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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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Total quantity or scope: The documents specified in the purchase eyepieces.
I'm a big fan of angled eyepieces for those who do a lot of solo shooting.
com) have 20 percent larger eyepieces than previous models in the same category for a better viewing experience that's also easier on your eyes.
Ergonomic-driven features include upright microscopes with tilting eyepieces; eyepieces with higher eyepoints for users with glasses; lower stage heights and focus controls to avoid repeated raising and stretching of the arm above the bench; push-button controls; and interchangeable or front-mounted controls for right- or left-handed users.
Members should be aware that there is a problem with using standard camera lenses from the 1950s to the 1970s as eyepieces, as many contain radioactive thorium.
Available with 85mm or 65mm lenses for a wider field of view--and both models come complete with an EDG zoom eyepiece, and are compatible with a new series of interchangeable EDG fixed power eyepieces for custom viewing.
The new line is comprised of 20-60x85mm and 16-48x65mm models, and both are available with straight or angled EDG zoom eyepieces.
Councillor Vincent Jackson presented the club's 10,000th member, 15-year-old Sinead Banfield with an engraved plaque, lifetime membership and a deluxe set of telescope eyepieces.
An excellent choice for any burgeoning explorer, it's equipped with a rotating eyepiece turret holding 25-, 15-, and 6-mm eyepieces, along with a removable 18-mm image erecting eyepiece and a power-doubling Barlow lens, giving eight magnification powers to select from.
To meet a variety of needs three different eyepieces are available, a 23x wide angle, a 30x wide angle, and a 15 to 45x variable.
High-eyepoint eyepieces with lockable push-pull eyecups ensure a full field-of-view, and the optic is guaranteed to be water- and fog-proof.
We have four very big telescopes, 10-inch mirrors and things, and they can check these out for a month; they can take these back to their house, take eyepieces and everything they need,'' explains Koonce.