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    Default Whats the Best Widefield Eyepiece for 120mm Acro Refractor?



    Hi again, can anyone advise what wide to super wide eyepiece and wether 1.25mm or 2 inch eyepiece is best for space walking views. i am new to this somewhat although i had some hyperions and rather foolishly sold them (money tight). I have a 1000mm acro refractor and its the omni xlt 120. f8 i believe approx... i have ordered a set of plossl from scopenskies, made by GSO (am told similar to meade 4000 series as these are made in same factory) anyway they are 9mm, 15mm, 20mm and 32 digiscope (photo visual) and a barlow 1.5/2 and adaptor so i can use my canon 450 d etc....
    am told the 32mm is pretty good... ok so they are NOT naglers etc.......... but i could be tempted to get one more eyepiece say a meade series 5000superwide or something?
    would a 1.25 eyepiece be ok with a quality optic like the meade 5000 SW or do i need to blow £100 on a dielectric 2 inch diagonal........... HELP!
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    Hey Pete! In addition to the feedback you will receive here, Uncle Rod had a really great blog on ep's earlier this year. I was looking at it yesterday, but didn't bookmark it, sorry. I invite you to go thru his archives for his views on this and a great many other pertinent topics: Uncle Rod's Astro Blog. Unc' is one of the very best sources for insights on our hobby, in my view.



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