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    Default Would the ES 68* 24mm be a good fit for my scope?



    I'll be leaving this wednesday for Chicago. One of my stops will be in Capital Reef National Park, Utah, which has been designated an international dark sky park. I've already bought the ES 82o 14mm. Now I'm seriously considering the ES 68o 24mm. Would this be a good 'all around' eyepiece for DSO's? I'd get a 30mm if I could afford it. My thinking is that I don't know what the 'seeing' will be like this coming weekend, so lower a power eyepiece may be useful.

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    Default Re: Would the ES 68* 24mm be a good fit for my scope?

    I have an ES 68 24 mm and use it extensively with f/5 telescopes fairly often. There can be small odd things around the outside that become apparent with bright stars. The situation improves as the f-ratio gets larger. Even with an f/6.3 focal reducer in your f/10 scope, I think you will like that eyepiece. It is one of the eyepieces I use to search for things and at times I can get lost just looking around at stars in general. At a truly dark site, with your scope, the view could be dazzling.

    I am sure you could find other eyepieces that would do better at this or that. But, for the money, that particular eyepiece is a really good one.
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    Default Re: Would the ES 68* 24mm be a good fit for my scope?

    Is there any reason why the 82° 24mm isn't under consideration? Since you have the wide field 14mm, you might want to consider the 24mm in the same series.
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    Default Re: Would the ES 68* 24mm be a good fit for my scope?

    ES 68 20mm and 24mm are my most used EPs for DSO hunting. 24mm should be great in your scope, since it will give you 100x and 2.5mm exit pupil, great for galaxies.

    I think the main issue with 82 degree 24mm is $300 price tag. 68 degree 24mm is less than half price, much lighter and smaller EP which still has wide enough FOV.

    How do you like your LX200? Some serious firepower there

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    Default Re: Would the ES 68* 24mm be a good fit for my scope?

    Another point between the 68 degree and 82 degree 24 mm eyepieces is that the 68 degree is a 1.25 inch eyepiece, like his 14 mm 82 degree is. Not having to switch back and forth between formats can have its advantages.
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    Default Re: Would the ES 68* 24mm be a good fit for my scope?

    Quote Originally Posted by MistrBadgr View Post
    Another point between the 68 degree and 82 degree 24 mm eyepieces is that the 68 degree is a 1.25 inch eyepiece, like his 14 mm 82 degree is. Not having to switch back and forth between formats can have its advantages.
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    Default Re: Would the ES 68* 24mm be a good fit for my scope?

    Bigzmey, the 10" LX200 has been an awesome scope for me so far and I've only just scratched the surface in terms of eyepieces.

    I hope to acquire some 2" EP eventually, but it'll have to be 1.25" for now. I'd also have to get a 2" diagonal. I thought the local astronomy store had the ES 68o 24mm in stock, but turns out they were out of it. I just hope conditions are good enough for the new ES 82o 14mm I just acquired. Does anybody know if any astronomy clubs meet in Capital Reef National Park?
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