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Meade 9mm Plossl Eyepiece w/ Cordless Illuminated Reticle (1.25")

B&H # MEEPIP9 Mfr # 07068
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Expected availability: November 04 2014
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Product Highlights
  • 50° Apparent Field of View
  • 3mm Eye Relief

This special purpose eyepiece includes a reticle with phosphorescent-etched crossline patterns, internally illuminated so the lines are clearly visible against dark skies.  Amongst the most advanced commercially available illuminated reticle eyepieces, this Series 4000 Plossl 9mm model includes micrometric x-y positioning controls which greatly facilitate locking onto the guide star.  Turn the finely-threaded controls and place the reticle's crossline pattern precisely at the desired position in the field.

The sharp, high-power imaging of the 4-element multicoated Plossl optical system is complemented by a rubber eyecup that shuts out distracting stray light from the observer's eye. and a finely threaded helicoid-type dioptric adjustment.

Soft peel-down rubber eyecup
Dual micro-adjustment control within eyepiece moves crosshairs/reticle field stop up/down & right/left
Focal Length 9.0mm
Eye Relief 3.0mm
Apparent Field of View 50°
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight 0.38 lb (171g)
Meade 9mm Plossl Eyepiece w/ Cordless Illuminated Reticle (1.25")
  • 2 x A76 (LR44) 1.5v Alkaline Battery
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Meade9mm Plossl Eyepiece w/ Cordless Illuminated Reticle (1.25")
     
    4.3

    (based on 4 reviews)

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        • Astronomy (3)
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        4.0

        LED **WAY** too bright

        By Barefoot Tom

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Professional Guide

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Long battery life
        • Moveable Reticle

        Cons

        • Led Too Bright
        • No instructions

        Best Uses

        • Astrophotography

        Comments about Meade 9mm Plossl Eyepiece w/ Cordless Illuminated Reticle (1.25"):

        As supplied, the eyepiece is virtually unusable for guiding. Even at its lowest setting, the red LED is as bright as a laser pointer. You can use it as a flashlight. So, unless your guide star is brighter than 1st magnitude, you won't be able to see it. So, I ended up using black acrylic paint and a toothpick and carefully painted more and more of the led black. Do this carefully, since you won't be able to get the paint off again. Finally, with about 80% of the led painted black, it is usable. The moveable reticle is a clever idea, and extremely helpful for centering your guide star. The eyepiece comes with no instructions; two of the screws move the reticle, I have no idea what the other two screws do!

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        4.0

        Compared to Wired Version

        By LB

        from Central Texas

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Astrophotography

          Comments about Meade 9mm Plossl Eyepiece w/ Cordless Illuminated Reticle (1.25"):

          I agree with the other reviewers as to quality and functionality. The most important difference for me is that the wireless version does not go as dim as the wired version. At the dimmest setting, the wireless version is still fairly bright, but usable. If you're drift aligning on a very faint star, this may be a problem.

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          4.0

          Great for polar alignment

          By sterntaler

          from Boulder, CO

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Quality Lenses

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy

            Comments about Meade 9mm Plossl Eyepiece w/ Cordless Illuminated Reticle (1.25"):

            Was a bit concerned about the short eye relief, but turns out not to be much of a problem. Being able to move the cross hair is a useful feature for picking different stars or just saving yourself some slewing time to exactly centering a star. Minimum brightness setting is still a bit bright for dim stars, but not so much that I have felt the need to do something about it.

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            5.0

            Perfect!

            By ChemTeacher

            from Shreveport, LA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Compact
            • Quality Lenses
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy

              Comments about Meade 9mm Plossl Eyepiece w/ Cordless Illuminated Reticle (1.25"):

              This eyepiece is great quality in an extremely affordable package. The wireless illumination is great, and the brightness is adjustable. The reticle is a double crosshair with two bullseyes in the center. It is clear that you can adjust the alignment of the crosshairs, but what isn't obvious (or mentioned in the documentation) is that you can rotate the top of the eyepiece to bring the crosshairs to perfect focus. I use this for drift alignment and centering stars for the GOTO function of my mount. Great product at a great price!

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