Explore Scientific 2x Barlow Focal Extender, 1.25" Barrel, 4 EleExplore Scientific 2x Barlow Focal Extender, 1.25" Barrel, 4 Ele:we obsessively test and report on thousands of items each year to recommend the best of everything. ExcellentI was horrified at all the discontent for barlows in general from stargazer forums, but I was hoping that.. being somewhat of a beginner.. I might not even notice the things a seasoned gazer or photographer may very well point out. So.. I went out on a limb and bought one.
It's incredible. I don't see what the big deal is about quality. Everything was crisp.. literally doubled in size.. and I actually got amazing pics putting the Neximage 5MP cam behind this piece. They recommend barlow with Neximage for the 8se, but I'm shooting from the 6se and it makes a world of difference.
The con to barlow these cams is that the object will drift the FOV at least twice as fast, but I was still able to get 2,000 very good raw frames edge to edge.
The piece is good for taking the 34mm plossl that came with my scope and viewing the popular galaxies and nebulae. It's good to pair with a 8.8mm EP.. on ideal nights the barlow makes like 4.4mm, and for less than pleasant viewing.. it's still good mag for Saturn, Jupiter and Mars without the barlow.
It's a must have, really. Buy fewer, more expensive EP and compensate quantity for quality while, in a way, doubling your EP quantity in terms of mag options.
It's a no brainer to have this piece.washington mall,tucson mall,super sale period limitedExplore Scientific 2x Barlow Focal Extender, 1.25" Barrel, 4 Ele