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Meade Series 5000 1.25" Ultra Wide Angle Eyepiece - 18mm

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Brand Meade
Part Number 7661
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Manufacturer Description

Representing the ultimate in eyepiece design and technology, the new six and seven element Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle eyepieces deliver extremely high resolution, contrast and full-field sharpness over an astounding 82° apparent field-of-view. Only the highest quality materials were selected to create these extraordinary eyepieces. The designs required several different types of exotic glass in order to achieve the highest level of optical performance. Looking through a Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle eyepiece is the next best thing to actually being there.

Features:
• Ultra Wide 82° apparent field-of-view
• Premium grade optical glass
• Individually tuned, multi-layered coatings for maximum light transmission
• Lens edges and all internal metal surfaces are blackened to maximize image contrast
• Parfocal - little or no refocusing required when switching eyepieces
• Long eye relief
• Adjustable twist-up rubber eyeguards

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4.0 (Based on 1 Reviews) 100% of reviewers recommended this product.
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      Review by litebkt of Mariposa, CA.
      1294358400
      Jan 6, 2011

      4.0 It's pretty much the only choice.

      Pros:

      Strong Construction,Compact

      Cons:

      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.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.com

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      Specifications

      Apparent Field of View 82°
      Barrel Size 1.25" (31.7mm)
      Bolt Case Included Discontinued Item
      Bolt Case Size -
      Coatings Multi-Coated
      Focal Length 18mm
      Lens Elements 6
      Parfocal Yes
      Rubber Eye Guard Yes (Twist-Up Eyecup)
      Blackened Lens Edges Yes
      Manufacturer Meade
      Eyepiece Focal Length 15.1mm - 20mm
      Eyepiece Field of View Over 80 degrees
      Eyepiece Series Meade UWA
      Barrel Type With safety undercut
      Filter Threads Standard 1.25" Filter Thread (M28.5 x 0.6)