How to Buy a Telescope : Telescope Buying Guide: Barlow Eyepiece

| January 28, 2012 | 25 Comments

Barlow eyepieces for telescopes are sold in different magnification factors. Find out about a Barlow eyepiece for a telescope in this free video on home astronomy from a telescope salesperson. Expert: Jesse Sturgeon Bio: Jesse Sturgeon has served as a sales and customer service representative for Anacortes Telescope in Anacortes, Wash. for several years. He enjoys introducing people to the science & art of astronomy. Filmmaker: Curtis Enlow
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Equatorial telescope mounts allow users to track the earth’s rotation. Find out about equatorial mounts for telescopes in this free video on home astronomy from a telescope salesperson. Expert: Jesse Sturgeon Bio: Jesse Sturgeon has served as a sales and customer service representative for Anacortes Telescope in Anacortes, Wash. for several years. He enjoys introducing people to the science & art of astronomy. Filmmaker: Curtis Enlow

 

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  1. acousticeric1 says:

    The best bang for the buck has to be the Orion shorty. It is a 2x for $50.00 and looks fine. It is not a TeleVue, but for that price there us no better Barlow.

  2. MrAlienpirate says:

    i have seen 5x barlows advertised are they and good

  3. Cchaos100 says:

    the green eyepieces are the TeleVue eyepieces and they are great. However i wouldnt recommend to beginners because they cost 300 up to 700 US dollars.

  4. Cchaos100 says:

    The green eyepieces are the TeleVue eyepieces, they are the best, but for beginners i wouldnt recommend as it costs fr

  5. atlasdaddy says:

    Wow! I had no idea. Thanks for the vid.

  6. R4ju20 says:

    Them green eye peices look fantastic

  7. biowerks says:

    ಠ_ಠ

  8. BoooDave says:

    @AkiThePirate I went with a skywatcher 130m reflector. It’s been cloudy since I got it and I’ve only had chance to aim it at the moon. I also live right next to an army camp that has flood lights on all night, and haven’t had chance to take it to my friend’s house which is at least 5 miles from any artificial light. Looking forward to that though, next clear night. I’m now thinking I’ll stick with the 130 for a while, until I can afford a 200 or bigger.

  9. AkiThePirate says:

    @BoooDave What scope have you got?
    All you need to get the bug is a good look at Jupiter, Saturn or maybe the Pleiades. Jupiter is visible at about 2am in the south-east(If you’re in the northern hemisphere).
    If you’ve got a reflector, this’d be a good target too watch?v=DD3Nxu-RbvM

  10. BoooDave says:

    Wish I’d found your videos before I ordered my first scope, but I guess it may not have made much difference, as I knew when I ordered it, that it was a tester….I’ll either get the bug and upgrade within 6 months, or I won’t and I’ll just ebay the scope and filter I’ve got. In fact, thinking about it, it’s probably a good thing I didn’t find your vids, as I’d probably have ended up spending more, even though I don’t know if I’ll get the bug yet.

  11. hummerume says:

    @expertvillage Hey whats your views on the celestron 1.25′ eyepiece kit? they are priced quite low! do u have any idea about the quality of these eyepieces?
    Best Regards

  12. gmaninthusa says:

    thanks great info

  13. taufan8687 says:

    i need to know his email.. consulting about buying a good telescope for me..

  14. YonOtto says:

    this guys knows his stuff, this is great info!

  15. nikanj says:

    You say it’s difficult for terrestrial viewing then you make it look so easy :P.

    Ah well, if I wanted to see something on earth I can always simply walk toward it :P.

  16. mousaey says:

    I have an equatorial mounted newtonian, It puts the eyepiece in some really uncomfortable positions. Equatorial mounts are not for Newtonians!

  17. flywelder says:

    Hello,
    Would you be the person to ask to make a video on: how to take apart and clean the lens on the inside of a Bausch and Lomb Balscope 10? Or would you know who to put me in touch with to have the lenses cleaned?
    Thank you very much, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you.
    flywelder
    3-02-2011

  18. DjGisME says:

    @animedrawer84 That’s not too bad considering enjoyment forever after. Thanks!

  19. animedrawer84 says:

    @DjGisME i’m pretty sure that it is the celestron 10 inch model…that one goes for around $1,199-1299 plus shipping and tax

  20. DjGisME says:

    what would be the damage for the last one?

  21. Jiinx2 says:

    @liquidus2172 Hehehehe. I want the Monster 50 inch Dob from Orion myslef but funding let alone space to put it means it’ll stay a pipe dream :0)

  22. imanoob4 says:

    Omni series Looks sexy. love the white and blue

  23. 0805Alan says:

    Hi there! I need an advice. Which mount to buy for a Newtonian 200/1000 which I decided to buy? I have to choose between EQ5 and HEQ5. What would you reccomend?
    I hope you will answer,
    thanks in advance.

  24. markuslebt says:

    cool scope

  25. monkeyboy4746 says:

    @ask9288 With a refractor, you can just turn the diagonal to put the eyepiece into a comfortable postiton, but you may need to turn the entire tube if the finder you are using is in a bad position.

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