SkyWatcher Plössl 17mm


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Brand and Model:SkyWatcher Plössl 17mm
Price ($USD):30-40
Type:Plossl
Focal Length:17 mm
Barrel Size:1.25
Apparent FOV:50.0 degrees
Field Stop Dia.:0.0 mm
Eye Relief:0 mm
Elements:4
Weight (lbs):
Description:

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SkyWatcher Plössl 17mm
I got this 17mm Plössl soon after purchasing my 114mm Newton. It's a notch above the Kellner supplied with that telescope and filled a void in the magnification factors I had.
I no longer use it (sold). It has obvious abberations covering about 20 to 25% of the FOV, which mesures only 47° instead of the 50° indicated by SkyWatcher. Contrast isn't bad (DSOs are quite visible), good eye relief but some kidney bean.
Since other brands of Plössl are cheaper or offer a better quality/price ratio, I don't really recommand this one.

Evaluation was done using a 114mm f7.9 Newton and a 200mm f6.0 Dob

Overall Rating: 4
Optics:5 Value:3
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
Date:
By: ashbay
Link to this vote: http://excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=596049

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