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Meade #126 2x Short-Focus Barlow Lens 1.25 Inch for ETX Model Telescopes

Item# MEAD127
 
4.5

(24 Ratings)

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  • Doubles the power of your eyepiece!
  • Compatible with most 1.25 Inch eyepieces
  • Extremely short size (2.5")
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Double your power!
An amplifying lens, the Meade multi-coated #126, 2X Barlow enhances the "power" of all eyepieces with which it is used. It's intended for astronomical applications, and it doubles the magnification of any eyepiece that it is connected to.
For example, the Meade ETX 90/105/125 telescope comes with a 26mm (48x in the ETX 90). The 2X Barlow lens attaches directly to the eyepiece and double its magnification, changing the "power" of the 26mm from 48X to 96X.
A Barlow lens is a great way to double your eyepiece collection - instantly. It's a highly recommended accessory.
CHOKING HAZARD - small parts may pose a risk to children under 6 yrs.

Supplier Sku:
07273
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Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

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Warranty

1 Year

Brand

Meade

Telescope Accessories Series

Meade Barlow Lenses

Meade #126 2x Short-Focus Barlow Lens 1.25 Inch for ETX Model Telescopes
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Meade #126 2x Short-Focus Barlow Lens 1.25 Inch for ETX Model Telescopes
 
4.7

(based on 24 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Great optics (11)
  • Strong construction (10)
  • Good padding (4)
  • Widely compatible adapter (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (19)
    • Astrophotography (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (17)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

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    4.0

    A real must for nearly any scope

    By Glenn E

    from GODFREY,IL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Padding
    • Great Optics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Meade #126 2x Short-Focus Barlow Lens 1.25 Inch for ETX Model Telescopes:

      I would highly recommend a Barlow for almost any scope. It effectivly doubles your number of eyepieces. With the Celestron 130 SLT it brought the rings of Saturn and it's cloud bands into visible view. Without the Barlow, Saturn is much less impressive.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      2X Barlow Lens

      By Randall

      from NEW LOTHROP,MI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Padding
      • Great Optics
      • Strong Construction
      • Widely Compatible Adapter

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Terrestrial Viewing

        Comments about Meade #126 2x Short-Focus Barlow Lens 1.25 Inch for ETX Model Telescopes:

        Everything I expected.

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        • No
         
        4.0

        Good job Meade!

        By Happy Astro

        from Tx

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cheap

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Astrophotography

          Comments about Meade #126 2x Short-Focus Barlow Lens 1.25 Inch for ETX Model Telescopes:

          I bought the short focus barlow for observation and planetary photography with my c6-sgt. Meade #126 is a cheap and well made optical instrument for the beginner astronomer. Since it's short, adding a camera to the barlow puts lesser stress on the star diagonal as compared to other longer length barlows. However, When I tried to connect this barlow directly to the telescope back and then attach the camera, I wasn't able to get a good focus - which may mean that I'm not too good that this thing since I've only just started astro-photography, or it may mean that it's really not easy/possible to get a focus if you attach it directly to the back. Also, it doesn't come with a lens cap so when not in use, I keep it in the plastic bag it came in. Another thing to keep in mind is that it has only one knuckle-knob to hold your eyepiece/camera. Two knuckle-knobs usually give more confidence!

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          • No
           
          4.0

          Nice for the Price

          By The Gator

          from North Central Florida

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy

            Comments about Meade #126 2x Short-Focus Barlow Lens 1.25 Inch for ETX Model Telescopes:

            For its price point this is a good Barlow. Using it for planetary observing using a Celestron 114EQ I got for my son as a first 'scope and it does what it needs to do.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Smooth transaction and delivered well ahead of promised delivery date.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great lens,Unfortunately not compatible

            By Skywatchr67

            from Winston/Salem,NC

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • great for the price
            • Great Optics
            • Strong Construction
            • Very nice quality

            Cons

            • Doesn't work on Bushnell

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy

            Comments about Meade #126 2x Short-Focus Barlow Lens 1.25 Inch for ETX Model Telescopes:

            I bought this to use with my Bushnell Ares 5 telescope.The Ares 5 focuser doesn't have enough length for this particular Barlow lens to focus in for imaging at all....

            I really wanted this to work, as it would have saved me buying individual lenses for the same magnifications it would have provided with the 2 I received with my scope.

            It is a very nice lens & I am annoyed I wasn,t able to use it.

            Sent back to exchange for a EP I can use...

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            Customer Q & A

            Q1: Hi, i had a question regarding the barlow lens and better magnification, recently i observed saturn in my etx90(26 mm eyepiece) with a 2x barlow and it seemed really tiny still, does this mean i need to buy a smaller diameter eyepiece now?? and if i do can i still use the same barlow or do i need to buy another one...also for instance with a 8 mm eyepiece with a barlow would probably exceed my 250x max magnification on my scope, so does it mean that its not going to get any better or worse??

            A: Actually it is not the magnification that will make the object bigger. What makes the object appear larger and brighter is the diameter of your telescope the bigge the better. All the magnification will really do is make it appear closer.

            Q2: Is the "#126 2x Short-Focus Barlow Lens 1.25 Inch compatible withe the DS-2130ATS 127mm telescope if not are there any Barlow lenses that are?

            A: It is compatible with any telescope that accepts 1.25" eyepieces.

            Q3: Is there an Apochromatic Barlow lens that works with the ETX 90EC?

            A: Yes you will need the #140 2X Apochromatic Barlow Lens 1.25"

            Q4: What is the difference between the #126 Short Focus Barlow Lens and the #127 Variable Barlow Lens, and which is better for a DS 2080AT telescope?

            A: The #126 Barlow has a special short focus to meet the needs of ETX telescopes and prevent vignetting with their narrow light cones. The #127 variable Barlow offers a continuously variable power-multiplying effect from 2X to 3X. The #127 will do better with the DS-2080 than the #126, which cannot be used on the DS-2080.

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