This specialty 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.
Meade's Modified Achromatic MA12mm illuminated reticle eyepiece is a must-have accessory. It is an excellent lower cost alternative to the 9mm illuminated reticle eyepiece. This 1.25" format eyepiece includes a three-element, fully-coated optical system with good eye relief, diopter adjustment and double-crossline reticle. It is great for manual guiding or for drift alignment that's so necessary in astrophotography. The upper (lens) section of this eyepiece rotates on a fine thread for precise diopter adjustment to the user's eye.
This wireless model includes a red LED illuminator, brightness control and two 1.5-volt LR-44 button-type, alkaline 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.
Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty (within US/Canada only).
Apr 7, 2013
Perfect for drift alignmentPros:
Quality Contruction,Accurate,Easy to UseCons: Comments:
This is perfect for drift alignment prior to my astrophotography sessions. The optics are not Televue grade (few are) but I found lens quality quite good. Overall, a very good Reticle eyepiece at a very attractive price and the diopter adjustment is a nice feature.
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Dec 30, 2010
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- Review by sebagr of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Does its work just finePros:
Poor Lens QualityComments:
Well, the one thing you'll want this for mainly is for drift aligning or align your main scope with the guide scope, right? If that's the case, then this baby does its job perfectly. Its lenses are not great, but that doesn't matter because you're mainly using it to follow a single, bright star.
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Barrel Size 1.25" (31.7mm) Bolt Case Included No Bolt Case Size - Coatings Fully Coated Focal Length 12mm Lens Elements 3 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)