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GSO Z8 Degree Circle & Digital Level
Celestron 4"(102mm) SLT 660mm f/6.47
2" 30mm GSO WideView
9mm GSO Plossl
ES 82's : 4.7mm, 8.8mm, 11mm, 18mm
BGO's 5mm, 6mm, 9mm
2" 2X ED Astronomics Barlow & GSO 1.25" 2x Shorty
8-24 Baader Zoom III
Baader M&SG, Semi-Apo
15" f/5 Tectron
Mallincam Junior Pro
TMB 40mm Paragon,Leica ASPH zoom,
WO binoviewer w/assorted pairs
"Yeah, well, you know,that's just, like, your opinion, man."
CPC1100 w/ Denk S2 power switch (IVB).
Denk Binotron-27, 2x D21 eyepieces
TV 55mm Plossl AT 38mm Titan 8, 13, 17, 22mm AT AF70 eyepieces
iPad w/Skywire/Skysafari+ StarSense
NexStar 5SE w/associated goodies
80mm refractor & manual GEM
Quote:What I'm trying to do is use barlows instead of various EPs. The WO comes with two 20mm EPs, instead of getting two smaller EPs I thought a 3X barlow would work. I have the 1.6 that came with the bino unit and I have a 2x Celestron barlow. From what I've read, there are only a few choices of different EPs that work well with it. The 20mm seems optimal, but because of it's limited aperture (not sure what word to describe it) a larger EP would vignette. And smaller ones will quickly reach the magnification limit. So if barlows are not the way to go, what more powerful EPs can be used with it. ThanksBart
8" f/5 Discovery - Celestron Advanced VX mount
23mm Celestron Axiom 11mm, 6.7mm, 4.7mm ES N2 zhumell ED 2x barlow (2")
I am from New Zealand under nice dark southern hemi-sphere skies.Been in and out of astronomy and telescope making for 50 years now. Slogan: The heavens declare the glory of God. Scopes: 6" f6.5 Newt. 14" f5.09 Hubble Optics powered Dob. 25.2" f4.68 Strut Dob.(Home grown primary) Eyepieces. ES82 30mm,24mm,11mm 8.8mm.TV Nagler 20mm type 2.TV Plossl 7.4mm.Some GSO eyepieces and barlows. WO Binoviewers.
Quote:Shawn, yes I have and it works very well. Hence, my thinking that a 3X would also do well....
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