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    Default What eye piece set would you go for?



    I have a choice to buy a set of eye pieces. Tell me what set you would buy. My telescope is a sky watcher 8" dob, 1200fl 5.9 focal ratio. I also have a 26mm & 32mm both 2" 70 degree fov.

    Set 1: 8mm, 12mm, 17mm, 20mm. 65 degree fov
    Set 2: 6mm, 9mm, 15mm, 20mm. 66degree fov
    Set 3: 10mm, 15mm, 20mm. 70 degree fov
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    Default Re: What eye piece set would you go for?

    Why not consider some decent individual eyepieces?

    You only have the 6mm 1.25' and a 2".
    Maybe buy a decent 25 and 12.

    Rather start with a few decent eyepieces and then see from there.
    Some eyepiece sets are cheap and nasty.
    Not saying they all are.
    Just my thoughts...
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    Default Re: What eye piece set would you go for?

    Agree with Clinton , one good quality eyepiece is better than two of lesser quality. If I were pushed for an answere I'd always go with the wider field of view .
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    Default Re: What eye piece set would you go for?

    Good advice from Clinton and Ken. It's much better to invest in a couple of good eyepieces rather than a set of questionable quality eyepieces. Take their advice and you'll be thanking them later!
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    Default Re: What eye piece set would you go for?

    I am not seasoned enough to give you advice on this topic. But these guys will not steer you wrong. Listen to them.
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    I too was considering a set of inexpensive EP's. Instead I bought a couple quality 2" ones from ES. If you have the $, then get a set of those. Don't skimp.
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    Default Re: What eye piece set would you go for?

    We need more info to help you best.,,where are you getting these kits.,,who makes the eps. in them.,,how much do they cost.,,If they are good eps..,,I'd stick with the 70*.,,let us know what you decide.,,O+O
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    Default Re: What eye piece set would you go for?

    I agree with others on seperate eyepieces you can add a Barlow and double you choices.
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    Default Re: What eye piece set would you go for?

    WE need to know who makes these sets AND how much they sell for.... Otherwise there would be no way any of us could give you an answer.

    Assuming equal quality and prices... any one of them will give you a good selection depending an what you intent to look at...The FOV difference is honestly not all that great and to my eyes would hardly noticeable .... IF you had a 2x Barlow I'd say go with the 1st set as it would make the 8 = a 4 (will never be used) the 12 = a 6, the 17 = 8.5 all of which would be useful TO ME if I were a Lunatic or Planetary observer ....

    A "good" 8-24 Zoom should also be considered but a good one will run you close to $200 and the FOV may be slightly less but for higher power you normally do not want wide FOV anyway

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    Default Re: What eye piece set would you go for?

    Based strictly on your lists, I believe I would be drawn to the 70 degree FOV.
    Just so your collection stays at a 70 degree FOV.
    So my vote would be for Set 3.

    But you are the one using them, nobody out here will be living with your choice.

 

 
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