Orion HighLight Plossl 40mm


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Brand and Model:Orion HighLight Plossl 40mm
Price ($USD):$54.95
Type:Plossl
Focal Length:40 mm
Barrel Size:1.25 in.
Apparent FOV:43.0 degrees
Field Stop Dia.:0.0 mm
Eye Relief:28 mm
Elements:4
Weight (lbs):
Description:Plossl eyepieces such as Orion's Sirius Plossl have become the workhorse oculars of choice for thousands of amateur astronomers because of their excellent image quality, good eye relief, wide fields of view, and affordability. Not to take anything away from your basic Plossls they're terrific but we wanted a line of Plossls that offers even better performance and some upgraded features. Plossls that would appeal not only to the dedicated beginning observer but also to more advanced skywatchers who value exceptional quality.

So we're pleased to introduce Orion HighLight Plossls, an exclusive, premium line of 1.25" Plossl with some noteworthy enhancements.

Like the Sirius Plossl line, HighLight eyepieces offer a generous 50° field of view (43° for the 40mm) and crisp, sharp images. But the HighLights 4-element optics are not just fully coated or multi-coated, but fully multi-coated. That means that every air-to-glass lens surface is multi-layer coated for the highest possible light transmission and better contrast. You see more of those pinpoint star images and more faint detail in deep-sky objects. In addition, the lens edges are blackened for additional contrast enhancement.

The machined aluminum housings of the HighLight Plössls sport a distinctive anodized finish, with grip traction knurled right into the metal. You won't find this fine touch on any other Plössls on the market. The supple rubber eyeguards shield out extraneous light and fold down for eyeglass wearers.

Like all Orion eyepieces, the barrels of HighLight Plössls are precision-machined to a tolerance of +/- 0.05mm from the nominal specification, so you can be sure of a great fit in your diagonal or focuser. HighLight barrels have a setscrew safety recess to reduce the risk of an eyepiece falling out should the locking setscrew become loose. And of course they are internally threaded to accept filters.

Each HighLight Plössl eyepiece comes with top and bottom end caps for protection against dirt and stray fingertips!

If you have never used Plössl eyepieces before, or you're using standard Plössls, consider upgrading to premium HighLight Plössls. You won't find a higher-caliber eyepiece line for the money than HighLights!

Highlight Plössl Starter Set
An ideal upgrade set to replace lower-quality eyepieces, it includes three must-have focal lengths for low-, medium-, and high-power viewing: 26mm, 17mm, and 10mm.

Highlight Plössl Expansion Set
If you already have the Starter Set, or the 25mm and 10mm eyepieces included with many telescopes, this set provides three complementary focal lengths for medium and high magnifications: 20mm, 12.5mm, and 7.5mm.

Highlight Plössl Power Pair
For planetary and lunar viewing, especially, these 12.5mm and 7.5mm high-power oculars will have you discovering new detail. Even if you already use a 9mm or 10mm eyepiece, get this pair to add more magnification options.

Orion HighLight Plossl Eyepieces Page

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Orion HighLight Plossl 40mm
The Highlight 40mm offers sharp images in an eyepiece that will give you the widest field of view you can reasonably find in the 1.25" size. It's a noticable improvement over Orion's Sirius line of Plossl eyepieces and worth the extra you'll pay for it.

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:9 Value:10
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
Date:
By: Skoro
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Orion HighLight Plossl 40mm
I have used Meade 40mm Super Plossls & a 40mm Orion Sirius and this E.P. out performs both. Minor tunnel-effect if my eye is too close but not a problem as the correct distance is well within the comfort range with my 12" LX200. Stars are sharp and pinpoint to the edge of field. The recessed barrel is a nice touch, especially on a heavy piece of glass like this. Very nice indeed. I am impressed.

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:9 Value:9
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
Date:
By: DavidF
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Orion HighLight Plossl 40mm
The 32mm and 25mm are the best of the Plossl line. Bright images, decent field of view, and good eye relief. The 40m has about the same FOV as the 32mm but lower magnification. Buy the 32mm.

Overall Rating: 5
Optics:8 Value:5
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.242.231)
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Orion HighLight Plossl 40mm
although this is the first few Ep that i've bought to replace the crappy ones that comes with the telescope, i can see right away that they're a real bargin.

optics: i can't find any major flaw, the fov is flat right to the edge, no apparent seagulls. The only reason why i gave it a 9 is because my ep focuser couldn't extend far enough for my ep to work optimately(a quick fix would be fixing the ep on the metal body instead of the pre-made grip) Also, the long eye relieve means that you have to get used to looking into the ep from "afar".

overall, everything is as advertised(multicoated... supple eyeguard..etc) nice metal finish, fits perfectly in the focuser.Couldn't ask for better quality for the money. Strongly recommended

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:9 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.169.245)
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>although this is the first few Ep that i've bought to replace the crappy ones that comes with the telescope, i can see right away that they're a real bargin.
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>optics: i can't find any major flaw, the fov is flat right to the edge, no apparent seagulls.  The only reason why i gave it a 9 is because my ep focuser couldn't extend far enough for my ep to work optimately(a quick fix would be fixing the ep on the metal body instead of the pre-made grip) Also, the long eye relieve means that you have to get used to looking into the ep from "afar". 
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>overall, everything is as advertised(multicoated... supple eyeguard..etc) nice metal finish, fits perfectly in the focuser.Couldn't ask for better quality for the money.  Strongly recommended


same person, more infos:     currently using it on a 4.5 inch Skywatcher same as Orion Shortube 4.5 EQ.
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