Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope

Lune moon maksutov cassegrain 150 sky watcher telescope 20/04/10 Paris

Figuring out the type of eye piece to use with my telescope?

What is an easy way to know which eye piece to use with my telescope? I have a 1300 x 100 Maksutov-Cassegrain. I want to see deep space? Can I with this scope?

Here's the link to mine:
http://bushnell.com/general/telescopes_northstar_78-8840.cfm
Do you know of a decently priced telescope that will let me see deep space? I would like to purchase another. I've heard the Dobsonian is best, is this correct? (I wish I could afford a Richter.)

For looking at deep sky objects, you generally want a low magnification, so I'd use the 25mm (or is it 20mm, the web page says both) primarily. As another answer says, the 4mm eyepiece is way too short for your size of telescope. I'd maybe buy a 32mm eyepiece (not a 40mm) for lower power views, and an 8 or 9mm for higher power (Moon and planets).

Yes, an 8" or 10" Dobsonian will be much better for deep sky objects: much more light gathering, and a wider field of view. I'd recommend one of the ones in the Source below.




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