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Meade Series 5000 1.25" Ultra Wide Angle Waterproof Eyepiece - 14mm # 07742

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Brand Meade
Part Number 7742
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Manufacturer Description

Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle 14mm Eyepiece (1.25") #07742. Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle eyepieces offer revolutionary new advances in resolution, image correction and eye relief, with an astonishing 82° field of view. Ranking among the very best eyepieces available at any price, these eyepieces routinely outperform those costing even several times as much.

Only the highest quality materials were selected to create this amazing eyepiece value, offering an unparalleled vista on the Universe. All series 5000 UWA eyepieces feature a 7-element, fully multi-coated optical design with premium-grade and exotic optical glasses for the best possible performance and image brightness, blackened lens edges and internal surfaces for enhanced contrast, and a parafocal design for little or no focus change when switching between eyepieces of the series.

With a precision machined 1.25" barrel, comfortable long eye relief, and adjustable twist-up rubber eyeguard for comfort and blocking stray light. The ultimate observing experience. Looking through a Meade Series 5000 UWA eyepiece is the next best thing to actually being there.

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

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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4.5 (Based on 4 Reviews) 100% of reviewers recommended this product.
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    1. Guest

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      Review by Eugene A.
      1487936932
      Feb 24, 2017

      4.0 14 mm Meade UWA

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      Good eyepiece, but too much of it thick and sticky Chinese grease.

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

    2. Paul Schofield

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      Review by Schweitzer of Hollywood, FL.
      1476144000
      Oct 10, 2016

      5.0 Perfect medium power eyepiece

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

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      This is a great medium power eyepiece on my 6" f/6.7 dob (72x). It gives a 1.14 degree field of view that is sharp nearly to the edge and has excellent contrast. The field is so wide I don't have to move the scope so often making it easy to use at our club's public nights. It barlows very well and provides a sharp to the edge image at 216x with my older 3x barlow. The twist up eye guard also helps keep the lens cleaner when a lot of people use it. It's waterproof and has no black-outs or ghost images. It has the safety undercut but at least it doesn't have the tapered barrel which I do not like. I'll stick with the Meade UWA's, thank you.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by manu of Bear, DE.
      1456444800
      Feb 25, 2016

      5.0 Excellent performance, unbeatable value

      Pros:

      Easy to Use,Strong Construction,Quality Lenses

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      A very good eyepiece with superb optical qualities and decent eye relief
      Very good transmission and contrast
      In my F5.7 refractor I get excellent edge to edge correction.
      Slight field curvature was noted but way less than other eyepieces with the same focal length from competing companies.
      And all those at an unbeatable price
      Get it while you can.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by redwine of FRANCE, near Bordeaux.
      1318291200
      Oct 10, 2011

      4.0 Very good eyepiece

      Pros:

      Lightweight,Quality Lenses,Strong Construction

      Cons:

      Difficult To Focus

      Comments:

      Eye relief limited, with glasses hard to focus. Without glasses no problem! Very good eyepiece! AGENA very good seller.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Specifications

      Apparent Field of View 82°
      Barrel Size 1.25" (31.7mm)
      Bolt Case Included Yes - Free Agena Eyepiece Container
      Bolt Case Size Agena 65x80mm
      Coatings Multi-Coated
      End Caps 2
      Focal Length 14mm
      Lens Elements 7
      Parfocal Yes
      Rubber Eye Guard Yes (Twist-Up Eyecup)
      Blackened Lens Edges Yes
      Manufacturer Meade
      Eyepiece Focal Length 10.1mm - 15mm
      Eyepiece Field of View Over 80 degrees
      Eyepiece Series Meade UWA WP
      Barrel Type With safety undercut
      Filter Threads Standard 1.25" Filter Thread (M28.5 x 0.6)
      Eyepiece Weight 7.60oz (215.46g)