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Tele Vue 2" Nagler Type 5 Eyepiece - 31mm

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Our Product ID: E-TV-NAG31-T5
Manufacturer SKU: EN5-31.0
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Tele Vue 2" Nagler Type 5 Eyepiece - 31mm

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With the TeleVue Type 5 Nagler 31mm eyepiece, the unique 6-element Type 5 design using four exotic glasses maintains the contrast advancement of the Type 4s while achieving a true field area 82% larger than the 22mm Type 4! Owners of fast Dobsonian/Newtonians can enjoy a larger true field, free of secondary shadowing, than ever before. For example, a 12.5", f/4.5 scope with a Paracorr will deliver a 1.5 degree field (3 Moon diameters), at 53x with a 6mm exit pupil.

All Tele Vue Nagler 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.

Take a "spacewalk" across a wide, sharp 82° apparent field
Compare a penny to a half dollar to see the relative size between a 50° and 82° apparent field - almost 3 times the area difference! And while others boast of impressive apparent field sizes, Tele Vue's philosophy of "showing no field unless it's fine" stresses full field image quality as the ingredient for impressive views. Blackened lens edges, anti-reflection threads and rubber eyeguards deliver maximum contrast. Adapter skirts for 2" focusers on larger 1¼" models and rubber grip rings are additional Tele Vue "firsts". Even 2"/1¼" barrel models have an additional feature allowing the 2" extension tube (EBX-2120, sold separately) to be screwed on, which permits use of 2" filters as well as 1¼". 100% full field visual inspection on TeleVue's flat-field test instruments guarantees the performance of every Tele Vue eyepiece.

Concept: "You may know there's a long history of naming eyepieces after their designers: Kellner, Erfle and Plossl, to name a few. In the late 70's I designed an eyepiece sufficiently radical that I dared attach my name to it. Even today, I must admit a little discomfort when talking about "Nagler" eyepieces.

With "Naglers", my aim is to approach the wide angle perspective of naked eye vision, while maintaining the highest degree of sharpness, contrast, and viewing comfort. The goal is to allow the telescope to virtually "disappear," leaving the impact of "spacewalk" viewing." — Al Nagler

Why Are There 3 Types of Naglers?
To achieve the full magnification range over 82° apparent field of view requires two types: Nagler Type-5 with focal lengths of 31, 26, 20, 16mm and Nagler Type-6 with focal lengths of 13, 11, 9, 7, 5, 3.5, 2.5mm.

The Type-5 permits the largest true field possible (31mm has 42mm field stop), while the shorter focal length Type-6 models are parfocal, with similiar size and weight and all with a comfortable 12mm eye relief.

The Type-4 models feature about 18mm of eye relief and with the "instajust" eyeguard are best for eyeglass wearers or Dioptrx users in their 22, 17, 12mmfocal length range.

Manufacturer Tele Vue
Eyepiece Series Nalger
Focal Length 31mm
Barrel Size 2" (50.8mm)
Apparent Field of View (Mfg Specified) 82°
Eye Relief (Designed) 19mm
Filter Threads Standard 2" Filter Thread (M48 x 0.75)
Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Lens Elements 6
Lens Groups 4
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 85x120mm
Optical Design Nagler
Maximum Width 3.3" (83.8mm)
Field Stop Diameter 42.0mm
Rubber Eye Guard Yes
Warranty Limited lifetime warranty
Weight 35.2 oz
Misc. Information

- Suitable for use with Tele Vue Dioptrx / digiscoping

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