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Tele Vue Plossl Eyepieces

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Plossls - 50° Apparent Field Eyepieces.

Since Tele Vue introduced their Plössls in 1980, they have won praise and patents, including a patent in Japan. Tele Vue Plössls, designed by Al Nagler, have been a recognized benchmark of performance and value in the class of 50° apparent field of view eyepieces. While the Plössls may be our least expensive eyepiece line, they still enjoy the same care and attention to detail as our 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.

image...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 Plössls deliver sharper images than any other brand of 4 or 5 element "Plössls" or Orthoscopic designs. The faster the focal ratio of your telescope, the greater your visual reward for using Tele Vue eyepieces. Tele Vue Plössls 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.

For a bit more than generic brands, you can own genuine Tele Vue Plössls.

Modest Price, Extraordinary Performance
Excellent sharpness and contrast,enhanced by multi-coating every surface and blackening the lens edges, make Tele Vue Plossls ideal for planetary viewing. Each eyepiece's performance is tested at f/4. 

With noticeably less astigmatism and lateral colour at the edge of the field, these Plossl eyepieces deliver images sharper then any other 4 or 5 element eyepieces. 

The 32mm Plossl has the same true field as the 40mm, but higher magnification, while the latter has very long eye-relief for spectacle wearers. Both these eyepieces deliver maximum field for the 1 ¼ inch format. 

The 55mm Plossl is a 'must' for deep-sky fans. this eyepieces has the largest true field possible in a 2" eyepiece holder - 3 times the field area of any 1 ¼" eyepiece! Performance with schmidt-cassegrains is remarkable, since it avoids the image degradations and severe vignetting which occurs when using telecompressors. Long eye-relief for spectacle wearers! 

Model #

Focal
Length
(mm)

Barrel
Size
(in.)

Ele-
ments
/Groups

Apparent
Field
of View
(deg.)

Par-
focal
Group

Eye
Relief
(mm)

Weight
(lb/oz)

EPL-55.0

 55

 2"

 4 / 2

 50

 

 38

1.13/18.1

EPL-40.0

 40

 1¼"

 4 / 2

 43

 

 28

0.41/6.6

EPL-32.0

 32

 1¼"

 4 / 2

 50

 B

 22

0.39/6.2

EAP-25.0

 25

 1¼"

 4 / 2

 50

 B

 17

0.27/4.3

EAP-20.0

 20

 1¼"

 4 / 2

 50

 B

 14

0.19/3.0

EAP-15.0

 15

 1¼"

 4 / 2

 50

 B

 10

0.16/2.6

EAP-11.0

 11

 1¼"

 4 / 2

 50

 B

 8

0.14/2.2

EAP-08.0

 8

 1¼"

 4 / 2

 50

 B

 6

0.11/1.8