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7mm Meade Series 5000 PWA Telescope Eyepiece
$169.99
 
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Expected Ship Date: 10/01/2024

  • Beautifully crafted 7-element telescope eyepiece with a 7mm focal length and massive field of view
  • Fully multi-coated optics provide an exceptionally bright image, and blackened lens edges ensure high contrast with minimal internal light scatter
  • 82-degree apparent field of view for an expansive and immersive viewing experience
  • A security recess cut into the 1.25" barrel helps keep the eyepiece securely attached to the focuser
  • Threaded for 1.25" filters and weighs 6.6 oz (187g)


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Item #  56939
Mfg Model #  607041

PWA stands for Premium Wide Angle, and that's just what you get with the 7mm Meade Series 5000 PWA Telescope Eyepiece. An immersive 82 field of view pulls you into the image at the telescope, extremely helpful at the high magnification level this eyepiece provides. This high-quality eyepiece features a 7-element lens system with fully multi-coated premium-grade optical glass, combined with blackened lens edges for the best possible image correction in color, contrast, and brightness. The blackened lens edges help prevent errant light from bouncing around inside the eyepiece, reducing reflections and glare while also boosting contrast.

The massive 82 apparent field helps frame more of the object through the eyepiece, and also keeps small objects at high power (such as planets) in the field longer if you are using a manual telescope that does not automatically track with the object. A 7mm eyepiece results in fairly high magnification with many telescopes, so with a standard field of view eyepiece, the view at this high power can be extremely narrow. But with this wide 82 field of view, looking at the moon for example — more of the moon will be in view, even though you are focusing down onto specific craters. As a benchmark, in a 1000mm focal length telescope, the magnification will be 143x, and the field of view is 0.57. And in a shorter telescope such as an 80mm f/6 refractor (480mm focal length), the magnification is 68.6x with a 1.2 field of view! Since the moon is 0.5 diameter, this means in a 1000mm focal length telescope, you get the entire moon in the field of view, while having a high magnification of almost 150x! 7mm is an excellent high magnification focal length eyepiece to have in your collection. Ideal for lunar and planetary detail in most all telescopes, and excellent for high magnification deep-sky views, such as the cores of globular clusters, the Trapezium inside the Orion Nebula, and many other compact yet bright deep-sky objects.

The 7mm Series 5000 PWA eyepiece is also parfocal with the other eyepieces in the PWA line, meaning there will be little to no focus change when switching between eyepieces. It features 12mm eye relief along with lens caps and a rubber eyeguard that can fold down if you wish to comfortably use glasses when viewing. The 7mm PWA is threaded for 1.25" filters and weighs 6.6 oz (187g), with dimensions of 49mm x 89mm.

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.

  • User level
    Advanced
  • Design
    Proprietary
  • Eyepiece focal length
    7.0mm
  • Barrel size
    1.25"
  • Apparent field of view
    82.0°
  • Eye relief
    12.0mm
  • Coatings
    Fully multi-coated
  • Number of elements
    7
  • Filter threads
    Yes
  • Made with extra low dispersion glass
    Yes
  • Parfocal
    Yes
  • Barrel security recess
    Yes
  • Blackened lens edges
    Yes
  • Rubber eyeguards
    Yes
  • Body material
    Aluminum
  • Case
    No
  • Weight (oz.)
    7
  • Dimensions
    3.5 in. x 1.9 in.
  • Warranty
    Two year

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SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS APPLY FOR THIS PRODUCT

This product is available to ship Standard delivery US except for delivery to Alaska and Hawaii. Delivery is available to APO/DPO/FPO addresses. Delivery is not available to US territories/protectorates. Delivery is available to Canada.

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