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    I was just wondering which eyepiece you would recommend for deep space objects ? I use a 12" f/5 reflector but don't have enough experience with deep space viewing. The eyepieces I have are good for planets within our solar system. Recommendations are greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzu View Post
    I was just wondering which eyepiece you would recommend for deep space objects ? I use a 12" f/5 reflector but don't have enough experience with deep space viewing. The eyepieces I have are good for planets within our solar system. Recommendations are greatly appreciated.
    Hello MZU,

    one of the finest EPs with nice field of view (72deg) is the 2" Baader Hyperion Aspherical 31mm. This may give you a magnification of 47x and an exit pupil of 6.4mm - I'd call it optimum for the dim DSOs.

    There is a mass of very good EPs around 12 to 16mm to go into the detail on the DSOs, I am using here Swarovski, TeleVue UWA, and Pentax XF.

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the info. The Baader eyepiece looks interesting. Also, I just found the option in Stellarium to enter telescope and eyepiece information. Then when using the eyepiece view you get a nice overview of what you could see. I compared the Stellarium view with the view I had on Saturn two nights ago and I must say the view is quite close. Interesting option. Let's you play around with different possibilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzu View Post
    Hi,

    Thanks for the info. The Baader eyepiece looks interesting. Also, I just found the option in Stellarium to enter telescope and eyepiece information. Then when using the eyepiece view you get a nice overview of what you could see. I compared the Stellarium view with the view I had on Saturn two nights ago and I must say the view is quite close. Interesting option. Let's you play around with different possibilities.
    I recently loaded Stellarium...still stumbling around , did you load a plug-in to get that option ?

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    No, just select Configuration window, then Plugins, then Oculars, then Configure and simply configure your telescope and oculars. That's it. Then in Stellarium when you select an object you have to press ocular view. That's all you have to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzu View Post
    No, just select Configuration window, then Plugins, then Oculars, then Configure and simply configure your telescope and oculars. That's it. Then in Stellarium when you select an object you have to press ocular view. That's all you have to do

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    J. Gardavsky gave you some real good options that are fine eyepieces, but it you don’t mind spending more money for some excellent eyepieces you might want to look at the Explore Scientific 82 degree and 100 degree AFOV lines.


    My telescope is the same as yours (12 inch f/5) and the Explore Scientific 20mm 100 degree EP gives great wide views (1.33 degrees TFOV at 75X magnification) with my telescope. That is a real nice view for the larger, dimmer DSOs. For closer looks, the 14mm Explore Scientific gives you .93 degrees TFOV at 107X magnification.


    These eyepieces are very close / almost as good as the Tele Vue Ethos series that are on sale now for $449 for the 13mm and $600 for the 21mm (TeleVue ETHOS Telescope Eyepieces - Telescope Eyepieces at Telescopes). I got my 14mm for $349 and my 20mm for $400 (both on sale). These eyepieces go on sale about once a year, so always wait for a sale.
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    Thanks for the infos !!! I'll have a look into these ones as well

 

 

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