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Meade Telescope 8mm - 24mm Zoom Eyepiece 1.25 Inch

Item# MEAD026
 
4.5

(21 Ratings)

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  • 8mm - 24mm focal length zoom
  • Multi-layer coated optics
  • 55 degree field of view at 8mm
  • Edge-blackened optics for high image contrast
  • Low astigmatism and spherical aberration
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The Meade 8-24x Zoom eyepiece is part of the famous 4000 Series. Incorporating seven-element, multi-coated optics, these eyepieces are the gold standard in telescope oculars.


The Meade 8mm-24mm Zoom eyepiece is a great addition to any telescope. At the same time, it offers the widest-possible field of view - 55 degrees at 8 mm - consistent with pinpoint edge-of-field sharpness and long eye relief. It also produces extremely low astigmatism, spherical aberration, and off-axis color. Incorporating seven-layer multi-coatings and edge-blackened optics for optimum image contrast, it permits levels of optical performance generally impossible to achieve with eyepieces having fewer elements.


CHOKING HAZARD - small parts may pose a risk to children under 6 yrs.

Supplier Sku:
07199-2
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Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

Dimensions & Specifications

Warranty

1 Year

Brand

Meade

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Meade Telescope 8mm - 24mm Zoom Eyepiece 1.25 Inch
 
4.5

(based on 21 reviews)

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    (11)

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    (10)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Great optics (14)
  • Strong construction (14)
  • Good padding (5)
  • Widely compatible adapter (5)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Astronomy (19)
  • Terrestrial viewing (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

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4.0

Great for a novice like me!

By Renee

from Outer Space, USA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy
    • Terrestrial Viewing

    Comments about Meade Telescope 8mm - 24mm Zoom Eyepiece 1.25 Inch:

    Just used this tonight, I don't have many eyepieces, but am starting to build my collection. This lens makes it easy to find things, then instead of having to fumble for a new lens, you can just zoom right in! Not being an optics expert, I cna't vouch for it, but I had done some research and found that this eyepiece is rated highly for its price point.

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    4.0

    good bargain

    By George

    from BENSON,AZ

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Meade Telescope 8mm - 24mm Zoom Eyepiece 1.25 Inch:

      I was going to buy two separate single mm eyepieces, however the zoom eyepiece covered more focal lengths for only $10.00 more than the two separate eyepieces. I only have the Meade eyepiece that came with the telescope to compare optics and this is just as good. Once focused at the maximum zoom the eyepiece stays in focus. I am quite satisfied with this eyepiece.
      George

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      4.0

      Scale

      By Bradley

      from Piqua,OH

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Great Optics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Meade Telescope 8mm - 24mm Zoom Eyepiece 1.25 Inch:

        Coming from Meade, I would rather the scale be engrave instead of painted. I expect it will wear off.

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        • No

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Meade Telescope 8mm - 24mm Zoom Eyepiece

        By Charles

        from Stockton, CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Great Optics
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Terrestrial Viewing

          Comments about Meade Telescope 8mm - 24mm Zoom Eyepiece 1.25 Inch:

          Good quality and convenience. Used with 90mm Meade telescope.

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          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great addition to any EP collection.

          By Sugarloaf D

          from Florida Keys

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Terrestrial Viewing

            Comments about Meade Telescope 8mm - 24mm Zoom Eyepiece 1.25 Inch:

            This is my first zoom EP and it definitely has earned a spot in my collection. I have recently been able to use this EP with my Z8 Dob to view the moon, Saturn, Mars, & the M4 globular cluster near Antares. I have also used it for terrestrial viewing with my Celestron refractor.

            Strengths
            1. The ability to use a moon filter and zoom in & out without changing EPs & filters.
            2. It is also incredibly fun for bird & nature watching.
            3. Planetary viewing of Saturn was a pleasure. When I got tired of chasing Saturn down with my Dob at the high power level it was easy to simply zoom out and track it with ease.
            4. This is a great EP to experiment with viewing objects at different focal lengths. I can see myself using this to test seeing conditions and pick out an appropriate dedicated EP.
            5. Great EP for sharing with multiple viewers. Easy to use and fun.
            6. Relatively inexpensive.

            Weaknesses
            1. Good views, just not great views.
            2. Not the best eye relief for eyeglass wearers. It would be nice if the eye cup was adjustable and came with a dust cap as well.

            Impression
            This EP is fun! While each focal length along the zoom is good, it is not nearly as good as a dedicated focal length EP. It will definitely not replace your EP collection, but it will enhance it. I am glad I got this zoom instead of saving up for the Baader. I will now be saving up for a nice 2" wide view EP instead and I will still have a good zoom EP in my collection.

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            Customer Q & A

            Q1: The Televue 8mm-24mm zoom stops at 8mm, 12mm, 16mm, and 24mm. Does this stop at the same places, or does it stop at every degree (as indicated by the hash marks between the numbers)?

            A: This eyepiece can be used at any focal length between 8 and 24. It will turn to any degree between 8 and 24.

            Q2: What is the difference in quality between using this zoom eyepiece as compared to using individual eyepieces of the same focal length ? Should one buy a couple of individual eyepieces as opposed to buying this?

            A: The advantage to this eyepiece is that it gives you a range of eyepieces all in one. Buying them individually will allow you to get the precise levels of magnification that you want where with this your option is just form 8mm through 24mm. So if the ranges of eyepieces that you were looking for were in the range of this eyepiece then the zoom is not a bad choice at all.

            Q3: Is this eyepiece parfocal, i.e. can you zoom without re-focusing, or do you constantly have to adjust the focus as you zoom?

            A: It is not a parfocal eyepiece you will need to adjust the focus as you change your magnification.

            Q4: I have a Meade telescope (the etx90?) and though some images seem magnified a bit, it is no better than a pair of binoculars - is it the eye-piece?

            A: The Meade ETX-90 telescope ships with a 26mm eyepiece that will produce about 48X magnification with the telescope's 1,250mm focal length. That's not much more than a good binocular can produce. An eyepiece of a shorter focal length will increase the magnification of the scope. For example a Meade 4000-Series 6.4mm Super Plossl ocular will produce about 195X, which is about the maximum you can expect to use consistently with your scope. Here's the URL for the eyepiece; just paste it into your browser's address window: http://telescopes.com/products/meade-super-plossl-6-4mm-eyepiece-1-25-inch-6356.html.

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