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#1 Manish

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:35 PM

Explore Scientific's eagerly awaited 1.25" and 2" focal extenders are here! We have the 1.25" 2x, 1.25" 5x, and 2" 2x focal extenders in stock for quick shipping.

For details, please visit this link.

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Manish
www.AgenaAstro.com

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#2 dvb

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:09 AM

What is a "Focal Extender" - Is it a Barlow, or similar to a PowerMate?

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:38 AM

What is a "Focal Extender" - Is it a Barlow, or similar to a PowerMate?

They used the photographic term to describe what actually happens when a barlow lens is used.
The Explore Scientific design is closer to a PowerMate than to a regular barlow.
Jing Hua has made these for years--first under the Meade label, and now under the name Explore Scientific.
They are very well made pieces for their low prices.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:01 AM

Thanks, Don.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:26 AM

do the lenses come off and screw into an eyepiece for lower magnification boost like some other barlows do?

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 03:47 AM

Is there a way to connect it via threaded adapter to a T2, instead of clamp?

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 09:37 AM

I just looked at them, and the easiest way would be a 2" male to T-Thread male adapter, which are quite common in the market.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 01:01 PM

Bit late but..

Superb piece of kit...

Makes my SW 10" with Agena Astro 60 dgr eyepieces nearly pinpoint to the edge of the FOV






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