16mm Meade Series 5000 PWA Telescope Eyepiece

MSRP: $189.99 Please see your local authorized reseller for pricing and availability.

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  • Beautifully crafted 7-element telescope eyepiece with a 16mm focal length and massive field of view
  • Fully multi-coated optics provide an exceptionally bright image, and blackened lens edges ensure high contrast with minimal internal light scatter
  • 82-degree apparent field of view for an expansive and immersive viewing experience
  • A security recess cut into the 1.25" barrel helps keep the eyepiece securely attached to the focuser
  • Threaded for 1.25" filters and weighs 6.8 oz (193g)
Item #: 607042

Where To Buy?

  • Woodland Hills Camera & Telescopes
  • Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
  • High Point Scientific
  • Mile High Astronomy
  • Astroshop.eu
  • Agena Astro
  • Khan Scope
  • First Light Optics

PWA stands for Premium Wide Angle, and that's just what you get with the 16mm Meade Series 5000 PWA Telescope Eyepiece. An immersive 82° field of view pulls you into the image at the telescope, whether it be a distant galaxy or our nearest celestial neighbor, the Moon. This high-quality eyepiece features a 7-element lens system with fully multi-coated premium-grade optical glass, combined with blackened lens edges for the best possible image correction in color, contrast, and brightness. The blackened lens edges help prevent errant light from bouncing around inside the eyepiece, reducing reflections and glare while also boosting contrast.

The massive 82° apparent field helps frame larger objects through the telescope, and also keeps small objects at high power (such as planets) in the field longer if you are using a manual telescope that does not automatically track with the object. If your telescope focal length is fairly long, it can be difficult to frame large deep-sky objects into a single field without having to pan around to see the entirety of the object. With an 82° field of view, many large dusty nebulae or expansive spiral galaxies will fit into the eyepiece, giving you an immersive and enjoyable experience. As a benchmark, in a 1000mm focal length telescope, the magnification will be 62.5x, and the field of view is 1.3°! And in a shorter telescope such as an 80mm f/6 refractor (480mm focal length), the magnification is 30x with an astounding 2.7° field of view! 16mm is an excellent mid-magnification focal length eyepiece to have in your collection. Ideal for large deep-sky objects in medium to short focal length telescopes, and excellent for lunar and planetary detail in medium to long focal length telescopes.

The 16mm Series 5000 PWA eyepiece is also parfocal with the other eyepieces in the PWA line, meaning there will be little to no focus change when switching between eyepieces. It features 12mm eye relief along with lens caps and a rubber eyeguard that can fold down if you wish to comfortably use glasses when viewing. The 16mm PWA is threaded for 1.25" filters and weighs 6.8 oz (193g), with dimensions of 47mm x 92mm.

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.
User level
Eyepiece focal length
Barrel size
Apparent field of view
Eye relief
Fully multi-coated
Number of elements
Filter threads
Made with extra low dispersion glass
Barrel security recess
Blackened lens edges
Rubber eyeguards
Body material
Weight (oz.)
3.6 in. x 1.9 in.
Two year