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silly question , barlows and small maks

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 01:59 PM

I just sold both my newts, and am thinking of getting an orion 127mm mak. Can I use my shorty plus barlow on this scope? or any of the smaller maks?

#2 nodaknewbie

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 02:31 PM

Hi mistmouse,
I have had my Orion 127mm on a SkyView Pro mount for a week now and am using a Celestron Omni 2x Barlow on it with no problems. I realize this isn't the same barlow you were asking about however there wouldn't be any problem inre the scope hitting the mount or anything like that.
Hope that may have helped.
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Posted 11 April 2005 - 03:19 PM

Shorty Plus will work fine on the Mak 127, but keep in mind that because of the focal length of the scope, it will work best on planets/lunar. Saturn looked good with a 12mm U.O. HD Ortho and the Celestron Ultima barlow (same as Orion Shorty Plus) last time I viewed.

#4 stevie

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 11:24 PM

i can only agree with Frank here
i have my shorty plus for a few days now (as of friday) and it's a great bargain

#5 Rat8bug

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 01:24 AM

I just sold both my newts, and am thinking of getting an orion 127mm mak. Can I use my shorty plus barlow on this scope? or any of the smaller maks?


No problem! I use the Ultima 2x with mine, but mostly for imaging the moon and planets....

http://www.barrie-tao.com/apex127.html

Ciao....Barry

#6 mtc

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 03:24 PM

Yup. I have the Orion Starmax 127 and also use the Orion 2x Shorty Barlow. Works like a champ on the planets! - mtc

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 04:49 PM

cool good to hear, I am still going back and forth over which scope to get, the 6"f/8 newt dob or the 127mm mak and a hd tripod mount.

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 05:47 PM

the mak should be better at planets and the moon ..but have a smaller field of view on dso's...due to the 127 being f13 i think..

#9 mtc

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 10:42 AM

f 12.1 (13 was too high!) :jawdrop:
You can always use a focal reducer to increase your field of view, independant of use a 32mm or 40mm eyepiece to increase the field.


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