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    Being a newbie, I know next to nothing about scopes, mounts or eyepieces.
    So far satisfied with Skywatcher ED 80 on Synscan AZ Goto.
    Bought a Celestron "Eyeopener" eyepiece and filter set
    (: Rother Valley Optics Telescopes, Binoculars & Accessories) for rather less than this price.

    Are these eyepieces and Barlow any good and if not what should I upgrade to- bearing in mind by budget is now fairly limited (100)?

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    Hi Don,

    The eyepieces and barlow are pretty much an introductory set and will give you a variety to work with. The filters, well with the exception of the moon filter, mine collect dust. The case is nice and should come in handy.

    As time goes on you will probably find that there are 2 or 3 eyepieces you regularly use. On the next purchase go for something with a wider FOV in one of those sizes.
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    Owned the exact kit before, the eyepieces (EP's) and barlow included are decent, very similar to the stock EP's that come with a new scope, nothing to write home about, but gets the job done.

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    Thanks, guys, at least it's not junk!

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    I have the same set with my cpc800
    Regarding the filters I agree with Gordon, but I do experiment with the filters when viewing some of the planets. As said above you will probably not use them that much but check them out.

    Some times you can be pleasantly surprised...
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