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Orion Telescopes
9.7mm Meade Series 4000 Super Plossl 1.25" Eyepiece
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  • 9.7mm focal length, 1.25" telescope eyepiece, ideal for use in most any type of telescope
  • Multi-coated optics for a bright view of the target
  • Provides relatively high power depending on the telescope focal length, ideal for a range of targets from lunar/planetary to compact deep-sky objects
  • 52-degree apparent field of view
  • Threaded for 1.25" eyepiece filters, and weighs just 1.7 oz (49g)

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Item #  55793b
Mfg Model #  07171-02

The Meade Series 4000 9.7mm Super Plössl eyepiece offers precision engineered Meade optics, with a wide field, sharp image, and a very satisfying view at a terrific cost.

Utilizing multi-coated optics and a 4-element design, the Series 4000 represents an excellent general-purpose eyepiece. Blackened lens edges minimize internal light bounce and glare, producing excellent contrast. The 4-element lens system, with an eye relief of 6mm, is simple yet effective in providing high light transmission and a sharp image, ensuring crisp, bright images across the field of view at a very affordable cost. 9.7mm is considered relatively high magnification, but of course it can vary depending on the focal length of the telescope being used with this eyepiece. As a benchmark, in a 1000mm focal length telescope, the magnification will be 103x, with a field of view of 0.5°. And in a shorter telescope such as an 80mm f/6 refractor (480mm focal length), the magnification is 49x with a wide 1.1° field of view. 9.7mm is an excellent high magnification focal length eyepiece to have in your collection. Ideal for higher resolution lunar and planetary viewing in most all telescopes, as well as compact to medium size deep-sky objects such as planetary nebulae or globular clusters in medium focal length telescopes.

This Series 4000 eyepiece features a precision made standard 1.25" barrel and fold-down rubber eyeguard for comfortable viewing as well as for helping to block stray light. It is parfocal with other Series 4000 Super Plössls meaning there will be little to no focus change when switching between eyepieces. The barrel is threaded for 1.25" eyepiece filters, and the eyepiece weighs just 1.7 oz (49g), with dimensions of 34mm x 40mm.

The 9.7mm Meade Series 4000 Super Plössl 1.25" Eyepiece is a terrific value and one of the lowest cost ways to expand your range of magnifications with genuine Meade quality optics.


Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.


Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

  • User level
  • Design
  • Eyepiece focal length
  • Barrel size
  • Apparent field of view
  • Eye relief
  • Coatings
  • Number of elements
  • Filter threads
  • Parfocal
  • Barrel security recess
  • Blackened lens edges
  • Rubber eyeguards
  • Body material
  • Case
  • Weight (oz.)
  • Dimensions
    1.6 in. x 1.3 in.
  • Additional included accessories
  • Other features
  • Warranty
    Two year

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Order received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.


This product is available to ship Standard delivery US except for delivery to Alaska and Hawaii. Delivery is available to APO/DPO/FPO addresses. Delivery is not available to US territories/protectorates. Delivery is available to Canada.

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