A number of Explore Scientific's eyepieces are packed in heavy, oversized boxes. These end up significantly increasing shipping costs, especially for international customers. A few eyepieces, such as this one, weigh over 4 lbs when shipped, with the result that we cannot use the cheaper First Class shipping method for international shipments.
Due to requests from several international customers, we are now offering some of these eyepieces WITHOUT the original box. The eyepiece will be shipped in the protective plastic bolt case that we include with this eyepiece. With this, the shipped weight is significantly reduced and you can now opt for First Class shipping during checkout (or slightly cheaper Priority or Express Mail shipping). These eyepieces are brand new with full manufacturer's US warranty - you just won't get the original cardboard box if you buy this item.
For all item details, please see the main page for this product at this link.
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.
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||68°|
|Barrel Size||2" (50.8mm)|
|Bolt Case Included||Yes - Free Agena Eyepiece Container|
|Bolt Case Size||Agena 85x120mm|
|Coatings||EMD (Enhanced Multilayer Deposition) Coatings|
|Design||6 Elements; Combination of: Dense Crown, Light Crown, Dense Flint, and Lanthanum Optical Glasses|
|Eye Relief by Design||31mm|
|Filter Threads||Standard 2" Filter Thread (M48 x 0.75)|
|Rubber Eye Guard||Rubber Folding Type|
|Eyepiece Weight||35oz (992.23g)|
|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||30.1mm - 40mm|
|Eyepiece Field of View||61 - 70 degrees|
|Eyepiece Series||Explore Scientific 68°|