diagonal although I'm not sure how much that is needed at that power).

    I'll be checking out the boards.

    Thanks, it's good to be here.

    Speedracer

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    Default Re: Hello World

    Hi speedracer welcome to the forum.I use a 25mm ed for finding objects and also use an 8mm for the planets,nebulas and splitting double stars.
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    Default Re: Hello World

    Hello and Welcome, Speedracer!
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    Hell o and welcome to the forums. Enjoy
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    Hi and welcome to the forums!
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    Hello and welcome to the forums, speedracer!
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    Hello Speedracer and Welcome Aboard!

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    Hello Speedracer! Welcome to the forum and thanks for joining us!

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    Hello and welcome to the Forum!!

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    Hi Speedracer, and welcome here to the Forum!

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