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Meade Series 5000 1.25" Ultra Wide Angle Waterproof Eyepiece - 8.8mm # 07741

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Brand Meade
Part Number 7741
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Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle 8.8mm Eyepiece (1.25") #07741. 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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4.8 (Based on 6 Reviews) 100% of reviewers recommended this product.
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      Review by Christian L.
      1522038937
      Mar 25, 2018

      5.0 Meade uwa 8.80mm

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      Excellent eyepiece, wide field of views and clear image through my skywatcher maksutov 6 inches f12 and 4.3 inches LP F6 ED apochromatic refractor.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by David F.
      1520790770
      Mar 11, 2018

      4.0 Great eyepiece

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      Terrible eyepiece! As soon as I got it the night weather turned cloudy for literally days!

      But seriously. A friend loaned me this eyepiece and warned me that he should apologize -- because I would clearly end up wanting one of my own. He was correct and it is now in my equipment bag. It's easy to use and much nicer on my eye than the piece I already had.

      For ref my scope is an 8" Sky Watcher 200P.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Evgeniy I.
      1504160244
      Aug 30, 2017

      5.0 This is my best eyepiece.

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      This is my best eyepiece. I already used it. I recommend to everyone.

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      Review by Harold C.
      1485996128
      Feb 1, 2017

      5.0 Meade Series 5000 8.8mm Ultra Wide

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      Hi, Great eyepieces and affordable eyepieces are so hard to find. This one is well made & fits the bill.
      I have most of the Series 5000 Ultra Wide eyepieces. The think the 8.8mm UWA is the best one in the set.
      My 8.8mm is OUTSTANDING! If you re in need of an eyepiece in this power range this is one you need to get.
      I have taken the time to write this short review so others can benefit from my experience.
      I will NEVER sell this one. They are currently on sale for $103.95 at Agena. You can't beat that price.
      These are water proof and filled with Argon (I think it's Argon). It really is a fantastic eyepiece!
      Theses are made by JOC. One of the best manufacturers in the world!!! Good luck to you and clear skies!

      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

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      Easy to Use,Quality Lenses,Strong Construction

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      A very good eyepiece with superb optical qualities.
      Very good transmission and constrast
      In my F5.7 refractor I get excelent edge to edge correction and pinpoint stars
      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 George Tatsis of Flushing, New York.
      1436659200
      Jul 11, 2015

      5.0 Almost as good as the 5.5mm, which is perfect!

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

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      It is just hard to believe that an eyepiece that costs 1/3 of what premium eyepieces go for, can present an image equally good.It's right up there with the ones I 've paid top-dollar for.

      Superb image quality and construction, but not for eyeglasses wearers.However, for the individual who wears no glasses 99% of the FOV can be easily seen if one observes seated.

      Highly recommended, along with the Meade 5.5mm uwa. Had I discovered these eyepieces earlier, I might not have spent thousands of dollars on my premium ones. In both theory and practice, they are equally good - no kidding!

      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
      Focal Length 8.80mm
      Lens Elements 7
      Parfocal Yes
      Rubber Eye Guard Yes (Twist-Up Eyecup)
      Blackened Lens Edges Yes
      Manufacturer Meade
      Eyepiece Focal Length 5.1mm - 10mm
      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)