Old 26-08-2020, 07:16 PM
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polar alignment question

I was just wondering if using a barlow with my 12.5mm illuminated recticle eyepiece would be better than using just the eyepiece alone when i do 2,3 star align and polar aligning?
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Old 27-08-2020, 08:50 PM
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I would think that the 12.5mm recticle eyepiece would be good enough on its own, but as with many astronomy things it's sometimes best to try it and see for yourself.
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Old 27-08-2020, 09:37 PM
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The 12.5mm illuminated reticle eye pieces are a pain to use, narrow apparent field of view , poor illuminator , small eye relief etc...,
My recommendation is to buy an Orion 20mm 70 degree illuminated reticle eye piece
A superior eye piece with wide field , more magnification, good eye relief and a very good illuminator
The additional cost is well worth it I can assure you
I think they are still available through Bintel
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