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    I have a 114mm 900mm f/8 meade....my first scope. what would be a recommended eyepiece for the best view of Jupiter with the scope i have. I know its not much to work with. however its what i have atm.

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    If you could recommend both an eyepiece over and under $100 that would be great. 1.25"

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    What do you have now? I was observing Jupiter last night with my daughter's 130 telescope and at first used her 25mm Super Plossl to see how it looked and it was quite sharp if not magnified very well. Then I switched out to some of my Tele Vue pieces which were obviously better but much more expensive.

    I do have on order a Meade Zoom eyepiece and they're under 100.00. Unfortunately I don't have it yet so I can't tell you how it performs and should provide my daughter with all the ranges she needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TH0MAS View Post
    What do you have now? I was observing Jupiter last night with my daughter's 130 telescope and at first used her 25mm Super Plossl to see how it looked and it was quite sharp if not magnified very well. Then I switched out to some of my Tele Vue pieces which were obviously better but much more expensive.

    I do have on order a Meade Zoom eyepiece and they're under 100.00. Unfortunately I don't have it yet so I can't tell you how it performs and should provide my daughter with all the ranges she needs.
    I have .965s 4,9,25mm they very low quality eps.. im looking to buy an eyepiece. Until i decide what scope i want next i figured i would invest in some nicer EPs.

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    Your 25mm gives you 36x magnification, and the 9mm gives you 100x magnification, and honestly, the 4, while theorectically yielding 225x magnification is more than likely not going to serve you well unless the skies and seeing are perfect.

    If you are looking to upgrade your eyepieces, I would look at the Zhumell Planetary Zs, which are fantastic bargains with really nice eye relief and yield images that are very good. They have them in all sizes, and everyone sells them branded to their own brand so you can look around for the very best deal. I believe they are 40 bucks now maybe? The 9mm would be the highest power one I would buy with that scope. These eyepieces will last you a long time and will be keepers when you upgrade your scope.

    Also look around at the used market for those eyepieces, or some decent plossls between 9mm and 25mm. You can save money, and eyepieces are usually always a good buy used - its hard to damage an eyepiece and any damaged eyepiece will show obvious signs.
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    Thanks for the suggestion will check them out. The crappy 4mm i have now give surprisingly great view of the moons surface, however the moon has been very bright lately. But i cant focus it on jupiter.

    I will check around for them thanks, how do the Zhumell Planetary Zs compare with the meade 4000s?

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    I bought my daughter one of the Celestron eyepiece kits for $129. Came with 6 plossls, moon filter and other filters plus a barlow. I was surprised how well they worked in her 6" Dob. She loved them. Of course they dont have giant eye lenses, the high powers are peepholes. But for 129 bucks not a bad kit. The televue plossls are excellent and under a 100 bucks. My 10mm Orion Sirius plossl gives a nice sharp contrasty view of Jupiter as well and I think they are under $50 ..........Chris

 

 

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