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Meade 56mm Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece - 2"

SKU : ME-07178-02

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  • Focal Length: 56mm
  • Apparent FoV: 52 Degrees
  • Eye Relief: 21mm
  • Barrel Size: 2"

Product Details

  • 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.
  • specifications

    Eye Relief21mm
    Field of View52 degrees
    Focal Length56mm
    Free ShippingYes
    Warranty1 Year Warranty
  • included items

    • Meade 56mm Super Plossl 2" Eyepiece

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Johnny S.
United States United States
Nice quality and I have multiple types including Naglers I do like it...

Nice field of view for what it is!! Works better without the focal reducer on my 12" ACF f10 and have other scopes to try it out on and as usual when you get something new the weather is not cooperating lately.... clear skies!!

Russia Russia
Obligatory eyepiece for a cassegrain telescope

This eyepiece allows you to have a large exit pupil on a slow tubes, like 1:10 and slower, so it is a musthave for serious deepsky observations. It fully covers all available TFOV in a 2" focuser. Best views of M81&82 galaxies I had so far. The eyepiece is very light for its size, and despite a simple single-layer coating it provides crisp and bright image. The eyelpiece has a very clever feature: its top part can be unscrewed for the cleaning of top lens. The only drawback is the lack of dustcaps.

Leonard F.
United States United States
My first 2" eyepiece

I thought that the glass would be wider but I am new at this. Most of Pleiades fits in the view - love it.

A OPT Telescopes Customer
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!!!