Magnifications and FOVs


Below are the magnifications/fields of view for typical telescope and eyepiece combinations at the UCI Observatory. For reference, the angular diameters of the Sun and Moon are 0.57 and 0.52 degree, respectively.

EyePiece
8" Meade f/10
12" Meade f/10
UCI 24" f/8
40 mm
50 / 0.80 degree
76 / 0.52 degree
122 / 0.33 deg
26 mm
78 / 0.51 degree
117 / 0.34 degree
188 / 0.21 deg
12.4 mm
163 / 0.24 degree
245 / 0.16 degree
393 / 0.10 deg


Last updated Apr 29, 2009