Author Topic: The 2" 2X Barlow Choice Dilemma  (Read 302 times)

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Re: The 2" 2X Barlow Choice Dilemma
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2018, 05:57:29 AM »
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The 2.5x 2" Celestron Luminos Barlow sits properly in a star diagonal, is light weight, and a good performer.

Did you try upgrading the eyecup on the 14mm Morpheus to the eyecup offered at AgenaAstro?

I haven't got a chance to upgrade the eyecup...in the middle of everything this year i've trained my eyes to observe with glasses so i've been folding the eyecup down on the Morpheus.

Thanks for the idea about the Celestron Luminos Barlow. Now that you mention this my friend who I observe with quite a bit has that barlow so I may borrow it from him and try before I buy

I'm tempted to try a less expensive option as in looking at the others I mentioned I could get a nice planetary eyepiece or that Baader Clicklock diagonal i've had my eyes on for some time!

Jon
I would say give the Morpheus more time before you write it off. I've been observing with glasses for over 30 years. But if you are new to observing with glasses it might take you a while to get used to observing without blackouts. And some eyepieces take a little more adapting to than others. I've never had an issue with blackouts and the Morpheus - with or without glasses but I know a lot of people unhappy with the eyecup have had some issues.
Yeah the eyecup is indeed abysmal but im not using it. The large lens is I think the issue with eye placement

Jon

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Re: The 2" 2X Barlow Choice Dilemma
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2018, 11:44:21 AM »
I can add my testimony to the Celestron 2", 2.5X luminous Barlow. Been using one in a large Newtonian with a binoviewer for months on Jupiter and Saturn. Excellent sharpness, lightweight. A great buy at about $100.

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Re: The 2" 2X Barlow Choice Dilemma
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2018, 05:37:39 AM »
Joe,
Can the lens be separated from the tube and used attached to the eyepiece or adapter on the Luminos?
If it can, that would be a way to achieve a lower magnification with it.

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Re: The 2" 2X Barlow Choice Dilemma
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2018, 09:04:32 AM »
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I can add my testimony to the Celestron 2", 2.5X luminous Barlow. Been using one in a large Newtonian with a binoviewer for months on Jupiter and Saturn. Excellent sharpness, lightweight. A great buy at about $100.

Thanks Joe
Checked out your website...Pretty Cassegrains you have there!

Jon