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Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle

Representing the ultimate in eyepiece design and technology, the new six and seven element Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle eyepieces deliver extremely high resolution, contrast and full-field sharpness over an astounding 82° apparent field-of-view. Only the highest quality materials were selected to create these extraordinary eyepieces. The designs required several different types of exotic glass in order to achieve the highest level of optical performance. Looking through a Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle eyepiece is the next best thing to actually being there.

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Please note that the eyepiece is a large 2" barrel diameter eyepiece and requires a 2" diagonal or eyepiece holder. Eyepiece weight approximately 26 ounces. (737g)


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 Ultra Wide 82° apparent field-of-view 
 Premium grade optical glass 
 Individually tuned, multi-layered coatings for maximum light transmission
 Lens edges and all internal metal surfaces are blackened to maximize image contrast 
 Parfocal - little or no refocusing required when switching eyepieces
 Long eye relief 
 Adjustable twist-up rubber eyeguards

Product carries full one year Meade factory limited warranty (within US/Canada only).

The four shorter focal lengths are waterproof. They are O-ring sealed and nitrogen-purged to prevent internal fogging in the eyepiece on cold nights; keep the interior dust-and fungus-free; and make each eyepiece easier to clean, as there is no risk of excess cleaning solution getting trapped between the lens elements.
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Eyepiece SeriesSeries 5000 Ultra Wide Angle     
Focal Length 20, 24, 30mm 
Barrel Size 2" (50.8mm) 
Apparent Field of View (Mfg Specified) 82° 
Filter Threads   
Eye Relief   
Coatings Multi-Coated 
Lens Elements 6-7 
Lens Groups   
Blackend Lens Edges Yes 
Barrel Safety Recess Yes 
Height (With Eyeguard Extended)  
Rubber Eye Guard Yes (Twist-Up Eyecup) 
Weight  757g 

Please note, the 2-inch versions of the Meade UWA range are not currently waterproof.

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 This 24mm Ultra Wide, on the other hand, has a 5.3mm exit pupil with an f/4.5 scope. The six-lens design uses multiple rare earth glass elements. It is primarily designed for no-holds-barred low power deep space use with scopes having focal ratios down to f/4. 

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