TeleVue Ethos-SX 110 Degree Telescope EyepiecesItem#: HN-TVU101
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Tele Vue 3.7mm and 4.7mm Ethos-SX (Simulator eXperience) - Worlds 1st Astronomical Eyepiece with 110° Apparent Field
Al Nagler eagerly pushed Ethos designer Paul Dellechiaie to extend the new 3.7mm focal length to reach 110°, the same field as the LEM Simulator optics Al designed 45-years ago to train NASA astronauts for lunar landings (See reverse side for material on the LEM Simulator). Years after the LEM program, the memory of the 110° view of the simulated lunar surface moving through the triangular cabin window of the LEM inspired Al to develop an “Ultra Wide Angle” (his patent title) telescope eyepiece to approach that “simulator experience.” When the 82° Nagler eyepiece hit the observing fields, it changed how amateur astronomers viewed the heavens. An early customer dubbed it a “spacewalk” view. Essentially, “the experience” is about creating an image as natural as one sees with the unaided eye. With Paul's help, Al's initial dream for amateur astronomers is now fully realized. The 3.7mm Ethos-SX is designed and crafted to combine its exceedingly wide field of view with all the contrast, color-rendition, distortion correction and center-to-edge sharpness needed to achieve that natural view. Beyond the desire to simply achieve 110°, the extended field of view gave Tele Vue the ability to produce a superb planetary eyepiece with a deep sky true field of view that logically fits within the rest of the Ethos eyepiece line. With 110°, the Ethos-SX has 21% more AFOV area than the 100° Ethos design. This permits a nice 62% power increase from a 6mm Ethos, while retaining 68% of its TFOV. The 3.7mm actually has more TFOV than our 8mm Plössl, 6mm Radian, and 5mm Nagler Type-6! The 3.7mm is a 1¼" format and is parfocal with the wide range of 1¼" Tele Vue Plössls, Panoptics, Radians, Naglers, Nagler Zooms, and 6mm and 8mm Ethos eyepieces. The screw-on 2" adapter (included) is designed to make it parfocal with 13mm and 10mm Ethos when they are used in their 2" modes…Hey, it also doubles as a functional display stand!
We don't think we can aptly describe Al’s original experience of “flying over the moon,” but for the first time, YOU can experience what the astronauts saw four decades ago.
- Model: 3.7mm Ethos SX 110 Simulator eXperience
- Apparent field - 110 degrees
- Focal length - 3.7mm
- Effective field stop diameter 7.04mm
- Eye relief - 15mm
- Weight - 17.7 oz.
- Includes 2-Inch Adapter
Dimensions & Specifications
- Case designed for TeleVue Ethos eyepieces
- Soft case with rigid foam
- Will not flex even when fully loaded
- Will hold entire Ethos series (lucky you)
$559.98 to $799.98
- 100 Degree apparent field of view
- Edge to edge viewing is simply amazing
- The field area is more than 50% larger than an 82 degree!
- This award winning eyepiece has won more awards than any other eyepiece
- Gives you that "space walk" feeling when viewing
- Brand new design from TeleVue
- 72 Degree Apparent FOV
- Long Eye Relief at 20mm
- 1.25" Format
- Parfocal with all TeleVue 1.25" eyepieces
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- Easy To Use
- Good Padding
- Great Optics
- Strong Construction
- Widely Compatible Adapter
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