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



    As others have pointed out, your cheaper EPs are good for when the local kids look through your scope. Last Halloween, the neighborhood trick-or-treaters got their snot (!) on my 25mm Sirius Plossl (included with my Orion XT10i). I was able to clean it, but I am sure glad I didn't use one of my pricier 2" EPs! My "grab and go" scope is a 3.5" refractor that came with 25mm and 10mm Kellners - those will be my new "public outreach" EPs. Clear skies!
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    I've just bought another EP. I need to go to eyepieceaholics anonymous. Help me...help me.....
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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 just bought another EP. I need to go to eyepieceaholics anonymous. Help me...help me.....
    We are enablers...no help here I'm afraid.
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    Default Re: So what do YOU do with the Eyepieces that come with a scope?

    Kit lenses are in my "Sock drawer" waiting to sold, given away or other recycling. Their good for comparing to better eye pieces to beginners.
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    Default Re: So what do YOU do with the Eyepieces that come with a scope?

    The stock EP's if you're a beginner can be good learning tools, at least they were for me in my early days in the hobby. Both my XLT 120 and 8" Dob (which I got in my early days) came with stock EP's. However, in time, as John (Lowjiber) put it, they ended up in a "sock drawer"

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

    I'm thinking they would make great chess pieces.
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    When I donated my first scope to a church youth group I included all the decent, inexpensive eps I had collected.
    All still in use to this day.

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

    I only have the one telescope, and as far as I know Explore Scientific doesn't normally supply an eyepiece with the 127ED. When I ordered the 'scope from B&H Camera, it came with a 2" Bresser 25mm (I believe that was a B&H offer). It's an OK eyepiece, and very bright, but doesn't quite have the eye-relief I need for my eyeglasses. As sketrip suggested, I use it for when my grandkids take an occasional look.

    (The first time my three year old grandson looked through the telescope, he put the tip of his nose directly on the eyepiece lens in the dark. It's a relief not to have had one of your better eyepieces fitted when that happens. I'll never officially admit to cleaning an eyepiece because as we all know you "never, ever, under any circumstances" clean an eyepiece - but it cleaned up nicely )
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    Default Re: So what do YOU do with the Eyepieces that come with a scope?

    The EP's I got with my scope purchases were plastic junk they are in the optical junk box now incase I want to cannibalize something to
    make a custom adapter or what have you.
    I scraped up some change and got some decent Plossl's to get by with for now.
    They do the job but not fancy.

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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.
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