The Tele Vue 24mm Panoptic eyepiece - a Sky & Telescope "Hot Product" - is designed to produce the largest true field possible in a 1.25" eyepiece. Its 27mm field stop is the same as the 32mm Tele Vue Plossl. The higher power darkens the sky background while the greater magnification yields more details on extended objects. Further, its light weight (0.5lb.), comfortable 15mm eye relief, and tapered top instantly make the 24mm Panoptic the ideal eyepiece for getting the maximum field for binocular viewers!
The Tack-Sharp, Long Eye-Relief 68 degree Field Eyepiece
With the Panoptic series, Tele Vue has taken the Wide-Field concept to Nagler-like performance levels - A meaningful advance over any eyepiece in its 68° field class.
All Tele Vue Panoptic eyepieces have proprietary tuned full multi-coatings, blackened lens edges, high index glasses, fold-down eyeguards, rubber grip rings, cover for the eyeguard, an undercut in the barrel for extra locking security, and filter threads. All Tele Vue eyepiece lines are proprietary, in-house designs manufactured to their specifications and tolerances. Every eyepiece is individually tested at Tele Vue to ensure it meets high optical and cosmetic standards.
Concept: Using my Wide-Field design as a starting point, I looked to bring Nagler-like performance to the 60+° field class with the Panoptic series. The idea of a lens to "interface" between the eyepiece and Barlow struck me as the proper way to keep size, weight and cost to a minimum while improving edge of field performance even further. I later developed this idea into the Powermates. — Al Nagler
|Barrel Size||1.25" (31.7mm)|
|Apparent Field of View (Mfg Specified)||68°|
|Eye Relief (Designed)||15mm|
|Filter Threads||Standard 1.25" Filter Thread (M28.5 x 0.6)|
|Blackened Lens Edges||Yes|
|Barrel Safety Recess||Yes|
|Barrel Type||With safety undercut|
|Protective Plastic Storage Container||Yes - Free Agena Eyepiece Container|
|Protective Plastic Storage Container Size||Agena 52x80mm|
|Maximum Width||1.9" (48.3mm)|
|Field Stop Diameter||27mm|
|Rubber Eye Guard||Yes|
|Warranty||Limited lifetime warranty|
- Suitable for use with Tele Vue Bino Vue binoviewer