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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This Plossl is incredible
Wednesday, 28 September 2022  | 

I am enjoying the sharpness and beauty of the images it gives. It feels high quality, being metal made. Really pleased with my purchase.

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Really impressed, don't know how FLO do it for the money.
Saturday, 9 July 2022  | 

Ok, I'm a bit of a eyepiece addict.
Bought one Astro Essentials Plossl for Evaluation....ended up buying all focal lengths from 7.5mm through to 26mm!
Unless you have a expensive premium telescope these dirt cheap but decent quality eyepieces will show you pretty much all your telescope is capable of showing you.
I have an embarassingly extensive collection of classic Japanese made Ep's & these compare very favourably.
Not a fan of eyecups~ generally I find them uncomfortable, but these AE Plossls have the most comfortable eyecups (thin rubber) i've ever used~Most welcome with the neighbours lights.
A genuine Astronomy bargain IMO. Cannot fault for the money.
I have compared them with Plossls costing somewhat more & they are the equal or better in all respects.

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Astro Essentials 32mm Eyepiece
Thursday, 21 April 2022  | 

I originally bought this eyepiece for solar observing with a quark (which I haven't yet got around to) however it has become my go to eyepiece for star alignment when setting up. Great value for the money.

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56mm plossl
Friday, 15 April 2022  | 

Works well with refractors f5 to f8 and f12 maksutov.didnt like the f6 dobsonian. Left a black spot from secondary mirror. Chris was very helpful on help desk.

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7.5mm Astro Essentials eyepiece
Wednesday, 22 December 2021  | 

Very pleased - swift despatch as usual from FLO and the eyepiece performs very well for the money (have only tested it on trees and cranes in the day so far)
Pleasantly surprised how heavy it feels, like something sturdy and high-quality - far more so than than the eyepieces that came with my telescope.

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Astro Essentials plossl eyepiece
Monday, 20 December 2021  | 

Excellent and super value for money

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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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