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Explore Scientific 82ã‚â° 14mm Eyepiece

4.5
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  • Waterproof Argon Purge
  • 1.25" Barrel
  • Explore Ultra-Wide Eyepieces - Comfort, Quality, Value.
  • When you relax your eyes and take in the scene presented before you, it is much easier to observe for longer periods of time, and details begin to materialize that may not have become apparent to you at first glance.
  • Another great benefit of ultra-wide eyepieces is the ease with which you can gaze, not directly at an object, but slightly to either side

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Customer Reviews

If you want great views but cannot afford Naglers and such. Outstanding eyepiece. Much better than my Celestron Ultimas. I use this mainly with my 8inch SCT and my 72mm AT72ED refractor. I can see greater detail than ever, on the Moon, Orion Nebula, Rosetta Nebula, etc. This is a great eyepiece for the price. As you know, buying a nice quality telescope is a waste of money if you don't have some gret eyepieces to go with it. These Explore Scientifics are the perfect solution for people like me, who want to enjoy great views, but cannot afford the Naglers, Pentax and other high dollar EPs. 5Great performance. Amazing at the price. There is always better if you're willing to part with sufficient cash. But, at this price point these are tough to beat. They are delight to use, being exceptionally easy to "get behind" at the shorter focal lengths. I have five in this 82 degree series. The build quality has been uniformly spectacular in all. 5Good wide-field view The wide-field view is excellent. The clarity through the eyepiece is about as good as the clarity through my 20mm and 25mm Orion Sirius Plossls which I typically use for wide-field viewing, but I don't have another 14mm eyepiece I can compare it with. The field of view, however, is why I bought this, and that did not disappoint. I use it with an Orion ST80 (with a GSO 2" dual-speed Crayford focuser), an Orion 114mm (4.5") reflector, and an Explore Scientific AR127 f/6.5 achromat refractor. It's a hefty eyepiece, so be prepared to have it add some weight to your setup. Overall, for the price, a very good eyepiece that I enjoy using and will certainly keep. 5Very Impressive Optics This review is primarily for the 24 mm 82 degree from ES but it also includes my thoughts on the 1.25" 6.7 mm and 14 mm in the series. I bought all of these at the same time.For background purposes I am a Tele Vue fan and have used those primarily for many years. I do feel Tele Vue makes the best in the business but the prices are staggering. I feel they are over priced but I sure do love them and I got spoiled with them so I parked my other EP's and that left gaps in my collection. Having said that, I just could not spend another $1300 to round out my collection of Tele Vue wide angle EP's. I had read a lot on ES and it was all positive and impressive. I had my reservations but bought them all three here on Amazon.I could not be more pleased with the build quality, fit and finish, views and appearance. No nicks, no burrs, no blemishes and no scratches or crooked alignments. I have not been able to use them enough yet for a full review but I can tell you this without a doubt: They are a bargain more so than any high end EP on the market. You cannot get this level of quality, eye relief and FOV anywhere else. If I can't use a Tele Vue I will gladly reach for an ES. I have only had the 24mm and 14mm in my 10" SCT so I have not really put these to the test. When I get them in my ED APO I will watch closely from edge to edge and center. I have spent a lot of time behind my 17 mm Nagler while looking at DSO's and I have a place to start testing the ES set. I will start with the Wild Duck as it fills the FOV with tack sharp multi-colored stars edge to edge.Don't get me wrong...I am not trying to compare these to Tele Vue just because. Rather I am doing so as a benchmark that I know. If these are anywhere near the level of quality of Tele Vue they are the best bargain in astronomy today.I have a feeling I will be very pleased with these as time goes on. Based on what I know now I would say do not hesitate to build a collection and include ES in there as your premiums. I will update this review as I get more time on these pieces. 