TeleVue Barlow 2x


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Brand and Model:TeleVue Barlow 2x
Price ($USD):105.00
Magnification:2.0x
Barrel Size:1.25"
Description:I compared this barlow to the Celestron Ultima,and the Parks Gold Series barlows. The Televue's EOF was flawless to the exteme edge, with slight darkening noted with the Celestron and Parks barlows (both are very good, just not as good as the TV),and no false color was noted.I used a 14 mm TV Radian for my comparison ep.

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TeleVue Barlow 2x
Great barlow. Shows some vignetting with longer fl ep's, but this is to be expected. I compared the 15mm tv plossl barlowed with a 7mm ep and views were identical. I prefered the barlowed combo for the more comfrtable eye relief. Great light transmision and excelent contrast.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:8
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
Date:
By: jtpaoletti
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TeleVue Barlow 2x
This Barlow is fantastic! I used it with my 8-24 zoom to observe the Moon.It gave sharp,contrasty images through my Pronto-lots of craters!I also used it with my 4.8mm Nagler which gives me 200x magnification.The famous"double double" Epsilon Lyrae was a piece of cake.Bright stars showed textbook images of an airy disc and diffraction rings every time.Al Nagler deserves a knighthood!

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 4 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.67.65)
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TeleVue Barlow 2x
This is the one Barlow to have if you can only buy one. I mostly use mine with short focal length Radians for planetary observing, but I've tried it with a number of other eyepieces as well. The best thing I can say about the TeleVue Barlow is that it multiplies your magnification without adding any artifacts or abberations and does not degrade the performance of the eyepiece at all. It's like there's nothing there but the eyepiece. The only disadvantage I can think of is that this is about the most expensive Barlow on the market, and yet it's much cheaper than most premium eyepieces.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:9
Weight: 3 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.123.210)
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TeleVue Barlow 2x
The TeleVue Barlows (I also have the X3) must be the best kept secrets and best value for money around. Try them with the 12mm Nagler4 and 16mm Nagler2: You get 4 extra Nagler eyepieces (3mm and 6mm Nagler4 and 4mm and 8mm Nagler2) for better eye relief at less than a quarter of the cost! Very highly recommended.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 3 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.3.164)
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TeleVue Barlow 2x
If there's a better Barlow around, I haven't found it yet! Combining it with a 5mm Takahashi eyepiece on a Tak 4" refactor, it gives an image superior to many straight 2-3 mm eyepieces used by themselves. Highly recommended.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 3 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.254.233)
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TeleVue Barlow 2x
Previous reviewer is correct....You won't know you're using a barlow.....

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 3 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.109.196)
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TeleVue Barlow 2x
You wont even know you are using a barlow. Worth every penny!

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 3 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.106.186)
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TeleVue Barlow 2x
A very clean barlow, but certainly not 4 times better than the cheap shorty barlows.
It vignettes long focal length eyepieces just as badly as the cheaper barlows.
A truly wonderful barlow that is impossible to tell its there is the 2 inch Orion 2x Barlow.
I have used this with long focal length eyepieces with absolutely no vignetting or edge abberations.
It is much larger, of course. I find I never use barlows anymore (I did when I started out).
Just too much trouble compared to using another eyepiece.

Overall Rating: 7
Optics:10 Value:6
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.253.65)
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=146418

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