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Meade 1.25" Series 4000 - 9.7 mm Super Plossl Eyepiece - 07171-02

SKU: MEA-07171-02

Meade 1.25" Series 4000 - 9.7 mm Super Plossl Eyepiece

Meade's 9.7mm Series 4000 Super Plossl is an all-around great choice for astronomers who need an eyepiece that can do it all. This eyepiece is made with some of the best optical glass types available today, making it great for a wide range of astronomical purposes. For observing hairline lunar and planetary detail, splitting close double stars, or for resolving faint nebulosity in deep space, Meade Super Plossl optimizes the performance of any telescope type, whether f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain, f/16 refractor or f/4 reflector. This eyepiece also operates well in conjunction with the air-spaced design of the Meade #140 2x Apochromatic Barlow. The Super Plossl is parafocal so there is little need to refocus when switching eyepieces.

Meade Series 4000 9.7mm eyepiece yields the widest possible field 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 7-layer multi-coatings and edge-blackened optics for optimum image contrast, this sophisticated 4-element design allows for levels of optical performance generally impossible to achieve with eyepieces of fewer elements. A soft rubber eyeguard is custom fitted to the eyepiece with a bayonet mount. The eyeguard folds down for eyeglass wearers, and in fact the folded eyeguard shields eyeglasses from coming into contact with the metal eyepiece housings.