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    Default Re: So what do YOU do with the Eyepieces that come with a scope?



    Mine came with a 23mm luminous so very pleased with that . My others I gave to someone advertising for "help for heroes" advertisement for Astro gear . A bit of charity
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    Default Re: So what do YOU do with the Eyepieces that come with a scope?

    I've only had a scope for a couple of weeks and I've already got the bug of buying extra eyepieces and accessories. I saw an EP that had a super wide field of view that cost nearly three times the cost of my Celestron 130SLT, it was close to £1000. No doubt one can spend lots more than that. It scares me because I'm quite impulsive.

    I'll probably need therapy if it carries on.
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    Default Re: So what do YOU do with the Eyepieces that come with a scope?

    I keep my extra eyepieces for outreach work.
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    Default Re: So what do YOU do with the Eyepieces that come with a scope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fly2High View Post
    To me, retailers should offer to discount the telescope if you choose to not take the cheap eyepieces and allow you to apply that savings to better eyepieces.

    Sometimes, like many of you, you have a very good to great set of EPs and you do not want to change. Why not cut the guy a break who is getting a second or third telescope?
    SOME RETAILERS DO..... When I ordered my CPC1100 from Hands On Optics I deleted the finder scope,the OEM eyepiece and the OEM 1.25 inch Diagonal.... I was given a store credit for the items did not want...used that to Buy another Pentax XW eyepiece... BTW I tried to delete the GPS unit also..but That I could not do ..have no need for it since my scope is pier mounted in my home observatory oh well it does enter the time and date lol

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    Default Re: So what do YOU do with the Eyepieces that come with a scope?

    I keep them to go with any future sale of my scopes. If I ever sell one, It would be nice to offer them with the scope.

    I also use my 25mm to help with aligning finder scopes. I have a 1.25" 9mm crosshair eyepiece that I normally use. But sometimes the finder is out so far that I can't see my alignment star in the 9mm's field of view. I can pop the 25mm eyepiece in to see where my alignment star is. Without using it, I would have t swap out the adapter ring as all my other eyepieces are 2".
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    Default Re: So what do YOU do with the Eyepieces that come with a scope?

    My stock eyepieces, the 25mm, 10mm, and 6.3 mm Sirius Plossls, are used at my astronomy club public outreach.
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    Default Re: So what do YOU do with the Eyepieces that come with a scope?

    I'm in the process of upgrading to higher quality EPs, but still intend to keep my set of budget EPs in the event of doing outreach, kids viewing through the scope, that sort of thing. Still, once I've upgraded completely I might consider giving away one or two to someone less fortunate, or even offering a good price on the entire set. For now, though, I have no plans to part with any EPs.
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    Default Re: So what do YOU do with the Eyepieces that come with a scope?

    You'll find that the first thing you can buy to make observing more enjoyable is good eyepieces and that doesn't mean they have to be expensive. There are a lot of medium priced eyepieces on the market these days that do a great job for the money. The first 25 years I was into astronomy I couldn't afford better than Sirius plossls. When I got back into astronomy 4 years ago I had the disposable income to buy better eyepieces. I did that with wild abandon and have a great set of eyepieces now!!!

    I have a couple of medium sized boxes with all my abandoned astro gear. Who knows I might find a use for some of it someday, not likely but you never know!! I set my adult grandson up with a 4" C102 achro refractor and about 9 eyepieces. And I gave him the best of the wide angle eyepieces that were duplicates of ones I had or ones I didn't use anymore. He got a great starter setup.
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    Default Re: So what do YOU do with the Eyepieces that come with a scope?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fly2High View Post
    To me, retailers should offer to discount the telescope if you choose to not take the cheap eyepieces and allow you to apply that savings to better eyepieces.

    Sometimes, like many of you, you have a very good to great set of EPs and you do not want to change. Why not cut the guy a break who is getting a second or third telescope?
    I agree with that 100% but they (the companies) will say that those accesories are a bonus with your telescope so if you choose not to take those accesories the price will remain the same

    I got a second hand scope and some how I am glad it did not come with all those accesories so somehow I can look for a higher quality one , but darn.... they are EXPENSIVE
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    Default Re: So what do YOU do with the Eyepieces that come with a scope?

    Quote Originally Posted by mightyboosh View Post
    I've only had a scope for a couple of weeks and I've already got the bug of buying extra eyepieces and accessories. I saw an EP that had a super wide field of view that cost nearly three times the cost of my Celestron 130SLT, it was close to £1000. No doubt one can spend lots more than that. It scares me because I'm quite impulsive.


    I'll probably need therapy if it carries on.
    Yep... Within a few weeks of buying my first scope, I purchased better EP's. Mainly because they were on sale. If you can swing the money, get them. They do make a big differance.
    BUT, I will say that many here advised me to wait since I was so new. They felt that I wouldn't be able to appreciate the upgrades. They were right. At first using the new ones, I was a little disappointed thinking that I would be blown away. I upgraded from a 1.25" 50* Plossl to 2" ES 82*. Although the views were better they didn't blow me away.
    However...now that I have used them a lot more, I can now see a huge differance when switching BACK to the Plossls.
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