Orion HighLight Plossl 32mm


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Brand and Model:Orion HighLight Plossl 32mm
Price ($USD):$54.95
Type:Plossl
Focal Length:32 mm
Barrel Size:1.25
Apparent FOV:50.0 degrees
Field Stop Dia.:0.0 mm
Eye Relief:18 mm
Elements:4
Weight (lbs):
Description:Orion HighLight Plossl Eyepieces Page

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Orion HighLight Plossl 32mm
I have used mine with 6" f/5 and a 14" f/4.7. On the 14" there is are some minor image problems at the extreme edges, but I have to look for them. At the price, I can't complain.

Overall Rating: 8
Optics:8 Value:9
Weight: 33 (Notable Vote)
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By: johnfdean
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Orion HighLight Plossl 32mm
This plossl is too bright (background too light gray) for my 10" 1200mm f/4.7 dob. The same dim galaxy (m65/m66) I can see in my 17mm highlight will not show in my 32mm. The same goes for M81, M82. There is a slight coma effect around the outer 10% of the lens. Other than this, the eyepiece is wonderful. For my urban setting, it just won't do, but for dark sky, it might be great, as it lets in a lot light, having just 4 pieces of glass.

Overall Rating: 7
Optics:7 Value:8
Weight: 3 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.88.42)
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The coma you are seeing is most likely due to your scope. Fast reflectors suffer from coma, no matter who the manufacturer is. As far as being too bright for the galaxy, that is not the fault of the eyepiece. Any 32mm will be the same. The 17 performs better because you are raising the magnification, which blackens the area around the galaxy, thus increasing the contrast.  >This plossl is too bright (background too light gray) for my 10" 1200mm f/4.7 dob.  The same dim galaxy (m65/m66) I can see in my 17mm highlight will not show in my 32mm.  The same goes for M81, M82.  There is a slight coma effect around the outer 10% of the lens.  Other than this, the eyepiece is wonderful.  For my urban setting, it just won't do, but for dark sky, it might be great, as it lets in a lot light, having just 4 pieces of glass.

Orion HighLight Plossl 32mm
Bought this 32 mm EP to use in both my 70 mm refractor and my 6 inch Orion Dob. I find this to be very sharp and bright in both scopes. However, it's a bit low in contrast compared to Orion's standard Plossl. I like this EP on my little refractor, but, the lower contrast makes the already low contrast Newtonian look even flater and grayer. I'm returning it to get the Orion, Sirius Plossl. Too bad; this Hightlight is a fine EP, perhaps it works out better with a different scope or even different viewing tastes. For someone who feels he can give up a bit of contrast to get great resolution and brightness at a good price, I would recomend giving this EP a try.

Overall Rating: 8
Optics:8 Value:8
Weight: 3 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.96.200)
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Orion HighLight Plossl 32mm
The 32mm and 25mm are the best of the Plossl line. Bright images, decent field of view, and good eye relief. When you drop below 25mm, the eye relief starts to get a little short. Below 10mm the eye relief is negligable - to the point where I won't use them even if I won them.

Overall Rating: 8
Optics:8 Value:8
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.242.231)
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