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Barlow Experiments

Comparing the effect of no barlow, the x2 TAL barlow with the 1.25" eyepiece holder removed and the full barlow. The native focal length of 350mm is quite small. I wanted larger details, but particularly for surface detail, the full x2 magnification softens the detail a bit much, although prominences can be quite good. With the 1.25" eyepiece holder removed from the barlow, some of the magnification from this extension is lost, but surface detail is a bit better. These pictures should only be used as a size comparison. The capture settings were different for each one, so detail levels and sharpness isn't a good comparison. I may use the shortened barlow for surface detail, and the full barlow for prominences, scaled down to match - 23-04-16.