Threaded barrel accepts 1.25" filters and features a 'safety undercut' to prevent the eyepiece falling out of the focuser.
30 and 40mm: due to the 1.25" barrel size the 30 and 40mm eyepieces show almost the same area of sky so, for visual use, the 30mm is the better choice. The 40mm is however useful when a compact camera is positioned over the eyepiece for afocal photography.
Note to spectacle wearers: Plossl eyepieces with 15mm and longer focal lengths are good choices for spectacle wearers but for shorter focal lengths the Celestron XCel LX series have greater eye-relief so are better suited.
|Average Rating (8 Reviews): |In Mak 127 very impressed.
Monday, 4 September 2017 | Mike
Orion Nebula and trapezium were very well presented by the 30mm version of this EP. Nice and sharp and good contrast despite the sky beginning to show signs of dawn.
It was purchased to give a wide view whilst aligning but it was so good it stayed put for most of the session.
Be interesting to see how it fares with my Newt at f4.7 ???
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 | Christopher
got this as an upgrade to the stock skywatcher 25mm...wow...very sharp clear optics with massive eye relief,brings out much more detail than the stock e/ps at a very reasonable price..good for spec wearers even though i remove mine to view
Sunday, 26 April 2015 | Stephen
Cant fault this 25 mm ep for the money. First time out i was allready seeing far more than my stock ep,s. Infact i didnt even get them out. I used this 25 and a 2x barlow. So much better
Amazing quality for a low price
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 | Martin
I bought the 8mm one to get better views of planets, the difference i noticed right away was amazing compared to the 10mm supplied with my skyliner 200p. ring separation on Saturn was very crisp and Jupiter showed in great color and very easy to see the color banding of it. I will defiantly be ordering more of the Vixen NPL range after seeing first hand how good they are
Thursday, 26 December 2013 | Joanne
Had my Skywatcher 127 for a year. I quickly upgraded from the lenses that came with it. I bought the 40mm first followed by a 9mm Celestron lense. To be honest my light polluted skies offer little chance to get a clear view with the 9mm so I use the 40mm all the time. Its wide angle makes it really easy to find your target and I wear glasses and find the eye relief fab.
A couple of weeks ago, I decided to treat myself to a new lense. I thought that the 15mm version would be a good middle of the road choice. I certainly wasn't disapointed. Jupiter's rings looked really clear and I can't wait for another clear night to look at my other favourites.
As far as First Light Optics are concerned, I have nothing but praise. They have always been helpful and very quick to dispatch items.
Sunday, 31 March 2013 | Craig
A wonderful addition for any budding astronomer, these eyepieces as mentioned before offer a much better experience than those supplied with a beginner telescope. My first purchase was the 8mm lens, and this offered previously unparalleled images of jupiter and it's equatorial belts. A definite purchase for a great price and as for FLO's delivery, cannot fault them. Very speedy.
Thursday, 10 January 2013 | Steven
beautiful sharp contrasty views of Jupiter using my Mak 127 along with this 6mm ep. I also put a barlow in and the size of jupiter was impressive with 3 moons in the F.O.V.
This was my first piece bought to complement the current 10&25 supplied with my scope and the quality is far superior.
I find the 6mm is great for using with a webcam as they result in a similar sized image image so I centre it with the eyepiece and then move over to the webcam to save faffing around trying to find it using the webcam. Works a treat, relatively inexpensive upgrades that I cant recommend enough, I have just ordered a 30mm and no doubt will build up a collection slowly.
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | Andrew
My 15mm NPL eyepice was my first purchase to complement the 10mm and 25mm eyepieces supplied with my scope. For a relatively small amount of money it very quickly showed up the failings of those 'supplied with' eyepieces. Over the last couple of years my collection has grown to include much more expensive offerings from Baader and Televue but this humble plossl still holds its place. I now find it particularly useful for splitting double stars, where its sharp contrasty image is a real benefit.
If you're looking for that first step up from the eyepieces which came with your scope or you're just on a budget then I can't recommend these highly enough.