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Antares 1.25" Speers Waler Series 2 Eyepiece - 17mm

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Brand Antares
Part Number SWA17

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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.


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      Review by litebkt of Mariposa, CA.
      Jan 6, 2011

      4.0 It's pretty much the only choice.


      Strong Construction,Compact



      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.

      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.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Apparent Field of View 82°
      Barrel Size 1.25" (31.7mm)
      Bolt Case Included Yes - Manufacturer Supplied
      Bolt Case Size -
      Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
      Height (with Eye Guard) 5.0" (128mm)
      End Caps 2
      Eye Relief by Design 13mm
      Filter Threads Standard 1.25" Filter Thread (M28.5 x 0.6)
      Focal Length 17mm
      Lens Elements 9
      Rubber Eye Guard Yes
      Blackened Lens Edges Yes
      Manufacturer Antares
      Eyepiece Focal Length 15.1mm - 20mm
      Eyepiece Field of View Over 80 degrees
      Barrel Type With safety undercut
      Eyepiece Weight 12oz (340.19g)