I think I'd like to get something like the Orion XT10 classsic Dobsonian as an entry into DSO observing. I've thought seriously about other designs but the 10" Dob seems perfect for what I want to do and my circumstances.
We live out in the woods and just want to star gaze a bit.
Maybe later I'll gets rious about a refractor and an excellet equatorial mount... but not now. :-)
One thing I'm very interested in is the idea of collecting a few top of the line 2" eyepieces to go with the Dob. It seems like I can always use them with other scopes later.
I'm looking at 2" Televue eyepieces at the Orion website and I'm open to investing in a few... one a time probably :-)
I understand that these eyepieces might cost more than the reflector assembly but that doesn't seem too crazy to me.
I don't mind spending extra to get wide field viewing and lots of comfort with regards to exit pupil and eye relief.
Does anyone have any thoughts to share about that approach to getting started?
Maybe there's a favorite eyepiece to consider?
Perhaps there's a combo that seems useful but isn't in practice?
thanks very much,