Meade 56mm Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece - 2"

  • Focal Length: 56mm
  • Apparent FoV: 52 Degrees
  • Eye Relief: 21mm
  • Barrel Size: 2"
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Meade 56mm Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece - 2"

The world standard in telescope oculars, Meade Series 4000 eyepieces yield the widest possible fields of view, consistent with pinpoint edge-of-field sharpness and long eye relief and yet with extremely low astigmatism, spherical aberration, and off-axis color.

Incorporating multicoated optics for optimum image contrast, these sophisticated 4- to 8-element designs permit levels of optical performance generally impossible to achieve with eyepieces of fewer elements.

All Series 4000 eyepieces include a soft rubber eye guard, custom fitted to each eyepiece with a bayonet mount. The eye guards fold down for eyeglass wearers, and in fact the folded eye guard shields eyeglasses from coming into contact with the metal eyepiece housings. Rubber grips are provided on all but the three shortest focal length Super Plossl eyepieces.

Designed to utilize the very latest in optical glass types, Meade 4-element Super Plossls are excellent general-purpose eyepieces. For observing hairline lunar and planetary detail, splitting close double stars, or for resolving faint nebulosity in deep space, Meade Super Plossls optimize the performance of any telescope type, whether f/10 Schmidt- Cassegrain, f/16 refractor, or f/4 reflector. They also operate well in conjunction with the air-spaced design of the Meade #140 2x Apochromatic Barlow. All focal lengths through 32mm are parfocal.


ER20mm or More
Eye Relief21mm
Eyepiece OpticsPlossl
Field of View52 degrees
Focal Length56mm
FoV 59 Degrees
Free ShippingYes
Lens Elements & Groups4 elements
ModelMeade 4000 Super Plossl
Warranty1 Year Warranty


  • Meade 56mm Super Plossl 2" Eyepiece
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Gary S.
United States United States
Almost too wide

This is the largest eyepiece in my collection, and in every scope it looks great. I can really move my head around and get a wide field view of some larger object. Can be used while wearing glasses too.

Canada Canada
56 mm 2" meade super plossl

just as i expected a little finer detail compared to my 40 mm pentax. Been able to use it only a few times so far. Pretty sure im gonna be happy with it

Virginia Y.
Great eyepiece for a long focal lengh scope

I recently bought a C11 for deep sky and planetary imaging. The challenge of playing with a long focal length scope is that your other eyepieces' FOV is too narrow, even with a 40mm... This eyepiece with its crazy 56mm makes looking through C11 at Saturn a wow experience!!!

Steven P.
United States
Nice eyepiece, great price

The Meade 56mm Plossel is a very reasonably priced eyepiece for what you get. Which is a gigantic eyepiece that allows a pretty wide FOV on long FL scopes with no vignetting and decent image quality. Image contrast is good and really my only complaint is that on bright stars there is obvious flare and it is difficult to focus to points. On less bright objects there is no such problem. Likely this is a coating issue. Eye relief is very good, one of the best I've used, nice for those of us who wear glasses. Packaging is good, but Meade cheaped out and did not include caps for either end. I do recommend this eyepiece, it is worth every bit of the price and then some.

United States
Can see whiskers on Aliens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wonderful eye piece. Can clearly see ants crawling on rocks and Moon creatures doing the Maxine Waters Bugalooooo Baby!!!!

United States
Great Views

Great low cost solution to increase field of view for things like the Double Cluster, M81 and M82, and more of the Andromeda Galaxy than I've ever seen visually. Haven't seen the Great Orion Nebula yet, but look forward to it. With my 10" scope this provides great views.