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    Default Re: Max Magnfication for Lunar Observing



    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    If you can live without 15mm I highly recommend TeleVue 2x 1.25" barlow. They are on sale now brand new for $100. My ES 6.7mm barlows nicely with it.
    That make a great deal of sense. Do I really need 15mm when I have an 18mm, or 9mm when I have an 11mm? I think not.
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    Default Re: Max Magnfication for Lunar Observing

    Quote Originally Posted by rogercorbett View Post
    That make a great deal of sense. Do I really need 15mm when I have an 18mm, or 9mm when I have an 11mm? I think not.
    I have barlowed my 10" Dobs with my 8.8 ES EP giving me around 272X. In MY area, that's about all I can get, realistically.

    As far as your question regarding the 15mm it is entirely up to you. Many guys would say yes since they like to start low and just keep going through all the mm's until they get the one that's perfect for that view. For me, I wouldn't. I have the EP 30, 24, 18, 11 & 8.8 and that's enough for ME.
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