Just bought a Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 130AZ for my son. What is the best lens to use for viewing planets? What are some easy tips for him, to help explorer his passion? He has the 25mm and the 10mm lens that came with it. I also bought him the Celestron 8mm-24mm lens. Any advise would be greatly appreciated..... Also, what would he need to be able to take pictures of things he is looking at? Or is this even possible with this telescope?
For viewing Planets, the lens you have itself is more than enough, if you can, buy a 2x Barlow lens to unveil the real power of your telescope (don't go more than 2x), yes you can capture great images, if you have a DSLR or removable lens camera, you can attach it to the telescope by buying a T-Ring that suits your Camera, some also comes with the Barlow as well. You can also buy a smartphone adapter from the Manufacturer itself, Take a look at this. Happy Star Gazing !