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    I have a newtonian telescope with focal length 500mm and 114mm diameter. What eyepieces should i use for best planet observation?
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    With 500 mm focus distance I would go for a 9 mm eyepiece like Zhumell Z Series Planetary Telescope Eyepieces - Telescope Eyepieces at Telescopes and 2X barlow. 9mm will provide you with clear views under most circumstances, and 2X barlow will make the planets look bigger when seeing is good. But in general, 500 mm is not great for planets observation.

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    Like Mplanet62 said, +1.

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    Have you tried using your scope on some of the easier DSO? Maybe Andromeda or some good open clusters, to start?
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