14.5mm Altair Lightwave Premium Long Eye Relief Eyepiece 68° FOV
The Altair Lightwave TM Premium Long Eye Relief eyepiece has a very flat, well corrected and wide 68° apparent field of view. The 14.5mm focal length will provide expansive views of the Moon, planets and deep sky objects. The 20mm Long Eye Relief means you can position your eye 20mm from the eyepiece lens, making this is a very comfortable eyepiece for beginners and experienced observers alike, whether or not you're wearing glasses. An 8-element computer optimized design makes the most of the fully multi-coated optics to provide exceptional contrast and clarity across a wide visual field. Threaded for use with standard 1.25" eyepiece filters.
- Apparent field of view 68 degrees
- Focal Length 14.5mm
- Barrel OD 1.25"
- Fold-down eyecups & rubber grip
- Dimensions 52x52x104mm
- Eye relief 20mm
- Design 8 elements in 6 groups
- Coatings 400~700nm Fully Multi-Coated
Author: mark yates
I've got a couple of these and am very happy with the optics. Even at twice the price I don't think you can find enough improvement to justify not buying these. Eye distance is much better than expected. There are no "black spots" no matter where you put your eye and the view is very sharp across the field. Recommended upgrade to the standard eyepieces you get with most telescopes and deserving of the premium name. I'd suggest Altair combines the eyepieces into sets at a reduced price for binoviewer owners, etc.
Author: Philip Hartledge
Very good quality and I shall probably get the rest.
Disappointing packaging though, I would have expected a foam filled case or something for a product which is of this level and price. Not really complaining as these are very good indeed.