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Imagemate or Revelation?


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It's too late to change the title but which of these 3 would you go for and why...

http://www.rothervalleyoptics.co.uk/antares-x5-barlow-lens-twist-lock_d4892.html

http://www.iankingimaging.com/show_products.php?category=137 (the x4 Imagemate)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Revelation-Astro-5x-Barlow-Lens/dp/B0039ZR49I/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1305041237&sr=8-12

*** I should mention it will be getting most of its use for planetary imaging in my 12" Skyliner Dob (F5 1500mm FL)

Cheers and clear skies

Matt

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Never liked my Imagemate 4x, too much chromatic Aberration induced by the barlow. Switched to Televue 3x and the image was perfect. Although i preferred the Revelation 5x barlow to the Imagemate, i would still try and track down a secondhand TV 3x. There has also been a couple of TV Powermates recently on Buy'n'sell for only £70-80....

Checkout Telescope House as they do the Revelation for £37.

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Never liked my Imagemate 4x, too much chromatic Aberration induced by the barlow. Switched to Televue 3x and the image was perfect. Although i preferred the Revelation 5x barlow to the Imagemate, i would still try and track down a secondhand TV 3x. There has also been a couple of TV Powermates recently on Buy'n'sell for only £70-80....

Checkout Telescope House as they do the Revelation for £37.

I have been keeping my beadies out for a x5 TV, I was too late for the one I saw on Astrobuysell, d'oh. I'm slightly leaninig towards the revelation in truth, I already have the 2.5x and am happy with that. Thanks for the heads up, that's the cheapest I'vee seen the revelation for.

Cheers and clear skies

Matt

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I was happy with the both the 2.5x and 5x Revelation. They were great value, especially if Telescope House have their 10% off day. But £37 is a good price anyway.

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I was just thinking is it worth buying a 5x barlow or saving up for a ep of the mag that you require.

The thing is Keith I'm going to be using it for imaging primarily rather than observing

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I will be interested to see how you get on with it. It looks like I may now be getting a preowned Televue x5, I'm entering into negotiations with a fellow SGL member as we speak. ;)

Good luck with your acquisition, hopefully we'll get some clear nights soon

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