Meade Super Wide Angle 32mm


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Brand and Model:Meade Super Wide Angle 32mm
Price ($USD):$239.95
Type:Misc Wide Angle
Focal Length:32 mm
Barrel Size:2 in
Apparent FOV:67.0 degrees
Field Stop Dia.:0.0 mm
Eye Relief:12 mm
Elements:6
Weight (lbs):1.1
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Meade Super Wide Angle 32mm
It's and erfle, so the edge is soft on shorter (f7-) scopes. Good in center.

Does not compare to 35mm panoptic.

Overall Rating: 6
Optics:6 Value:6
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
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By: AstroMaker
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Meade Super Wide Angle 32mm
Not a bad way to do 2" at 32mm, for the price. Purchased it to replace Edmund Scientific 32mm Erfle. Superior edge performance to the Erfle, nice views in a c14. Won a three way competition with the UO 32mm Konig and the Edmund 32mm RKE.

But the better pricier eyepieces blow it away on every performance dimension. That said, it's a good "place holder" eyepiece to hold till you have the funds for an XW30 or 35 Pan (or 31 Nagler). In the intermediate price range it's a viable option with an appropriate intermediate level of performance.

Overall Rating: 7
Optics:7 Value:7
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
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By: gnowell
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Meade Super Wide Angle 32mm
Very poor performance in my F6 achro. Only the center 30% of the fov was sharp. The seagull's got blurrier and blurrier the further out you went. Replaced it with a 36mm QX and can't believe the difference. About 70% of the fov of the QX is sharp and even at the edge things aren't too bad. Quite a value at only $99.

If you have a fast or semi-fast scope, the Meade 32mm SW is not for you.

Mike

Overall Rating: 4
Optics:5 Value:4
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
Date:
By: msuther
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Meade Super Wide Angle 32mm
I love this eyepiece, and use it all the time on my f/10 LX 90. It's bright, has great eye relief and NO blackout spots.

The 32mm SW gets 63x in my Meade, and provides nine-tenths of a degree, which is almost enough to see the entire Double Cluster.

At $230, it's not cheap, but I think it's well worth the money.

Enjoy!

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.5.69)
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Meade Super Wide Angle 32mm
This is my 3rd Meade eyepiece. I also own a 6.7mm and 14mm UWA. Both have given me excellent views in the telescopes I use them in. I opted to purchase the 32mm SWA over several other 30-35mm widefield eyepieces I had been considering due to how I have enjoyed the other Meades I own. I have only used this eyepiece a couple of times in my 6" refractor. I was pleased by how sharp it was and how wonderfully wide the f.o.v. was. It doesn't have the "spacewalk" effect of the UWA's but pretty close due to being a 2 incher. Really nice, open views with star clusters really showing well through it. I highly recommend it to anyone considering a lower power eyepiece with a decent f.o.v. Maybe it's not a 35mm Panoptic, but neither is the price. Meade may get slammed some on their telescope QC but I have yet to look through a bad uppper end Meade eyepiece. As to the post above, perhaps the eyepiece you received was a "lemon"? That does happen unfortunately to all companies sometimes. Too bad you had a bad experience and are now "soured" against Meade because of that. If you ever get a chance, try the 14mm UWA. You may just change your mind about Meade.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.162.210)
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Meade Super Wide Angle 32mm
A piece of crap! Originally, I thought it was either aberration, or a chronic collimation problem, but no......after slipping in a friend's Panoptic 35mm, I realized just how bad this eyepiece really was! It even displayed seagull star images with a Takahashi 4" refractor, so then I knew something was wrong! It's gone now, replaced by a recently purchased Panoptic 35mm. What a difference!

Overall Rating: 3
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.80.247)
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Meade Super Wide Angle 32mm
I think that A 67* field is all you need.
2\3's of the field is sharp in my 14'' f 4.5.
It frames the picture nicely. A little coma at
the edges doesn't bother me. There's no glare
on bright objects, and no black out areas.
I gave it an 8 because I think $300 is a little
steep.But I like it and plan to keep it. Which is
something for me.

Overall Rating: 8
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.237.253)
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Meade Super Wide Angle 32mm
This is my only non Nagler or Panoptic eyepiece. It gives great wide-field views in an f6 8" Newtonian, and saves the need for a finderscope. (Find the general area in an easy-to-use Telrad, use the 32mm eyepiece to centre the object and enjoy the view, then switch to a higher magnification. You get high quality views, and a great wide angle eyepiece for little more cost than a finderscope!) It has more distortion at the edges and is slightly less sharp than my friend's 35mm Panoptic, but here it is less than half the price, which makes it a real bargain! It also looks very impressive, and is much better than the more expensive SWA 40mm (which gives seagulls at the edges).

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.250.95)
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Meade Super Wide Angle 32mm
Beautiful. Lovely wide field. Good contrast. Great eye relief.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.138.26)
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Meade Super Wide Angle 32mm
How is the edge ?

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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.247.8)
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