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Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle 5.5mm Eyepiece (1.25")

B&H # MEEPUWA5 MFR # 07740
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Product Highlights
  • 82° Field of View
  • 15mm Eye Relief
  • Waterproof

The Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle 5.5mm Eyepiece (1.25") from Meade is a great portal into space, featuring tack-sharp optical performance and a low amount of chromatic aberration. It features a wide 82° field of view, combined with comfortable eye relief, in a design that's a brilliant success both optically and mechanically. The Meade Series 5000 5.5mm Ultra Wide Angle Eyepiece is threaded to accept Meade's 1.25" astronomy filters. It's waterproof and parafocal with other Series 5000 eyepieces.

Fully multicoated 7-element optics
Blackened lens edges & internal metal surfaces increase contrast
Adjustable twist-up eyecup for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses
Parafocal eyepieces require very little focus adjustment, if any at all, when switching between other Series 5000 eyepieces
Focal Length 5.5 mm
Eye Relief 15 mm
Apparent Field of View 82°
Dimensions 2.1 x 3.3" / 53.3 x 83.8 mm
Weight 9.9 oz / 281.2 g
Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle 5.5mm Eyepiece (1.25")
  • One Year Meade Factory Limited Warranty
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    MeadeSeries 5000 Ultra Wide Angle 5.5mm Eyepiece (1.25")
     
    4.5

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    4.0

    Very crisp, nice eyepiece, but greasy

    By velcro333

    from Raleigh, NC

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Padding
    • Great Optics
    • Strong Construction
    • Widely Compatible Adapter

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle 5.5mm Eyepiece (1.25"):

      I bought this eyepiece for my 8" dob. Views are very crisp to the edge--very nice eyepiece. However, I ran into the infamous Meade grease problem, which almost made me send it back. After weighing quality of the EP vs. cleaning grease off of barrel, I decided to keep it. Very dumb decision by Meade--been complained about for years, but they still feel the need to lather this stuff on the barrel. Anyhow, for the price, it is a very nice EP.

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      5.0

      Lovely Orion nebula

      By dimpbx

      from GouyLezPieton, Belgium

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Padding
      • Great Optics
      • Strong Construction
      • Widely Compatible Adapter

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle 5.5mm Eyepiece (1.25"):

        Using an APO 80/480, whether looking at Jupiter or the Orion nebula, the magnification and the field of view match perfectly.

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