Tele Vue 55mm Plossl Eyepiece - 2"

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  • Tele Vue 55mm Plossl Eyepiece - 2"

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    • Regular price $239.01
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    Tele Vue 55mm Plossl Eyepiece - 2"

    Televue 55mm Plossl Eyepiece

    Since Televue introduced their Pl??ssls in 1980, they have won praise and patents, including a patent in Japan. Tele Vue Pl??ssls, 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 Pl??ssls 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 Pl??ssls 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 Pl??ssls feature full multicoatings 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 undriven mounts to gaze longer before repositioning the image.

    The 55mm focal length has the largest true field possible for 2" eyepiece holders -3 times the true field area of any 1-1/4" eyepiece. The focal plane is placed at the end of the barrel to minimize vignetting. Performance with Schmidt-Cassegrains 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" series TeleVue included a long eye-relief 40mm focal length in the series with a 43 degree apparent field. Like the 55mm, its focal plane is at the barrel edge for maximum field in the 1-1/4" format. The 32mm Plossl, with its larger 50 degree apparent field, will deliver the same true field as the 40mm but with higher magnification. The 32mm is parfocal with the shorter focal length Pl??ssls. The 25mm, 20mm, 15mm, 11mm and 8mm Pl??ssls 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 Tele Vue Plossl!

    Televue Product Number: EPL-55.0

    Additional Information

    Barrel Size2"
    Case IncludedNo
    Dust Caps IncludedYes
    Eye Guard IncludedYes
    Eye Relief19mm & Up
    Eyepiece Apparent FOV50 degrees
    Eyepiece Eye Relief38mm
    Eyepiece Special FeatureNone
    Field Stop46mm
    Focal Length55mm
    Lens Elements & Groups4 elements
    ManufacturerTele Vue
    ModelTelevue Plossl
    Optical DesignPlossl
    WarrantyLifetime Warranty

    Questions & Answers

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    • In what country is the TeleVue Plossl 55.0mm Eyepiece made?

      Hello Juan, Thank you for your question. All of the Tele-Vue Plossls are made in Japan.

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