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Posted by Dante Mancini on January 9, 2004 14:10:09 UTC

Hi Tom,

I bought the same scope as my first, and I soon learned that the provided eyepieces (10mm and 25mm) are not exactly the best available. The images tend to be blurry and small. You may want to splurge and get yourself a quality eyepiece, maybe between 7.5mm and 15mm for that scope, which has a 1000mm focal length. Remember, the formula for power is focal length in mm (1000) divided by eyepiece size in mm. So for example, a 10mm eyepiece would give you a power 1000/10 or 100X. In addition, Celestron makes a number of filters which can help enhance the image.

As far as eyepieces, from what I understand, Celestron's Ultima and Axiom series are good.

Hope that helps!
Dante

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