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    Hi I'm new to all this , I have a celestron C8 with
    The standard eye piece. I would like to expand my choice for
    Looking at the moon and planets. What would you suggest
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Eye piece

    You have the 25mm, right? 10mm is the smallest you will be able to use most of the time, so 10mm and then one or two in between are good options, plus a 2x barlow. Check out an astronomy club star party and see what you can see with a variety of different EPs.
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    Default Re: Eye piece

    In addition to Mike's suggestions, you might also want to look at a longer (lower magnification) eyepiece, maybe something in the 20-40mm range, for DSO hunting and wide field viewing.

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    Default Re: Eye piece

    Here are three posts on this forum that go into eyepiece selection in depth. Anyone thinking about eyepieces would do well to read these:

    A Treatise on Optimizing Planetary Views

    A Treatise on Optimizing DSO Observation

    http://www.astronomyforum.net/telesc...eyepieces.html
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    Default Re: Eye piece

    Quote Originally Posted by Martin7 View Post
    Hi I'm new to all this , I have a celestron C8 with
    The standard eye piece. I would like to expand my choice for
    Looking at the moon and planets. What would you suggest
    Thanks
    Explorer Scientific 82 degree 11mm works great in my C8 on moon and planets on your typical night. If viewing conditions great I step up to Explorer Scientific 82 degree 8.8mm and on rear occasions to 6.7mm.
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