The people at Sky -Watcher have recently introduced a new 82 degree (Sky Panorama) 3 piece eyepiece kit to the market. RRP $699.00(AUD).The kit includes a hard metal case of good quality with hard foam on the bottom and soft foam on the top, protecting the eyepieces. The case is lockable and 2 keys are provided inside the case.
The eyepieces come in 7mm, 15mm (both 1 ¼’’) and a 23mm (2’’) focal lengths. The focal lengths of these eyepieces will suit a range of telescopes and I found them near perfect for my test scope, a Sky- Watcher 12’’ FlexTube Dobsonian. Each eyepiece has excellent build quality and provides very good value for the asking price.
The eyepieces feature 7 element, 82 degrees (AFOV) and fully multicoated design, with screw down eyecups. I am unable to source any information from Sky-Watcher or elsewhere for that matter as to the eye relief specs. Suffice it to say, the eye relief for each of these eyepieces is comfortable, albeit tight for spectacle wearers. The measured weights from my digital scales were 857 grams for the 23mm eyepiece and 375 grams and 317 grams for the 15mm and 7mm eyepieces, respectively.