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    Default Re: Celestron AVX 6" Newtonian recommended eyepieces



    If you are looking for eyepieces, check out reviews and ask questions here.
    There is enough local knowledge about most eyepieces and types that you will get some excellent information if not sure.
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    Default Re: Celestron AVX 6" Newtonian recommended eyepieces

    I like the Baader Classic Orthoscopics very much and have used them quite successfully in refractors. However the light throughput and sharpness of the KK Fujiyama Orthoscopics is just a bit better. They control scattered light better than the BCOs but have a narrow field of view.

    Another Baader product I'm becoming fond of is the Mark IV Click-stop Zoom 8-24mm. They have surprisingly good contrast. I am just inside warming up from some very nice views of Saturn with the Mk IV solo and also with the zoom mated to the Hyperion 2.25x Barlow. I'm impressed. More details in an observing report tomorrow. I've warmed up enough and must see more things.....

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    Default Re: Celestron AVX 6" Newtonian recommended eyepieces

    Had to call it an early night here's the review.

    nFA's observing reports Oct 1, 2017
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    Default Re: Celestron AVX 6" Newtonian recommended eyepieces

    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    Had to call it an early night here's the review.

    nFA's observing reports Oct 1, 2017
    Thanks for sharing, Fritz!

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    Default Re: Celestron AVX 6" Newtonian recommended eyepieces

    If you are a fan of Baader I would suggest Baader Classic Orthos (BCO) and Plossl set. These are good quality EPs, great performers on both planets and DSOs. This set will match well your F5 reflector. Baader Q-barlow was specifically designed for this set and a good quality barlow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    If you are a fan of Baader I would suggest Baader Classic Orthos (BCO) and Plossl set. These are good quality EPs, great performers on both planets and DSOs. This set will match well your F5 reflector. Baader Q-barlow was specifically designed for this set and a good quality barlow.

    1.25" Telescope Eyepieces | AgenaAstro.com - Baader Classic Ortho
    I'll check it out. Thanks, Bigzmey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozman13 View Post
    It would depend on which Baader EPs you are considering. The Baader Orthos would work well. The Baader Hyperions would NOT at all. I would opt for one (or more) of the ES lines like the 82s, 68s, or 62s depending on how wide you want them. The only use I have for a Barlow is for very high magnification and don't want to spend on a dedicated EP that will see little use, instead of buying a 4 or 5mm EP, I Barlow an 8-11mm EP. Since it is rarely used, I haven't spent a lot on a Barlow and in turn have put that toward better dedicated EPs.
    What do you make of the ES 62° 26MM? It's affordable but also a width thats is easy on the eye and is of good quality. Good match for the AVX 6 Newtonian though? There aren't many reviews for it.

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    What do you make of the ES 62° 26MM? It's affordable but also a width thats is easy on the eye and is of good quality. Good match for the AVX 6 Newtonian though? There aren't many reviews for it.
    This is their newest line and just recently available. I have not used that one yet. But I am confident that it will be very good and would buy it without reservation. Every EP I have used from them have been excellent. I do know that it will be well corrected for a Newt.

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    This is their newest line and just recently available. I have not used that one yet. But I am confident that it will be very good and would buy it without reservation. Every EP I have used from them have been excellent. I do know that it will be well corrected for a Newt.
    There was one reviewer who identified himself as an "expert" that said the following:

    "A lot of the outer field is out of focus in f/4.6 scope, but works great in longer f/6 or more scopes, pinpoint stars to edge and dark sky background makes it a worthy pick against more costly eyepieces."

    My Newt is f/5. should I be hesitant to buy this one? There are other pieces, obviously, with varying technical specifics that might not have that problem. What's your opinion?

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    I would send a PM to Bryan (Bladekeeper) and ask his opinion. He lives close to the ES store and has some experience with some of this line, maybe not this exact piece. He may be able to test one or give some insight. I wouldn't hesitate to get one myself, if you don't like it you can easily return it, but I'm betting you would like it.
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