Orion 8mm Stratus Wide Field Eyepiece - 1.25" / 2"

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Orion 8mm Stratus Wide Field Eyepiece - 1.25" / 2"
Item # OR-8243
  • The Orion Stratus Telescope Eyepiece is great for high magnification 68 wide-field views!
  • This model is offered in a 8mm focal length housed in a combination 1.25" and 2" barrel design.
  • The Orion Stratus Telescope Eyepiece allows you to enjoy a viewing area that is 71% greater than a Plossl eyepiece!
  • Comfortable 20mm eye relief, the eight element design offers a huge 1.25" viewing area.


Orion 8mm Stratus Wide Field Eyepiece

Enjoy a wide-field window into the heavens, served up by Stratus eyepieces. With an apparent field of 68°, which translates to a 71% greater viewing area than that of a typical Plossl, 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 you will feel like you are really experiencing your celestial targets, rather than just viewing them from afar.

Each ocular features a monster 1-1/4"-diameter eye lens to look into. Each also has a generous 20mm of 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. Each is threaded for filters and comes with protective lens caps.

Orion 8mm Stratus Wide Field Eyepiece Features...

  • The ultimate in viewing comfort - this 8mm telescope eyepiece sports a monster 1-1/4"-diameter eye lens and a generous 20mm eye relief
  • An ideal eyepiece for high-power yet wide-field views of the Moon, planets and bright deep sky objects through a telescope
  • Offers a 68-degree apparent field of view for a nice and wide window into the heavens
  • Eyepiece optics are fully multi-coated and feature blackened lens edges for maximized light transmission and excellent contrast
  • Usable in both 1.25" and larger 2" telescope focusers thanks to its dual-purpose body
Orion Product Number: 8243
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU OR-8243
Manufacturer Orion
Optical Design Wide Angle
Barrel Size 1.25"
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Eyepiece Field of View - Apparent 68º
Eyepiece Focal Length 8mm
Eyepiece Eye Relief 20mm
Eyepiece Manufacturer Series Orion Stratus
Eyepiece Weight 14 oz.
Field Stop 10.7mm
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)

Star Gazing Bargain!!!
Wow, I couldn't beleive the size of this eyepiece when I got the box in the mail. This eyepiece has a rugged design and solid feel. I am using this on a 4.5 reflector with a magnification of 125x with this lens. The eye relief is quite comfortable but I noticed that you have to move your head around to experience the full 68 degrees field of view. This makes it much easier to find and center on objects. Great bargain!
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Dave / (Posted on 2/1/2008)
Included Items

Included Items

  • Orion 8mm Stratus Wide Field Eyepiece - 1.25" / 2"
  • Dust Caps
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Can Orion 8mm Stratus Wide-Field Eyepiece be use with a Celestron astromaster 70eq telescope ?
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