Orion 13mm Stratus Wide-Field Eyepiece - 1.25" / 2"

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Orion 13mm Stratus Wide-Field Eyepiece - 1.25" / 2"
Item # OR-8244
  • The Orion Stratus Telescope Eyepiece delivers a viewing area 71% greater than a Plossl eyepiece!
  • This model is offered in a 13mm focal length housed in a combination 1.25" and 2" barrel design.
  • Comfortable 20mm eye relief, the eight element design of the Orion Stratus Telescope Eyepiece offers a huge 1.25" viewing window.
  • Fully multi-coated, with blackened lens edges for high contrast.


Orion 13mm Stratus Wide-Field Eyepiece

If you are one of the legions of folks who have “upgraded” to a big-screen television set lately, then you’ve probably become spoiled by its wonderfully expansive picture. Well, if you are a telescope user, you will be equally spoiled by the wide-field window into the heavens served up by a Stratus eyepiece. With an apparent field of 68° — which translates to a 71% greater viewing area than that of a typical 52° Plössl — Stratus eyepieces quite literally put more stars in your eyes. In the same way you feel more a part of the action watching a big-screen TV, with Stratus “sixty-eights” you will feel like you are really experiencing your celestial targets, rather than just viewing them from afar. You’ll never go back to Plössls again!

But it isn’t just the Stratus’ field of view that will widen your eyes. Each ocular has a sophisticated eight-element optical configuration that features a monster 1-1/4"-diameter eye lens to look into. Each also has a generous 20mm eye relief, so you’ll get the “big picture” even if you wear eyeglasses. The optics are fully multi-coated to maximize light transmission to your eyes, and the lens edges are blackened to ensure excellent contrast.

Stratus eyepieces fit in both 1.25" and 2" focusers. They sport fold-down rubber eyeguards and a knobby rubber grip. The chrome barrels feature a setscrew security recess and are threaded for filters. Each eyepiece comes with protective lens and barrel caps.

Orion 13mm Stratus Wide-Field Eyepiece Features

  • The ultimate in viewing comfort - this 13mm telescope eyepiece sports a monster 1-1/4"-diameter eye lens and a generous 20mm eye relief
  • Ideal for moderate-power, wide-field views of the Moon, planets and any deep sky object
  • Provides a 68-degree apparent field of view for a nice and wide window into the heavens
  • Usable in both 1.25" and larger 2" telescope focusers thanks to its dual-purpose body
  • Optics are fully multi-coated and feature blackened lens edges for maximized light transmission and excellent contrast
Orion Product Number: 8244
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU OR-8244
Manufacturer Orion
Optical Design Wide Angle
Barrel Size 1.25"
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Eyepiece Field of View - Apparent 68º
Eyepiece Focal Length 13mm
Eyepiece Eye Relief 20mm
Eyepiece Manufacturer Series Orion Stratus
Eyepiece Weight 14 oz.
Field Stop 19mm
Number of Lens Elements & Groups 8 elements
Special Feature None
Comes with Dust Caps? Yes
Comes with Eye Guard? Yes

Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

Great for planetary and deep space even lunar, amazing image quality and solid design as expected from orion.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by / (Posted on 5/29/2012)
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  • Orion 13mm Stratus Wide-Field Eyepiece
  • Dust Caps
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