Totally awesome in binoviewers!
This Sky & Telescope "Hot Product" is designed to produce the largest true field possible in a 1¼" eyepiece. (Its 27mm field stop is the same as the 32mm Tele Vue Plössl). The higher power darkens the sky background while the greater magnification yields more details on extended objects. Further, its light weight (1/2 lb.), comfortable 15mm eye relief, and tapered top instantly make the 24mm Panoptic the ideal eyepiece for getting the maximum field for binocular viewers.
The Televue Wide-Field design was the starting point for the design of the Panoptic. A lens interface between the eyepiece and Barlow lens was added as a way to keep size, weight, and cost to a minimum while improving edge of field performance even further.
- blackened lens edges
- filter threads
- rubber grip rings
- cover for the eyeguard
- an undercut in the barrel for extra locking security
|Focal Length (mm)||24|
|Barrel Size (in.)||1¼"|
|Apparent Field of View (deg.)||68|
|Eye Relief (mm)||15|
|Weight (lb / oz)||0.51 / 8.2|
|Field Stop (mm)||27|