eyepiece


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eye·piece

 (ī′pēs′)
n.
The lens or lens group closest to the eye in an optical instrument; an ocular. Also called eyeglass.

eyepiece

(ˈaɪˌpiːs)
n
(General Physics) the lens or combination of lenses in an optical instrument nearest the eye of the observer

eye•piece

(ˈaɪˌpis)

n.
the lens or combination of lenses in an optical instrument through which the eye views the image formed by the objective lens or lenses; ocular.
[1780–90]

eye·piece

(ī′pēs′)
The lens or group of lenses closest to the eye in an optical instrument such as a telescope.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eyepiece - combination of lenses at the viewing end of optical instrumentseyepiece - combination of lenses at the viewing end of optical instruments
binoculars, field glasses, opera glasses - an optical instrument designed for simultaneous use by both eyes
lens, lens system, lense - a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images
light microscope - microscope consisting of an optical instrument that magnifies the image of an object
optical telescope - an astronomical telescope designed to collect and record light from cosmic sources
graticule, reticle, reticule - a network of fine lines, dots, cross hairs, or wires in the focal plane of the eyepiece of an optical instrument
sights - an optical instrument for aiding the eye in aiming, as on a firearm or surveying instrument
Translations

eyepiece

[ˈaɪpiːs] Nocular m

eyepiece

[ˈaɪpiːs] n [microscope, telescope] → oculaire meye shadow eye-shadow [ˈaɪʃædəʊ] nombre f à paupières

eye·piece

n. ocular.
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The angled eyepiece and rotating tripod mount make spotting easier from standing or prone positions.
This generation of amateur astronomers can choose from a bewildering variety of eyepiece types made to suit all purposes and pocketbooks.
Many companies from around the world have been working on holographic eyepieces for decades because holography has one huge benefit--it can manipulate light while being perfectly invisible, which is exactly what is needed in an eyepiece.
Equipped with an adjustable, angled eyepiece with 20 to 60 times magnification, this spotting scope offers maximum flexibility.
A toilet-paper roll can be cut to the desired length, which is calculated as length of the eyepiece + 15 mm, placed over the eyepiece and used as an adapter (Figure 1, A through D).
Equipped with an adjustable, angled eyepiece with 20X to 60X magnification, this spotting scope offers maximum flexibility.
Often these youngsters pretended to see something through the telescope even when their eye was clearly not aligned with the eyepiece.
The 60mm I design comes with a 16-48x zoom eyepiece, while the 82mm has a 20-60x eyepiece.
She used her 12-inch and 16-inch S/C telescopes with an Astrometric eyepiece to measure the position and separation of a 16 double stars in Circinus.
Researchers can use either the safety viewing eyepiece or substitute a snap-on camera adapter.
Simon Dawes' letter in the October Journal (120(5), 322) regarding a low power eyepiece recalls a topic discussed before.
For example, the Swarovski Optik ATM 80 HD Telescope with 25-50x eyepiece pictured here in effect becomes a 1,280-millimetre f/10 lens when attached to a full-frame digital SLR.