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The Tele Vue 8mm Ethos Ultra Wide Angle Eyepiece is an astronomical eyepiece that offers an ultra-wide 100° apparent field of view. For a given magnification, it shows 50% more sky than the previous widest-field oculars. While sharpness is inherent to the optical design, contrast is maximized through the intelligent use of flat finished baffles and ultra low reflectance, and high efficiency coatings tuned to the composition of each element.
The Ethos is essentially multiple eyepieces, delivering the true field size of a longer focal length, narrower apparent field eyepiece with the benefits of higher power and darker sky background. It can fit both 1.25" and 2" type telescopes.
An important benefit of the combination of large apparent field of view and shorter focal length is that for a given field in the sky, higher magnification results in a darker sky background. Fainter stars become visible and more detail is seen on all deep sky objects.
Accepts DIOPTRIX astigmatism correcting lenses. This allows those with astigmatic vision to enjoy the sharpest viewing experience they've ever had, without using their glasses.
Can be combined with Barlows and Powermates for higher magnifications, without being subject to vignetting.
Will accept 48mm filters by adding the optional EBX-2120 2" extension tube.