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    Any particular EP which is a must have? I have the basic Celestron kit( 4,6,9,15,20 and 32 mm's,plus a 2x and 3x Barlow).I mean anything in particular that would be compatible with an Astromaster 130 EQ..not sure how compatible other brands lens would be.And I have noticed that Celestron offers such versions as Omni and Ultima,etc....Just want to have the best possible EP's within my budget.Thanks all.

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    Oooops....Could one of the mods move this to telescope eyepiece forum?My bad

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    I think you are good in the ep dept. At some point in the future you may want to delve into widefield eps. But I'd use what you have for now.
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    Dogger, you are quite well covered for eyepieces so I would suggest you join your local astronomy club and go out observing with other members.

    This will give you a chance to try other eyepieces in your scope and see if there are eyepieces of sufficient improvement to warrant your buying them.
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    If you observe from a reasonably dark site, then try a Sky-Watcher Nirvana 16mm eyepiece sometime (or its equivilent from Orion or William Optics). It produces truly amazing views in an 130mm F5 scope like yours. It's pretty amazing on the moon too.

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    You have a great little scope there - I found one in the hard rubbish collection and have tried it up against my 100ED skywatcher with a couple of Orion ED2's, 3.7 and 5.1 and, although the 130 celestron has quite a hopeless focusser, the results are really good, although the 3.7 is pushing it a bit. My favourite EP with both scopes is an un-named 7.4-22 zoom. This zoom is possibly for a bushnell sspacemaster but has a 1 1/4 adapter to fit.

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    Great info

 

 

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