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    Default Re: Eyepieces to build up my collection.



    I also have a Orion Highlight Plossl 12.5mm Eyepiece on the way. Got it for $18 + shipping for a total of $27

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    Default Re: Eyepieces to build up my collection.

    Not necessarily Naglers, even though they would fall into that category. Swan has a series known as UWAN that have an 82 degree field I think. UWA eyepieces are normally around 82 degrees for their Apparent Field of View (AFOV), give or take a little bit.

    I have used Meade 4000 Plossles for many years. The 26mm is one of the best in the group, IMHO. It will not take in quite as much sky for searching with your 127mm reflector, but it will serve you better with the refractors you are considering in that the pupil size is a little smaller than a 32mm eyepiece would have and you will have less trouble with blackouts when you move your eye around a little in the eyepiece. (more room on either side of your pupil for the image to pass through)
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    Default Re: Eyepieces to build up my collection.

    Quote Originally Posted by geofferyt View Post
    Do you know of any good sites to look for used parts? UWAN? Ultra wide angle naglers?
    There are at least two highly reliable used eyepiece and everything astronomy markets in the US like Astromart and Cloudy Night Classifieds. CNC is free, just register there, Astromart requires $15 yearly fee but it worth it, IMO. I've been using both for a while and saved a lot of money.
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    Default Re: Eyepieces to build up my collection.

    Just got the Meade 4000 26mm in.20161101_100512.jpg
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    Default Re: Eyepieces to build up my collection.

    Nice eyepiece, it should do well for you.
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    Default Re: Eyepieces to build up my collection.

    Great I also have one of those meade 26mm they work quite well , If I am not mistaken you have a 127 Newtonian bird jones reflector so it already has a type of barlow built into the focuser so using another barlow and then an eyepiece will dim your view, I recently got a K-Way 130 reflector which looks identical to your scope and using a barlow did not work so well
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    Default Re: Eyepieces to build up my collection.

    So what do you all think about a 40mm plossl to use with my 6" f/5 Newtonian refractor?

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    Default Re: Eyepieces to build up my collection.

    I use meade 5000 sd 60.....wide angle eye pieces.......they are great ,,,check them out...about 80 bucks...well worth it...
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    Default Re: Eyepieces to build up my collection.

    Got the Meade 4000 26mm in today, I just came back in from using it, I like it. Its not that dark yet but the stars where nice and crisp except at the edges. That may be the celestron 127 EQ and not the eyepiece. I need to collimate the optics in my 6" and get it out.
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