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Equipment Suggestion - Paracorr

I recently started using a Paracorr with my f/4.9 scope and couldn't find a way to add this piece of equipment within SkySafari.  I would guess there are quite a few users of SkySafari who also use a Paracorr, as most people I observe with do.  Since I would likely only use it with specific eyepieces, it would be nice to be able to have it as a piece of equipment instead of having to just change the telescope focal length +15% but so far this is the only thing I've been able to do.  Thanks!

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    Bill Tschumy

    Chris,

    Can't you add it as a barlow with a 1.15 magnification factor?  Note: you must have SkySafari 5 to be able to add barrows and focal reducers.  They didn't exist in SS4.

    Although to be honest, if you always use the Paracorr, your solution of changing the scope's focal length is not a bad idea.

    Bill

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    Chris Brandt

    Hey Bill--

    Initially I was thinking that the Paracorr changed more than just magnifying by 1.15 but after further reading, I think just adding a 1.15 barlow should give very nearly the results I should expect at the eyepiece.  I can just name it Paracorr 1 and it should display rather correctly for the eyepieces I choose.  Thanks!

     

    Chris

     

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    Bill Tschumy

    Glad that solution will help.  

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