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    Hey, guys. I am going to be going to the hobby store in 2 days and was thinking about getting a new eye piece. What would best serve me in addition to what I already have (in signature). I don't really even know what all brands they have. Thanks everyone.

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    Wow! I think those,will have you pretty much covered,unless you can get a good 3mm or 4mm,with good eye relief. My scope is an old skyview deluxe 8" and tat is about all I ever use! clear skys, and have fun!

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    Hi josh , how goes it ? I would get something wide angle for wide field viewing . At least 70 degrees if not more . The meade stuff is pretty nice . Series 5000 stuff comes in velvet lined boxes with eyepiece caps for each end . I have 5 of the series 5000s plossels and they have super wide angle and ultra wide angle also .
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    Hay Josh (I think I called you Jay in another post - my apologies) ...

    ... maybe try a 32mm or 40mm of the same type and manufacture of the ones you have now ...

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    I highly recomend the Orion Ultrascopic 30mm (Orion's web page currently has these on sale). It gives nice images, plays well with a barlow, and won't break the bank.
    Last time I was at Donovan's (I assume that is the hobby shop you are refering to) they did have the Orion Stratus eyepieces. These have gotten good reviews and have a wide FOV (68*).

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    I disagree with pw1985 , the ultrascopics dont have a 68 degree field of view , only 52 degree field . If josh just wants a smaller field of view , i would say go with the epic ed2 eyepieces , they have ed glass , 52 degree field and 20mm of eye relief. These are also fully multicoated .
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    It is the Orion Stratus that has the 68* field of view, not the Ultrascopic. I have not actually used the Stratus but is gets good marks.
    I do have the Ultrascopic, and it does give very nice views (at least compared to the Sirius Plossle's that came with my scope). Again it also comes down to budget. The Ultrascopics are around $120, and the Stratus around $130.
    The hobby store in question also has a limited selection (telescopes make up a very small part of their store - lots of trains, models, RC cars, etc.).
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    Thanks for the input guys. I will have to see what the hobby shop (it is donovans, keith) has and if they do not have what I need, I'll have to just go online. Thanks again.
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    Hi Josh,

    FWIW, the Orion Stratus and Edge-On are the only EP's I've used. I do like the Stratus for the AFOV, but there are times when I find that the center is well focused, but the objects to the sides of center do not appear as focused. Not sure why that is, to be honest.

    The Edge-on has not had a lot of exercise yet, but when I have used it the performance has been excellent, again based only on my newbie opinion.

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    Josh , are your eyepieces orion or something else ?
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