Introducing the Astronomical Eyepiece

  • William Paolini
Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


This chapter will introduce you to the astronomical eyepiece—its historical beginnings, basic function, physical construction, optical construction, and optical design characteristics. You will also gain a deeper understanding of some of the more technical aspects of eyepiece performance parameters related to focal length, apparent field of view, eye relief, exit pupil, stray light control, and optical aberrations.


Focal Length Spherical Aberration Chromatic Aberration Star Point Field Curvature 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • William Paolini
    • 1
  1. 1.ViennaUSA

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