Are Meade eyepieces any good?

Are Meade eyepieces any good?

Deep-sky views were the sharp and detailed. The globular cluster M13 was stunning, even at the highest magnification of 187.5x, while the Whirlpool Galaxy had mottling along its spiral arms when we coupled the zoom to a Dobsonian telescope. In short, this is a very good zoom eyepiece that delivers plenty of detail.

Do zoom eyepieces work?

Zoom eyepieces provide the ability to obtain a range of focal lengths from a single eyepiece. It’s basically a regular eyepiece with a moveable Barlow lens, though some of the eyepiece elements may also move. By varying the distance between the eyepiece and Barlow, you change the magnification.

How good are zoom telescope eyepieces?

They tend to occupy the middle ground of focal length/magnification, so you may still need a very high and low magnification eyepieces (short and long focal length, respectively), but a zoom could handle everything in between for you. On the face of it, they are a fantastic tool, but nothing is perfect.

How good are Meade Series 4000 eyepieces?

The current Series 4000 Plössls are very good eyepieces as long as you know what you’re buying, and are excellent as “budget” Plössls for beginning amateurs wanting to build up a wide range of focal lengths on the cheap.

Can you use a zoom eyepiece with a Barlow?

Basically, any eyepiece can be used with a barlow provided the the combination doesn’t exceed the useful magnification. There are certain other benefits of using a barlow with the main one for me is that they preserve eye relief.

How many telescope eyepieces do I need?

Typically, a collection of four – 6mm, 10mm, 15mm and 25mm – will cover most observing requirements. A good selection of eyepieces will serve you well and give you options depending on what you want to observe.

Can you use a Barlow lens with a zoom eyepiece?

Basically, any eyepiece can be used with a barlow provided the the combination doesn’t exceed the useful magnification.

What is Plossl eyepiece?

Plõssl: Also known as symmetric eyepieces, they are composed of two achromats (crowns facing each other). Plössl eyepieces offer long eye-relief and a superior field of view to that of the orthoscopic. They do fall short of the orthoscopic design in distortion, however.

What does Plossl mean?

The Plössl is an eyepiece usually consisting of two sets of doublets, designed by Georg Simon Plössl in 1860. Since the two doublets can be identical this design is sometimes called a symmetrical eyepiece. The compound Plössl lens provides a large 50° or more apparent field of view, along with relatively large FOV.

What can you see with a 4mm eyepiece?

The Apertura 4mm Plossl eyepiece produces sharp, high magnification views of the Moon and planets, and, depending on the telescope, will also work great for double stars, planetary nebulae, and other deep sky objects. Like most Plossl eyepieces, the High Point 4mm has a 52º apparent field of view.

What are the best Zoom eyepieces to buy?

Most major ocular brands now offer a 3:1 ratio, mid-range zoom eyepiece. The Celestron, Meade, Tele Vue and Vixen zooms all offer a focal length range of 8-24mm.

Why choose Meade Instruments?

Meade Instruments was founded on the principle that amateur astronomers deserve quality products for a fair price and exceptional customer service. This remains a crucial aspect of Meade today, serving amateur astronomers throughout the world with a wide variety of telescopes and accessories. Love Astronomy?

Which Meade eyepieces have the biggest field of view?

Apparent field of view is even wider with the Mega Wide eyepieces. Each of these eyepieces offers the quality optics you’ve come to expect from Meade as well as a whopping 100° field of view. What sets these eyepieces apart is Meade’s attention to detail and careful design features that cater to every kind of observer.

What is the difference between the Meade Series 5000 eyepieces?

The Series 5000 eyepieces are the next step up with a 6-element, fully multi-coated optical design, and a 60° apparent field of view for even wider views. Apparent field of view is even wider with the Mega Wide eyepieces. Each of these eyepieces offers the quality optics you’ve come to expect from Meade as well as a whopping 100° field of view.