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Pentax SMC XW5 eyepiece 1.25" NOW SOLD

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I'm not much of an observer but bought this for my Skywatcher ED120. Perhaps the scope didn't quite do the Pentax justice, I really don't know but it any case it quickly went back in the box and has been there for years...

I'm sure if you're reading this you know this line of optics from (former) Pentax, but here's a refresher simply copied from the web:

"With unsurpassed optical clarity and a short focal length, the XW 5.0 offers a 70 degree field of view for easier viewing. All of our eyepieces are constructed with a high-refraction, low-dispersion lanthanum glass that consistently delivers bright, high-resolution images with minimal distortion. In addition, all XW series eyepieces are built to JIS Class 4 weather-proof standards which increases their durability in less than ideal conditions. Designed for use with a wide range of telescopes and PENTAX brand spotting scopes, the XW series eyepieces are a clear choice for ground and astronomical applications.

Pentax 5mm XW Eyepiece - 1.25"

  • Improved 70 degree field of view for wider views
  • XW 3.5mm, 5mm, 7mm, 10mm, 14mm, 20mm, 30mm, and 40mm provide a wider field of view than previous PENTAX eyepieces
  • All Pentax XW series eyepieces may be used with astronomical telescopes with appropriate 1 ¼” or 2” focusers.
  • XW 3.5mm, 5mm, 7mm, 10mm, 14mm, 20mm eyepieces may be used with our PF series Spotting Scopes (except PF 63 Zoom)
  • Full multi-coated lenses increase light transmission and contrast
  • High refraction, extra-low dispersion lanthanum glass elements deliver bright, high resolution images with minimal distortions and aberrations
  • Advanced computer simulation design technology implemented to drastically reduce internal reflections, producing brighter, clearer images
  • Weatherproof construction for greater durability
  • Long eye relief for comfortable viewing with or without glasses

Pentax Product Number: 70512"

The unit is in great condition. Stored in room temperature in its boxes. Price £190 ONO SOLD

Hope someone can make use of it!





Edited by Jessun
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Absolutely fantastic eyepiece - my most frequently used high power eyepiece in all my scopes including my ED120 :icon_biggrin:

If I didn't already have one ......

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Haha, well, I'm an uneducated observer. I looked at Saturn once and then the Moon a couple of times but that's it...

But yeah, I did my research before buying it and it's up there for sure.

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Hello Jessun

I would like to buy the Pentax XW 5mm for £175.00 from you,  to include postage and packing to the Isle of Man please?


Hadyn - Isle of Man

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