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    Default Hi Guy's, newbe here, Going to P/U nwe 14"



    Hi. Going to pick up my new Orion SkyQuest XX14i IntelliScope. Money be hanged (well almost), what would be the best eye piece to use for this scope.

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    hi and welcome to the forums.
    real nice scope you're getting!!
    tbh,i would concentrate on the ep/s that come with the scope
    for now.
    the ep market is massive,you can end up paying a fortune for some
    brands.
    if you don't have any experience yet,then hold off for a short while first
    so you can learn what you need,not so much what you think you will want.
    i'd advise you to get an observing stool before shelling out on ep's.
    this is more for your eyes than your butt,believe me.it will help your eyes no end.
    ep's are a personal thing,and you will find what you need with experience.
    hope this helps you out.
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    I have to agree with Andy, A stool/chair will make seeing so much more enjoyable,, I thought it was a farse at first but now I might forget something when going to observe , BUT not the stool/chair..

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    Thanks. i do have experience although modest. The optics of this scope have been questioned some. Thats why I need feedback for the right type of ep. Since I go for deep sky what may be the better type/brand/mm set....

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    For DSOs such as galaxies you usually want a longer focal length EP, something like the included 35mm one the scope comes with, for smaller objects like some clusters and planetary nebulae a shorter FL like a 25mm or 17mm would be good; the 10mm will be OK for planetary work.

    And from what I've read most people really enjoy their XX14s although as with any mass-produced item some questionable units (normally referred to as 'Friday builds") get out the door. Since you say you're going to pick it up I am guessing you live close enough to take it back to the dealer if it has any problems.
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    Hello and welcome to the Forum. Great scope, and I haven't heard anything but rave reviews concerning the optics on that scope. The only one I've seen questions about is the XX14g, as they have a different mirror in it than the XX14i. There haven't been any negative reviews about either scope that I've seen.
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    Can't help you with eyepieces but did want to congratulate you on your new XT14i.
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