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    Default EPs for those on a tight budget ( ME!)



    Is there any brand or series of EPs that provide really good views in a f/5.9 10" Dob that a common man can actually afford? TelVue, ES, etc. are out of my budget range. I wouldn't mind spending $60-$75 on a decent EP but that's going to be the spending cap for me. My viewing will be mostly Messier objects. Any suggestions?

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    I just bought a 6mm Sterling Plossl 55 degree after hearing excellent reviews on them. I used it once so far and paid only $29.95 + $6.95 shipping. I'm very happy with the contrast and views, I also tried it on my PST solar scope and it gave me my closest look yet without overtaxing the scope.
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    the gso superviews are surprisingly good
    for their budget price tag.
    well worth taking a look.
    agena astro sell them iirc,can't find the link.
    also look here:
    Russell Optics & Machine
    thse are meant to be pretty good vfm aswell.
    hope this helps.
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    I use the GSO superview 30mm and the Russell optics 2" 19 and 13 mm. Same as Andy listed. All great eyepieces for a 10 inch dob.
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    The 9mm Extra Wide Angle from Agena Astro is pretty good for DSO. They sell it for about $38. They are identical to the (much more expensive) Orion Expanse. Sterling Plossls are also good. I have the 40mm that I like a lot.
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    Here's the combination I've put together to order based on the information I received here: (All are 1.25")
    Agena 9mm Enhanced WV
    GSO Superview 15mm
    GSO Superview 20mm

    I already have a 32mm Celestron Omni. I think the ones I listed will fill all the gaps quite well as I rarely view anything below 9-10mm. Opinions?

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    i see you already have a 15mm ep,
    why replicate it?
    other than that,you have the bases pretty much
    covered.
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    The 15mm I have is a standard Celestron Plossl, I think the GSO SV would provide better views in an f5 Dob. You think otherwise?

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    I agree that the SuperViews would likely give you better views.

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    Also consider a slight upgrade to Hyperion eyepieces and the Meade 5000 series or the Explore Scientific: I second the GSO Superview eyepieces mentioned above.
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