Last night, 9th January, was the first night I've been able to get out since getting the new kit and even then I wasn't well prepared. I did manage to try everything out though. The filter is great for observing but I have yet to get to grips using it for astrophotography. The zoom lens is great, no need to change EP's and it has a T-thread under the rubber eye comforter. The clarity is by far and away the best I have used yet.
The barlow is also great and should allow me to take full frame pictures of the moon. Again, I haven't much time to try it out but when I have the full disc of the moon fits onto my sensor exactly, sounds great but does mean it's tricky to get a decently framed picture.
What with the new kit and my little bit of editing and stacking knowledge I thought I'd show you 2014's efforts so far;
Jupiter, 1 sec, 320 ISO.
The moon, below, 1/80sec, 320 ISO