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    Default How much better can they be ?



    Hi there,
    I can see by the attached pic that my somewhat dissapointing viewing experience with my new scope may well be the two eye pieces that come with it, but how much better will the $200 or $300 eye pieces be ? 20 or 30 times more pleasing ? Its hard to imagine , should I pop a few blood pressure tablets before I use them or just before I buy them ?
    Hmmmm anyway thats one of lifes misteries I suppose.
    My main quetion is , Should I go all 2 inch right from the start ? I have a 2 inch focuser and I've been advised to get a good 2 inch diagonal, but would it be beneficial to go 2 inch eye pieces as well ? And filters ? One just leads to the next .photostudio_1524539931590.png
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    Default Re: How much better can they be ?

    Hi Phill!

    2" doesn't mean better quality so keep that in mind. It just allows for the optimal field of view at longer focal lengths. And, it depends also on the scope you are using.

    I can get better views with a $35.00 1.25" eyepiece in a slower refractor than I can with a $250.00 2" eyepiece in a fast reflector.

    Plössls are amazing in refractors, but not all Plössls are created equal. Orthoscopics are amazing as well. Your achro is very similar to my ES AR127, spec-wise. In that scope, I find my ES 82° wide-field eyepieces work pretty well, though I do get less contrast compared to my Plössls and orthos.

    Is there a local astro club that you can meet up with and perhaps try out a few different eyepieces before you pull the trigger?

    These Bintel Plössls are pretty darn good for the cost: https://www.bintel.com.au/product/bi...ces-1-25-inch/

    These are around $35.00 here in the US (GSO brand) and I've got several of them and like them in all my refractors. Something to keep in mind...
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    Default Re: How much better can they be ?

    Thanks for that Bryan, yep it would be nice if i can try first, I've already had some recomendations for the ES 82's, I'll be happy to get perhaps two of them later. I'm just fishing at the moment. I like to beat my self up over any big purchases í*¾í´” I haven't had the scope long and haven't had a nice dark spot to try it out yet.
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    EP's : 25mm & 10mm Plossl , Celestron 8/24mm Zoom EP,
    Filters : Solar filter, Badder Fringe Killer & Moon/Skyglow.
    MOUNT : Skywatcher Star Discovery goto Mount.
    CAMERAS : ZWO 120 asi MC. / Sony HX400V 50X Zoom.
    Binoculars : Saxon 10x50

 

 

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