26mm Series 4000 Super Plössl

$34.99

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This is a good quality medium to low power eyepiece for lunar observing, viewing emission and reflection nebulas in their entirety, etc. It provides a big 5.8mm exit pupil with an f/4.5 Dobsonian reflector for rich field scanning of the Milky Way. An excellent choice to replace the so-so 25mm eyepiece supplied with most scopes . . .
Our Product #: SP26
Meade Product #: 07175-02
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Product Description

This is a very good quality medium to low power (depending on the focal length of your telescope) eyepiece for lunar observing, viewing emission and reflection nebulas in their entirety, etc. It provides a big 5.8mm exit pupil with an f/4.5 Dobsonian reflector for rich field scanning of the Milky Way star clouds in Sagittarius from a dark sky site. An excellent choice to replace the so-so 26mm eyepiece that comes with many moderately-priced telescopes. It will work well with any telescope type, at any focal ratio, under any seeing conditions. It has somewhat short eye relief that will limit the wide field for eyeglass wearers. Those who don't wear glasses should have no problem seeing the entire field in comfort. 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 10mm
Field of view 50
Focal Length 26mm
Number of optical elements 4
Weight 5 oz
Warranty 1 year

Reviews

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I've had several versions of this eyepiece over the years. I haven't had lots of high end eyepieces, but I have had many costing several times this. Surprisingly, I find myself coming back over and over to the 26mm. As noted by others it gives a good field of view with sharp stars across the field, while being light, easy to carry, and easy to balance. An excellent starter lower power eyepiece for people starting out that they will likely keep over time. (Posted on 11/1/2019)
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What can I say - probably one of the the most classic Plossl eyepieces of all time. The first eyepiece I grab whether my ST-80, 102, or C8. Always gives a bright crisp view into the night. And the 26mm is a great place to start. (Posted on 9/14/2019)
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This is a pretty nice eyepiece for a wider fov. The optics are sharp, much better than a 15 dollar Chinese aspheric eyepiece, and not much difference from a more expensive Meade 5000 eyepiece. If you want a rugged eyepiece with quality optics and you wont find anything better at this price . (Posted on 11/7/2018)
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I got this 26mm Plossl with my LX200 GPS. It was my most used eyepiece by far. Very sharp views with excellent color and clarity. Are there better plossls at 10x the price? Sure, but the price to performance ratio is high and will give you views that wont disappoint. This eyepiece and the Meade 8-24mm zoom were the only eyepieces I owned for many years. I mostly do astrophotography, but I would always enjoy viewing with this eyepiece prior to photographing a target. An excellent entry-level eyepiece. (Posted on 10/28/2018)
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I’ve had this eyepiece for many years and still use it as my go-to eyepiece for a wider FoV. It has excellent optics. For the price, you just can’t beat it. (Posted on 10/6/2018)
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When I started out in this hobby, I didn't have a lot of money to spend on eyepieces. But I knew that I had to buy wisely since the eyepiece glass made a difference in what I could see through the telescopes I owned. I got lucky and got a fantastically good price on a 26mm Meade 4000 Plossl early on. It quickly became my goto Plossl for most viewing sessions. It's reasonably sized, gives a good field of view (albeit not very wide) with good sharpness and minimal edge distortion compared to the no-name 25mm Plossl kit lenses that came with other reflectors. It's still in my kit today and I doubt I will part with it. Hard to beat even when based on current prices. (Posted on 10/6/2018)
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