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    hi all im a new member my name is gary and i am just starting out just got my first scope a sky watcher 1309eq2 i have always had a love for the skys at night and now hopefully i will be able to see them better so if i ask any silly questions please be kind as i know nothing i had a go last night and could see the moon with a super 25 wide angle long eye relief in the 2x barlow lens but when looking for planets i could only see a small white dot any help would be great my scope only came with the 25,10,and the barlow lens i have also been told to get a motor as well for this is this right thanks gary

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    Welcome to the forum jongry!

    You could try using the 10mm eyepiece (you can increase that by using the 2x barlow also) on one of the larger planets, say Jupiter or Saturn, as this will increase the magnification. However the problem will be it will move through the field of view very quickly and depending on the sky conditions may appear fuzzy. Give it a try and let us know.
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    Hello and welcome to the forums Gary..
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    Jongry,
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    Planets tend to show more detail at higher magnifications but once you past a certain point will start to lose detail. Did you try using your 10mm with the barlow?

    When you have questions, ask away, most anybody here will be happy to provide an answer.
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    thanks for your help i will try that and let you know

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    Adding a motor to your scope will help with the issue of objects quickly leaving your FOV that Ghswen pointed out.
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    no i only used the 25 with the barlow so the lower you go on the eye peace the better it is for planets

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    well yes and no.... there is a point where more magnification does nothing buy blur the view I looked for the SW1309 an EQ2 mount and came up with nothing on the SW web site ..closest I could come was the 13065eq2 ...I assume your scope is a reflector with 130 mm of aperture and 650 mm focal length OR it could be a focal length of 900 mm

    if it is the 650 mm then the 10 mm eyepiece would give you 65x and your 25 mm eyepiece would give you 26x

    The same eyepieces in the scope with the fl or 900 mm would yield 90x and 36x....

    in either case both scopes should be able to handle a Barlowed 10 mm eyepiece (on most nights)...

    For planets I normally use between 100 and 150x NO MATTER WHAT Telescope I am using ( from a small 100 mm to a large 11" Sct with a fl of 2800 mm ....any higher magnification only blurs the detail ...

    Now do not expect to see a planet appear any bigger then the moon appears to you naked eye...in fact expect it to be much smaller then that even at 180x in your telescope... They are so far away that they are just plain small ....

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