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Posted by Glenn Mitchell on May 11, 2002 04:48:35 UTC

The scope comes with a 26mm Plossl. That's a good, general-purpose EP.

My recommendation for a beginning set of EPs is 40mm, 26mm, and 9mm.

You'll also need a lighted reticle. I have a 12mm Plossl with fixed cross-hairs.

A good quality 2x Barlow is something you should buy. It gives you more coverage with your EPs. A set of 40mm, 26mm, and 9mm effectively become 20mm, 13mm, and 4.5mm.

If you can still afford it, a focal reducer is a great accessory. It converts the scope from f/10 to f/6.3. It widens the FOV for your EPs.

Filters? A moon filter. Definitely. A basic set of planet filters, too. Yellow, red, blue, and green.

How far do you live from cities? Depending on the size of the city, you might need to live 20 or 30 miles away to get away from light pollution. I live on the outskirts of a small city. Light pollution is still moderate, depending on the direction I point the scope. I'm considering a wideband nebula filter for times when I don't feel like driving to a dark sky site.

I hope I helped.


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