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Posted by Morgan Morrow on June 17, 2001 18:47:58 UTC

Hi:

I'm wondering if someone can help me? I am very new to astronomy and have just purchased a Meade 203SC/500 with a Meade Series 4000, 07175-02, 26mm Super Plossl 1.25 inch OD eyepiece, and a #918A diagonal prism. Then I bought a Meade 4000, 2X apochromatic Barlow 1.25 inch (to get a good look at Mars).

The problem is that I just can't seem to get the Barlow to work! I take out the prism, put the Barlow into the eyepiece holder followed by the prism and finally the eyepiece. Without the Barlow it works fine but with it everything is just a blur.

Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong?

Many thanks, Morgan

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