Tele Vue 32mm Plossl Eyepiece
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Tele Vue 32mm Plossl Eyepiece
The 32 mm Plossl Eyepiece by Tele Vue:
Since Tele Vue introduced their Plossls in 1980, they have won praise and patents, including a patent in Japan. Tele Vue Plossls, designed by Al Nagler, have been a recognized benchmark of performance and value in the class of 50 degree apparent field of view eyepieces. While the Plossls may be the least expensive eyepiece line, they still enjoy the same care and attention to detail as the most expensive. While it's easy for other manufacturers to vie for the lowest price, Tele Vue continues to believe that quality, performance, and consistency will ultimately reward you with the most value for your dollar.
Diffraction limited "on-axis" performance is a given. Using more expensive high-index glasses to reduce astigmatism and lateral color at the field's edge, Tele Vue Plossls deliver sharper images than any other brand of 4 or 5 element "Plossl" or Orthoscopic designs. The faster the focal ratio of your telescope, the greater your visual reward for using Tele Vue eyepieces. Tele Vue Plossls feature full multi-coatings for greatest light transmission and contrast. Blackened lens edges and internal anti-reflection threads tweak the last bit of contrast for maximum image detail. The sharper field focuses faint star light into perceptible points and allows those with un-driven mounts to gaze longer before repositioning the image.
The 55 mm focal length has the largest true field possible for 2-inch eyepiece holders -3 times the true field area of any 1-1/4-inch eyepiece. The focal plane is placed at the end of the barrel to minimize vignetting. Performance with a Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope is remarkable since it avoids the image degradation and severe vignetting which occurs when using telecompressors. Long eye-relief and unique adjustable eyeguard for eyeglass wearers.
In the 1-1/4-inch series Tele Vue included a long eye-relief 40 mm focal length in the series with a 43 degree apparent field. Like the 55 mm, its focal plane is at the barrel edge for maximum field in the 1-1/4-inch format. The 32 mm Plossl, with its larger 50 degree apparent field, will deliver the same true field as the 40 mm but with higher magnification. The 32 mm is parfocal with the shorter focal length Plossls. The 25 mm, 20 mm, 15 mm, 11 mm, and 8 mm Plossls round out the focal lengths for various observing from deep sky to planetary. They work best with Tele Vue Powermates to effectively double the number of focal lengths in your collection. Far superior to eyepieces usually provided as standard with most instruments.
For a bit more than generic brands, you can own a genuine TeleVue Plossl!
OPT Product Number: TE-EPL-32.0
|Dust Caps Included||Yes|
|Eye Guard Included||Yes|
|Field of View||50 degrees|
|Lens Elements & Groups||4 elements|
|Model||Tele Vue Plossl|
Tele Vue first one I own. and looked throught and now I know why they are number 1 When you buy Tele Vue. You pay top dollar and you get top dollar.You can never go wrong buying a Tele Vue Eyepiece.
Great inexpensive way of giving a wider field of view to my 127mm Mak.
This eyepiece has been my workhorse for over 15 years, I use it a lot on a 13 inch f 4.5 dobsonian and the views are great, it is a very comfoftable eyepiece, the stars are ALLWAYS pinpoints no mater the scope. Now that I want to get a large TFOV this is the eyepiece that I use to rate other eyepieces, and is hard to find such an eyepiece under 400 dolars, I want to replace it with a 31mm Nagler (620 dlsor a 30mm Pentax (580 dlsor better with a 17mm Ethos (750dls, so, for the 100 dls that I paid 15 years ago I can say that I'm more than happy this eyepiece is highly recomended, it has an excelent edge correction, is very brigth and the contrast is perfect. When I'm done observing the moon with the 13mm Nagler on the 2.5 Powermate i my 13/f4.5 scope (excelent high power views, I go back to the 32mm Plossl and spend quite a time (several minutes just enjoying the 43X view. This eyepiece is not a widefield, is a 50 degrees AFOV and is like the metro patrón on which all eyepieces should be rated. Period.