Originally Posted by shedweller
So, i recently bought a secondhand bresser r-102 and have had two or three clear nights with it so far. Its on a mon2 mount which i believe is the same as an eq4 or eq5 so im happy with that for sure. But the eyepieces leave a bit to be desired. Apparently they are a kellner design and this is a poor design, or so they say! I have to agree in fairness. Off axis stars are poorly resolved. I would like to know what kind of eyepieces to upgrade to. Bearing in mind this is a 100mm refractor so i wont be able to do much deep sky stuff. That said, there may be a chance to see, for example, Andromeda. I already have looked at it and it is barely better resolved than with my celestron 20x80 binos.
So, i'm looking at planetary viewing with this scope and need one or two good planetary eyepieces to go with my telescope. I am hankering to get a largeish reflector in the next year for the light bucket effect so it would be a major bonus if the same eyepieces would be ok. Maybe a few wider eyepieces along with a barlow would cover both?
Obviously i would love a set of baaders finest but i couldnt justify that! But i would love eyepieces that would get the most from the bresser r102 in terms of wide field brightness and also bring in the planets as best as possible. I understand it may not be possible hence the long term plan to get a large newtonian etc.
Thanks for posting
We are getting a great reception to the Skywatcher Planetary 58°, especially in 5mm and 6mm, for getting in close to Planets. A good step up from Plossls too. And very well constructed.
For the wider field views, its really down to budget, and moving up to 2". Pretty much anything on the site is worth getting! The new Skywatcher Dual Fit SWA Range is very good. Its Dual 1.25" and 2" for the smaller sizes
For the larger size its only available in 2" eyepiece size
If you wanted to bring budget down a bit, I have these 2" Eyepieces
Bar the 5mm/6mm Planetary, which are due on Friday, everything else, in all ranges, is in stock ready to ship