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    Default Higher power EP



    hello all,

    I have recently decided that i really should be able to take my Z10 past the 178x point that i can currently reach with my Meade 5000 14mm Super Plossl, and get a higher power EP for observing Jupiter, as it is so stunning!

    While my Zhummel comes with a 9 mm EP, i haven't been very impressed with it, as i find that it dulls the colors of the objects im observing

    i have a Zhummell Zoom (which i use on the moon), a Meade 40mm 5000 SWA, a 14mm 5000 Super Plossl, and a Zhumel 2x Barlow

    I'm looking for an EP in the 40-60 dollar range, does anyone have advice on what power i should be aiming for? i was thinking a Meade 5000 (hey, i have been really happy with them so far) 9mm Super Plossl, but am open to suggestions


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    I'm thinking something like this. You might be able to push the power a little higher but it will be difficult to keep in your field of view with the dob mount.

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    I too would recommend the TMB planetary ep. I don't know about a 5mm though. It may be stretching it a bit. Maybe you can go to a star party and try out some to get the right focal length. I plan on buying the 8mm for my C9.25 soon. I know it will be stretching it with my 2350mm fl but I can get away with 8mm quite often on planets in my area.

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    TMB's are great eyepieces too, at really good prices.
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    thanks for the advice, i have never heard of TMB before, i will look into them!
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