TeleVue 5mm DeLite 62° 1.25" Eyepiece


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The 5mm TeleVue DeLite eyepiece is a lighter, more compact, less expensive, 62° field/20mm eye relief version of the famed TeleVue Delos eyepieces, and the natural extension of the Ethos family tree.
Our Product #: TDL05
TeleVue Product #: EDE-05.0
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Product Description

Paul Dellechiaie of TeleVue created the 100° field Ethos eyepieces in 2007, the 72° field Delos eyepieces in 2011, and now the 62° field TeleVue DeLite eyepieces - smaller, lighter, and less expensive versions of the Delos. The TeleVue family line of premium eyepieces continues . . . from Ethos to Delos to DeLite to your scope.

The 1.25" 5mm TeleVue DeLite eyepiece weighs only 7.5 ounces. It has a generous 20mm of eye relief, so eyeglass wearers see the full field, even when wearing glasses. For those with astigmatism, the DeLite can use the optional TeleVue Dioptix astigmatism correcting lens. This high power TeleVue DeLite is superb for lunar and planetary observing, as well as binary star splitting and resolving globular clusters.

The unique locking eyeguard, with soft rubber roll-down eyecup, slides up and down the eyepiece barrel to let you choose the most comfortable viewing position for your eye.  The 5mm DeLite is parfocal with 1.25" TeleVue Plössl, Panoptic, Nagler, and Delos eyepieces.

A reviewer in Sky & Telescope said, ". . . the DeLites offered superb views. Stars appeared as pinpoints across the entire field; there wasn't a hint of false color around even the brightest stars; and there was only a touch of pincushion distortion, meaning that round objects won't stretch into ovals as you sweep them across the field. Daytime views were contrasty and without a trace of color fringes even at the borders of high-contrast objects such as power lines seen against a bright sky. 

"These are the features everyone looks for in a quality eyepiece, but the DeLites offered something more . . . The DeLites are very easy to look through. You never get the feeling that you are struggling to get your eye perfectly aligned with the eyepiece." 

Tech Details

Barrel Size 1.25"
Eye Relief 20mm
Field of view 62
Field Stop 5.3mm
Focal Length 5mm
Weight 7.5 oz.
Warranty Limited Lifetime


Review by:
The 5mm is another excellent performer in the TV DeLite Line. It is an outstanding lunar/planetary eyepiece and is pinpoint sharp to the field stop in my 120mm f/7.5 APO and my 61mm f/6 APO. Lunar features are etched. The comfort level of this eyepiece is excellent as there are no issues with blackouts. (Posted on 1/13/2019)
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This is a favorite EP for lunar viewing with my 145mm MakNewt. I use it to bridge the gap between my 6 and 3.5mm Delos EPs. I can find no optical flaws with this EP and it’s great for folks who wear glasses. (Posted on 11/30/2018)
Review by:
I wanted a lightweight and sharp eyepiece for my SV80ED. I tried an old Radian but it wasn't quite up to today's standards. Enter the 5mm DeLite, which improved on the Radian in every respect. Unless you need a wider field this is the one to get. (Posted on 10/27/2018)
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