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Tele Vue 8mm Plössl

Regular Price: $95.01

Special Price $86.00

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This is a very good medium high to high power eyepiece for observing lunar and planetary detail, resolving globular clusters, picking up small planetary nebulas against a stellar background, etc . . .
Our Product #: TP08
TeleVue Product #: EPL-08.0
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Product Description

This is a very good medium high to high power eyepiece (the power depends on the focal length of your scope) for observing lunar and planetary detail, resolving globular clusters, picking up small planetary nebulas against a stellar background, etc.

It has a short eye relief that will limit the field for eyeglass wearers. Those who must wear eyeglasses while observing due to severe astigmatism would probably be better off using a Barlow and a longer focal length eyepiece with longer eye relief to reach this focal length, rather than buying this eyepiece for use on its own.

This 8mm TeleVue Plössl was rated the best available in its focal length in a recent test report of 31 eyepieces in Sky & Telescope magazine.

Tech Details

Barrel Size 1.25"
Eye Relief 5mm
Field of view 50
Focal Length 8mm
Number of optical elements 4
Weight 2 oz
Warranty Limited Lifetime

Reviews

Review by:
This eyepiece is a reference standard. The 8mm PLÖSSL provides sharp clear views with all of my refractors. Over the years I have purchased several and given them to a friends and family. This way they have at least one good eyepiece among the random Kellners and Modified Achromats that are bundled with some inexpensive telescopes. (Posted on 10/17/2018)
Review by:
This is a great eyepiece for those on a budget. Although, these do not provide immersive views (which shouldn't be expected for a low f/l buget eyepiece such as this), images are bright and quality is good as is expected of a Televue eyepiece. However if you wear glasses and prefer to leave them on during observing, I would suggest a different eyepiece, as the eye-relief is extremely small. (Posted on 10/14/2018)
Review by:
Astronomic's explanation concerning this EP is spot on. If your new to astronomy I would advise you to do your home work. Why put a $500 EP on a $300 scope? For me eye relief is a major 'comfort' factor (at least 12mm). Baader and Pentax have great zooms that can save you big $. Field of view is another major consideration. Go big or go home? Short on cash? Wait, and save up some more $ and get the best you can afford. Why put an $40 EP on $3000 scope? Clear skies. (Posted on 8/4/2017)
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On axis this is one of the sharper planetary eyepieces ive used. More comfortable then stated eye relief would suggest. Would recommend to anyone who doesn't need to use glasses while observing. Also great for deep sky. (Posted on 8/4/2017)
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