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TeleVue 15mm Plossl

15mm Plossl eyepiece

$88.99

PLOSSL EYEPIECES

Concept: For our first product, I wanted to refine the best known high quality eyepiece design, the 4-element Plossl. Optically, my design using high-index glasses improved the edge-field performance sufficiently to win U.S. patent (#4482217). Adding full multicoatings, blackened lens edges, parfocalization, anti-reflection and filter threads, saftey undercuts, and rubber eyeguards resulted in contrast, sharpness, and quality levels that launched our "spacewalk" quest. -Al Nagler

The Al Nagler eyepiece design that laid the foundation for the Tele Vue reputation.Since their introduction, Tele Vue Plossls have been a recognized benchmark of performance and value in the class of 50 degree apparent field of view eyepieces. With noticeably less astigmatism and lateral color at field`s edge, they deliver sharper images than any other 4 or 5 element "Plossl". For a bit more than generic brands, you can own a genuine Tele Vue Plossl. Remember, you`ll always be happy with the best.

User Reports:

"Our observatory has a 16" f/5, and I recently tested my 26mm and 17mm Tele Vue against a new (5 element competitive "Plossl"). The Tele Vue eyepieces were much sharper, with more contrast. Sharpness at the edge of the field was far superior." - Steven Sherrod, Past President Des Moines Astronomical Society.

"Sharpest I`ve ever used." -Richard Berry, Editor Astronomy Magazine

PLOSSL EYEPIECES

Concept: For our first product, I wanted to refine the best known high quality eyepiece design, the 4-element Plossl. Optically, my design using high-index glasses improved the edge-field performance sufficiently to win U.S. patent (#4482217). Adding full multicoatings, blackened lens edges, parfocalization, anti-reflection and filter threads, saftey undercuts, and rubber eyeguards resulted in contrast, sharpness, and quality levels that launched our "spacewalk" quest. -Al Nagler

The Al Nagler eyepiece design that laid the foundation for the Tele Vue reputation.Since their introduction, Tele Vue Plossls have been a recognized benchmark of performance and value in the class of 50 degree apparent field of view eyepieces. With noticeably less astigmatism and lateral color at field`s edge, they deliver sharper images than any other 4 or 5 element "Plossl". For a bit more than generic brands, you can own a genuine Tele Vue Plossl. Remember, you`ll always be happy with the best.

User Reports:

"Our observatory has a 16" f/5, and I recently tested my 26mm and 17mm Tele Vue against a new (5 element competitive "Plossl"). The Tele Vue eyepieces were much sharper, with more contrast. Sharpness at the edge of the field was far superior." - Steven Sherrod, Past President Des Moines Astronomical Society.

"Sharpest I`ve ever used." -Richard Berry, Editor Astronomy Magazine

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My 1st Look Planetary Eyepiece
For some reason this eyepiece has become my 1st-look GOTO planetary eyepiece.  It provides good magnifcation and contrast for detailed views of the planets.  It is very small and light. Contrast is high, high, high.    

Drawbacks include tight eye relief and for me the flat area that rings the eye lens is so shiny and polished that it causes problems for me when viewing in daylight or bright twilight. Provides distracting glare from light coming in from the side around the eye.  Have to cup my hand around my eye and eyepiece. Cant say that Ive noticed this on other eyepieces.

I like it anyway.  Would like to compare to the 15 Panoptic soon.
From: bushd@ponyexpress.net | Date: 10/16/2009 1:48 PM
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Best plossls for the money
If you dont wear glasses, and dont mind the 50 deg FOV, these are the best plossls for the money out there.  Excellent edge to edge sharpness, good contrast, and brightness, with zero negative aspects when used in my 80mm F6 WO refractor.  I bought the set of 15mm, 11mm, and 8mm and all are HIGHLY RECOMMENED
From: t.bottoni@comcast.net | Date: 10/16/2009 1:48 PM
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