Tele Vue is pleased to introduce the Delos, mid-to-short focal length line of 20mm eye-relief, 72° apparent field of view eyepieces. Every optical, mechanical, and ergonomic aspect was rethought to achieve reference-standard performance for any visual application.
The Delos was conceived as a narrower field Ethos. Reducing the field to 72° allowed freedom to increase eye-relief, while controlling pupil aberrations, all without making the eyepiece too large. With Ethos performance standards as benchmarks, the Delos design achieves full field sharpness, virtually perfect f θ (theta) distortion mapping, and color neutrality. Image fidelity is maximized utilizing glass matched multicoatings and anti-reflection surfaces throughout the eyepiece.
Contrast is further enhanced with a new, continuously adjustable height eyeguard system that can be locked in any position. Since the Delos eye-lens measures a quite large 35mm in diameter, preventing stray light from reflecting off the first surface and extraneous light from entering your eye pays off in a nice increase in perceived contrast. The eyeguard's sliding action allows for positioning the soft rubber eyeguard at the ideal height to suit the observer's preference. Indicator marks on the eyepiece body are handy reference guides for setting your perfect position. The eye-guard can also rotate for Dioptrx users.
All Tele Vue Delos eyepieces have proprietary tuned full multi-coatings, blackened lens edges, high index glasses, fold-down eyeguards, rubber grip rings, cover for the eyeguard, an undercut in the barrel for extra locking security, and filter threads. The Delos eyepieces are parfocal up to the focal length of 12mm within the series, and with several other TeleVue eyepieces. All Tele Vue eyepiece lines are proprietary, in-house designs manufactured to their specifications and tolerances. Every eyepiece is individually tested at Tele Vue to ensure it meets high optical and cosmetic standards.
Concept: "It was natural to take lessons learned from the tremendously successful Ethos project and apply it going forward. In the fall of 2008, Paul Dellechiaie was tasked to investigate a long eye-relief eyepiece design in the 70° AFOV range, retaining the key performance goals met with Ethos. My father named Paul's design, "Delos." Delos is a beautiful Greek island which happens to be the mythical birthplace of Apollo, god of light. More importantly the name was chosen to give recognition to Paul, principal designer of both Delos and Ethos." — David Nagler
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- Time with Product
Apr 20, 2016
- User Notes:
- Review by Markus of Canada.
Strong Construction,Excellent On Planets,Accurate,Quality Lenses,Easy to UseCons: Comments:
Bought this back in Sept 2014, but eventually had to sell for financial reasons. Incredibly good eyepiece and even easier to view through than the 6mm Delos. Awesome on planets as well as everything else. IMO, this is the perfect 4.5mm eyepiece out there!
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comAug 15, 2014
Strong Construction,Quality LensesCons:
Best eyepiece in my collection. I was initially concerned that the focal length was too low, and that I would only be able to enjoy this on the best nights, which are rare. But this eyepiece is so good, I have used it on humid nights with average seeing, and it still blew me away with the views. Expensive, yes, but worth every penny. And Agena's fast shipping, as always, is appreciated.
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Apparent Field of View 72° Barrel Size 1.25" (31.7mm) Bolt Case Included Yes - Free Agena Eyepiece Container Bolt Case Size Agena 65x120mm Coatings Fully Multi-Coated Max Width 2.2" (55.9mm) Eye Relief by Design 20mm Field Stop Diameter 5.6mm Filter Threads Standard 1.25" Filter Thread (M28.5 x 0.6) Focal Length 4.50mm Parfocal Yes Rubber Eye Guard Yes Blackened Lens Edges Yes Additional Information
- Suitable for use with Tele Vue Bino Vue binoviewer
- Suitable for use with Tele Vue Dioptrx / digiscoping
Manufacturer TeleVue Eyepiece Focal Length 5mm and Under Eyepiece Field of View 71 - 80 degrees Eyepiece Series Tele Vue Delos Barrel Type With safety undercut Eyepiece Weight 17.60oz (498.95g)