Craters on the Moon really pop out with this eyepiece on my Meade etx-60, even at it's highest 8mm magnification with the etx's Barlow. Can see biggest bands on Jupiter and the Galilean moons shine like jewels on black velvet. No noticeable chromatic aberration, either. A great value! I have one already and don't need this one too
Meade Series 4000 8mm-24mm Zoom Eyepiece (1.25") - This is an
excellent addition to telescopes of all types, brands, and price levels
from entry level to research grade. A terrific value, especially useful
for terrestrial observation to zoon in on potentially moving wildlife.
Offers the ability to change magnifications "on the fly" yet
demanding no compromise in performance. The eyepiece’s internal optics
move on smooth, precisely machined surfaces which maintain optical
collimation at all continuously variable zoom settings. The 6-element 4
group design has 15-18mm of eye relief, and provides an apparent field
of view of 40° at 24mm, increasing to an apparent field of view of 60°
at the highest power 8mm setting. All lenses are multi-coated for
maximum light transmission and image contrast, while minimizing internal
Features a precision made 1.25" barrel, and fold down eyeguard for
comfortable viewing and blocking stray light. The Series 4000™ 8mm-24mm
Zoom Eyepiece (1.25") offers a complete focal length range from 8mm to
24mm (in a single eyepiece) without sacrificing resolution compared to
fixed focal length oculars.
Meade offers a full years warranty and they have great customer service.
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