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    Default Eyepiece/Filter Kit Question



    I came across a sale on a Celestron 5 eyepiece and filter set. Are these eyepieces and filters proprietary or will they fit other brand scopes like ES, Orion, Skywatcher etc.
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    Default Re: Eyepiece/Filter Kit Question

    Yes they will

    No dont buy the kit
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    Default Re: Eyepiece/Filter Kit Question

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    Yes they will

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    Default Re: Eyepiece/Filter Kit Question

    Most on the forum will tell you that these aren't very good quality EPs and not worth the money. Others will tell you that, although the quality isn't there, they do give you a good idea of what the EP focal lengths will yield. It is just a matter of how much money you want to spend...twice.
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    Default Re: Eyepiece/Filter Kit Question

    Quote Originally Posted by richyj8 View Post
    I came across a sale on a Celestron 5 eyepiece and filter set. Are these eyepieces and filters proprietary or will they fit other brand scopes like ES, Orion, Skywatcher etc.
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    Eyepieces come in 3 sizes. .965 inch (not used much anymore), 1.25 inch, and 2 inch diameter. The 1.25 will fit any scope, 2 inch only if the scope has a 2 inch focuser.

    The problem with kits is that they try to cover a wide range of scopes. Most only need 3 good eyepieces, low, medium, and high power. So some of the eyepieces end up unused. The eyepieces that cover those depend on the scope. The color filters get used once, then never see dark of night again.

    It would be helpful if you told us what scope you have and recommendations can be made from there. Also, do you need glasses for astigmatism?

    You are better off with a few medium to high quality eyepieces than a bunch of low quality ones.

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    Default Re: Eyepiece/Filter Kit Question

    My wife bought this kit for me when she purchased my celestron telescope last spring. They may be considered low quality to some, but they are all that I know (as I am still a beginner) and I recommend it because it helped me learn (using Barlow, filters and different powers interchangeably.) You could get one or two "better" quality eyepieces for the price of the kit sure, but what do you learn/experience for yourself. I have since bought a much larger telescope and will next buy higher quality pieces, but I do recommend the kit to any beginner. (By the way, the color filters are really good for nothing.)

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    Default Re: Eyepiece/Filter Kit Question

    I'm one of those that will tell you to go for it because it's a great learning tool. Once you've decided (or developed) what your viewing preferences are, then you can upgrade to good lenses to accommodate and enhance those preferences. You can always sell the kit later......

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    Default Re: Eyepiece/Filter Kit Question

    I bought one and used it for a while. I later upgraded to better eyepieces and the stuff in the kit doesnt get used really any more. They arent bad eyepieces at all IMO. The most used things in them will probably be the moon filter and barlow. To a newbie i dont really see them as a waste. You can get an idea of what magnifications are going be to like etc etc... For a seasoned astronomer they are not worth it at all.
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    Default Re: Eyepiece/Filter Kit Question

    To answer your request about which scopes I had in mind....., I am looking at several refractors, The ES 102 Triplet APO,( I like the price) The Espirit APO 100 Triplet, the Orion EON 130 Triplet(probably too big and expensive, will need a hefty mount), 0rion Sirius ED 80 EQ-G scope/mount bundle.....and I don't have an astigmatism problem

 

 

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