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5x barlow?

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5x barlow?

Postby Steven on Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:59 pm

I have a meade 126 2x barlow and wondering if a 5x barlow worth buying for a meade ds-114?

Postby Jne_K on Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:04 am


I do not recommend exceeding much more than 150x in any 114mm scope if you expect any image quality. Not recommended. Single biggest beginner mistake is using too much magnification and a 5x barlow in that telescope would put you over what that telescope could comfortably handle in terms of magnification with almost any eyepiece short of a very low power eyepiece, such as a 40mm. Stay with a 2x or get a larger scope.
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