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You Don't Need A Barlow

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Posted by Bob Sal on April 27, 2002 21:40:56 UTC

I have a 12" LX200, I never use a Barlow. The scope has a real long focal length. You get 218x with the 14MM and 455x with the 6.7MM. You won't get many nights that the 6.7MM will focus at that high magnification. To put it in a Barlow would be over 900X, you'll never focus that. The 14MM is a good eyepiece, I have it. It's huge, you'll nevr put that in a Barlow. What for anyway, you have the 6.7MM it's just about the same magnification as the 14MM x2. You have a good selection. You may want something between the 14MM and the 6.7MM for the planets and Moon. The 14MM is great for those. I don't get a whole lot of nights to use my 8MM at 381X and get a good focus. I'd upgrade the 26MM that came with it. The Panoptic 22MM is great. I use it about 70% of the time. It's a great scope but does have it's limits. Get a nebula filter to, thoes are great. I really don't think you need a barlow.
That's it;
BOB SAL

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