University Optics 32mm König wide field 1.25" eyepieces
The König eyepiece has a concave-convex positive doublet and a plano-convex singlet. The strongly convex surfaces of the doublet and singlet face and (nearly) touch each other. The doublet has its concave surface facing the light source and the singlet has its almost flat (slightly convex) surface facing the eye. It was designed in 1915 by German optician Albert König (1871?1946) as a simplified Abbe. The design allows for high magnification with remarkably high eye relief — the highest eye relief proportional to focal length of any design before the Nagler, in 1979. The field of view of about 55° makes its performance similar to the Plössl, with the advantage of requiring one less lens.
This eyepiece is ultra rare and hard to find. I have only seen two for sale in the last 2 years. I won't sell this unless I get the right amount of money for it. When I bought these Königs, everyone in the astronomy club wanted them after looking at the views through the 12" reflector we had on site. I have a nice set of 2" Nagler's, and the views you get through these 1.25" König eyepieces will rival just about anything, including the Naglers. I always wished I could find a set of 2" König eyepieces, but it never happened. Königs give some of the best views because of the lens configuration which lets more light through than others with a lot more glass between you and your eye. F4 or F15, it doesn't matter, you will like the views these eyepieces deliver.
This König won't disappoint, especially on deep sky objects! Top and bottom caps are included.
Don't miss your chance to own one of the rarest and most wanted of the University Optics eyepieces.
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