Features include two ED glass elements and fully multicoated edge-blackened optics for excellent colour, enhanced contrast, high light transmission and minimal ghosting.
The six-element / four-group design minimises field curvature for a nice flat field, even when used with telescope f-ratios as low as f5.
Modern twist-up eyecups, 16mm eye relief and 21mm diameter eye-lens make them comfortable to use, even when wearing eyeglasses.
The tactile rubber grip and milled indentations make them easy to handle in the dark.
The 1.25“ nosepiece accepts 1.25" astronomy filters and has a machined safety undercut, so the eyepiece is less likely to slip out of the focuser.
|Average Rating (12 Reviews): |
21 January 2023 | D
Haven't had clear skies at night to test it out, but daytime views are excellent.
I'm really pleased with this product.
Not recommended for fast telescopes (F4.9)
24 November 2022 | Neil
Very good quality eyepiece but unfortunately only the middle of the FOV was sharp anywhere else the stars were distorted. probably better for slower telescopes (F6 and above)
Bst starguider 15mm, skywatcher 130p.
01 October 2022 | Adam
Great value eyepiece, feels like a quality product. Very nice views from it combined with a skywatcher 130p heritage. Great eye relief and FOV. Comfortable stargazing.
18 April 2022 | Brian
Good optics; well made; good FoV; good ER. Bought with Starguider 25mm EP and Barlow. All at good price for such good quality
28 February 2022 | Benjamin
An excellent upgrade from my standard eyepieces that came with my 127 mac!
16 November 2021 | Ian
A solid eyepiece that is punching way above it’s weight. Good clear image with no ghosting or kidney beaning that i could see. I will be buying the rest of the range very soon. These are the best upgrade from the supplied eyepieces that come with most telescopes.
26 October 2021 | Ed
Eyepieces arrived promptly and where well packaged.
I purchased the 8mm and 15mm to supplement my standard eyepieces that came with my Skywatcher 130m. They where more substantial than expected and are very well made. Once I started to use them I was not disappointed. Looked at Jupiter and Saturn with both eyepieces and could define the bands on Jupiter.
Started with the 15mm on Saturn which was great but once I got the 8mm on the job, well......all my days. I was able to pick out Titan and Dione. I was ecstatic.
I would recommend these eyepieces to anyone looking to upgrade on a budget as they punch well above their weight.
15mm BST Starguider with Sky Watcher 200mm/8" 1200mm dob.
23 September 2021 | Stephen
I spent several hours enjoying this scope with the 10mm and 25mm supplied eyepieces then, during weeks of cloudy skies, I ventured down the rabbit hole of selecting some new eyepieces.
The Stargazers Lounge forum was incredibly helpful (thanks to FLO for sponsoring it) and led me to getting 5mm, 8mm and 15mm BST Starguider eyepieces, (giving 240x, 150x and 80x with this scope. (I later added a 32mm plossl for low magnification.)
The difference is staggering! To my eyes the images are very bright, sharp and show very little distortion.
This 15mm has become my main eyepiece, giving clear general views of planets and the moon and wide enough views for most DSO's. The range of colours of stars in open clusters is much clearer.
The wider field of view (60deg) makes for a much more "immersive" feel to the views too.
For me, and for this scope, they have been an excellent (and inexpensive) upgrade. I thoroughly recommend them.
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!)
22 September 2021 | Morgan
I bought 2 bst eyepieces 15 mm and the 18 mm to fill in the gaps between my more expensive eyepieces and wasn’t disappointed Crystal clear and de be honest I could see no difference between them and my televue delite eyepieces , I would strongly recommend buying these and saving yourself some money on the more expensive brands. The pretty lightweight but still feel like a quality item .
05 July 2020 | Ian
I tried this against a Meade Super Plossl 15mm eyepiece. The performance on the lunar disk was very close (excellent) between the two eyepieces, but the BST StarGuider ED 15mm wins by a whisker due to the wider angle!
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