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Telescopes Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)20:34 UTC+1 No.6735456 Report

Hi /sci/. I bought an Orion XT8 Dobsonian Classic online a month or so ago (my first telescope, only had experience with binoculars before) and I think I'm ready to try new eyepieces or maybe some filters. So far I've mainly been planetary viewing, but I want to start getting better views of nebulae, globular clusters, galaxies and etc. Any suggestions on what eyepiece/filter would work best for deep-sky objects on my Dob?
also my current eyepiece is a 25mm Sirius Plossl

>pic kinda related, not my telescope but its the same type
Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)20:54 UTC+1 No.6735491 Report

I've never much seen any benefit in filters if I'm honest but if you want another eyepiece I would recommend a nice one in the 13-8 range. It''ll give you a better view of planets and some of the brighter clusters.

Largely for deep sky stuff you want low magnification so 25 is pretty good.
Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)20:59 UTC+1 No.6735501 Report

Alright, thanks. Do you have any scopes other than a XT8?
Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)21:28 UTC+1 No.6735554 Report

For eyepieces, you get what you pay for!
You will PAY for quality eyepieces, but you'll notice the improvement!
Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)21:37 UTC+1 No.6735568 Report

I don't have an XT8, I have a similar spec Newtonian. Aside from that I have an polar mount and a short tube refractor.
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