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Wearing Glasses? Eyerelief!!

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Posted by Ian McKernan on December 13, 2001 01:01:14 UTC

Hi! I wear glasses too, or more often contact lenses. I found eye relief to be a REALLY important issue, but i cant afford Vixen Lanthanum's. Tried out a mates on Sat night and his 15mm is pretty good. Having an f5 / 8" telescope the best solution i found was to use a barlow lens in a 12.5 or 20 mm EP. This keeps the eye relief of the longer EP but increases the magnification. I made up an extension tube for the barlow (takes it up to 3x) and that helps as well. Needs a pretty #$%^& good night for seeing though for any more than 160x to be usefull.

Seeyahs!

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