Meade 56mm Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece - 2"

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Meade 56mm Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece - 2"
Item # ME-07178-02
  • This Meade Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece has a 56mm focal length presented in a 2" format.
  • Excels as a "sweeper" eyepiece for location of objects, highlights extended nebula, projects close deep space objects together in the same field and benefits telescopes with a long focal ratio.
  • With a 52 apparent field of view, the Meade Series 4000 Super Plossl Eyepiece offers a generous 21mm of eye relief.


Meade 56mm Series 4000 2" Super Plossl Eyepiece

The world standard in telescope oculars, Meade Series 4000 eyepieces yield the widest possible fields of view, consistent with pinpoint edge-of-field sharpness and long eye relief—and yet with extremely low astigmatism, spherical aberration, and off-axis color.

Incorporating multicoated optics for optimum image contrast, these sophisticated 4- to 8-element designs permit levels of optical performance generally impossible to achieve with eyepieces of fewer elements.

All Series 4000 eyepieces include a soft rubber eye guard, custom fitted to each eyepiece with a bayonet mount. The eye guards fold down for eyeglass wearers, and in fact the folded eye guard shields eyeglasses from coming into contact with the metal eyepiece housings. Rubber grips are provided on all but the three shortest focal length Super Plössl eyepieces.

Designed to utilize the very latest in optical glass types, Meade 4-element Super Plössls are excellent general-purpose eyepieces. For observing hairline lunar and planetary detail, splitting close double stars, or for resolving faint nebulosity in deep space, Meade Super Plössls optimize the performance of any telescope type, whether f/10 Schmidt- Cassegrain, f/16 refractor, or f/4 reflector. They also operate well in conjunction with the air-spaced design of the Meade #140 2x Apochromatic Barlow. All focal lengths through 32mm are parfocal.

Meade Product Number: 07178-02
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU ME-07178-02
UPC Code 709942010091
Manufacturer Meade
Optical Design Plossl
Barrel Size 2"
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Eyepiece Field of View - Apparent 52º
Eyepiece Focal Length 56mm
Eyepiece Eye Relief 21mm
Eyepiece Manufacturer Series Meade 4000 Super Plossl
Eyepiece Weight Not supplied by manufacturer
Field Stop Not supplied by manufacturer
Number of Lens Elements & Groups 4 elements
Special Feature None

Customer Reviews 3 item(s)

Great Focal Length for Long Focus Telescopes!
Good offering and buy. I would have given it 5 stars had the eyepiece been multicoated as advertised. The optics that are coated appear to be coated with a single layer of MgF2. It is advertised correctly as being coated and not fully coated, so two of the four optical surfaces have no coating at all. With optics coming out of China something gets lost in the translation. Even with this faux paw the eyepiece does deliver excellent images.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Michael / (Posted on 12/31/2013)
Fantastic Long Eyepiece
To see dim objects you need a large exit pupil. The formula is eyepiece focal length, FL divided by scope focal ration, f/ gives you exit pupil. Depending on the observer's age the maximum usable exit pupil is 5-7mm. For nebula viewing using a f/10 SCT, you must have a long eyepiece. It's hard to find much to choose from in long eyepieces, but it does not matter since this one is so good. The construction sturdy and the finish is clean. Good eye relief, and sharp image to the edges. It uses 100% of the available field stop of a 2" barrel.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Gil / (Posted on 7/20/2013)
The Moon and More
Can you really get a good quality low power wide field eyepiece for $75? Yes you can - this is it! I wanted as wide a field as possible for my C9.25. I was hoping the view would not be like looking through a tube (my skywatcher 42mm 2 is like this - sorry skywatcher - but Meade got it right. A very nice view and takes my SCT down to 41X which saves me using a Reducer for low power. The view is a lot like my more expensive Ultima LX 2 E.P.'s Meade just went up in my book.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by James / (Posted on 2/4/2012)
Included Items

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  • Meade 56mm Super Plossl 2" Eyepiece
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if i where to order this eye piece, where would it ship from.
How are you;How much to ship to my WA address 98295?Thanks for your time and trouble Pat
also would this eyepiece fit on my astromaster 114 or is this eyepice for a specific telescope
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