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    Default xt8i eyepieces



    This is what I am thinking. xt8i dob mostly learning the night sky to start.

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    1. Am I going overboard on the eyepieces?
    2. Should I skip the 1.25"Edge-on EP all together?
    3. If I get the Q70 EP only is there another I should get with those 3?


    5mm Orion Edge-On Planetary Eyepiece
    12.5mm Orion Edge-On Planetary Eyepiece

    26mm, 32mm and 38mm Set of Orion Q70 Eyepieces

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    Those are good choices, however, you might want to consider also an out-of-the-box option like the Hyperion 8-24mm zoom ($215) coupled with either a Meade SWA 28 ($89) or 34mm ($99) which are on sale now. Just my 2 cents.

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    I have the xt8i and the included ep's plus the 6mm edge on planetary and a barlow. you don't need a lot of ep's you will find. Start with a few to see what you desire more of before shelling out $$. The optical quality will be more important. i have yet to buy my "2 show off eyepieces" still satisfied with the ones i have and i'm quite critical. either way it's a great scope!

 

 

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