Comparing the contrast and clear field of view with the Barlow supplied with my series 5000 eyepiece kit, the x- cel is the clear winner. Have tried this on a refractor and newtonian with the same effect. Am now purchasing the 3x x-cel for my Newtonian. (Posted on 3/20/12)
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