Through computer-optimized design, a careful selection of optical glasses, and enhanced multi-layer deposition coatings, the Explore Scientific 120° Series eyepieces produce long eye-relief and ensure high image-correction, a flat field, and high contrast across the entire image field. An excellent choice for those who make extended visual studies of detail with subtle variations of brightness, and for those who must wear glasses while observing.
With the introduction of the 120° Series, Explore Scientific has made two important improvements in eyepiece manufacture - the first being 15 layer Enhanced Multi-layer Deposition (EMD) coatings on all glass-to-air surfaces to gain maximum contrast, and waterproofing the eyepiece with the use of Argon gas purging instead of standard Nitrogen gas. Although Nitrogen is a fine choice that will last for many years, Argon is a larger molecule that maintains its protective properties over a wider range of temperatures, and is even more resistant to diffusion thereby further extending the protective waterproof environment of the eyepiece body.
Each eyepiece is meticulously assembled into precision machined metal lens barrels that maintain the perfect alignment of the optical train for years of rugged use in the field. To keep internal reflections to a minimum, all internal surfaces of the eyepiece barrel are flat black, as well as the edges of the lenses themselves to minimize the scattering of light within the lenses themselves.
Explore Scientific's eyepieces are backed with their exclusive Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty. Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. We think that you will find Explore Scientific eyepieces rank among the finest obtainable and represent an outstanding value.
In developing their new eyepieces, Explore Scientific has taken a fresh perspective and addressed several points. Their goal was to produce an ultra-wide angle design that provides pride of ownership at a great value:
Focus on Value - Explore Scientific invites direct comparison to any eyepieces on the market in their category.
Protection from the Outdoors - By making the eyepiece body argon-purged and waterproof, eyepiece internal elements will remain as pristine as the day they were assembled. The sealed, dry environment is impervious to internal fogging and contaminants such as fungus growing in between the lens elements. Their waterproof eyepiece is easier to clean, and there is no risk of cleaning solution migrating from the top of the lens and seeping around edges to be trapped in between elements. To insure a perfect seal they test every eyepiece in one meter of water for 30 minutes.
Creating an Identity - Explore Scientific looks at purchasing fine optical equipment as an investment, and it should be treated as such. With a unique serial number on each eyepiece, they can track when a product was made, and the owner can document their equipment for insurance and warranty purposes.
Providing Peace of Mind - Explore Scientific stands behind their products with the free Explore STAR Transferrable Extended Life of the Product Warranty upon registration of the product. Want to trade or sell your eyepiece? You'll get more value if its remaining warranty can be transferred to the new owner.
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- Review by dvoprvb of CT.
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It is worth the investment and purchased at Agena Astro, No one else had it in stock!.
First use was in a 6" f12 refractor on Jupiter. Showed the planet well and with the big field of view; super viewing.
Same on Orion Nebula, It performs as well as I hoped it would. ES did a good job.
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|Apparent Field of View||120°|
|Barrel Size||2" (50.8mm)|
|Bolt Case Included||Yes - Free Agena Eyepiece Container|
|Bolt Case Size||Agena 85x120mm|
|Coatings||EMD (Enhanced Multilayer Deposition) Coatings|
|Eye Relief by Design||13mm|
|Filter Threads||Standard 2" Filter Thread (M48 x 0.75)|
|Rubber Eye Guard||Rubber Folding Type|
|Blackened Lens Edges||Yes|
|Additional Information||Body: Anodized Black Aluminum; Laser-Etched Description and Serial Number; Rubber Grip: Internally O-Ring Sealed and Argon Purged
Barrel: Stainless-Steel, Double Taper, Accepts Standard Filters
|Eyepiece Focal Length||5.1mm - 10mm|
|Eyepiece Field of View||Over 80 degrees|
|Eyepiece Series||Explore Scientific 120°|
|Barrel Type||Tapered barrel|