Hi everyone, Just got my first scope!
First off I want to apologies for the long posting, but here goes.
10" zhumell f4.92
It came with:
Zhumell 32mm eyepiece,
13mm Baader hyperion
Skycommander, and so on.
Eyeglasses/astigmatism (doesnt really bother me looking through eyepiece).
I’m an ultrasound tech, so I have a train eye for detail and I prefer a quality eyepiece for clarity and details. Price is not too big of an issue right now…. But I will buy use, if I can and get just what i need and not what I want.
I will be using the scope for everything right now..planetary, DSO.
I've been coming to this web site for years, oogling over all the scopes for sale, and just wishing. I got to know fairly well all the ins and outs about scopes in general. But do ya think I would spend a little time reading on eyepieces? Why would I do that?
So now I’m a little perplexed. Here are the questions:
1. a)Where can I go, to a boiled down read of the various eyepieces? There’s nagler 2-6, plossels , hyperion, ethos ( I’ve read a little about ethos, and daddy really likey
b)And which size 1.25 or 2”
2.I’ve got a grasp on Barlows. I like the Powermates (I know it’s somewhat different from an average Barlow) But should I get 2.5x, 3x, or 4x, in a 2” or 1.25. Logic tells me that the larger diameter of input the more light going through? So is 2” better?
3.Are some eyepieces better for planetary vs DSO?
4.Also my thinking is that eyepieces, for the most part, are engineered to work together better if they are from the same company? EX- A Powermate would probably perform better with a Ethos or nagler, as compare with a Powermate and Baader eyepiece?
Ok that it’s for the long posting. I will keep it shorter the next time. Thank you all, so much, for answering these common newbie tedious letters.
P.S. would it be ok to post my scope pictures? When I can get it on the computer?