Tele Vue Apollo 11 Special Edition Eyepiece
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Tele Vue Apollo 11 Special Edition Eyepiece

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Model:  tv_ep_apollo_11

50th Anniversary of Moon Landing Commemorative Eyepiece - Only 300 Made!

These our extremely limited - please contact us before ordering to check availability and ensure your place in the queue.

While the Lunar landing of Apollo 11 inspired generations of people in countless ways, a unique experience in the development phase of the Apollo program inspired one man on a journey which would eventually change amateur astronomers' views of the heavens. As an optical designer at Farrand Optical Company, Tele Vue founder Al Nagler was tasked to design an optical system for a simulator which the Apollo astronauts would use to practice landing on the Moon. When he finally stepped into the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) trainer to see how his optical system performed, the view out of the craft's iconic triangular window of the simulated Moon below and stars above was breath-taking. Little did he realise at the time, but that was the moment of inspiration that ultimately resulted in the "Nagler" eyepiece.

Artist concept. Final medallion may change.
 

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Tele Vue is proud to celebrate our founder's contribution to the greater effort that made the mission possible and ultimately successful. The special, limited edition commemorative Tele Vue Apollo 11mm eyepiece pays tribute to the simulator program that was invaluable to astronaut training and to the direct influence it had on the eyepieces we enjoy today. We have developed unique packaging for the Apollo 11 eyepiece that will consist of a high quality, presentation box with a message from Al and a serialised commemorative medallion matching the serialised eyepiece.

EYEPIECE FEATURES

  • Very limited edition - only 300 made!
  • Sharp 85º apparent field of view
  • Comfortable 18mm eye relief
  • 1.25" and 2" nosepiece barrel
  • Glass matched multi-coatings on all surfaces
  • Blackened lens edges & Anti-reflective threads
  • Fold-down, rubber eyeguards & grip rings
  • Threaded for 1.25" or 2" filters
  • Safety undercut in nosepiece barrel for extra locking security

Eyepiece Field of View Simulator

Specifications

Development Team Paul Dellechiaie, Al Nagler, David Nagler
Focal Length 11mm
A.F.o.V. 85°
Eye Relief 18mm
Field Stop Diameter (effective) 16.2mm
Coatings Glass matched multi-coatings on all surfaces
Barrel diameter 1.25” with 2” thread-on adapter
Filter Thread 1.25” and 2”
Length 4.8”
Width 2.13”
Weight (2”/1.25”) 621g / 21.9 oz. (1.37 lbs.) / 527g / 18.6-oz. (1.16 lbs.)
Total Production 300

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