Takahashi Starbase 14mm 1.25" Ortho Eyepiece


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Orthoscopic eyepieces have been a gem of astronomy for decades.  See what the fuss is all about with the Takahashi Starbase series.

Our Product #: SBP08040
Takahashi Product #: SBP08040

Product Description

Orthoscopics have been a hidden gem in the astronomy field.  While their field of view isn't as wow factor as the newer 82° or 100°, their field of view is 45°, well made Orthos shine when it comes to sharpness and contrast.  The 4 element design requires a great polish to work at its highest capabilities.  That being said, one would expect nothing less from the fabled Takahashi name.  It should come as no surprise that the eyepiece has very low distortion as well as a reasonable amount of eye relief (12mm).  The real surprise is that Takahashi brought out an Ortho that is so reasonably priced.  Their new Starbase series will fit right at home in your eyepiece collection, and your bank account will approve as well.

Tech Details

Barrel Size 1.25"
Eye Relief 12mm
Field of view 45°
Focal Length 14mm
Number of optical elements 4
Weight 2.9 ounces


Review by:
This has become my favorite eyepiece. Very sharp and the field of view is much larger than any ortho or Plossl I have seen. It doesn’t say Takahashi anywhere on it but the quality is there - Highly Recommended! (Posted on 5/28/2020)
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