- Double the power of any 1.25" telescope eyepiece with the Orion Shorty
- A great way to essentially double the number of telescope eyepieces in your
collection, without having to buy twice as many eyepieces!
- Very compact - just 3" long (half the length of a standard Barlow lens)
- easy to stash in your accessory case
- Doublet lens system is multi-coated for excellent transmission and the internal
housing is baffled to eliminate unwanted reflections and increase contrast
- Threaded for use with 1.25" Orion telescope eyepiece filters
Give your telescope eyepieces a 2x power boost! The Orion Shorty 1.25"
2x Barlow Lens doubles the power of any 1.25" telescope eyepiece it's used
with. For about the price of a single eyepiece or less, the practical Shorty
2x Barlow effectively doubles the number of telescope eyepieces at your disposal.
The Orion Shorty 2x Barlow Lens doubles the magnifying power of any 1.25"
eyepiece, essentially dividing the eyepiece's focal length by a factor of 2.
For example: using a 25mm eyepiece in the Shorty 2x Barlow provides the same
magnification a 12.5mm eyepiece would normally exhibit (25 ÷ 2 = 12.5).
Using this simple formula, you can easily determine how each of your 1.25"
telescope eyepieces will perform when inserted in the Shorty 2x Barlow Lens.
A 20mm ocular will behave like a 10mm eyepiece; a 6mm eyepiece will provide
the magnification of a 3mm eyepiece, and so on.
Using the Orion Shorty 1.25" 2x Barlow Lens is easy. Simply insert the
Shorty 2x Barlow into your telescope's focuser or diagonal, and then insert
any 1.25" eyepiece into the Orion Shorty, gently securing it in place with
the two thumbscrews. Then, adjust the telescope's focus wheels to enjoy double
the magnification of the eyepiece used. Think of the money you can save with
this practical and affordable telescope eyepiece accessory!
Not only does the Orion Shorty 2x Barlow's power-boosting ability mean you
can enjoy two different viewing magnifications with each 1.25" telescope
eyepiece in your collection, the Shorty Barlow can also make observing at high
powers more comfortable. Many low focal length high-power eyepieces have a woefully
small eye lens that can be troublesome to peer through, especially for eyeglass
wearers. Using the Orion Shorty 2x Barlow Lens with a longer focal length eyepiece
lets you achieve the same high magnification view, but in most cases the eye
lens will be much larger, helping to reduce eye strain and improve comfort.
The multi-coated optics of the Orion Shorty 2x Barlow ensure maximum light transmission,
so your views will be bright and clear. You can even use 1.25" eyepiece
filters with the Orion Shorty Barlow, thanks to its filter-threaded barrel.
The Orion "Shorty" 2x Barlow gets its name from its compact size.
Measuring just 3.1" long end to end, the Shorty is about half the length
of a standard Barlow lens. Its extra short 1.25" barrel is just 1.6"
long, fitting easily in any 1.25" star diagonal, making the Shorty a perfect
Barlow choice for use with refractor, Maksutov-Cassegrain, and Schmidt-Cassegrain
telescopes. Of course, the Shorty 2x Barlow also works well with any reflector
telescope. Not only does its small stature allow use with refractors and Cassegrain
telescopes, but it also means the Orion Shorty 2x Barlow will occupy less space
in your accessory case compared to a standard Barlow lens, leaving room for
more astronomy gear goodies.
Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from
date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser
Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for
use by a child 12 years of age or younger.