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REFLECTING TELESCOPES THAT GIVE MORE SKY FOR LESS
Other Eyepieces for the 4 1/4-inch Deluxe Reflector Kit
The 10 mm Kellner eyepiece supplied with the Deluxe Reflector Kit has been chosen to give spectacular views of Moon craters, Saturn's rings, Details of other planets, double stars, and compact star clusters. The 7.5 mm Plossl eyepiece available, at low cost, as an optional extra gives greater magnification (145 power) at the cost of a reduced field of view. Please refer to the Ordering Information page for your geographical area for prices.
Eyepieces as "long" as 32 mm can be used to gain an even larger field of view, especially if they are of the wide-field, Erfle, or Koenig designs. A wider area of sky is seen with less magnification, and superb views of Milky-Way star fields and large nebulae are the reward.
We now offer an excellent low-cost wide-field eyepiece, which is a 30 mm Kellner. See more information on the ACCESSORIES page.
Suppliers advertising in Astronomy Magazine and Sky and Telescope, such as University Optics, Teleview, and Orion all have eyepieces that can be used. The best way to select one that works well is to go to a "Star Party" set up by your local Astronomy Club or Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Find someone with a good collection who will help you set up comparison tests on the spot.
REMEMBER: Compared with the supplied 10 mm eyepiece...
Eyepiece focal lengths between 9 mm and 7.5 mm will give higher magnification.
Eyepiece focal lengths between 16 mm and 32 mm will give wider fields of view.
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