Eyepieces

Telescope eyepieces determine both magnification and field of view for visual observing. In most cases an eyepiece contains more optical elements than the telescope itself. A carefully chosen eyepiece set will help to maximize the enjoyment of your telescope. Quality eyepieces will maximize telescope performance by allowing it to reach its full potetial. While most eyepieces will perform well in the slower f/10 focal ratio of a Schmidt-Cassegrains, many will not perform well with f/6 faster optics common to Newtonian reflectors and today's apochromatic refractors.

The table below displays popular brand eyepieces from TeleVue, Explore Scientific, Orion and several others. This is a long page, so please be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom.

  • Celestron Omni Plossls

    Celestron Omni Plossls

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    Celestron Omni Plossl eyepieces feature blackened lens edges and a multi-layer coating on each lens surface to maximize light transmission and contrast.

  • CelestronX-Cel LX

    CelestronX-Cel LX

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    Celestron X-Cel LX eyepieces offer excellent value with premium features such as a 60 degree apparent field and 20m eye relief without a premium price.

  • Explore Scientific 82 Degree

    Explore Scientific 82 Degree

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    Explore Scientific 82 degree eyepieces are very popular due to their combination of high quality and exceptional value.

  • Explore Scientific 100 Degree

    Explore Scientific 100 Degree

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    Explore Scientific 100 degree series eyepieces are an economical yet high quality alternative to the TeleVue Ethos.

  • Meade Series 5000 HD-60

    Meade Series 5000 HD-60

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    Meade Series 5000 HD-60 eyepieces offer a generous 60 degree apparent field combined with long eye relief.

  • Orion Stratus

    Orion Stratus

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    Orion Stratus eyepieces offer a 68 degree apparent field, 20mm of eye relief, and are tolerant of off-axis eye placement.

  • TeleVue Delos

    TeleVue Delos

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    TeleVue Delos is a premium eyepiece line featuring high contrast, a 72 degree apparent field and 20mm of eye-relief.

  • TeleVue Ethos

    TeleVue Ethos

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    TeleVue Ethos is the world's first fully-corrected 100 degree astronomical eyepiece.

  • TeleVue Nagler

    TeleVue Nagler

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    TeleVue Nagler eyepieces provide tack sharp images across an ultra wide 82 degree apparent field, and were the gold standard for nearly three decades.

  • TeleVue Panoptic

    TeleVue Panoptic

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    TeleVue Panoptic eyepieces deliver tack-sharp images across a generous 68 degree field and are a favorite for low power wide field observing.

  • TeleVue Plossl

    TeleVue Plossl

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    TeleVue Plossl eyepieces use superior high-index glasses to reduce astigmatism and lateral color to deliver sharper images than other Plossls.

  • Zoom Eyepieces

    Zoom Eyepieces

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    Zoom eyepieces are popular for lunar and solar observing because they allow you to quickly zoom in on a specific feature without changing eyepieces.

  • Barlows and Image Amplifiers

    Barlows and Image Amplifiers

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    Barlows and image amplifiers are placed between the telescope and eyepiece to produce more magnification from that eyepiece.

  • Specialty Eyepieces

    Specialty Eyepieces

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    Specialty eyepieces are not used for observing, and include those that are used for collimation, guiding, or assisting with precise go to alignment.

  • Eyepiece Sets

    Eyepiece Sets

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    Eyepieces sets can be an economical way to get started provided that the focal lengths of the eyepieces are a good match for the telescope.