Taking performance inspiration from the venerable Nagler series, then combining the optical design properties of both an eyepiece and Barlow, the Tele Vue Panoptic 19mm Wide Angle Eyepiece has a 6-element/4-group lens configuration that produces a generous 68° field view and improved edge-of-field performance, while minimizing size and weight.
This eyepiece represents the shortest focal length in the series, yet still produces a moderate-to-low magnification making it ideal for most lunar, planetary, and deep-sky observation needs. It is outfitted with fully multi-coated optics to maximize light transmission, color rendition, and contrast, with blackened lens elements that limit internal light loss and diffraction. Its comfortable 13mm eye relief provides room between the lens and eye to prevent accidental contact that can interfere with views. This model has a 1.25" barrel diameter to make it compatible with the most popular size drawtubes and accessories, and a textured rubberized grip for sure handling. To make the eyepiece as easy to use as possible, it is engineered to be parfocal with all Group 'B' eyepieces — so little or no refocusing will be required when changing eyepieces within the group.
Compatible Parfocal Group 'B' Eyepieces
- 24mm Panoptic eyepieces
- 8 - 32mm Plossl eyepieces
- All DeLite eyepieces
- 3.5 - 12mm Delos eyepieces
- 16mm Nagler 5 eyepiece
- All 1.25" Nagler 6 series eyepieces
- 6 - 3mm Nagler Zoom eyepiece