The advantages in a nutshell
- wide-angle eyepiece with 100° field of view
- good edge definition - also suitable for fast telescopes (f/4)
- high contrast - FMC coatings
- large eye lenses - comfortable viewing
- waterproof - for lasting good performance
- anodised aluminium housing
- focal lengths available in - 21mm(2"), 15mm(2"), 10mm(1.25"), 5mm(1.25")
100° degree panorama
You know what it's like looking through standard eyepieces with their rather narrow, tunnel-like fields of view - it's rather like driving through the night using only a spotlight to see where you're going. In contrast, how pleasant is it to be able to enjoy a really wide field of view - as provided by Omegon's 'panorama' eyepieces.
A 100 degrees field of view is more than the eye can take in at a glance. But what does that actually mean? - you simply don't see an edge. The night sky is boundless. You can even forget that you are looking through an eyepiece. You can let your eye wander through the field of view to see what you can discover. 100 degree eyepieces are also ideal for 'star-hopping'.
300 percent more field of view
Panorama eyepieces with their 100 degrees field of view show you 300% more of the night sky than a Ploessl eyepiece and 100% more than a 70 degree eyepiece - these types make up a large part of the wide-angle eyepieces used by observers.
You will immediately notice the sharpness and contrast when you first take a look through the eyepiece. The planet Jupiter's zones, belts and other markings are seen in wonderful detail. The high light transmission also shows more structure in deep-sky objects than standard eyepieces are able to. The lens elements have had a wafer-thin FMC coating applied - Omegon Panorama II eyepieces are now even better than their predecessors!
Every gram counts
At only between 320 and 700 grams in weight, your new eyepiece is also suitable for use with small telescopes. They are also great with Dobsonian telescopes, which have balancing problems with very heavy eyepieces.
Great for fast refractors and Newtonians too
'Good ones are kept, bad ones are chucked' - you know how it goes. That also applies to many eyepieces. Simple eyepieces show distinct edge blurring when used with fast f/5 to f/4 aperture ratio Newtonians. A wide field of view is simply unusable with such eyepieces.
The Omegon Panorama II eyepieces offer terrific edge sharpness down to an aperture ratio of f/4.5 and a good edge sharpness to f/4. What other eyepieces can boast that?
Ideally, you should not take these eyepieces with you in the bath! But if you did unintentionally submerge one, the seven to nine lens elements (depending on the model) within the eyepiece are optimally protected. The waterproof design means that neither water nor dust can get inside the housing. And when cleaning dirt and grease deposits, no water or alcohol can penetrate inside - your enjoyment of the excellent image provided remains unimpaired.
Observe even when wearing glasses
More than 50% of people wear glasses, so it was only logical to make this eyepiece also suitable for spectacle-wearers. The 21mm and 10mm eyepieces provide about 20mm of eye relief. Enough room for comfortable observing.
Additional features of Panorama II eyepieces
- elegant, high-quality design
- blackened lens edges
- eyepieces in the series are homo-focal to each other - so no refocusing is necessary when changing eyepieces
- filter thread - use a nebula filter or colour filter to observe objects even better
|Focal length (mm)
|Apparent field of view (°)
|Eye relief (mm)
|Number of lenses
|Connection (to the telescope)
|Coating of optical system
|Adjustable eyepiece cup
|Type of build
Area of application
|Moon & Planets
|Nebulae & galaxies