Antares offers a premium illuminated reticle eyepiece that you can use for aligning or guiding your telescope at low to medium powers. The 1.25" Kellner 27mm eyepiece features an illuminated etched-glass reticle with a double cross-hair pattern. The helical focusing mechanism of the eyepiece allows you to obtain sharp focus of the crosshairs whether you wear glasses during use or not. The eyepiece also features threaded barrels, dust caps, slip-on eyeshield, and variable intensity illuminator. Requires LR-44 or equivalent batteries (included).
Weight = 5.3oz., Made in Canada.
Please note that a small number of dust particles between lenses is very common in this new item (as it is with most Antares eyepieces). However, these are not in the focal plane and are not visible when you focus the eyepiece. Plus, as this is a guiding eyepiece, this is really a non-issue from a practical perspective as well.
|Barrel Size||1.25" (31.7mm)|
|Apparent Field of View (Mfg Specified)||Not provided by manufacturer|
|Eye Relief (Designed)||Not provided by manufacturer|
|Barrel Type||Smooth sided|
|Height (With Eyeguard Extended)||86.1mm / 3.39"|
|Eye Lens Diameter||16.5mm / 0.65"|
|Rubber Eye Guard||Yes|
|Country of Manufacture||Canada|