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    Default Feel a little short changed.



    I purchased a Skywatcher Mercury 707 70mm Synscan, it came with 2 eyepieces 10mm 20mm and a 2xBarlow, the scope has a focal length of 700mm so with the 20mm that = 35x mag 70xmag with barlow,
    The 10mm gives 70x or 140x with barlow, now most scopes come with lenses and a barlow that gives you 4 choices of magnification but with the eyepieces supplied i only get the three 35x 70x 140x. I just feel a 25mm would of been a more practical choice.

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    Skywatcher Mercury707 70mm f/700, Skywatcher Aluminium Alt Az mount with Synscan Goto technology. 10mm + 20mm optics
    2xBarlow lens, BSA Reddot finder, Nikon D40 Dslr.
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    Lol, get over it.

    Spend another $30 and get one of these.
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    My scope came with a 20mm erecting eyepice (50x) plus a 4mm (250x) and a 3x barlow
    giving me a useable 50x and 150x
    and an unuseable 250x and 750x

    I bought a 25mm, 10mm and 2x Barlow
    Now i have a good range of useable magnifications

    The veiw through the 10mm on its own beats the 20mm +2x barlow hands down
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    Celestron C70 Mini Mak, 8x42 Bushnell binoculars
    4mm celestron, 3x barlow plastic.
    10mm, 25mm super plossl, 2x Barlow Metal
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    Celestron 25mm plossl
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    My new one didn't even come with an EP.

 

 

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