Antares 1.25" Speers Waler Series 2 Eyepiece - 17mm
Visual thrill! That's how to best describe what the new Antares Speers-Waler (SW) Series 2 eyepieces will do for any telescope. SW eyepieces provide eye relief and apparent field in scintillating balance. All are at the forefront of modern ocular construction.
These feature negative element aberration reduction strategies for sharp edge-to-edge images, oversize elements for comfortable eye relief, full multi-coating, baffling, grooving and edge blackening for maximum contrast.
Each eyepiece features lightweight design, fold-back rubber eyeshield and grip, and filter threads. Give these eyepieces a hard look for all of your mid- to high-power wide field applications.
The 8- or 9-element SWA series offers extravagant 82-degree views with a comfortable eye relief. Images are tack sharp across the field, even at f/5, and each features the legendary Speers Waler contrast. We also include a free bolt case with each eyepiece you purchase.
Jan 6, 2011
It's pretty much the only choice.Pros:
Strong Construction,CompactCons: Comments:
This is pretty much the only choice for reticle eyepieces and for finder scopes. And it is only available here. I did purchase another brand a while back that had a flashing feature but it was big, bulky, and broke after first use.Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
It would be nice for these things to turn off automatically after a few hours of non use. I just can't seem to remember to turn them off and I'm always replacing batteries.
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|Apparent Field of View||82°|
|Barrel Size||1.25" (31.7mm)|
|Bolt Case Included||Yes - Manufacturer Supplied|
|Bolt Case Size||-|
|Height (with Eye Guard)||5.0" (128mm)|
|Eye Relief by Design||13mm|
|Filter Threads||Standard 1.25" Filter Thread (M28.5 x 0.6)|
|Rubber Eye Guard||Yes|
|Blackened Lens Edges||Yes|
|Eyepiece Focal Length||15.1mm - 20mm|
|Eyepiece Field of View||Over 80 degrees|
|Barrel Type||With safety undercut|
|Eyepiece Weight||12oz (340.19g)|