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Eyepieces and Filters

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Hi all,
I have a sky watcher 250p and I am looking for better quality eye pieces and filters to be able to get better views of planets. I have the standard 25mm and 10mm eye pieces that came with the scope and I am waiting for delivery of a x2 Barlow. Should I go for a 5mm eye piece such as this:

https://www.firstlightoptics.com/bst-st ... piece.html

Also, should I invest in filters for viewing mars, saturn and jupiter?

Thanks for your help.
Simon
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Re: Eyepieces and Filters

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Filters are useful. You can purchase a complete filter set from suppliers and experiment with each individual filter. A Polaroid filter is handy too.
That 5mm eyepiece is worth a try. It has good eye-relief for its focal length and it's well priced.
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Re: Eyepieces and Filters

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Thank you Brian
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Re: Eyepieces and Filters

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You might be aware that there are specialist filters beside the coloured that show nebulae in better detail than without them, including filters that reduce the effects of light pollution at your observing site.
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