I havea Meade Starfinder 8" EQ from the 90s that I've had since it was new... I've recently pulled it out of the closet and got it all set back up and am interested in some advice regarding eyepieces.I've purchased a Tele Vue Nagler 22 and am looking at EPs to "fill out" my complement.At this point what I am considering is purchasing the Tele Vue Powermate 2x and 1-2 add'l EPs. I was initially considering getting the Nagler 16mm. Combined with the 22 and the PM2x I would have magnifications of(22m) 55.5x and 110.9x (with PM2x)and the 16mm would provide 76.3x and 152.5x.I am mostly interested in planetary astronomy but would love to be able to show my kids some DSOs as well.

Hello everyone!!!I havea Meade Starfinder 8" EQ from the 90s that I've had since it was new... I've recently pulled it out of the closet and got it all set back up and am interested in some advice regarding eyepieces.I've purchased a Tele Vue Nagler 22 and am looking at EPs to "fill out" my complement.At this point what I am considering is purchasing the Tele Vue Powermate 2x and 1-2 add'l EPs. I was initially considering getting the Nagler 16mm. Combined with the 22 and the PM2x I would have magnifications of(22m) 55.5x and 110.9x (with PM2x)and the 16mm would provide 76.3x and 152.5x.I am mostly interested in planetary astronomy but would love to be able to show my kids some DSOs as well.Would these magnifications cover most situations? Is the 16mm a good choice or would you recommend the 13mm which would provide 93.8x and 187.7x.My other thought is to buy the 16, the PM2x and then grab a 9 or 11mm later...Any thoughts?Thanks!!John

QuoteHello everyone!!!I havea Meade Starfinder 8" EQ from the 90s that I've had since it was new... I've recently pulled it out of the closet and got it all set back up and am interested in some advice regarding eyepieces.I've purchased a Tele Vue Nagler 22 and am looking at EPs to "fill out" my complement.At this point what I am considering is purchasing the Tele Vue Powermate 2x and 1-2 add'l EPs. I was initially considering getting the Nagler 16mm. Combined with the 22 and the PM2x I would have magnifications of(22m) 55.5x and 110.9x (with PM2x)and the 16mm would provide 76.3x and 152.5x.I am mostly interested in planetary astronomy but would love to be able to show my kids some DSOs as well.Would these magnifications cover most situations? Is the 16mm a good choice or would you recommend the 13mm which would provide 93.8x and 187.7x.My other thought is to buy the 16, the PM2x and then grab a 9 or 11mm later...Any thoughts?Thanks!!JohnJohn,I don't see any further comments from you. Did we help or did we confuse you?

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