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    Quick question. I am a new XT8 owner and it seems that the Baader 13mm is a good 2nd eyepiece to get to complement my 25mm possl.

    Can this be Barlowed to get a good close view of planets? Or with the Hyperion am I forced to just use their tuning rings?

    I heard this is a heavy eyepiece, if I can add a barlow to it will it unbalance my scope too much?

    I only want to purchase one eyepiece and maybe a Barlow so am I on the right track?
    Please respond if you have direct experience with the Baader 13mm.

    Thank you!

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    I've used the 13mm Hyperion with a 2x barlow with no problems. While it is heavier than many other eyepieces it should not unbalance your your scope.
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    Depending on price, you might want to check the extensive thread by Hernando (ibase) "Hello from a Hyperion zoom lover" as a possible alternative. The Baader Hyperion 8-24 mm zoom seems to be quite good and convenient. I just happened to have ordered one 5 minutes ago! Hernando convinced me with his extensive post.

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