5Very Nice piece but not for astrophoto First of all, this eye piece is a piece of art. it's beautiful, clear, solid good manufacture and good packaging, so don't get me wrong here. FYI I have the 4.7mm versionNo one mentioned the astrophoto part so I would like to start with that. On my Celestron 8-24mm zoom eyepiece there's a thread (beneath the rubber where you put your eye on) to put a T-ring on it. Very convenient for astrophotography but this zoom is not quite as good as the ES. The ES 4.7mm eye piece does not have this thread. It's claim nowhere that there is one. I prefer to be honest for people that would like to know that small detail. Please let me know if you found a way to use this eyepiece for astrophoto and I ll definitely put a 5 stars review.Otherwise this eye piece is very clear and sharp for a 4.7 mm I mounted it on my dob 200/1200 and I can see Saturn and Jupiter and Mars very clear. I can identify the ice and the mountains on Mars very nice! It's my favorite eye piece so far.Next step... upgrade my scope ^^ 4Good eyepiece but pricey compared to others. I was really hoping to be wowed by this eyepiece but it didn't quite live up to the hype that I read about in other reviews. I use it on a Celestron 8SE. I also own some Celestron XCel eyepieces that appear to offer the same quality just at a more narrow field of view. I'll admit that the wider FOV is nice but I expected better optics at this price vs my Celestron eyepieces that are about 1/3 the cost. My only views have been of the moon and planets so I'm hoping that it might perform better with deep sky objects.Overall, it's not a bad product but I feel like I probably paid too much. 3I think the Explore Scientific 82 line is a great place to start for someone wanting to enter the ... As a novice and budgeted observer, I think the Explore Scientific 82 line is a great place to start for someone wanting to enter the world of high-quality, wide angle eyepieces. Sure, there are cheaper alternatives, but with these, you don t have to worry about upgrading for a long time. They perform excellently and are a great value. While I d be more hesitant to recommend the more expensive 2 focal lengths (about $250-300) to a beginner like myself, IMO the prices of the 1.25 are just right if you re willing to splurge (at least for me, it was a splurge) on one or two great eyepieces to add to your collection. 5An amazing high-powered eyepiece with views that will WOW. I recently purchased an Orion XT10g dobsonian telescope, and the included eyepieces are average, at best. I really wanted a good eyepiece for high-powered viewing of planets, such as Jupiter and Saturn. After tons of research and asking questions on the Cloudy Nights forums, I arrived at the decision to purchase this lovely 4.7mm Explore Scientific eyepiece. It seemed to be a perfect match for my scope, which has a f/4.7 focal ratio - giving me an exact 1mm exit pupil, which is ideal for planetary viewing.-PackagingThe box this thing arrives in is gorgeous. I kept it, just because it's so nice, even though I have no intentions of ever selling this eyepiece in the future.-QualityThe quality of this eyepiece is up there with the Tele Vue's. I have a few TV plossl's that I managed to snag at an incredible price from a local ad - and this ES eyepiece is every bit as impressive optically and from a construction standpoint. It feels heavy, solid and well-made. The textured grip on the barrel is very much appreciated, as to help reduce chances of dropping the thing in the dark.-OpticsThe first object I viewed with this eyepiece was Jupiter in late July 2017. Where I live, Jupiter is pretty low in the sky this time of year and only visible to me (before it goes behind some trees) for about 30 minutes. What I can say, is that this eyepiece brought Jupiter to me in detail like I've never seen. I was blown away! I was able to see a shadow from one of it's moons crossing the surface, multiple cloud bands and very good color, despite seeing conditions that were below average. Saturn was next, and WOW! I clearly saw the Cassini division immediately, along with Titan. Cloud bands were also visible. The moon through this thing is as if you were in orbit around it... Views are crisp and clear to the edges. Eye relief is great and the field of view (82 degrees) is huge - and in my opinion, right in the sweet spot. I really couldn't imagine wanting more... the 100's and 110's offered seem like too much for my personal taste, as you would need to literally move your head around to see everything.Overall, I would highly recommend this eyepiece. The price is just fantastic for the quality you get. I do have a 2X Tele Vue barlow on the way that I want to try with it (2.35mm effective focal length!), which would put me at about 510X. 5Love It! As many of you may already know, I m not a fan of high-end eyepieces. I find that the supposed bang you get is not worth the exorbitant prices these oculars are selling for. Some may say they ll not be content with good enough, and go for the