The Articulated Relay Eyepiece uses a series of relay lenses and
folding mirrors to reposition the telescope focal plane a considerable distance from the tail piece
of the telescope. Mechanical and optical swivel joints allow the ARE-125 to pivot freely in
A person seated in a wheel chair may simply pick up the eyepiece and bring it to their eye for convenient
viewing regardless of telescope position.
attaches to the telescope using a standard 2 inch eyepiece adapter. A standard 1.25 inch eyepiece
may be inserted into the eyepiece assembly.
The light loss is minimized by using high reflectance
coatings on the folding mirrors and broad band anti-reflection coatings on the relay lenses. The
telescope resolution suffers only minimal degradation.