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).
• 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
Mar 11, 2018
Great eyepiecePros: Cons: Comments:
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.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comFeb 1, 2017
Meade Series 5000 8.8mm Ultra WidePros: Cons: Comments:
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!
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comFeb 25, 2016
Excellent performance, unbeatable valuePros:
Easy to Use,Quality Lenses,Strong ConstructionCons: Comments:
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.
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georgetatsis New Member
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Jul 11, 2015
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- Review by George Tatsis of Flushing, New York.
Almost as good as the 5.5mm, which is perfect!Pros:
Accurate,Easy to Use,Compact,Quality Lenses,Strong Construction,LightweightCons: Comments:
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!
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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)