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Hello,

Yes, that means to use the 2x Barlow. But it is important to understand that this is not the "Optimum Eyepiece." It is the "Optimum Eyepiece for Visual Detection." This is explained in the help and is on the tool tip when you pass the mouse over, but it is too long to all fit on the column header.

What this means is that this is the eyepiece that maximizes contrast. This is important for faint objects that are difficult or challenging to see, but loses its utility when the object is easy or obvious in the eyepiece. So it should only be used for hard to detect objects.

SkyTools 4 will offer a true "ideal" eyepiece that takes into account other factors, including aesthetics, for those objects that are already easily visible.
Clear skies,
Greg

SkyTools Developer
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Light Old User Question - by bigmasterdrago - 2019-11-12, 10:23 PM
RE: Light Old User Question - by theskyhound - 2019-11-13, 03:19 AM

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