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exit pupil

(Ramsden disk; Ramsden circle) The image of the objective or primary mirror of a telescope formed on the eye side of the eyepiece. It is seen as a bright disk when the telescope is pointed at any extended bright surface. A convenient way to determine the magnification is to divide the telescope aperture by the diameter of the exit pupil.

exit pupil

[′eg·zət ‚pyü·pəl]
(optics)
The image of the aperture stop of an optical system formed in the image space by rays emanating from a point on the optical axis in the object space.
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An exit pupil of 4.0 is OK for general-purpose use (given good-quality glass).
Things like increased bulk, length, and weight; reduced field-of-view, exit pupil and low-light performance.
Consider the following: Relative brightness and twilight factors for five binocular models EXIT PUPIL RELATIVE BRIGHTNESS TWILIGHT FACTOR 7X35mm 5mm 25 15.7 10X50mm 5mm 25 22.4 7X50 7.1mm 50.4 18.7 8X20 2.5mm 6.3 12.6 8X42 5.25mm 27.6 18.3
Fixed power rifle scopes come in an almost limitless combination of powers and objective diameters, but all use the same method of determining the size of the exit pupil. As you can see from the illustration above, the 4X32 rifle scope, which is rightfully one of the most popular models available, gives you an exit pupil of 8 millimeters.
SPECIFICATIONS Magnification: 4x to 16x Objective lens diameter: 42mm Eye relief: 4 to 3.7 inches Exit pupil: 10.5 to 2.6mm Tube diameter: 1 inch Overall length: 13.5 inches Weight: 18 ounces Adjustment increments: .25 MOA Adjustment range: 36 MOA Field of view: 23.9 to 6 feet at 100 yards Waterproof: Up to 1 meter for 10 minutes, nitrogen gas purged MSRP: $579.95
For visual observing through a telescope, the effective pupil size will be determined by your instrument's "exit pupil" or by the entrance pupil of your eye, whichever is smaller.
As is prevalent with large objective, "fast" optical systems, the secondary spectrum often dominates near the edge of the exit pupil. However, it should also be viewable while looking at a high-contrast "white and black" target when moving your head away from--and toward--the exit pupil along the axis of the scope.
With a variable magnification scope you can power down to increase field of view and/ or to enlarge the exit pupil to brighten the image.
Exit Pupil:42Mm, Of Make Nikon, Model: Outdoor Aculon A211 12X50 Or Similar Make
Binoculars in the 6x and 7x range, with an exit pupil of at least 5mm -- 6x30, 7x35 -- are ideal for twilight hunting.
Another important aspect of an eyepiece is its eye relief--the distance that the exit pupil is located above the eye lens.