TeleVue Nagler Type 5 31mm


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Brand and Model:TeleVue Nagler Type 5 31mm
Price ($USD):$620.00
Type:Ultra Wide Angle
Focal Length:31 mm
Barrel Size:2 in
Apparent FOV:82.0 degrees
Field Stop Dia.:42.0 mm
Eye Relief:19 mm
Elements:6
Weight (lbs):2.2
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TeleVue Nagler Type 5 31mm
The Gold Standard at this focal length!

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:10 Value:7
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
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By: jbarbour
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TeleVue Nagler Type 5 31mm
This eyepiece is in a class by itself. I have used it in many different sizes and types of telescopes. The result is always the same, WOW!, what a view!!! The only problem is balancing the scope and it is worth the trouble.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:9
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
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By: Staruser
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TeleVue Nagler Type 5 31mm
WOW!!!! That is about all i can say about this incredible eyepiece! Very large work of art! & heavy! best contrast & correction available in a uwa eyepiece! If you can afford one by all means GET IT!!!

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
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By: vpdwl
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TeleVue Nagler Type 5 31mm
Superb eyepiece. Incredible FOV and contrast. Offers 3D view compared to 35 mm Panoptic which looks only 2 dimensional. If you can afford it, buy it!

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:8
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
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By: groth
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TeleVue Nagler Type 5 31mm
The king of kings!!! The views through this thin in my 16" F4 dob with a Parracor Type 2 are just sick. M31, M105 & M32 in the same FOV with sharp to the edge stars, yes, yes yes. The Double Cluster, M46, the entire Orion sword, and so on. Just a marvelous eyepiece, as good today as when it first came out. An excellent companion to the 21mm Ethos. Pure bliss : )

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
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By: crazyqban67
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TeleVue Nagler Type 5 31mm
In a 20" F/5 Obsession there is no better low power widefield ep than this one.What a view .The Veil,Rossette,North America and many open clusters are fabulous in this ep.I sold my 35mm pan in order to buy this and have no regrets.The field seems much flatter with this ep than with the 35mm Pan.The Pan was a great ep but this ep like the Beatles is fabulous.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
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By: M11
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TeleVue Nagler Type 5 31mm
I spent a long time before I finally bought one. I ran with a 27 Pan and thought the notion of spending over $600 on an EP was absurd. The Winter of 01-02 has had such poor seeing that I've explored wide-field more than I ever had. More and more views through other's 31's, and the non-stop accolades, made it so that I could no longer deny it. I sold my 27 Pan AND my Paracorr to fund the 31. I came out ahead.

The field correction is so incredible, even in my f/4.5, that I feel no need to get the visual Paracorr as I had initially planned for. I wholeheartedly agree with the estimates of the 5% edge of field distortion. Considering the true field, what it takes to see the edge of the field, and even the level of distortion itself at the edge, make this EP a marvel. I've got the 31T5 and the 17T4 and won't be getting that visual Paracorr after all.

Another issue I agree with is the level of color. Anyone who feels this 6 element design somehow compromises light throughput needs to take a look. The amount of detail and level of color I've seen in the past month has been nothing short of phenomenal. M42 now shows the usual light green but is now accompanied by a bright green and some pink tints. Stars show their true colors much more vividly than ever before as well. All this with the same scope at the same site(w/ or w/o the old Paracorr and the 27 Pan by comparison). I felt verifed in this observation when a friend brought his scope over and kept saying, "I'd never seen that before!" He uses a 22 Pan almost exclusively. We ended up using whichever scope had the Nagler in it despite having my 15" and his 17.5" just yards apart.

The 31 had the same affect just the weekend before at a club observing session. The weather was blustery so only about 10 people showed up. After an hour or two, the line was behind my scope. The showstopper was the Nagler. Most would get their view then walk right back to end of the line again. The scope that night was a 180mm Mak-Newt. I acquired it for use as a high mag specialist. At f/6 with the 31 in the focuser, it's a wide-field dream machine. The view of the Perseus double cluster was the best I and those that commented had ever seen. Bright, tiny little pinpoints of light in a wide variety of colors against a pitch black background; it was mesmorizing. I usually get the "WOW!" remark from school kids looking at Saturn, not from seasoned observers looking at a familiar deep-sky object.

Have a yard sale, check the car and the couch for change, sell off every EP in the 24mm-55mm range, get a night job, mortgage the house....whatever it takes.
Just get one!

Mark Rieck

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:8
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.165.61)
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TeleVue Nagler Type 5 31mm
This is an expensive eyepiece, but where else are you going to get something like this? In my 17.5" f/4.1 with a Paracorr stars are sharp right out to the edge. I can fit the entire double cluster of Perseus in the field of view, as well the Andromeda galaxy and its two companions. It is great for star fields. I can even see a tint of red in part of the Orion Nebula and this from mag 5.5 skies. If you use this without the Paracorr in a scope like mine, then expect to live with coma at the edge where stars appear with "comet tails." Another thing about this eyepiece is that it gives me a 3-D affect. Also it seems that this eyepiece is sensitive to collimation and to defects in your eye especially in a fast scope. Take time to get your collimation right. And as far as eye defects, I notice that this eyepiece works better with my right eye than with my left eye. Anyway, this is a great eyepiece with a great wide field of view and will give you all your telescope can deliver.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:8
Weight: 2 (Unreliable Vote)
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.87.82)
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TeleVue Nagler Type 5 31mm
I really like this eyepiece. I had used one for two nights on 30" and 25" scopes. When I bought my f/4.3 Dobsonian, I considered this eyepiece part of the cost of the scope, along with the Paracorr. I used it for many months, being impressed by its wide field, sharpness, and ample eye relief. Then once during the day I stuck it in my refractor, pointing at white skyscrapers. What I saw was significant distortion, about as much as the 30mm Leitz, and probably more than the Nagler type 1. I also saw significant lateral color. I had not noticed either of these limitations in deep sky use, so I still consider it a top eyepiece. Compared to Leitz it is a fraction of the price, with more lateral color, but with similar distortion and eye relief (I use the Nagler with my glasses on).

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.198.15)
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TeleVue Nagler Type 5 31mm
Well, I made a Huge Mistake. I looked through my friend's 12" SCT at the Veil Nebula and a O-III Filter. I was absolutely Hooked!, Line and Sinker. Just relieved my wallet of $600 of Hard Earned Money. Was It Worth It? You Bet!

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.17.188)
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