About this product
Part Number: SP10854
Please note BST StarGuider ED eyepieces are occasionally branded 'Astro Essentials'.
Remarkably high performance-per-£!
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 makes them comfortable to use, even when wearing eyeglasses.
The tactile rubber grip and milled indentations make them easy to handle in the dark and the 1.25“ nosepiece includes a safety undercut so the eyepiece is less likely to slip out of the focuser. The 1.25” nosepiece is also threaded to accept 1.25“ astronomy filters.
- Two ED glass elements minimise chromatic aberration.
- All air-to-glass surfaces are fully multicoated for high contrast, high light transmission and minimal ghosting.
- Blackened lens edges reduce internal reflections and further increase contrast.
- Six-element / four-group design minimises field curvature for a nice flat field.
- 16mm eye relief (suitable for spectacle wearers).
- Large 21mm eye-lens diameter for comfortable observing.
- Convenient screw-out eye cups.
- Tactile rubber grip for easy handling in the dark.
- 1.25“ nosepiece with milled safety undercut.
- Accepts 1.25“ astronomy filters.
- Suitable for use with telescope focal-ratios f/5 and above.
Eyepiece Field of View Simulator
|Average Rating (3 Reviews): |
Sunday, 5 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!
The best eyepice that I have had.
Tuesday, 23 June 2020 | Victor
I am very happy with this eyepiece of 15mm. I had read a very good reports of this eyepiece and I have been able to verify these opinions. Vision is clear and sharp. The eye relief is great and very useful for people with glasses like me. It is a bit heavy but without problems for my small telescope Newton Orion 100 / 400. I am delighyted with this eyepiece. I will not hesitate to buy BST Starguider again in the future.
Thursday, 4 April 2019 | Paul
This is my first branded eyepiece so unfortunately I don't really have that much to compare it too. The build quality is obviously much better than the 2 eyepieces that came with my skywatcher 200p, the twist up eyecup is also really nice and feels like it'll last a lot longer than the flip up equivalents on the standard eyepieces. Image quality seems fine, feels about on par with my standard 25mm eyepiece, maybe slightly better, slightly larger FOV is also nice. Eye relief doesnt feel all that great compared to my 25mm, can be trickier to observe with. Observing bright objects can create a glare/reflection at certain angles which can be annoying.
Overall though i would say these eyepieces seem like they are worth thier price, although i probably wouldn't replace my standard eyepieces with BST equivalents, they are good cheap alternatives when it comes to buying eyepieces to fill the gaps in your collection.
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Q1. But aren't these the same as ........ ?
Probably... BST (BarSTa) Starguider ED eyepieces are available under a number of brands but we source them with their original factory name.
Q2. Are these noticably better than the 10 & 20mm eyepieces supplied with my telescope?