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Tele Vue Powermate Lenses
$238.99 - $359.99
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  • Many astronomers prefer Tele Vue Powermate accessories over Barlow lenses thanks to their parfocal quality
  • All Powermates are threaded for use with like-sized eyepiece filters
  • Brass compression rings keep inserted eyepieces securely in-place without scratching
  • Powermates for 1.25" eyepieces are available in 2.5x and 5x models
  • Powermates for 2" telescoope eyepieces are available in 2x and 4x models

Tele Vue went beyond the Barlow concept to achieve the goal of a compact, high power, fully corrected image amplifier. The Powermate consists of a negative doublet plus a positive "pupil-correcting" doublet lens. This 4-element system provides the magnifying function of a Barlow without its limitations by restoring the field rays back to their original direction, as if the Powermate were not there. The result is a pure magnification increase. Vignetting, edge field aberrations and pupil movement are minimized. In addition to full multi-coating, Tele Vue Powermates include safety undercuts where practical on the chrome barrel, captive lock screws that can?t fall out, and filter threads. Powermates are ideal for high magnification CCD astrophotography or film imaging. The Powermate is not a Barlow so the Tele Vue Panoptic-Barlow interface is not needed.

This product is serviced and supported by its manufacturer according to the terms and conditions included in the packaged product. Orion's limited warranty does not apply. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support.


Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

  • User level
  • Filter threads
  • Compression ring
  • Warranty
    Limited lifetime