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Meade Instruments unveils its new Series 5000 Mega Wide Angle eyepieces (starting at $199.95). These wide-field oculars feature an expansive 100° apparent field of view with comfortable eye-relief of 13 to 20 millimeters that can accommodate observers wearing eyeglasses. Both of the 5- and 10-mm models fit 1¼-inch focusers, while the 15- and 21-mm versions are 2-inch format only. Each Mega Wide Angle eyepiece incorporates blackened lens edges to enhance contrast, and their parfocal design requires little or no focus change when switching between eyepieces within the series.
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