Meade 5mm Mega Wide Angle 100° field 1.25" eyepiece

$199.95

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The 5mm Meade 100° field MWA (Mega Wide Angle) 1.25" eyepiece provides wide field/high power images with any size or type of telescope.

Our Product #: MWA05
Meade Product #: 607015
 

Product Description

The 100° apparent field of this new Meade Mega Wide Angle 5mm high power eyepiece is nearly 50% larger in area than an 82° field eyepiece of the same focal length. And its price is surprisingly economical compared to competitive 100° field eyepieces of a similar focal length.

You can use the field of view calculator below to see just how much sky the 5mm Meade Extra Wide Angle can reveal with your telescope.

The nine fully multi-coated lens elements of the 5mm Meade Extra Wide Angle provide full field sharpness - with well-controlled astigmatism, field curvature, and lateral color. Blackened lens edges subdue internal reflections to improve the contrast. The lightweight (11.8 ounce) Meade 5mm MWA is parfocal with the other Meade Mega Wide Field eyepieces. It is waterproof for protection against dewing during nights of high humidity and cool temperatures.

The Meade 5mm MWA measures 2.2" in diameter and 4.6" in length. It  has a soft fold-down eyecup to shield your eye from ambient light (from a neighbor's security light, for example) to improve the image contrast. It has a wide rubber grip ring for a secure hold in dewing conditions or when wearing gloves or mittens in cold weather.  

With an eye relief of 13mm, the 5mm Meade Mega Wide Angle would normally somewhat vignette the field of view for eyeglass wearers. However, since the 100° field is so wide that you can't see the full field without having to move your head from side to side to take it all in anyway, vignetting in the conventional sense is not a problem.

Tech Details

Barrel Size 1.25"
Eye Relief 13mm
Field of view 100
Focal Length 5mm
Number of optical elements 9
Weight 11.8 oz.
Warranty 1 year

Reviews

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I bought this eyepiece for use with my self made 8 inch f/6 Dob. (I won an award for its optics Stellafane 2015. LOL). Naturally, a Dobsonian is not a GoTo scope. So it does not track the object it is pointing at. This causes constant drift and need for manual correction. I take this Dob frequently for an OutReach that I hold at my local elementary school. On most days there is a long line of kids (and their parents) who line up to watch whatever I may have chosen for them to view. When I start this Outreach I found it a constant irritation to interrupt the eager kids because I want to point the scope at the target. Then this EP came in handy. With its really wide angle of view the need to make correction has reduced significantly. I also get fair level of magnification on planets like Jupiter and Saturn. Kids love it. (Posted on 9/9/2019)
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This eyepiece is a wide field, 100 degree eyepiece, and it delivers just that. I bought it for my outreach program. I often wanted to show objects at higher power, but the narrower field of view with many high power eyepieces made me constantly adjust my dobsonian to keep it in the field of view. With this eyepiece in place, several people could use the telescope at high power before I had to move it for the next few viewers. It helped. I had a Televue Ethos SX 3.7mm 110 degree eyepiece to compare this to, and to be honest, the Ethos was a bit sharper. Ir was also 3 times the price. I still have this eyepiece. I sold the Ethos. This gave close to what I got with the Ethos in our skies, and I could not justify the extra price for the Ethos, so I sold it for money for other eyepieces. Some say this is not quite 100 degrees. It might be 98 degrees. Oh well. It is really wide, and shows sharp stars in the entire field. That is all I can ask for in any eyepiece. The price point for this 5mm Meade makes it all that much better. After this, I bought the other 3 Meade 100 dgree offerings. Money well spent. (Posted on 1/14/2019)
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After using this Eyepiece on my 10" Dobsonian for a good six months I can say I am used to this eyepiece and can give a "good" review on it. When using this eyepiece I would say it's best when viewing planets. There is a dramatic difference between looking at planets such as Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Uranus, and more due to the glass material, etc. When using this eyepiece in comparison to others such as the Sirius plossls. It is very easy to see with using this 5mm eyepiece due to the fact that it is a "WIDE ANGLE 100° FIELD", its way easier to see through this eyepiece as well due to that reason in comparison to others with a shorter degree field. (Posted on 12/20/2018)
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