12.4mm Series 4000 Super Plössl

$29.99

Availability: In stock

This is a good quality medium to medium high power eyepiece that essentially doubles the power of the 25mm/26mm eyepiece that comes standard with most telescopes, so it is a good choice as a first additional eyepiece for those who do not have to wear eyeglasses while observing . . .
Our Product #: SP12
Meade Product #: 07172-02
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Product Description

This is a very good quality medium to medium high power eyepiece designed for observing lunar and planetary detail, resolving globular clusters, picking up small planetary nebulas against a stellar background, etc. It essentially doubles the power of the 25mm/26mm eyepiece that comes standard with most telescopes, so it is a good choice as a first additional eyepiece for those who do not have to wear eyeglasses when observing. It has a somewhat short eye relief that will limit the field for eyeglass wearers. Those who must wear eyeglasses while observing due to severe astigmatism would probably be better off using a Barlow and a longer focal length eyepiece with longer eye relief to reach this focal length, rather than buying this eyepiece for use on its own. It is parfocal with other Series 4000 eyepieces except the 14mm UWA, 32mm and 40mm SWA, and 40mm and 56mm Plössls. It will work well with any telescope type, at any focal ratio.

Tech Details

Barrel Size 1.25"
Eye Relief 7mm
Field of view 50
Focal Length 12.4mm
Number of optical elements 4
Weight 4 oz
Warranty 1 year

Reviews

Review by:
I like having high quality, low-cost plossls for use as "outreach eyepieces" and these are really good. The 12.4 also wound up being one of my favorite planetary eyepieces, and also is a great eyepiece for my PST. The series 4000s are pretty unbeatable for the price. (Posted on 7/24/2019)
Review by:
I have owned nearly every series 4000 eyepiece and they are a great value for the money. If you're just starting out, they are a great value. I mostly used the 40, 26 and 20mm eyepieces but the higher powered ones perform well. Used them mostly on a C9.25 and a meade 8" LX200. If you need multiple eyepieces, buy the series 4000 set and save some money. Used this eyepiece for many years before I upgraded to TeleVue and series 5000. the price /performance ratio is worth the cost. (Posted on 12/3/2018)
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I bought a set of 4000 series eyepieces when I got my first scope. For the money I think these are excellent choice for the beginner. (Posted on 11/26/2018)
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