Vixen 140mm Neo-achro, 2" AP Maxbright diagonal, 50mm Celestron Vixen Silvertop plossl, 35mm, 18mm, and 15mm Ultrascopic/Ultima, 28mm & 20mm ES 68, 19mm TV Panoptic, 5.5mm Meade UWA, 2.4x 2" Dakin barlow (prototype barrel).
Quote: If you have access to both the Dakin barlow and the 20mm XW you should give them a try together.
"I have been paddling in the shallows of a great ocean of knowledge." - Sir Isaac Newton * * 15" F4.55 Starsplitter Dob & a Denk II binoviewer * * http://peaceofsky.wordpress.com/ Pacheco State Park Fremont Peak
10" F/4.7 Modified Skywatcher Reflector, 38mm Orion Q70, 17mm Modified Ultima LX, 10mm TeleVue Delos, 7mm Pentax XL.
Quote: Quote: If you have access to both the Dakin barlow and the 20mm XW you should give them a try together. I've had the Dakin Barlow ("2.4x") for some time now, and really like how it plays with *many* of my EPs. Tho it'll be quite a bit of horsie in my Dob, i'll have to try my new (to me) 10mm XW with it... an effective ~4mm FL! Glad to hear you like yours- thanks for the suggestion.
Quote:I used to own a 14mm Pentax XW. I see more FC in the 14mm XW than the 20mm XW in my 10" reflector and the same was for my 12" F/5 reflector, so I got rid of the 14mm XW right away as the FC in the 14mm XW to me is intolerable.However, when I *did* own the 14mm XW, I used it with a barlow plus an extension tube in the 12" F/5 I had in Oct 2005, and it cleaned up the FC in the 14mm XW really nicely. I saw Mars @ 261x with this configuration and the detail was excellent.Cheers,
SyedTeeter STS 11 f/4.3 Zambuto | XT8i | XT8g | XLT 150 | C90 | EON 80mmAT Voyager and Nexstar SLT mountsEyepieces: Mostly TeleVue and PentaxDenk II BV'er, Earthwin PFS-SE, Pentax 10x50 PCF WP II
Quote: My 10 and 7 XWs are excellent with a 2.5X Powermate in my WO ZS-110. The XW's clarity, cool tone and contrast are unaffected. The entire FOV is dark and views are razor sharp. David
Quote: That's why I am very interested to see what is reported about the 10mm XW with the Dakin barlow.
Quote: Quote: That's why I am very interested to see what is reported about the 10mm XW with the Dakin barlow. As soon as i get a clear nite, will give it a try. Also have a 2.8x 'Klee' Barlow which seems very nice on many EPs... will try that combo, too.
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Quote: You should try that Dakin with a Brandon eyepiece. Classic!