Probably the first eyepiece you should buy – the 8-24mm zoom
Author: Astronomy Addict
Great advice! Im new to astronomy and don’t only have two stock eyepieces. I just ordered the Baader Hyperion zoom eyepiece. I’m really looking forward to trying it out!
Dear Astronomy Addict, Thanks for the video. I am about to order 150/750 GSO reflector and definitely going to consider your advice on owning a variable eyepiece. I found the information on http://astronomy.tools/calculators/field_of_view/ very practical.
However, my question is, how do I use this website to determine which eyepieces I should order. Should I exhaust all the possibilities from the drop-down list corresponding to the Messier objects (or Planets) and Eyepieces? I find this technique bit cumbersome, although I would love doing it if this is the only way. Is there a general guideline to address my issue? In short, could you throw some light on how to hunt for an eyepiece range?
Thank you in advance!
Good video and thank you for the advice, new to the night sky craic and have been toying with buying one of these as i only have 1 eyepiece that came with the scope, now subscribed, top man
Thanks for this advice. I recently got my first telescope, a used 114-mm reflector that I received as a gift, but it only came with a single 25-mm eyepiece. So I need some additional eyepieces, and I figured a zoom “one eyepiece to rule them all” might be most convenient. However, wouldn’t I still need to swap out eyepieces for magnifications greater than 8 mm or less than 24 mm? If I get the individual eyepieces used on eBay, they are cheaper than getting the zoom eyepiece. I figure if I still have to swap out eyepieces even if I have a zoom eyepiece, then what is the point of having a zoom in the first place?