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    Default Best Eyepiece Combination



    Hello! Currently I am the owner of a Celestron Astromaster 130EQ. I’ve seen a fair amount of good and bad reviews for this telescope. Personally, my experience has been absolutely fantastic!

    The reason why I’m posting is because I’m a newbie to anything astronomically related and I’m looking for the best ‘combination’ (if you could call it that) for eyepieces for my telescope. Currently I own a 9mm, 10mm, 15mm, and 20mm (along with a blue, red, and moon filter).

    My question is what could I purchase or how could I use these lens in order to get the best possible view.

    Thank you in advance

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    Default Re: Best Eyepiece Combination

    Hello and welcome to the forums

    The focal lengths that you currently have will work quite well with your telescope.
    Do you know the eyepiece design of these or the AFOV? (apparent field of view)
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    Default Re: Best Eyepiece Combination

    I like 32mm, 18mm , 8mm and for super clear nights 6mm.
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    Default Re: Best Eyepiece Combination

    I would suggest something like a 68 degree apparent field of view for a wide-field and a 28 or 36 mm window into the heavens. Most nights the 36 mm is my first choice to look around and help me find out where I'm at, as it's easy to get lost up there.
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    Default Re: Best Eyepiece Combination

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    Hello and welcome to the forums

    The focal lengths that you currently have will work quite well with your telescope.
    Do you know the eyepiece design of these or the AFOV? (apparent field of view)
    The presence of the 9mm and 15mm eyepieces, along with the named filters suggest the purchase of a Powerseeker accessory kit to supplement the EP's included with the telescope, in which case they are all Kellners.

    That's some real Sherclock Holmes sleuthing right there.

    They performed how you might expect starter EP's to do in my similar Spaceprobe 130/F5 that I recall, some astigmatism, but they most certainly can be improved upon. What kind of budget are you working with jlwas? Recommendations are going to vary depending on how much money you may want to spend.
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    Default Re: Best Eyepiece Combination

    Being Kellner designs they would not be the best eyepieces to use with your telescope though the focal lengths are fine.
    Upgrading to better quality eyepieces would be a bonus for viewing.
    As mentioned above, stating a budget will help in pointing out good upgrades for you.
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