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Meade 1.25" Series 4000 - 40 mm Super Plossl Eyepiece - 07177-02

SKU: MEA-07177-02

Meade 1.25" Series 4000 - 40 mm Super Plossl Eyepiece

The Meade Series 4000 40mm Super Plossl eyepiece yields 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 7-layer multi-coatings and edge-blackened optics for optimum image contrast, this sophisticated 4-element design permits levels of optical performance generally impossible to achieve with eyepieces of fewer elements. The 40mm Series 4000 eyepiece includes a soft rubber eyeguard, 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. Rubber grips are provided to make the eyepiece easier to handle in dark, cold conditions. This eyepiece is a real performer as a "sweeping" eyepiece for locating objects!

Designed to utilize the very latest in optical glass types, Meade 4-element Super Plossl is excellent general-purpose eyepiece for observing hairline lunar and planetary detail, splitting close double stars, or for resolving faint nebulosity in deep space. The 40mm Meade Super Plossl optimizes the performance of any telescope type, whether f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain, f/16 refractor or f/4 reflector. It also operates well in conjunction with the air-spaced design of the Meade #140 2x Apochromatic Barlow.