All Eyepieces (Not Sets/Kits)
Within this category you will find all of our eyepieces, with the exception of eyepiece sets or kits and specialty eyepieces. You can narrow your selection in a variety of ways. If you already know the series or brand of eyepiece that you are looking for - choose a manufacturer or manufacturer series. If you have an idea of the magnification you would like to acheive, try filtering your results by focal length. Click the learn more button to see additional information on choosing eyepieces on focal length and how it will affect your telescope's magnification.
When you choose an eyepiece with a short focal length, you are looking for maximum magnification. High magnifications are excellent for studying small lunar and planetary details, and they darken the field while studying galaxies and planetary nebulae. They are also useful for separating double stars. This can be a good choice when using a telescope that also has a short focal length, but be sure not to exceed practical limitations. These eyepieces generally have short eye relief as well, which is something that eyeglass wearers will want to keep in mind.
If you're choosing an eyepiece in the 11mm-24mm range, you are looking at excellent mid-magnification for most telescope focal lengths. Eyepieces in this category usually exhibit very comfortable eye relief and field of view. Medium focal lengths are excellent for full lunar and solar disk views, as well as planets set against a starry background. They are choice for studying star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and comets.
Eyepieces in the 25mm and up range are excellent for wide field views. They are great performers in long focal length telescopes and offer exceptionally long eye relief. Eyepieces in this category are highly recommended for viewing large objects, such as galactic star clusters, extended nebulae, galaxy clusters and more. They deliver wide views for viewing events such as a lunar occultation – or following a comet’s tail.
Zoom eyepieces offer several different focal lengths and magnifications, all within one eyepiece. They work on the principle of rotating the lens to achieve different magnification levels. Zooms are excellent for terrestrial applications when used with an image correct assembly, or for solar observation where you would want to pan out for a larger view to locate solar activities and quickly zoom in for full detail. They are also a great choice for planetary observers or for those wishing to “get a quick closer look” without switching eyepieces.