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Just comparing the Fujiyama 18mm with the Baader in daylight. Using the Celestron 127 Mak and WO prism diagonal. I thibk atm moment, for me, the Fujiyama has the edge and the images are definitely brighter, not much in it in the contrast stakes, well for mw anyway. I also like the fact that I can use the Fujiyamas with my glasses on which is more difficult with the Baaders.

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1 hour ago, Scopeman said:

Just comparing the Fujiyama 18mm with the Baader in daylight. Using the Celestron 127 Mak and WO prism diagonal. I thibk atm moment, for me, the Fujiyama has the edge and the images are definitely brighter, not much in it in the contrast stakes, well for mw anyway. I also like the fact that I can use the Fujiyamas with my glasses on which is more difficult with the Baaders.

 

Interesting. Of course, eyepiece use is very subjective. 

 

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Many rate the TV 2x Barlow as the best there is. But I always thought the Vixen 2x Deluxe was sharper, had better colour separation, and overall contrast. That is on-axis though. I prefer it to the TV for planetary. But I can use my 19mm Panoptic in the TV and it is sharp to the edge for rich field, unlike the Vixen. 

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33 minutes ago, Nightspore said:

 

Interesting. Of course, eyepiece use is very subjective. 

 

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Many rate the TV 2x Barlow as the best there is. But I always thought the Vixen 2x Deluxe was sharper, had better colour separation, and overall contrast. That is on-axis though. I prefer it to the TV for planetary. But I can use my 19mm Panoptic in the TV and it is sharp to the edge for rich field, unlike the Vixen. 

I am not a lover of Barlows at all I much prefer focal extenders, mine are Explore Scientific and I'm quite happy with them. I don't like how the magnification alters depending on where it is in the chain on Barlows, focal extenders remain the same wherever they are placed.

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23 minutes ago, Scopeman said:

I am not a lover of Barlows at all I much prefer focal extenders, mine are Explore Scientific and I'm quite happy with them. I don't like how the magnification alters depending on where it is in the chain on Barlows, focal extenders remain the same wherever they are placed.

 

I think Barlows increase the eye relief, as opposed to focal reducers which shorten it. 

 

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I have a 5x Powermate which is useful in short tube refractors for high magnifications.

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12 minutes ago, Scopeman said:

Do you need great conditions for a 5x? Any good for the FLT91? I guess it would be too much for the 127 & 180 right?

 

 

 

Yeah, but remember, my 60EDF and 72mm Evostar only have focal lengths of 360mm and 420mm respectively. The Powermate makes them 1800mm and 2100mm. A 15mm eyepiece would give 120x and 140x.

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