gusto. I, on the other hand, would rather get bang for the buck, and as cheaply as possible. I ve tried them all, from the holy grail green-lettered ones with a religious following to the Pentaxes and all the way down to the oft-neglected Monocentrics that had soda-straw fields of view but weren t half bad in the center of the field, if you could keep the object in the view long enough. When Meade went for the cheap and laid off all their expertise and went overseas for their stuff, some of their good people set up their own shop and formed Explore Scientific. These same people that designed the Meade UWA EPs and other lines went for a new eyepiece line, the Explore Scientific. They took some of the same design elements, added a few flairs of their own and came up with a great piece of gear. As far as the nitrogen purged deal, I could care less. Why? I live in the southwest and we average single digit humidity so I rarely, if ever have to worry about lenses (or my mirrors) fogging up. The wide field of this line of 82 degree eyepieces, especially at the modest prices, was certainly attractive when they first came out, and to this day, as of early 2018, those prices are still very reasonable. I ve been using a Hyperion 8mm for years as my middle-high magnification, giving me 229X. It s a decent eyepiece and with the 68 degrees, I have room to keep the object in the field and view it before it drifts away. However, there s one issue with these EPs, which are all basically the same. They re a 21mm Erfle with a varying magnification Barlow attached in the barrel, giving them the new mm focal length. I m not going to do the math, but the 8mm is therefore a 21mm Erfle with a Barlow jumping it up to 8mm. While this is an ingenious method of not only getting the magnification, but also getting rid of certain eyepiece defects, of which most of the wide-field eyepieces employ a similar method, just in a different way, something about this particular focal length and lens combination tends to give me floaters. That is, I see floating black specks within my eye projected within the field of view that aren t there in the eyepiece. It depends on the object brightness and probably my physical condition on any given night. None of my other eyepieces do that, and yes, the EP IS clean. So, here it was, Christmas 2017 and I needed something to ask Santa for. Since I already have two Explore Scientific eyepieces, the 18mm and 30mm, why not go for a third? So, I asked for the 8.8mm 82 degree unit and love it. This ocular gives me 209X, which is slightly less than the 8mm Hyperion, but the view is outstanding. The stars are pinpoints right to the edge and because of the magnification, there s no coma, even at f/4.5. The color and tone are excellent except, of course, in daylight, where again, there s that orange tint from the coatings typical of all of these eyepieces. However, it s not objectionable and invisible once the sky darkens. I used it last weekend extensively on the moon, Uranus, M41, NGC-2371/72, M81, M82 and a host of other Herschel 2500 galaxies. The view was superb, though at times I had to back down to 102X due to observing conditions. This is one great eyepiece and because of the slightly wider field of view, I have even more time to follow an object than with the 68 degree Hyperion, plus there s no noticeable edge distortion, at least to me. I suppose if you re an edge freak, you can find stuff wrong with it, but to me, it s not worth three times the price just to get a negligible amount of extra bit of clear field, if that. Right where it counts, this EP works very well for the money. Oh, and no floaters either! Highly recommended. 5Seriously, buy this. This has become one of my go-to eyepieces in my 12" dob. Great field of view, very little distortion around the edges.What's not to love? This is a great eyepiece for many nebula and galaxies. Moderate magnification gives you a more detailed view, without reducing brightness too much. When viewing Jupiter, you get a reasonably large detailed image, and the 82 deg. field of view means that it doesn't zip across the eyepiece quite as fast. I've done direct comparisons to both Meade and TeleVue eyepieces, swapping between the three at Death Valley star parties. The ES eyepiece blows the Meade 20mm Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle away.It's honestly not as good as the 17mm TeleVue Ethos, but it's 75-80% as good for 30% of the price. 5
Explore Scientific 82ã‚â° 14mm Eyepiece

Explore Scientific 82ã‚â° 14mm Eyepiece

4.5
Error You can't add more than 500 quantity.
Regular price
€363,00
Sale price
€363,00
Regular price
€600,00
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Save 40% (€237,00)