The image was captured from Latitude 6.6036 degrees in Lagos Nigeria and despite what is called a poor seeing condition in astronomy and a high cirrus cloud preventing better resolution, the image was captured using, a ZWO cloned planetary/guiding CMOS camera and a 127mm maksutov-casse grain telescope, aided by a 2x Barlow lens
The combination of a low- or medium-power eyepiece and a Barlow lens
to boost the magnification is recommended.
The company has focused on serving its customers from the first Edmund Scientific catalog in 1943 to providing supplies for the space race in the 1950s and 1960s, including the 95-cent Barlow lens
used in a color camera on the Apollo 11 lunar mission.
You put it in your telescope's eyepiece holder, usually with a Barlow lens
to boost the image scale.
The telescope used was a 150mm refractor with a 2.5x barlow lens
giving a focal length of 3 000 mm, mounted on Skywatcher HEQ5 GOTO equatorial mount and a Meade Astrometric eyepiece.
An excellent choice for any burgeoning explorer, it's equipped with a rotating eyepiece turret holding 25-, 15-, and 6-mm eyepieces, along with a removable 18-mm image erecting eyepiece and a power-doubling Barlow lens
, giving eight magnification powers to select from.
I was able to see Mars clearly through an eight-inch reflector, using a three times Barlow lens
and a 20 mm eyepiece.
Those are excellent magnifications for deep-sky observing, and the 10-mm eyepiece together with a 2x Barlow lens
shows fine planetary images at 130x.
Accordingly, planetary imagers generally use a Barlow lens
or tele-extender to increase the telescope's focal length and magnification.
If the seeing is good and you increase the power to about 120x, you'll spot a magnitude 7.2 star just 2.4" from the fainter component I can easily split it with my 8-inch telescope at 200-power by using a 2x Barlow lens
and a 10mm Plossl eyepiece.
The time-honored solution to this ergonomie difficulty is to combine an eyepiece of moderately long focal length (and thus comfortable eye relief and an eye lens of reasonable diameter) with a Barlow lens
or other image amplifier that doubles or triples the magnification.
A 2x Barlow lens
(also a plastic doublet achromat) yields a magnification of 50x.