Orion Sirius Plossl 17mm


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Brand and Model:Orion Sirius Plossl 17mm
Price ($USD):$49.95
Type:Plossl
Focal Length:17 mm
Barrel Size:1.25 in
Apparent FOV:50.0 degrees
Field Stop Dia.:0.0 mm
Eye Relief:0 mm
Elements:4
Weight (lbs):
Description:

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Orion Sirius Plossl 17mm
This is a very well made EP and well worth the money. I bought it for my Orion 120ST, and it seems to be the perfect EP for that scope. Works very well in 8" dob.
I have tried it with the Orion 2x Shorty Plus barlow with acceptable results, although the image through the dob was much better. But you would expect that...

I suspect that since Orion has introduced a new line of Plossls in their latest catalogs (and dropped prices on the Sirius) that these are being phased out.

Overall Rating: 8
Optics:7 Value:9
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
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By: TeamBubba
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Orion Sirius Plossl 17mm
Another really good but not great orion eyepiece. performs very well for a budget minded eyepiece! tight eyerelief good contrast!

Overall Rating: 8
Optics:8 Value:8
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
Date:
By: vpdwl
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Orion Sirius Plossl 17mm
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: 6
Optics:8 Value:6
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.242.231)
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Orion Sirius Plossl 17mm
A decent player! Quality is more than you'd guess, image quality (both contrast & colour) is really very good. E.P. is light weight, well made, very little fringing or aberration. A good addition to the beginners collection, one you'll probably want to keep around.

Overall Rating: No Vote
Optics:9 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.218.102)
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Orion Sirius Plossl 17mm
I think it is a very good eyepiece! The FOV is corrected and the eye relief is good. The first time I used it I thought it was a Meade Super Plossl!

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:9 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.239.199)
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Orion Sirius Plossl 17mm
Sharp images and good FOV (52 degrees). Interior is well blackened for good contrast, and the field stop appears sharply focused unlike some other Ep's, and the eyepiece is well built with fold down eyecups and a rubber grip. Great value for the money.

Overall Rating: No Vote
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.71.170)
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Orion Sirius Plossl 17mm
One of the best deals out there. You won't even know that it was single multi-coated. Like Ed Ting said, it's well worth it. The images are sharp. I could tell the difference between this and Meade 4000 EP. Let's keep it a secret or else the price will go up!!

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:9 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.159.253)
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Orion Sirius Plossl 17mm
Very good eyepiece for the money

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.108.135)
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Orion Sirius Plossl 17mm
Excellent eyepiece, beautifully shows planetary ring effect clearly when used with a deep yellow filter on Saturn, also enhances the actual rings around the planet with Cassini's division very clearly shown. When used with a 2X Barlow, the EP will lose some contrast and clarity though...but only marginally.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.180.194)
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Orion Sirius Plossl 17mm
No complaints. It's probably the best deal in E.P's, period. I would have to say that the performance you get out of it, you would've paid twice as much if it had Celestron or Meade as the brand. I'm glad someone out there provides great value to consumers. If you're willing to spend a couple of hundred bucks on a single E.P., for slightly better performance and you live on a farm with no light pollution whatsoever, then maybe it'll be worth it. For city folks like me, forget it. The Sirius will do just fine. Works well with Barlows Too.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.159.253)
Link to this vote: http://excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=43118

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