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Help!! Which barlow??

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I am a proud owner of a zhumell dobsonian 10"

I was looking for a way to get much closer views of planets. Right now the smallest eyepiece I own is a 9mm.

Zhumell Telescope 1.25, 2 Inch 2x ED Barlow Lens with Compression Rings for 59.99 VS. Meade #128 3X Barlow Lens 1.25 Inch for 39.99

Which should I get?? And should I go for buying a smaller eyepiece as well?

Also, do all eyepieces fit a telescope if they are the right size? What would you do?



    Red Dwarf

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a lot say the tal 2x barlow is very good. also the celestron ultima but thats around £100 but eqaly good same company i believe is the orion shorty plus.and yes all 1.25 ep will fit your scope. what focal length is your scope ?

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    Brown Dwarf

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The Zhumell Telescope 1.25, 2 Inch 2x ED Barlow Lens with Compression Rings, is the same as the Sky Watcher one which I have and it is very good, I recommend it. Similar sort of price too here: http://www.firstligh...arlow-lens.html

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