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    Default Re: Help with first time buying eyepieces.

    Quote Originally Posted by scotth View Post
    I guess what I'm struggling with is that it's hard to know if I prefer looking up close at the moon or looking at a big wide field view of a DSO since I've never had anything but this 25mm Plossl. So far I forsee enjoying looking at solar system objects as well as DSOs equally but I think I will be able to get a better idea with these new eyepieces.

    Other than the immersion of the FOV extending in to my periphery, is there a functional advantage to a wider FOV eyepiece? I've heard that it helps a lot if you don't have a GoTo, but otherwise? Are there objects that are larger than the AFOV I will get with the 32mm Plossl? Maybe the advantage is that you can have a larger AFOV at a higher magnification?
    32mm Plossl provides largest AFV available in 1.25" EP format. You may get the same max AFV using 24mm 70 deg EP, or 18mm 82 deg EP. They all will frame targets in the same way, but 24mm and 18mm will provide higher magnification.
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