Astro Essentials 1.25'' 2x Barlow with T thread

Astro Essentials 1.25" 2x Barlow with T thread

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About this product

Model:  ae_2x_barlow_t

This useful 2x Barlow incorporates a camera thread for photography and a removable Barlow lens cell.

It can be used in a number of ways:

1. With an eyepiece - the Barlow increases magnification by 2x.

2. With a camera attached for astrophotography - useful when you want to increase magnification or where lack of infocus is a problem.

3. With the Barlow lens cell removed - the remaining body and nosepiece can be used as a straightforward, non-magnifying camera adapter or a 1.25" 34mm focus extension tube.

4. The removed Barlow lens cell can be screwed directly to any eyepiece, imaging camera or webcam fitted with a 1.25" nosepiece (via the filter thread). When used this way, the gain in magnification varies according to spacing.


  • 2x Achromatic Short Barlow Lens
  • 2-Element Fully Multi-Coated Optical Design
  • T-thread for attachment to T-rings for Astrophotography
  • Front threaded to accept 1.25" astronomy filters. 
  • Metal Constructions

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Astro Essentials 1.25" 2x Barlow with T thread
28 February 2024  | 

Got as a spare and works very well, very well made item, Thanks flo.

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Astro Essentials 1.25" 2x Barlow with T thread
25 April 2023  | 

Haven't had much chance to use it - mostly due to the weather. It appears to be well made and works well with my low-powered Plossl eyepiece. Not so good with my higher power BST StarGuider eyepiece but this may be down to the seeing conditions. It has the added advantage that it can be used for an approximate 1.5x magnification by removing the lens cell from the Barlow and screwing directly onto the filter thread of your eyepiece. Also can be used to attach your camera (with appropriate T-Ring) with or without the lens cell for astrophotography.

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Good Barlow for the Price
26 January 2023  | 

Bought this Barlow as a part of my starter set up to pair with my zoom lens and have been pleased with the quality for the price. This Barlow will clearly not be as impressive as some of the more expensive versions out there is some noticeable dimming of the light getting through, but it is all relative - as an entry level item at this price point the quality of this Barlow seems great value to me and will last me for some time to come.

And the service from FLO was great as always.

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Excellent Service
21 November 2022  | 

I ordered this as a Christmas present for my husband, who had received some very helpful advice from First Light Optics. Service and delivery were prompt and efficient. The item has not yet been used (as Santa hasn't been yet!).

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Good quality
29 July 2021  | 

It's got a bit of weight to it, feels much better than those plastic ones. The lens itself unscrews from the housing, looking forward to seeing if I can use it with a t adapter to achieve prime focus with my dslr. If not, happy to have a good quality, affordable barlow.

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Pleased thus far
21 June 2021  | 

I have only had one night to try this out and initial thoughts are I am happy with it. The main reason for the feedback mind was the service from FLO, ordered in the afternoon, received the following morning, all in this case for 2-95 postage. Excellent.

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Good quality item
30 December 2020  | 

A great quality Barlow at a great price. I've no complaints at all. I do wonder whether I should of got a x3 and not x2 though...🤔. FLO are fantastic as always 🙂

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Astro Essentials 1.25" 2x Barlow with T thread
04 December 2020  | 

Well priced and well made piece of Astro kit.

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Beginner purchase.
28 May 2020  | 

This piece of kit is great when starting out. It enables you to double your arsenal of eye pieces with out spending loads of money. This was a great help to me as Id just spent all my money on buying a scope and was the cheapest option to expand.

This was brought as a package I put together. FLO were excellent to deal with, and will have customer loyalty going forward from me.

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Astro Essentials 1.25" 2x Barlow with T thread
17 April 2020  | 

I can't comment to much on this item as i have only just started to get into astronomy,but will say (the item appears to be well made ,and does what it is supposed to.),there are better Barlow's out there for a much higher price, but for someone starting out ,and not wanting to pay loads of cash for one just yet, this would be a good starting point i feel. Be carfull where you buy from especially auction sites as cheap can be a bad investment.

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