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    Are planetary eyepieces only good for viewing the solar system or will they work well on DSO's? Is there a trade off of some kind? Thanks for any insight. Happy hunting, Derek.
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    Planetary eyepieces have a smaller field of view that would be too narrow for many DSOs.
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    Thanks for the info.
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    Matthew's point is well made, Derek, but do take a look at the Burgess TMB Planetaries. They are reasonable in cost and have 60 +/- degree FOV. Very good!



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    Bob, I checked out the Tmbs. They look like a cool ep. Thanks for the heads up. The 8mm is on sale for 40.00 at astronomics.
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    Hi DmBryan ...What ever eyepieces you decide on , get the best you can afford at the time ..They tend to stay with you while you might outgrow and upgrade to a bigger scope ...
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    Rich, thanks for the advice. I see where you could end up with a shoe box full on ebay if your not careful.
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    I have gotten a couple of good ones on e-bay , but i buy just one brand ...Unless i can check the eyepiece in a scope visualy from a optic shop ...I have a GSO wide field and a proxima 2in. barlow ..Other than that , just meade eyepieces ...The GSO's are good for the money though ....
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