Meade Series 3000 Plossl 16mm


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Brand and Model:Meade Series 3000 Plossl 16mm
Price ($USD):$49.95
Type:Plossl
Focal Length:16 mm
Barrel Size:1.25 in
Apparent FOV:48.0 degrees
Field Stop Dia.:0.0 mm
Eye Relief:10 mm
Elements:4
Weight (lbs):0.3
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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Meade Series 3000 Plossl 16mm
Hard to beat this plossl for the price. I have owned most of the Meade 4000 series, four naglers, ultrascopics, ultimas, and others. This low priced 16mm Series 3000 plossl is one of my favorites. I use it regularly in my 10" f/10 SCT, 5" f/12.1 Mak, and my fast 8" f/5 reflector. Gives pleasing views in all with sharp contrast, and a relatively flat field almost to the very edge. Eye relief is good and this eyepiece works well in all my scopes with a premium barlow. I feel this eyepiece is a real hidden jewel. I have since parted company with most of my other plossl's but this one is a keeper.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
Date:
By: Dennis53121
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Meade Series 3000 Plossl 16mm
I have to agree with the earlier comments. This eyepiece is a hidden jem of the Meade line. I use this eyepiece more than any other eyepiece I own - including several that cost four times the price! It is consistently sharp optically, and well corrected. Flat to the edge of the field. It works great for deep sky and planetary work, and barlows quite well!

I would recommend this eyepiece highly!

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
Date:
By: TelescopeFan
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Meade Series 3000 Plossl 16mm
I use this EP with every scope I own with excellent results. In a 4" f12.7 MCT it will show good planetary detail like structure in Jupiter's belts and Saturn's Cassini division. I can also split doubles down to about 3 arc seconds on a decent night at 81x. I would not hesitate to recommend this EP to anyone.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 3 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.224.101)
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Meade Series 3000 Plossl 16mm
Provides good mid-range magnification with my 5" SCT. Clear views, decent eye relief, fair cost. One of my favorite Possls.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 3 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.210.134)
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Meade Series 3000 Plossl 16mm
Great eyepiece

Overall Rating: 8
Optics:8 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.119.168)
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Meade Series 3000 Plossl 16mm
The Meade 16mm Plossl is a excellent eyepiece.I own the MIJ
smoothside.

Overall Rating: 8
Optics:8 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.119.168)
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Meade Series 3000 Plossl 16mm
It may the poor man's choice amongst all this other exotic pieces of glass, but the 16mm hits real sweet spot with my 200mm SCT. For the cash, highly satisfied.

Overall Rating: 8
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.74.165)
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