Astro Essentials Super Plossl Eyepiece
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Astro Essentials Super Plossl Eyepiece

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About this product

Model:  ae_plossl_ep_7.5mm

These 4-element Super Plössl eyepieces offer remarkably high performance at a surprisingly low price!  

Fully multi-coated optics increase light transmission and blackened lens edges minimise internal reflection and enhance contrast. 

Best suited for telescopes with f-ratios f6 or slower. 

All focal lengths offer 52º field-of-view except the 40mm which offers 42º. 

Threaded nosepiece accepts 1.25" filters (except the 56mm, which has a 2" nosepiece that accepts 2" filters). 

32 and 40mm: due to the 1.25" barrel size the 32 and 40mm eyepieces actually show the same area of sky so, for visual use, the 32mm is the better choice. The 40mm is however useful when a compact camera is positioned over the eyepiece for afocal photography. 

56mm: The 56mm is an impressive eyepiece that is larger and heavier than the others. It's 2" diameter nosepiece requires a 2" eyepiece holder or diagonal. Due to its larger design it is not parafocal with the other eyepieces in this series (you will need to refocus when changing eyepieces). 

Note to spectacle wearers: Plossl eyepieces with 15mm and longer focal lengths are good choices for spectacle wearers but for shorter focal lengths the StarGuider BST series eyepieces have greater eye-relief so are better suited. 

Customer reviews

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Astro Essentials 56mm Plossl
Saturday, 25 September 2021  | 

This 56mm surprised me, prefer it to my  42mm GSO Superview
on my 6CC or 150 mak
Works fabulous to resolve stars at max brightness in Globular
and Open Clusters...Esp Omega Centauri..Really nice across near the entire field at F12...A real pleasure to use and so reasonably priced,  and I'm getting near 1.4° field of view(3 Moons Across) basically can be used as a finder too..A fun eyepiece to put with my Delites, Pan and Tak Abbes. Highly recommended EP .
PS: Some other companies charge far more for this same EP rebranded.

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AE 32mm Super Plossl with Sky Watcher 200mm/8" 1200mm dob.
Thursday, 23 September 2021  | 

After upgrading the original sky-watcher eyepieces to the much better BST 5mm, 8mm and 15mm ones I bought this 32mm to give wide, low magnification (about 40x with this scope) views.
This has become my starting eyepiece for an evening's viewing. It is perfect for just "wandering about the sky", appreciating the sheer numbers of stars and their beauty. Its bright image shows larger DSO's particularly well and it is very useful for target finding before moving to higher magnifications. In use the soft eyecup is comfortable too, allowing you to get close enough to enjoy the full field of view.

A really useful, enjoyable addition and excellent value for money.

FLO's service, speed of response, quality of packaging and choice of courier are all excellent. (I live in France - express delivery took just 3 days!)

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Super Plossl 12.5mm
Tuesday, 1 June 2021  | 

Excellent value, shares the same focus as my other eyepieces so fits in perfectly to fill a gap, and the quality is at least as good. Just about to buy a 17mm to fill in my range nicely.

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excellent balance price/quality
Tuesday, 2 February 2021  | 

I bought the 7.5mm Eyepiece, and it's a great product. it's solid and it's worth buying it.
I am happy with it.

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Quality eyepiece
Wednesday, 30 December 2020  | 

Bought this to replace the standard 25mm that came with the scope. Theres not much different magnification wise but the overall build of the eyepiece is very good. Has a comfy rubber grip at the top and a thread to screw filters on to, something my standard eyepiece doesn't have. FLO are fantastic to deal with!

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Astro Essentials Super Plossl Eyepiece
Friday, 4 December 2020  | 

I purchased another more expensive eyepiece previously that was 4 times the price of this one but not 4 times the image quality. Save some money and buy something that works, robust eyepiece that delivers and doesn’t break the bank.

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At last!
Tuesday, 16 June 2020  | 

I suffer from arthritis, bending over an eyepiece for extended periods is either painful or not possible - This 56mm super plossl with a diagonal make it a pleasure To align .
Brilliant advice !

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Good if you wear glasses
Friday, 29 May 2020  | 

Bought the 56mm one from this range originally but after a single use and some research realised it gave far to LOW a magnification for my telescope. My error. FLO refund without quibble, bought the 32mm rather than 40mm taking advice from the Web page and some further calculations as to minimum I should use accros my collection of telescopes. Tried the 32mm last night, it gives x31 in my SW Newtonian and I found it works well with my reading glasses on. Also, almost parfocal with my other eyepieces so overall, very pleased.


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