Antares Plossl 5mm

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Brand and Model:Antares Plossl 5mm
Price ($USD):$84.00
Focal Length:5 mm
Barrel Size:1.25
Apparent FOV:52.0 degrees
Field Stop Dia.:0.0 mm
Eye Relief:5 mm
Weight (lbs):0.25
Description:This seven-element high power eyepiece includes a built-in Barlow to provide high magnification while maintaining reasonable (although still fairly short) eye relief for such a short effective focal length. It would not be the ideal eyepiece to use if you must wear glasses while observing, as it will vignette the field of view. Of course, the objects that need as much magnification as this eyepiece can provide are usually quite small. They would not fill the field in any case, so some vignetting might be acceptable in exchange for the eyepiece's other virtues. Contrast, for example, is very good, making the eyepiece an excellent choice for observing low contrast lunar and planetary detail. The contrast also helps small planetary nebulas stand out more cleanly against a darker sky background. Sharpness is quite good, a help in resolving globular clusters and splitting close binary star pairs.

Astronomics: Product: Antares 5mm Plössl

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Antares Plossl 5mm
Most used high power eyepiece.Great for tight doubles and planetary detail.Sharp field with good contrast with an exceptable amount of eye relief.A little longer than some of the other eps in this line but nice and light.Barlows very well especially with the Antares 2X model barlow.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Value:10
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
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Antares Plossl 5mm
Trully magnificent planetary eyepiece. Great contrast, perfect sharpness across the whole field of view. A little bit dim, and i mean "a little bit" nothing more. Magnificent field correction down to f:4.8.

Eye relief is comfortable for those of us who don´t wear glasses. If you do, its too short, you may be better serviced with a Vixen LV or, even better, a Radian or Takahashi LE.

The field of view apears to be more towards 48 degree than 52.

For the price, one of the best 5 mm eyepieces out there. Much better than Celestron Ultima 5 mm, which is no better optically and has sub-zero eye relief.

Not a Radian, but great anyway.

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:9 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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