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Meade 1.25" Wireless Illuminated Reticle Astrometric Eyepiece - MA 12mm # 07069

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Brand Meade
Part Number 7069
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Manufacturer Description

Meade's Illuminated MA12mm Astrometric Eyepiece is very useful for astrophotographers who need to lock onto guide stars, or for observers aligning their telescope or making astronomical measurements. The etched reticle pattern is internally red illuminated to stand out against a dark sky.

This specialty ocular is a high precision eyepiece with four different illuminated scales for making astronomical measurements. With this versatile eyepiece, you can measure double star separations and position angles, planetary diameters, lunar crater diameters, and more. It also includes a double-crossline scale for guiding during astrophotography. 

This wireless model includes a red LED illuminator, variable brightness control and batteries. Please note that while the product photo above shows a silver illuminator, this can be black or silver in color depending on Meade's stock.

Meade Part Number: 07069

Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty (within US/Canada only).

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4.7 (Based on 10 Reviews) 100% of reviewers recommended this product.
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      Review by MAX A.
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      Aug 22, 2018

      5.0 Excellent instrument

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      Excellent instrument

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Andrew J.
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      Apr 20, 2018

      5.0 Excellent product at good price

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      I bought this eyepiece for double star observing. It’s good optically and the scales are useful. Batteries are included. I agree with the comments that it is a bit bright when fully dimmed. I did buy the top cap from Agena.

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      Review by Craig H.
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      Dec 24, 2016

      4.0 Good but a little too bright

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      Good product all around, lots of options for determining angles and arc distance. But even at the lowest light setting it is plenty bright, it'd be nice if it could be set a lot dimmer

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      Review by Astronomy teacher of Massachusetts.
      1475366400
      Oct 1, 2016

      5.0 Works well for centering alignment stars

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      Quality Lenses,Easy to Use

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      This replaced an older, wired, Meade double-crosshair reticle eyepiece that I use for centering stars during alignment. Not having a wire trailing to a battery pack is much more convenient and reliable. The quality of the lens was also an improvement, being sharper, brighter, and wider in field. I chose the astrometric version because I also want to use it in my classes to have students make measurements, but I find that it works well for alignment, since the center is marked with a small circle, and the radial lines help with moving the star into a position where it will then drift through the center.

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      Review by Starthrower of Southern New Hampshire.
      1424995200
      Feb 26, 2015

      5.0 Great Double Star EP

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      Compact,Lightweight,Quality Lenses,Accurate,Strong Construction

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      I purchased this for measuring the separation and position angle of double stars, and, after calibrating, this does the job nicely. There is a good deal of material on the Internet about how to use these astrometric units (two others have been or are on the market), so I won't be too critical of Meade's rather meager instruction sheet. I am also planning to use it to measure lunar features. Fortunately this is a well made product, since there are few available new!

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      Review by Astrodog of Kihei, HI.
      1422662400
      Jan 30, 2015

      4.0 Works very well

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      Accurate,Easy to Use,Quality Lenses

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      Too Bright Illumination

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      I purchased this eyepiece to measure the separation of double stars, and it works very well. Using the included instructions, it was easy to calibrate. Comparing my measurements to those listed for several double stars, the eyepiece appears to be very accurate. The eyepiece itself is of very good quality. My only complaint is that, even at the lowest setting, the illumination is a bit too bright, making it difficult to see very dim stars. Otherwise, I would give it 5 stars.

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      Review by Shadowcaster of Oak Ridges, Ontario, Canada.
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      Nov 8, 2011

      5.0 Just what the Doctor Ordered

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      Lightweight,Easy to Use,Strong Construction,Compact,Accurate,Quality Lenses

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      This product has multiple uses from measuring distances, angles,between objects as well as a crosshair reticile for guiding during long exposures.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Robert Yeoh of Sydney Australia.
      1307836800
      Jun 11, 2011

      4.0 Clear engravinng, scales easy to read

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      Strong Construction,Accurate,Compact,Quality Lenses,Linear 50 div direct read

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      I use it for measuring double stars separation and position angle. Easy to use, clear engraving, LED light easy to control from dim to bright. 50 linear scale divisions and protector scale are clear. Should have supplied with an external 360 protractor attachment.

      Overall 4 1/2 stars.

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      Review by Primefocus of Miami, FL.
      1306627200
      May 28, 2011

      5.0 A Must Have Eyepiece

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      Quality Lenses,Compact,Accurate,Strong Construction

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      This eyepiece helps in telescope alignment and calibration. It can be used night or day. It works well for manual guiding of a telescope. I keep it in my eyepiece case because I never know when I might need it. Great product.

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      Review by svemirmoj of Croazia-Europe.
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      Dec 19, 2010

      5.0 Produced very useful, thank you

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      Accurate

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      Produced very useful. I am very happy with this product, thanks

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Specifications

      Barrel Size 1.25" (31.7mm)
      Bolt Case Included No
      Bolt Case Size -
      Focal Length 12mm
      Rubber Eye Guard Yes
      Manufacturer Meade
      Eyepiece Focal Length 10.1mm - 15mm
      Barrel Type Smooth sided
      Filter Threads Standard 1.25" Filter Thread (M28.5 x 0.6)