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    Default Sky Watcher super plossl eyepieces?



    Doesa anyone have any experience with these? I'm thinking i'm going to get them.

    Sky-Watcher Super Plossl Eyepiece Kit 2 - OPT Telescopes



    it has a 40mm, 20, 12.5 and 7.5 ones, if i get a zhumell z8 I'll have a 32 and 9. I figure this would give me a great selection of magnification to choose from.

    And I can afford them.
    C-star 60X900mm scope, cheapo GEm mount, wooden tripod, orion 9x50 finder
    6" f8 ATM GEM scope. 50mm diy right angle finder
    50mm f3.9 jagers mini travel scope.
    Some plossls, some kellners. Looking for 30mm~ plossl, 16mm plossl or rker, 12-13mm plossl or Rke
    Building-10" "Yard canon", needs mirrors.

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    skywatcher ep's,made by gso.
    i have a gso kit andi am happy with them.they are obviously
    not top end but perform well.
    whether those you have a link to are the same as mine,i'm not
    too sure.
    i paid £89.99($135-$140) for mine.
    looking at those in the link,the 12.5mm and 7.5mm appear very similar to the ones
    that skywatcher supply with their scopes in their design.
    the 40mm and 20mm look identical to the ones in my gso kit.
    clear skies,
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    I have two of them that came with a Sky-Watcher refractor, a 25mm and a 12mm. They are OK for entry level eyepieces, but nothing spectacular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCA View Post
    I have two of them that came with a Sky-Watcher refractor, a 25mm and a 12mm. They are OK for entry level eyepieces, but nothing spectacular.
    Thats good enough with me, as long as they are better than cheapo .965" Huygens eyepeices that I have with my scope now.
    C-star 60X900mm scope, cheapo GEm mount, wooden tripod, orion 9x50 finder
    6" f8 ATM GEM scope. 50mm diy right angle finder
    50mm f3.9 jagers mini travel scope.
    Some plossls, some kellners. Looking for 30mm~ plossl, 16mm plossl or rker, 12-13mm plossl or Rke
    Building-10" "Yard canon", needs mirrors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkSky View Post
    Thats good enough with me, as long as they are better than cheapo .965" Huygens eyepeices that I have with my scope now.
    Far far better, the plossls are definitely real eyepieces and not department store garbage.

    If your scope uses .965 EPs you can't use 1.25 EPs though, you'll need to get another focuser or an adapter of some sort.

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    I'd really invest in a new scope that comes with a couple of good eyepieces before investing anything into that C-star. For $20 more than that eyepiece kit you can get a new scope with two good EPs that outperforms your current setup.

    I would recommend the SpaceProbe 3 on a very tight budget. I personally own this scope. While keeping in mind it is a $100 scope it performs very well for the price and is well above department store trash. Then you can save up for a bigger better scope and EPs in the future.

    SpaceProbe 3 Altazimuth Reflector Telescope | Orion Telescopes

    It comes with two very decent multicoated 1.25" Explorer II EPs, a 25mm and a 10mm.

    Here is a good review.

    The Orion Spaceprobe 3 Alt-Az Newtonian Reflector

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    I'm thinking about getting these after I get my z8. Thats probably only a few months away, so I want to have an Idea of what things I would like to get with it.
    C-star 60X900mm scope, cheapo GEm mount, wooden tripod, orion 9x50 finder
    6" f8 ATM GEM scope. 50mm diy right angle finder
    50mm f3.9 jagers mini travel scope.
    Some plossls, some kellners. Looking for 30mm~ plossl, 16mm plossl or rker, 12-13mm plossl or Rke
    Building-10" "Yard canon", needs mirrors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkSky View Post
    I'm thinking about getting these after I get my z8. Thats probably only a few months away, so I want to have an Idea of what things I would like to get with it.

    Matched with a Z8 the eyepiece kit will do just fine. Keep in mind it comes with a 30mm and 9mm EP so you may not need the redundant EPs of the kit.

 

 

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