Meade Series 3000 Plossl 25mm


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Brand and Model:Meade Series 3000 Plossl 25mm
Price ($USD):$49.95
Type:Plossl
Focal Length:25 mm
Barrel Size:1.25 in
Apparent FOV:47.0 degrees
Field Stop Dia.:0.0 mm
Eye Relief:9 mm
Elements:4
Weight (lbs):0.3
Description:Superb 4-element parfocal, multi-coated eyepieces of the classical Plössl design, perfectly suited to any observing application. The very latest in eyepieces from Meade optical designers, Meade Series 3000™ Plössls are available in a wide range of focal lengths from 5mm through 40mm and yield the finest image corrections obtainable from the classical Plössl design. All five Series 3000™ Plössls from 5mm through 25mm are parfocal, so that, at most, only slight refocusing of the image is required when switching from one eyepiece to another.

Unlike competing moderately-priced Plössls, Meade Series 3000™ Plössls are multi-coated for maximum light transmission and image contrast. Chrome-plated brass barrels are threaded for standard filters. Upper eyepiece sections are of gleaming black-anodized aluminum. All focal lengths include rubber eyecups.

Use the PL5mm and 6.7mm oculars for high-power observations of the Moon and planets, or for splitting close doubles. The PL9.5mm, an excellent moderately-high magnification eyepiece, is useful for more extended objects, such as globular clusters, that require magnification to be well-resolved. The medium-power PL16mm yields, for example, a power of 125X and actual field of 0.40° in an 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain–an ideal combination for observing structural detail in the Orion Nebula (M42), the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), and other large objects. For general-purpose observing of the total range of astronomical objects, the PL25mm provides low-power images high in contrast and sharp to the field edge. All Series 3000™ Plössls also function well when used with a quality Barlow lens.

Manufactured to exclusive Meade optical designs by a leading lensmaker, Series 3000™ Plössl
eyepieces produce excellent results on telescopes of all types, from Schmidt-Cassegrains to
reflectors and refractors.

Series 3000™ Plössl 40mm (1.25"): A perfect complement to the Series 3000™ Plössls above, this Plössl 40mm yields spectacular, low-power, wide-field results with any telescope. Manufactured to the classical Plössl 4-element design, the PL40mm produces, for example, a power of 50X and actual field of 0.88°, almost two Moon-diameters, with an 8" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain. The chrome-plated brass barrel is threaded for filters.

Specifications of the Meade Series 3000™ Plössls:
Meade Series 3000™ Plössls yield the finest image corrections obtainable from the classical 4-element Plössl design. Focal Lengths from 5 mm through 25 mm are parfocal, so that, at most, only slight refocusing of the image is necessary from eyepiece to eyepiece. Unlike competing moderately-priced Plössls, Meade Series 3000™ are multi-coated for maximum light transmission and image contrast. Chrome-plated brass barrels are threaded for standard filters. All eyepieces are fitted with fold-down rubber eyecups for comfortable observing. The PL40 mm is an excellent complement to any ocular set, produces spectacular low-power, wide fields, ideal for scanning the Milky Way. Manufactured exclusively to Meade optical designs, Series 3000 Plössls yield fine, high resolution results on reflectors, refractors and Schmidt-Cassegrain of any focal ratio.


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Meade Series 3000 Plossl 25mm
Very good eyepiece for the price.

Good sharpness, contrast and color correction. Edge performance could be better, but not terrible at all. A bit too prone to fogging, at least in the old ones, without an eyeshield.

Solid inversion for the price. A step over chinese "superplosls".

Overall Rating: 8
Optics:8 Value:9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.241.194)
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Meade Series 3000 Plossl 25mm
Good price, but I don't like its black-out. A good eyepiece to start observing.

Overall Rating: 7
Optics:7 Value:9
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.110.129)
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Meade Series 3000 Plossl 25mm
This is a great eyepiece to start the night off. Eye relief is perfect for me and the 50 degree field is generous. Stars are bright and sharp, but begin to segull at the outer 20% of the field, but it doesn't effect performance significantly. I have no trouble spotting nebulas and galaxies in a 4" f/10 refractor with this eyepiece. The Meade Series 3000 25mm Plossl is great, but not as crisp as an equivalent Ultima or Tele Vue.

Overall Rating: 8
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.161.217)
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Meade Series 3000 Plossl 25mm
This eyepiece is very sharp and bright. Its field is a little small, but it is a great deal at $50.

Overall Rating: 9
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.249.74)
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Meade Series 3000 Plossl 25mm
My most-used eyepiece on my eight-inch f/6 Dob, and on my 80mm RFT.

Overall Rating: 8
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.169.40)
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Meade Series 3000 Plossl 25mm
A very nice eyepiece. My older one doesn't have an eye cup or I'd rate it higher. It has a flat, sharp field with good contrast. I just wish it had a field slightly larger that it does.

Overall Rating: 8
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.111.127)
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