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Orion Telescopes
Meade Series 4000 1.25" 2x Short-Focus Barlow Lens
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  • Doubles the magnification of any 1.25" eyepiece
  • Saves you money on eyepieces, as this one accessory essentially doubles the number of available focal lengths in your eyepiece collection
  • Compact length of just under 3" makes it easy to stash in an accessory case
  • Doublet optics are fully multi-coated to ensure excellent light throughput to eyepiece
  • Dual thumbscrews for more secure grip on the eyepiece

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Item #  55806
Mfg Model #  07273

The Meade Series 4000 1.25" 2x Short-Focus Barlow Lens is a compact, "shorty" style power-boosting lens. It doubles the magnification of any 1.25" eyepiece, which means that it essentially doubles the number of focal lengths available to you with your existing eyepiece collection!

The 2x Short-Focus Barlow Lens features a 26mm lens aperture and fully multi-coated optics for bright, clear images. Its 1.25" barrel is conveniently threaded for use of filters. This Barlow's overall length is just 2.9", so it keeps the eyepiece closer to the focuser than full-length Barlows do, ensuring less drawtube play and scope imbalance. The short length also takes up less space in your accessory case.

When using the Barlow with telescopes that require a diagonal, you have two different magnification options. If the Barlow is inserted between the diagonal and the eyepiece, you get 2x magnification. If the diagonal is inserted between the telescope and the diagonal, the magnification factor is boosted to approximately 3x. (Note that in the 3x configuration an extension tube may be necessary between the telescope and the diagonal in order to reach focus.) Made of machined aluminum, the 2x Short-Focus Barlow is equipped with two locking thumbscrews rather than the usual single thumbscrew, to lock your eyepiece more securely in place.

So why not save money on extra eyepieces you don't need and save room in your accessory case, while doubling the number of eyepiece focal lengths at your disposal? Get the Meade Series 4000 1.25" 2x Short-Focus Barlow Lens and do just that!


Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.


Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

  • User level
  • Barrel size
  • Magnification factor
  • Coatings
  • Number of elements
  • Filter threads
  • Clear aperture
  • Compression ring
  • Weight (oz.)
  • Height
    6.0 in.
  • Additional included accessories
  • Other features
  • Warranty
    Two year

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Order received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.


This product is available to ship Standard delivery US except for delivery to Alaska and Hawaii. Delivery is available to APO/DPO/FPO addresses. Delivery is not available to US territories/protectorates. Delivery is available to Canada.

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