|Brand and Model:||Meade Series 3000 Plossl 16mm|
|Focal Length:||16 mm|
|Barrel Size:||1.25 in|
|Apparent FOV:||48.0 degrees|
|Field Stop Dia.:||0.0 mm|
|Eye Relief:||10 mm|
|Description:||Superb 4-element parfocal, multi-coated eyepieces of the classical Plössl design, perfectly suited to any observing application. The very latest in eyepieces from Meade optical designers, Meade Series 3000™ Plössls are available in a wide range of focal lengths from 5mm through 40mm and yield the finest image corrections obtainable from the classical Plössl design. All five Series 3000™ Plössls from 5mm through 25mm are parfocal, so that, at most, only slight refocusing of the image is required when switching from one eyepiece to another. |
Unlike competing moderately-priced Plössls, Meade Series 3000™ Plössls are multi-coated for maximum light transmission and image contrast. Chrome-plated brass barrels are threaded for standard filters. Upper eyepiece sections are of gleaming black-anodized aluminum. All focal lengths include rubber eyecups.
Use the PL5mm and 6.7mm oculars for high-power observations of the Moon and planets, or for splitting close doubles. The PL9.5mm, an excellent moderately-high magnification eyepiece, is useful for more extended objects, such as globular clusters, that require magnification to be well-resolved. The medium-power PL16mm yields, for example, a power of 125X and actual field of 0.40° in an 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain–an ideal combination for observing structural detail in the Orion Nebula (M42), the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), and other large objects. For general-purpose observing of the total range of astronomical objects, the PL25mm provides low-power images high in contrast and sharp to the field edge. All Series 3000™ Plössls also function well when used with a quality Barlow lens.
Manufactured to exclusive Meade optical designs by a leading lensmaker, Series 3000™ Plössl
eyepieces produce excellent results on telescopes of all types, from Schmidt-Cassegrains to
reflectors and refractors.
Series 3000™ Plössl 40mm (1.25"): A perfect complement to the Series 3000™ Plössls above, this Plössl 40mm yields spectacular, low-power, wide-field results with any telescope. Manufactured to the classical Plössl 4-element design, the PL40mm produces, for example, a power of 50X and actual field of 0.88°, almost two Moon-diameters, with an 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain. The chrome-plated brass barrel is threaded for filters.
Specifications of the Meade Series 3000™ Plössls:
Meade Series 3000™ Plössls yield the finest image corrections obtainable from the classical 4-element Plössl design. Focal Lengths from 5 mm through 25 mm are parfocal, so that, at most, only slight refocusing of the image is necessary from eyepiece to eyepiece. Unlike competing moderately-priced Plössls, Meade Series 3000™ are multi-coated for maximum light transmission and image contrast. Chrome-plated brass barrels are threaded for standard filters. All eyepieces are fitted with fold-down rubber eyecups for comfortable observing. The PL40 mm is an excellent complement to any ocular set, produces spectacular low-power, wide fields, ideal for scanning the Milky Way. Manufactured exclusively to Meade optical designs, Series 3000 Plössls yield fine, high resolution results on reflectors, refractors and Schmidt-Cassegrain of any focal ratio.
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