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 Plossl

    Celestron Omni Plossl

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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.

  • Celestron X-Cel LX

    Celestron X-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 long eye relief without a premium price.

  • Explore Scientific 82 Degree

    Explore Scientific 82 Degree

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    Explore Scientific 82 Degree eyepieces represent a value priced option in the ultra wide field eyepiece market.

  • Explore Scientific 92 Degree LE Series

    Explore Scientific 92 Degree LE Series

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    Explore Scientific 92 Degree LE Series eyepieces combine a wide apparent field with long eye relief for a comfortable and immersive viewing experience.

  • 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.

  • TeleVue DeLite

    TeleVue DeLite

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    DeLite is the latest eyepiece development from Tele Vue Optics, featuring 62 degree apparent fields of view and an impressive 20mm eye relief.

  • TeleVue Delos

    TeleVue Delos

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    TeleVue Delos eyepiecesoffer exceptional contrast combined with 20mm eye-relief and a 72 degree apparent field.

  • 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 a generous 82 degree apparent field.

  • TeleVue Panoptic

    TeleVue Panoptic

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    TeleVue Panoptic eyepieces offer a wide 68 degree apparent field and have been a long time favorite for low to medium power observing.

  • TeleVue Plossl

    TeleVue Plossl

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    TeleVue Plossl eyepieces use superior high-index glasses to reduce astigmatism and lateral color at the field's edge.

  • 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.


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