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    If given a choice of an ES16mm, 20mm or 24mm 68 degree FOV eyepiece for FREE, given the equipment I have (see my signature), which would you choose and why. It'll be used in all 3 scopes but I suspect primarily with the new AR102

    Almost forgot, I was considering buying/getting an ES 82 4.7mm lens.......

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    I would take the 20mm if it were me, you could barlow it down to a 10mm if needed and you would get nice wide views with that new scope of yours. I have a E/S 6.7mm 82 deg and really like it on my E/S 127 APO. I have not had a chance to use it on my C-800 yet because I've been too busy imaging with the APO. And as far as only getting one of the three for free, I'll take the 16mm for myself...LOL.

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    I'd take the 24mm as i'm a big fan of widefield sweeps with my scope. I could still knock it down to a 12mm with a barlow, also.
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    Ha! -- buy them all Abbn! Those are nice eyepieces either way you go should be just fine.

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    Ive used the 24mm 68* and it was spectacular. Perfomance of the 68* may be better than the 82s even.
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    Go for the 24mm that is the weakest place on the zoom because the AFOV is so narrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by fogfire View Post
    Go for the 24mm that is the weakest place on the zoom because the AFOV is so narrow
    That's true but in my new AR102 that view is much wider than in my other scopes. And unfortunately I have yet to try my Celestron 2" EP's in that scope yet (clouds )

    Maybe I'll just flip a 3 sided coin
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    I got the 24mm to use with the AR102. I really like the sharp views of Open Clusters through it.
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    OK, it'll be the 24mm one although in addition I'm still considering either an ES 82 4.7mm or 6.7mm as well

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    I have not had the chance to view through the 4.7mm, but the 6.7mm is one sharp eyepiece.
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