A Guide to Eyepieces
Getting the Most Out of Your Scope
What sort of eyepiece, then, should you use? A casual inspection of most publications advertising optical accessories will reveal a plethora of types almost as many varieties as telescopes, it seems! Choosing the right one for you depends on several factors: the objects you wish to observe; how tolerant you are of optical imperfections; whether you want narrow or wide fields of view; whether or not you wear glasses; and (as always) how much you are prepared to spend. But before we examine specific eyepiece designs, here's a quick primer on the basics.