I am getting a Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ soon. I have heard that its eyepieces aren't the best, so I am considering a 32mm Pössl.

For such a choice, what would be the arguments for and against? How would my viewing experience improve, and for what objects would this be most and least obvious?

  • $\begingroup$ Which eyepieces does it come with? Do you know their focal lengths and fields of view? $\endgroup$ – Aaron F Feb 9 at 12:58
  • $\begingroup$ From Celestron's product page: "Accessories include a 20mm and 10mm eyepiece" Welcome to Astronomy.SE. $\endgroup$ – chili555 Feb 9 at 14:25
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    $\begingroup$ @B--rian advice on telescope accessories or "how to choose" questions may seem subjective but they have always been generally welcomed and answered here in Astronomy SE even though some amount of opinion is involved. However, "which should I buy" is what is called in Stack Exchange a "Shopping Question" and is generally off-topic everywhere because it can lead to commercial promotion and advertisements in the form of posts. Why are “shopping list” questions bad? (7 answers) $\endgroup$ – uhoh Feb 9 at 20:54
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    $\begingroup$ @JacobKurzawa Welcome to Astronomy SE! I've adjusted the wording of your question to make sure it stays on-topic here in Astronomy SE. We can't ask "Should I buy X?" but we can certainly ask for advice about it and what points to consider. Voting to keep this question open! $\endgroup$ – uhoh Feb 9 at 21:00
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    $\begingroup$ @uhoh I just retracted my close-vote. Thanks for the clarification. $\endgroup$ – B--rian Feb 9 at 21:53

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