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    I'm considering adding one more eyepiece to the collection to fill a gap, but can't decide if I really have a gap worth filling...

    I've got the Explore Scientific 6.7,9 (100 deg), 11,18,30. Wondering if it's worth picking up The 2" 24mm to fill in the void? It's not worth getting a Barlow at this point I think. Do you feel the 24 would be a worthy addition, especially before their prices go up again.
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    No in my opinion. But you could convert your 82* collection to an all 100* collection
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    There's a big hole in your collection.
    (Well not really, but you're just itching for that 24mm!)

    I know how it feels to have a collection (of anything) with a hole in it.
    So go ahead.
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    I never found a reason to fill in the gap between my 31mm NT5 and my 20mm NT2, your situation with 30 and 18 is almost identical. This is over a 6" refractor, an 11" SCT and a 20" DOB.

    Also note if you have a 2X barlow that 24mm becomes a 12mm with is not usefully different than your 11mm.

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    I think that with a 30mm & 18 mm eyepieces something in the mid 20mm range becomes a dust collector by and large.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MitchAlsup View Post
    I never found a reason to fill in the gap between my 31mm NT5 and my 20mm NT2, your situation with 30 and 18 is almost identical. This is over a 6" refractor, an 11" SCT and a 20" DOB.

    Also note if you have a 2X barlow that 24mm becomes a 12mm with is not usefully different than your 11mm.
    I agree completely. I have a similar set and never need a filler eyepiece.
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    Gap seems to be between the ears.....

    Of course you don't need it.
    It's just another Ken Doll isn't it?
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    I think you need a decent imager and a guide camera......
    But then I would wouldn't I?
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    I would want it. But I don't know the FL of that scope. I have a 25 because it came with my scope and yields 48x which is the money spot for sketching DSOs with a manual dob. In you scope it may be useless.
    Hell, having never used a SCT I really don't have much to offer for sound advise. Just felt like being the contrarian tonight.

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    I honestly would buy the 24 ... its only money... and Its nice to know that you have one if you really need one...

    I use a 2" Denk S1 p/w diagonal (built in FR and 2x Barlow) so I can get 3 different magnification out of any individual eyepiece (without even touching the darn eyepieces)...BUT I still have 8.5, 10, 13, 17, 20,24, 26, 30,and 35 mm eyepieces. in my case...

    All basically 68-70 degree eyepieces as I sold my one 82 degree eyepiece 10 years ago because I found it just too uncomfortable ..had to shift my OLD eyeballs all over the place to see the entire FOV..

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    I will disagree -- my most used eyepieces are a 21mm and a 26mm -- in my LX90 -- about 50 power --- on the 26mm which is a 2 inch eyepiece.

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