After a long wait, I finally took the plunge on a gently used 41mm Televue Panoptic. When it arrived in the mail, I was surprised as to the size of this eyepiece! This thing should have it's own zip code! The large box gives an impression of the size of the 41.
I used the 41 for the first time last night on my CPC Edge 800 HD. Wow. The large field of view, easy eye relief, jet black sky and pinpoint stars make this legendary eyepiece true to its reputation. M42 and the Pleiades were especially fun to view. I have the 27 and 35mm Panoptics, too. While all these eyepieces share similar Panoptic traits, the 41 seems to be in a different class from the others. Looking at stuff through this eyepiece is just fun. I'm amazed and will enjoy using this eyepiece for many nights to come. The CPC had no trouble with the added weight.
If you are considering this eyepiece for your collection, I highly recommend it!