Just as Tele Vue's Delos eyepieces were developed based on their Ethos eyepiece design advancements, DeLite is the logical step toward a smaller, more economical and lightweight version of Delos. Named DeLite because that best describes the viewing experience, the name also recognizes TeleVue designer Paul Dellechiaie's work.
The DeLite eyepieces have a 1.25" barrel and provide a 62° apparent field of view. DeLite eyepieces retain the pure optical quality of Delos along with 20mm eye-relief, unique sliding, locking eyeguard, and are Dioptrx-ready. All DeLite models are parfocal with Tele Vue's 1.25" Plossl, Panoptic, Nagler, and Delos eyepieces.
The DeLite series is a delightful addition to Tele Vue's visionary line of eyepiece developments.
Manufacturer part number EDE-07.0.
Oct 12, 2015
Ideal for Older RefractorsPros:
Easy to Use,Quality Lenses,Compact,LightweightCons:
Need Shorter Focal Length,Must Read DocsComments:
I have a Vixen-era SPC102. A great scope, but the original rack and pinion 1.25" focuser strains under the load of today's heavy eyepieces. I saw the DeLites at NEAF and felt they would be a good match to the old refractor.
Using a small scope in a suburban backyard means I spend a good deal of time looking at double stars. I decided to buy the 7mm (the shortest available). The DeLite did not disappoint.
As an eyeglass-wearer, its eye-relief is much more comfortable than other EP designs. It is more convenient than stacking a long plossl into a barlow or Powermate. Its light weight simplifies balance issues when switching eyepieces. Important when you are using refractors on Alt-Az mounts.
In use, the view "feels" wider than 62 degrees. Stars are crisp with distinct Airy disks. Even under CT's unstable skies I can split doubles down to 1.6" with ease.
Once the eye guard is adjusted, the entire field of view is easy to see even with eyeglasses. Regarding the sliding eye guard, I would caution users to carefully read the accompanying DeLite document. It is VERY easy to inadvertently unscrew the bottom lens element if you have not read the manual. Especially in the dark. There are two rubber grips on the dark upper portion of the DeLite. You must hold BOTH of these when adjusting the eye guard.
I am very satisfied with the 7mm DeLite in combination with my refractor. I will soon be getting the 18.2mm for open clusters. I only wish they had a shorter FL available for double stars.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comAug 14, 2015
Wonderful optics in a very lightweight packagePros:
Lightweight,Quality Lenses,Strong Construction,Easy to UseCons: Comments:
I had an observing session with the 7mm DeLite viewing Saturn against my 7mm BGO. I could not detect any differences between the light scatter and transmission while detecting Saturn's moons, but the much larger field of view of the DeLite is more appealing. The image in the DeLite is also much more immersive, while the ortho delivers very clinical and sterile image. It's kind of hard to put into words, but you know it when you see it.
The next morning I used the 7mm DeLite for a little white light solar action and the small sunspots showed very nice fine detail. Again the DeLite was equivalent to simpler glass designs I typically use for solar observing.
I think that my orthos might be officially obsolete with the arrival of these DeLites.
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|Apparent Field of View||62°|
|Barrel Size||1.25" (31.7mm)|
|Bolt Case Included||Yes - Free Agena Eyepiece Container|
|Eye Relief by Design||20mm|
|Field Stop Diameter||7.5mm|
|Filter Threads||Standard 1.25" Filter Thread (M28.5 x 0.6)|
|Rubber Eye Guard||Yes|
|Eyepiece Focal Length||5.1mm - 10mm|
|Eyepiece Field of View||61 - 70 degrees|
|Eyepiece Series||Tele Vue DeLite|
|Barrel Type||With safety undercut|
|Bolt Case Size||Agena 52x80mm|
|Eyepiece Weight||7.30oz (206.95g)|