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    I had figured that a 3x barlow was the only item on my wish list. With my 8mm/24mm zoom and my 2x barlow, I can go from 26x to 162.5x. A 3x would push me up to 243.75x, 97.5% of my theoretical resolving power. I was wrong. I need a 36mm. That would give me 18x. Last night I looked at the Pleiades, and really wanted less magnification, so I could see the whole thing.

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    Nope !!!!

    It don't ever IMHO. You deff need to have a nice WF EP . Put some real nice clusters against a nice backdrop of stars.

    Then there's filters You deff need filters.

    Aperture fever strikes , then ya need more aperture.

    Then you look through a 2" EP so ya consider them .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canon Pete View Post
    Then there's filters You deff need filters. Oh yeah, forgot about those.

    Aperture fever strikes , then ya need more aperture. Never! I have enough for all the astronomy I will ever want to do.............never......




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    and then, you start thinking you need more than one type of scope for your work and of course these all need their own EP's and accessories......
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    also a very understanding wife/partner
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    Started researching +- 35mm EPs. Seems that wide angle this size are few and far between.
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    I don't know why there is a dearth of 35mm eyepieces. I have a 25, 30, and then 40mm for my upper end. I have 15, 12.5, 10 and 4.5 on the lower end.

    I tried a 50mm once on my SCT but it had too much eye relief and kidney bean effect.
    So I use a F6.3 rear cell focal reducer with the 40mm ultrawide to get the minimum magnification.
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    My research has come full circle. Look at the honking big piece of glass in this 35mm eyepiece! (4th one down the page) 24mm eye relief!

    I ordered one of Harry Siebert's erecting lenses a month ago. It should be here next week. If it is as good as the reviews of his stuff indicates, (and I am not expecting the world, for that particular item), I will be ordering this baby fairly soon.
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