Telescope Eyepieces, Barlows, and Tele-Extenders
Telescope eyepieces determine both magnification and field of view for visual observing. In most cases an eyepiece contains more optical elements than the telescope itself. A carefully chosen eyepiece set will help to maximize the enjoyment of your telescope. Quality eyepieces will maximize telescope performance by allowing it to reach its full potetial. While most eyepieces will perform well in the slower f/10 focal ratio of a Schmidt-Cassegrains, many will not perform well with f/6 faster optics common to Newtonian reflectors and today's apochromatic refractors.
The table below displays popular brand eyepieces from TeleVue, Explore Scientific, Orion and several others. This is a long page, so please be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom. Alternatively you may wish to try our advanced search function to quickly locate all eyepieces of specific focal lengths.
TeleVue Eyepieces, Powermates, and Barlows
The amazing TeleVue Ethos eyepieces set a new gold standard in ulra-wide field eyepiece design. Get fast free shipping and honest advice from SkiesUnlimited.net
TeleVue Nagler eyepieces provide tack sharp images across a generous 82 degree apparent field. Get fast free shipping and honest advice from SkiesUnlimited.net
TeleVue Delos are a new mid-to-short focal length eyepiece line of 20mm eye-relief, 72 degree apparent field of view eyepieces.
TeleVue Panoptic eyepieces deliver tack-sharp images across a generous 68 degree field. Get fast free shipping and honest advice from SkiesUnlimited.net
TeleVue offers two of the finest short focal length zoom eyepieces available. Zoom eyepieces allow you to dial in the maximum magnification that conditions allow.
TeleVue Plossl eyepieces use superior high-index glasses to reduce astigmatism and lateral color at the field's edge to deliver sharper images than other Plossls.
Televue Powermates and Barlows are are used to amplify or enlarge images for photographic or visual applications. Get honest TeleVue advice at SkiesUnlimited.net
Explore Scientific Eyepieces
Explore Scientific 82 degree series eyepieces are waterproof and nitrogen purged to prevent internal fogging. Their 82 degree apparent field is truly a full-immersion experience.
These Ultra wide angle eyepieces from Explore Scientific are the only commonly available eyepieces that anyone might compare to a TeleVue Ethos while maintaining a straight face.
Explore Scientific 9mm 120° Series - the first commercially available eyepiece to feature a 120 degree apparent field.
Meade Series 5000 HD-60 6-element eyepieces offer a large 60° apparent field with more than 17mm of eye relief, and a flat field of view which is tack sharp right to the edge.
Meade Series 5000 Ultra Wide Angle Eyepieces offer an 82 degree apparent field of view combined with a modest price tag.
The Meade Series 4000 Super Plossl eyepiece and filter set can be an economical starter eyepiece set for many telescopes.
Celestron Omni Series eyepieces are a 4-element symmetrical Plössl design featuring blackened lens edges and a multi-layer coating group on each lens surface to maximize light transmission and contrast. These are good quality starter eyepieces.
Celestron X-Cel LX eyepieces represent a significant upgrade to the standard eyepieces supplied with most telescopes, offering a wider 60 degree apparent field.
The Celestron 1-1/4 inch eyepiece and filter kit includes five eyepieces, seven filters, and is an ideal accessory for many beginner telescopes.
Orion Edge-On eyepieces offer comfortable eye relief and deliver pinpoint stars from the center to the edge of field, providing a premium view at a modest cost.
Orion Stratus eyepieces offer a 68 degree apparent field, 20mm of eye relief, and show fewer tendencies to black out with off-axis eye placement.
Coronado offers CEMAX eyepieces and other accessories for use with Coronado solar filters and solar telescopes.
The LS7-21ZE Lunt Solar 7.2 - 21.5mm zoom is a general purpose eyepiece that may be used with Solar telescopes or any other telescope accepting 1-1/4 inch eyepieces.
Vixen NLV 8 -24 Click Stop Zoom Eyepiece. Great for many applications such as part of a grab and go set up, Solar observing or as a do it all terrestrial eyepiece.
The Orion Premium Zoom Eyepiece features a focal range of 22.5mm to 7.5mm, with marked intermediate click stop settings settings, and offers a generous 18-19.5mm of eye relief.
Guiding reticle eyepieces are commonly used for training Periodic Error Correction of a telescope mount, refining polar alignment, and precise go-to alignment.
Barlow lenses offer an economical means to extend an eyepiece collection, but they do have some performance limitations when used with long focal length eyepieces or for imaging. We recommend the TeleVue Powermate for imaging.