Crayford Focuser

What should I get for my telescope?

I have an Orion XT8 telescope that has 48x magnification and the primary mirror is 203mm. It has a crayford focuser that accepts 2" eyepieces and 1.25" eyepieces with adapter. It came with a 25mm Sirius Plossl and 1.25" barrel diameter. It also came with an easy finder. I want to know if I should get any different kinds of eyepieces, or barlow lens, or something like that to increase my view of planets, moon, starts etc. Is there anything better than the EZ Finder? I also am thinking about getting a carrying case when I go camping. Please include web pages, pics, etc.

If you want to get only one item I suggest a 8 to 10mm eyepiece. That will give you 120-150x magnification, which is a good all around magnification and enough to see quite a bit of detail on planets. If you aren't limited to only one item I suggest getting two; a 6mm and 15mm to get 200x and 80x. I have a barlow but rarely use it, preferring using a shorter focal length eyepiece alone to get higher magnification. Orion sells a selection of eyepieces. I wouldn't splurge on very expensive ones, the moderately priced ones are pretty good.




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