Now, though, I face a challenge--to find the right eyepiece. The scope tube I bought did not come with eyepieces, so that I must go out and find my own. My reading this morning indicates that one can spend as much as one wants to spend on an eyepiece. I know a few bits of telescope wisdom, though:
1. people go haywire with high magnification on cheap telescopes, when a cheap telescope actually provides its best results with very low magnification; and
2. the main problem I have with telescopes is that I want a very rich field of view, rather than having to worry constantly about pointing the tube in just the right way.
My hope is that I will have fun birding and looking at the moon in this scope. But right now I am aiming to have fun finding the perfect inexpensive lens to use with this scope. Then I will focus on how to make my point-and-shoot somehow magically take pictures through the lens.