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    Default Shopping for eyepieces in Sacramento. Anyone on forums from there?



    Hello,
    I am new to the forums. I just received my Skyquest 8XT yesterday and put it together. It's pretty good but I only have the 25mm eyepiece that came with it. I am in the market for a better one for planet viewing. Although I'd prefer to shop from a better source online, I am wondering if there are any places in Sacramento that might sell some eyepieces. Any help? Thanks

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    I can recommend a place online if you send me a PM.
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    Can't send one. Says I need more posts before I can send a PM.

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    Yeah, we have suspicious software at the gate. Post some more, you are almost there.
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    Hi PJFrank ...Welcome aboard the forums ...Any of the major sellers of astronomy products will be all right to use but it depends on if you want to save money or not ...GSO eyepieces are pretty good for the money and they are fairly cheap here Agena AstroProducts - Telescopes, Eyepieces, Binoculars and Accessories for the Astronomy Enthusiast with FREE US Shipping ...But just remember , the higher power you go the views will be dimmer so get the best you can afford ... You might look at getting a ED 2x Barlow ...That will double the eyepiece's power you have but have pretty good eye relief ...If you get the 2x Barlow the 25mm you have will be a 12.5mm ...If you can afford a Barlow and a eyepiece i would get a 15mm or a 14mm , that way you would have a 7mm or 7.5mm when you use the 14-15 with a Barlow ...
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    Where is Scopecity located maybe you can get shipping from there?
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    I have a few eyepieces coming in. But I think I need something that will help me to see the DSO things better. There is a ton of info on these boards, but it is also overwhelming. My telescope is the Skyquest XT8, which I really like. I have the 25mm as well as a 2x barlow lens. I have a 3.5 mm and a 13mm on order, but I think I am missing something for seeing the nebula and such which is what I am really wanting to see, plus the correct filters. I am leaning towards the 2" rather than the 1.25". Thanks everyone.

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    You realize that an 8" scope won't give you the views like in the pictures, eh? Those scarce photons need to be gathered over long periods of time.
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    Yes. But I still want to explore what I can. I know I can get some decent views and excitement for what I have..just looking out at the stars is breathtaking.

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    Good, I get exciting (to me) views with my 5" of aperture, and my 4" binocs, too.
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