TeleVue Panoptic 27mm


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Brand and Model:TeleVue Panoptic 27mm
Price ($USD):$330.00
Type:Misc Wide Angle
Focal Length:27 mm
Barrel Size:2 in
Apparent FOV:68.0 degrees
Field Stop Dia.:30.5 mm
Eye Relief:16 mm
Elements:6
Weight (lbs):1.1
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TeleVue Panoptic 27mm
Last evening was first light with this magnificent eyepiece and it was hard to stop viewing with it. I was viewing with an f/8 6" Newtonian and the combination was excellent. Open clusters like M6 were just superb. The exit pupil is just right for me and stars are sharp throughout the FOV. It is a beautifully made, compact, high quality occular that I will use for a long time.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 20 (Notable Vote)
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By: mte1955
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TeleVue Panoptic 27mm
An excellent 2" medium low power eyepiece for any scope that accepts 2" eyepieces! I chose this eyepiece over the 35mm Panoptic for my f/5 Newtonian because the 35mm had too large an exit pupil leaving my less then perfect skies a little washed out. The eyepiece is sharp edge-to-edge and the eye relief is just right. I have yet to notice pincushion distortion when viewing astronomical targets. It is noticable when looking as a daytime target that has straight lines in it. I believe this minor problem is blown way out of proportion. In any case you are buying top quality optics and excellent customer support. Unlike most other eyepieces Tele Vue eyepieces are 100% quality checked and if you drop one it can be repared by the manufacturer. Try that with a Meade SWA sometime!

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
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By: kb0nes
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TeleVue Panoptic 27mm
Bit the bullet and bought 2 for my binocular newtonian. This eyepiece is a serious piece of glass and metal, fairly heavy for its size. Image is very sharp, good eye relief, no kidney bean, no ghosting, very slight lateral color on very bright objects like the moon. I find it reasonbly comfortable in the binocular, just about the biggest eyepiece I can use without the barrels touching, giving the biggest field of view possible in my scopes. The Hasselblad of eyepieces, hard to find any fault with the construction and workmanship.

As with all Panoptics, however, the pincushion distortion is significant. Panning around the sky with them can make one seasick. Once stable, the effect is not noticable unless you are looking at the moon or daytime objects where their shape is known. For the price, it seems that this flaw should be made to go away, but I suppose even Al Nagler cannot change the laws of physics.

This is my standard eyepiece for low power. I like it better than the 22 panoptic, I also have the 19 which is an equally fine lens. Very comfortable for me, but others have complained that the top surface is too big in diameter and does not fit their eye very well. If you want sharpness, you can't beat this lens if you can pay for it.

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:9 Value:8
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
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By: hayduke
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TeleVue Panoptic 27mm
For a 10"F/5,6 dob, this is the perfect EP for low powers. Gives 1.3 degrees and shows only a little coma on the brightest stars about 80% the way out. Fortunately, that is the only aberration seen in this eyepiece. Contrast is still very good in the coma areas, no astigmatism, pincushion is there, of course, but everything else is so perfect in this, it is a menial price to pay.

I used to have a 35mm panoptic, and it was nice. But the exit pupil was a little too big, the sky was too bright, and there was a milky softening after about 60% out, plus coma, and some astigmatism. So I bought a 40mm Pentax XL, which was much much worse, plus bad field curvature.

Basically, for this size/speed telescope, I won't be looking for anything else past the 27mm panoptic for low power finder and viewing eyepiece.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:9 Value:10
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
Date:
By: buddha2490
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TeleVue Panoptic 27mm
Best low power eyepiece for a 14.5" f4.3 reflector, had the 31mm Nagler but because of it's weight I use this eyepiece much more

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
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By: mecollins
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TeleVue Panoptic 27mm
This is probably my favorite eyepiece for viewing open star clusters. In my TOA 130 it produces 39X with an incredibly sharp and wide FOV. The Orion nebula (M42/M43) is beautifully framed with all 4 stars of the trapezium well resolved amidst the swirls of nebulosity. The sharpest eyepiece in my set. The ~10% increase in magnification over the Panoptic 35 is sometimes the difference in seeing a myriad of tiny stars instead of a hazy patch. I highly recommend this eyepiece.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
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By: rodgerraubach
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TeleVue Panoptic 27mm
I have a f6 7" Mak-Newt , certified 1/8th wave .97 strehl. I just spent an entire evening running this EP through the ringer. Put stars in perfect focus in the center FOV and moved them to the edge. Every star as it moved to the field stop and out of view was in perfect focus. True pinpoint to the edge. I just sold my University Optics mk-70 25mm konig after receiving my Pan 27mm. The UO is a good EP, especially for the money, but the stars got comatic at the outside 25%. The Pan 27mm is truely a premium EP and its one that I will always keep. Tac sharp stars ALL THE WAY TO THE EDGE, black background, huge FOV. And I could easily see all 3 galaxies in the same FOV when looking at Andomeda. And the brightnest and contrast!!! Seemed like a new scope. Another nice thing about this EP is its size. Very manageable and not too heavy. Smaller then my Nagler T4 12mm with almost the same space walk feeling. Highly recommended.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:9
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
Date:
By: stargazer_62
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TeleVue Panoptic 27mm
First light on my CGE14 last night - simply amazing. Very nice contrast making it excellent for DS0's. Brought out more surface detail on mars than any of my other ep's. Outstanding.

Michael Harp
Pinehurst, NC

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.18.230)
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TeleVue Panoptic 27mm
This could be the Al's best. Great contrast and sharp across the full field. I have compared this with several other premium eyepieces in this fl and personally have to rate this one as best in class. Although the 35 Pan is often considered the best of the Pans, the 27 is sharper and much more comfortable to use. Excellent in every scope I have tried it in. A bit pricey but compared to the 26 Nagler, it's a real bargan.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:8
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.59.157)
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TeleVue Panoptic 27mm
Another great lens with a comfortable, expansive view, good contrast, excellent sharpness, and reasonably light weight. This lens is a sleeper in the line. A real honey that needs more fanfare. I love it. Good for terrestial viewing as well. After much buying, selling and swapping, my current "using" line up consists of a 35mm Pan, a 27mm Pan, a 17mm Nagler T5, and a 12mm, 8mm and 5mm set of Radians, with a 1 1/2" TV 2x barlow reluctantly thrown in for good measure which I do not use. The progression of views thru these lens is excellent and very natural for a 880mm f/8.6 scope (TV102). The real stars are the two Pans and the 12mm Radian.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.171.212)
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