The Swan eyepieces are super wide angle designs with a 72° apparent field of view. They use simple but sophisticated five-lens optical systems for generally higher contrast than the more complicated optical designs used in some other super wide angle eyepieces that use up to eight lenses. All lenses are fully multicoated for high light transmission. Lens edges and internal field stops are blackened to reduce internal reflections and improve contrast. The eyepiece rubber grip ring is useful for safer handling of the eyepieces in cold weather when wearing gloves. The eyepieces have soft roll down rubber eyecups for eyeglass use. They can be used for all types of observing, with all telescope types, but they are recommended for use with focal ratios up to f/6 and above. Dust caps are provided for both ends of each eyepiece. A soft protective drawstring-equipped velvet storage bag is standard equipment with each.
This 5-element super-wide angle 1.25" 20mm SWAN EP's panoramic views at 72 deg. FOV will leave you speechless! A premium eyepiece at a fraction of the cost its worth!
Super Wide FOV
Outstanding super-wide field of view: 72 deg. FOV
Fully Multicoated lenses for excellent transmittance.
Reduced chromatic aberration.
Improved contrast compared to similar EPs.
Internally fully blackened (lens edges and internal spacers).
No flaring or ghosting on high-contrast objects.
Light and Easy
Soft rubber eyecup.
Long eye-relief: 17mm.
No internal reflections, kidney beaning or other distracting distortions.
Terrific Fit and Finish
High-resistance anodized black barrel.
Smooth design for no hook up in your focuser.
Threaded for use with 1.25" filters.
Dec 8, 2010
Good for Eyepiece Projection photographyPros:
Compact,Strong Construction,Quality Lenses,AccurateCons: Comments:
I use this eyepiece mainly for eyepiece projection astrophotography. It fits nicely into an Orion Deluxe Variable Telextender (which many wide filed 1.25in eyepieces do not.) It serves this purpose nicely when coupled with a DSLR.
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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 42x80mm|
|Eye Relief by Design||17mm|
|Filter Threads||Standard 1.25" Filter Thread (M28.5 x 0.6)|
|Blackened Lens Edges||Yes|
|Eyepiece Focal Length||15.1mm - 20mm|
|Eyepiece Field of View||71 - 80 degrees|
|Eyepiece Series||William Optics SWAN|
|Barrel Type||Tapered barrel|
|Eyepiece Weight||3.53oz (100g)|