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Explore Scientific  |  SKU: EPWP8285LE-01

Explore Scientific 82° Series 1.25" 8.5mm LER Waterproof Eyepiece

$269.99 $323.99

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Explore Scientific 82° Series 1.25" 8.5mm LER Waterproof Eyepiece



  • 8.5mm Focal Length
  • 82° Field of View
  • 1.25" Diameter Barrel
  • Parfocal with All Eyepieces in Series
  • Long Eye Relief for Maximum Comfort
  • EMD Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Blackened Interior & Lens Edges
  • Argon Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Slip-Resistant Textured Surface
  • Fold-Down Eyecup


Step into a World of Astronomical Discovery

The Explore Scientific 82° Series 1.25" 8.5mm LER Waterproof Eyepiece is designed for the avid astronomer who desires a perfect blend of high magnification and wide field of view. With its exceptional focal length and expansive field of view, this eyepiece is your telescope’s portal to the breathtaking details of the lunar surface, the vibrant bands of Jupiter, and the mysterious depths of deep space nebulae.

  • High-Definition 8.5mm Focal Length: Delivers high magnification views, bringing the moon, planets, and binary stars into sharp, detailed focus for observational excellence.
  • Ultra-Wide 82° Field of View: Immerse yourself in the night sky with an expansive view that enhances your ability to track celestial objects and observe them in stunning context.
  • Unparalleled Comfort with Long Eye Relief: Designed with a generous 15mm eye relief, ensuring a comfortable viewing experience for all, including eyeglass wearers.
  • Optimal Optical Clarity: Features edge-blackened optics and EMD fully multi-coated lenses, combining to offer superb light transmission, contrast, and resolution.
  • Rugged and Ready for Any Environment: Argon-filled, waterproof, and fogproof construction protects against the elements, while the slip-resistant textured surface and fold-down eyecup add to its ease of use.

Experience Celestial Observation Like Never Before

This eyepiece is not just about seeing; it's about experiencing. Whether you're gazing at the craters of the Moon or unraveling the swirling mysteries of distant galaxies, the 8.5mm LER eyepiece brings the cosmos to life with vivid clarity and immersive depth.

The Art of Averted Vision

Enhanced by the eyepiece's ultra-wide field, the technique of averted vision allows you to perceive faint celestial objects with greater clarity. This approach taps into the heightened sensitivity of your eye’s periphery, revealing the unseen and unlocking the full potential of your night sky exploration.

A Durable Companion for Your Celestial Journey

Every aspect of the Explore Scientific 82° Series Eyepiece is built to last. The waterproof and fogproof design ensures clarity in any condition, making maintenance effortless. Its robust construction is matched by its optical excellence, making it an essential part of your astronomy gear.

Unlock the Wonders of the Night Sky

With the Explore Scientific 82° Series 8.5mm LER Eyepiece, embark on a journey of discovery. Each observation becomes an adventure, revealing the universe's intricate beauty and vastness. It’s more than just an eyepiece; it’s a key to unlocking the mysteries of the cosmos.

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Explore Scientific 82° Series 1.25" 8.5mm LER Waterproof Eyepiece | EPWP8285LE-01 | 811803030237

Explore Scientific 82° Series 1.25" 8.5mm LER Waterproof Eyepiece

$269.99 $323.99





Focal Length

8.5 mm

Focal Ratio


Field of View



Enhanced multi-layer deposition (EMD) coatings

Argon-purged, water and fog proof

15mm eye relief

Barrel Size



106mm length

50mm width


280 g | 9.9 oz
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