TeleVue Panoptic 22mm


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Brand and Model:TeleVue Panoptic 22mm
Price ($USD):$280.00
Type:Misc Wide Angle
Focal Length:22 mm
Barrel Size:Dual
Apparent FOV:68.0 degrees
Field Stop Dia.:25.0 mm
Eye Relief:11 mm
Elements:6
Weight (lbs):1
Description:

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TeleVue Panoptic 22mm
Wow! Very impressed with this hunk of glass! Got this on sale and almost felt so bad about it I wanted to send Al some extra money! Super sharp, crisp, bright images in my 10" f/4.5 dob. The 68 degree F.O.V. is almost more than the eye and brain can compute! This is my first in the focuser e.p.! You almost don't need a finder scope with this one! WOW! 1 pound weight may throw some scopes off balance but you'll get over it!

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
Date:
By: Zibdog
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TeleVue Panoptic 22mm
One of the best overall eyepieces on the market. Easy viewing, medium power, decent FOV, sharp optics, TV resale/quality. What more can you ask?

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
Date:
By: groth
Link to this vote: http://excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=80850

>One of the best overall eyepieces on the market.  Easy viewing, medium power, decent FOV, sharp optics, TV resale/quality.  What more can you ask?

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Amazing eyepiece in my Sky Mentor 12" F/5 scope.
Very small amount of astigmatism in my pristine figured optics.
I would recommend the 22 Pan to anybody because IMHO this eyepiece is a real winner !!!!
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Mark
12"  Gso scope

TeleVue Panoptic 22mm
Used in a 10" F/5,6 dob.

First time I looked through this, I involuntarily said 'Wow'. It definately has a very immersive feel to it. More so than the 24mm Panoptic. I think this was one of the sharpest EP i have ever used, all the way to the edge.

I didn't like the dual barrel. I didn't like the pincushion. I have used the 35 panoptic too and the 22 was worse in this distortion.

Good EP though, if weight isn't a factor though, a better deal would be a used 20mm T2 nagler I think.

Overall Rating: 8
Optics:9 Value:9
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
Date:
By: buddha2490
Link to this vote: http://excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=430962

>Used in a 10" F/5,6 dob.
>
>First time I looked through this, I involuntarily said 'Wow'.  It definately has a very immersive feel to it.  More so than the 24mm Panoptic.  I think this was one of the sharpest EP i have ever used, all the way to the edge.  
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>I didn't like the dual barrel.  I didn't like the pincushion.  I have used the 35 panoptic too and the 22 was worse in this distortion.
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>Good EP though, if weight isn't a factor though, a better deal would be a used 20mm T2 nagler I think.

The only problem with the 20mm Nag t2 is the weight. The EP is tack sharp to the edge @ f/4.7, but @ 2.3 LBS the scope
needs heavy re-balancing, and even then when you take out the 20 Nag T2, the scope wants to tip backwards. 

I just snagged a 22mm Pan i place of the 20 Nag T2!

TeleVue Panoptic 22mm
I was able to try one of the ep's in my TOA 130 as a "loaner". I personally find the Panoptic series to consistently outperform the Naglers in regards to image sharpness and contrast ; I actually preferred it to my Nagler 17 T4 for brightness and contrast on some faint dso's. I am waiting to test a Pentax 20 mm XW before I make a "buy" decision. It is , however , a very good eyepiece.

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:10 Value:8
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
Date:
By: rodgerraubach
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TeleVue Panoptic 22mm
It's very comfotable & clean

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.216.102)
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TeleVue Panoptic 22mm
I use the 22mm Panoptic in an 8" SCT, and it has become my "goto" eyepiece. Wonderful clarity, great contrast, and excellent eye relief (I don't wear glasses). Views of M42 and M37, for example are spectacular! Just a great EP!

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.110.73)
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TeleVue Panoptic 22mm
I just LOOOOVE this eyepiece! I'll definitely buy the rest of the Panoptic eyepieces!

by daSentinel

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.254.230)
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TeleVue Panoptic 22mm
I had the opportunity to compare the 22mm Panoptic/2.5X Power Mate combination directly against a 9mm Nagler in my friend's extremely high quality reflector (Note to APO owners - yes, there is such a thing as an extremely high quality reflector). Until then, the 9mm Nagler had always held its own for sharpness against orthos and plossls in viewing the planets. I didn't think it possible, but there was no doubt, the 22mm Panoptic/2.5X Power Mate combination gave somewhat sharper, crisper and more contrasty views of both Jupiter and Saturn. My thoughts at the time were that while the 9mm Nagler's images were very good to excellent, I had just witnessed perfection.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.231.228)
Link to this vote: http://excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=42163


TeleVue Panoptic 22mm
I own and have owned many premium eyepieces from Televue, Pentax, Takahashi, Vixen, Ultima, University Optics, etc. The 22mm Panoptic is the best I've ever looked through. It has the perfect balance of eye relief, field size, size and weight. It is unbelievable sharp with excellent light throughput and contrast. The bottom line is that everything looks better in a 22mm Panoptic. Every astronomy enthusiast should own one.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.201.76)
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TeleVue Panoptic 22mm
Probably my favorite eyepiece (8" SCT meade LX200). Pretty good contrast, wide field of view, I'd recomend it to anyone.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.214.213)
Link to this vote: http://excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=42160

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