Tele Vue 32mm Plössl

$147.01

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This is a very good low power/wide field eyepiece for capturing galaxy pairs and galaxy clusters, viewing emission and reflection nebulas in their entirety, and more . . .
Our Product #: TP32
TeleVue Product #: EPL-32.0
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Product Description

This is a very good low power/wide field eyepiece for capturing galaxy pairs and galaxy clusters, viewing emission and reflection nebulas in their entirety, etc. You can use the calculator below to see how wide a field it will give you with your particular scope. It has a rubber grip ring for comfortable use in cold weather.

It provides a big 7.1mm exit pupil with an f/4.5 Dobsonian reflector for rich field scanning of the Milky Way star clouds in Sagittarius from a dark sky site. As the eyes of some observers may no longer be able to dilate to a full 7mm, however, this eyepiece could potentially waste some of the light-gathering capability of a fast focal ratio scope. Thought should be given to matching its exit pupil size to your eyesight before purchasing if you have a fast focal ratio scope, unless you are content to give up some light gathering in exchange for a wider view of the universe.

This is an excellent choice to replace the so-so 26mm eyepiece that comes with many moderately-priced scopes, not only to improve the edge-to-edge sharpness, but to give a wider and brighter field of view, as well. Excellent eye relief for unvignetted viewing for eyeglass wearers.

Tech Details

Barrel Size 1.25"
Eye Relief 18mm
Field of view 50
Focal Length 32mm
Number of optical elements 4
Weight 7 oz
Warranty Limited Lifetime

Reviews

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This eyepiece has been around a long time but still is part of my main kit. Makes a great finder eyepiece on my small scopes and is a nice mid power small object eyepiece on my larger scopes. (Posted on 10/31/2019)
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The televue 32mm plossl is my favorite eyepiece to scan around with at low power in my f8 reflector. It provides a wide pleasant view with comfy eye relief. A great eyepiece to use when showing the sky to folks at outreach events. This was the eyepice that I used for the 2017 eclipse, perfect view of the sun with a solar filter. (Posted on 10/17/2019)
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Over the past 30 years I had a fair number of eyepieces but always go back to my 24mm and 32mm Televue Plossls-especially my 32mm (Posted on 10/17/2019)
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This has always been a good eyepiece and I sometimes use it for afocal projection of the Sun using my point and shoot digital cameras. The field is very flat. Great eye relief, most that wear glasses while observing will be happy with this one! (Posted on 1/13/2019)
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After years of using typical eyepieces, I've started buying better quality. As others have states, the views and quality are great. Overall, not a bad price for a premium eyepiece. (Posted on 1/7/2019)
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Yes, it's little pricey ... but it provides memorable, expansive views for a 1.25" Plossl! (Posted on 10/18/2018)
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This is my favorite eyepiece and usually the first that is used on any given evening. The views are clear and crisp and the eye relief is very nice even with glasses on. (Posted on 10/16/2018)
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I have an SCT with a 1500mm focal length and needed a lower power eyepiece than the 25mm that came with the scope. On its website, Televue provides excellent guidance on selecting eyepieces. When I checked I found out that what prevents using longer focal lengths is the field stop. With a 1.25" diagonal, I was limited to a 27mm field stop, corresponding to TV's 32mm Plossl. No point in getting a much more expensive 40mm, so I got the 32mm.

What I like: very good value and performance for the price. Clear images.

What I don't like: Nothing. A larger field of view would be nice, but it's a Plossl, after all.

Summary: As with all TV products, there are cheaper alternatives, but the 32mm TV Plossl is competitively priced and produces excellent images. (Posted on 8/4/2017)
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