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    When looking at the Moon in all of its glory (full) I use a variable polarizing fliter. Ialso crank up the power.LOL

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    When looking at the Moon in all of its glory (full) I use a variable polarizing fliter. Ialso crank up the power.LOL
    Hi panhard.. What polarizing filter do you use? I have a Meade variable polarizer and it puts my EP's beyond the focus range. Thought I'd ask as your scope has a similar f ratio and focuser as mine. Also you are using the same EP's as I am.

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    I had the same problem with the Meade VPF. It's not intended for Newtonians (due to the required back-focus) but they don't publish that on their website (other dealers do.) So, like an idiot, I ordered it and then discovered it didn't work.

    I recommend the Orion variable polarizing filter, which is adjustable from 1% to 40% transmission. It's a screw-on type filter that doesn't change the focus point at all. It's really made looking at the Moon enjoyable. Best of all, it's $15 cheaper than the non-functioning Meade filter.
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    Thanks seven, good to know I'll look up that Orion model.
    It would have been nice for the store owner not to have recommended it and sold it to me along with my scope :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by GriffinBF View Post
    Hi panhard.. What polarizing filter do you use? I have a Meade variable polarizer and it puts my EP's beyond the focus range. Thought I'd ask as your scope has a similar f ratio and focuser as mine. Also you are using the same EP's as I am.
    Mine is an Antares. I use any thing between 17 to 5mm when viewing the moon. No problems focusing with any of these eyepieces. I hope this helps.

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    Good stuff panhard.. Thanks for the info

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    I have the orion variable 1.25in. and i love the fact that you can twist up the degree of darkness .... I also have a celestron standard 2in. moon filter and it has a green tint which i dont like as much as the variable orion ...The orion polarizer is different than a moon filter ...I think they are more contrasty ....

    Hey seven H ...Do you want to get rid of the meade variable ? PM me if so ..
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