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    Default Baader 8-24 zoom, which Barlow?



    I am going to order the Baader zoom, any recommendations for a 2x Barlow. I'm considering a Zhumell Barlow which seems to get good reviews.

    Zhumell Telescope 2 Inch 2x ED Barlow Lens with Compression Rings - Telescope Accessories at Telescopes

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    I like my Celestron Ultima 2X well enough.

    It is purported to give a slightly better view vs Orion shorty plus which is also widely used.
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    i dont know orion 2" barlos like that is on 180 usd it is too much difference, the 1.25" shorty barlow widely used is on 50 usd around... i got the orion shorty for my baader...

    I really would like to have 2" orion barlow but i have spent $$ a lot these days, i think i will wait for later....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cawayne View Post
    I am going to order the Baader zoom, any recommendations for a 2x Barlow. I'm considering a Zhumell Barlow which seems to get good reviews.

    Zhumell Telescope 2 Inch 2x ED Barlow Lens with Compression Rings - Telescope Accessories at Telescopes

    Any recommendations truly appreciated.

    Wayne
    For my Hyperion zoom, I often use the Televue 2x barlow with good results. For just a little more $, it's hard to beat (got mine $70 in mint used condition).

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    Thanks, I don't mind spending the money but want to make sure I get the right one. Good suggestions so far.

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    I think a barlow is pretty much a barlow. That looks like it might be good with WA eyepieces above 20mm. Oh yeah, you want it for the Baader Zoom. I would probably choose the 2" Zhumell if I had a 2" focuser.
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