Celestron NexStar Plossl 8mm

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Brand and Model:Celestron NexStar Plossl 8mm
Price ($USD):$47.50
Focal Length:8 mm
Barrel Size:1.25
Apparent FOV:52.0 degrees
Field Stop Dia.:0.0 mm
Eye Relief:3 mm
Weight (lbs):0.19
Description:-4-Element Design
-Multi-Coated for Enhanced Contrast
-Rubber Grips
-Comfortable Eyecups
-Good Eye Relief

Plössl eyepieces are a very popular 4-element design that provides excellent image quality and good eye relief. In Sky and Telescope review, Celestron's Plössl eyepieces were rated the top ranking, and found to outperform many similar, but more expensive eyepieces. Celestron offers these premium eyepieces at affordable prices, yet they are among the best designed and corrected eyepieces available. They are multi-coated (not just fully coated) for enhanced contrast and all are threaded to accept Celestron colored eyepiece filters. Now with rubber grips for easier handling, these Plössl eyepieces have been improved even further. Plus, soft rubber eyecups create a more comfortable viewing experience while blocking out auxiliary light and providing increased contrast. An exceptional value.

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Celestron NexStar Plossl 8mm
Wow I got this eyepeice from a friend in OKC and he threw it in with some other stuff for free. I'm glad he did. I thought it was just a Chineese cheapy but it does a nice job. No false color at all pretty good contrast and clear all the way to the edge of the FOV. When I veiw from an urban site the white front that the quite small lens is in is a distraction and the eye relief is not really there but the views are very accurate. I can't understand why an otherwise great eyepeice would have a white mounting front oh well doesn't matter at a dark sky site anyway.

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:9 Value:10
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
Link to this vote: http://excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=175343

Celestron NexStar Plossl 8mm
Good opitcs - but the eye relief is negligable. Very uncomfortable to use.

Overall Rating: 4
Optics:8 Value:4
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Link to this vote: http://excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=409117

Celestron NexStar Plossl 8mm
After reading the other review posted here, I have concluded that mine must be defective and so I'll just describe it and refrain from voting. Its optical performance is, in a word (okay, 3 words), terrible, horrible, awful. The problem is light throughput- unbelievably dim, dim, dim. I've examined it several times and can't find any obvious flaws. It's labeled as multicoated- with what, charcoal? I suspect that some joker at the plant substituted a moon filter for one of the lens elements. The views I used to get through a $25 dept. store scope with a plastic fresnel lens were far brighter and better than anything I see through this in my Televue Ranger at 60X. I don't have a clue as to the 8mm's sharpness and contrast since everything is uniformly dark and murky. As to value, well I did use the eyeguard and one endcap on another eyepiece, and I like the shiny chrome barrel even though I have no practical use for it. I have several Celestron products imported from Asia (C102-HD scope and numerous pre-Nexstar plossls) and they are all of decent quality and perform at least adequately. I've read that there have been some quality control issues from time to time, so I guess I was overdue to get a bad one.

Overall Rating: No Vote
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Link to this vote: http://excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=357482

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