Skywatcher/Synta Ulrawide 15

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Brand and Model:Skywatcher/Synta Ulrawide 15
Price ($USD):50
Type:Misc Wide Angle
Focal Length:15 mm
Barrel Size:1.25
Apparent FOV:66.0 degrees
Field Stop Dia.:0.0 mm
Eye Relief:15 mm
Weight (lbs):0.2
Description:Synta/Skywatcher "Ultra Wide - LER" eyepiece - 15mm eye relief, 66 degree FOV. Often advertised as "budget wide field". Some recommend it as a better starter eyepiece than the usual Kellners.

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Skywatcher/Synta Ulrawide 15
A very surprising ep, I bought the 15mm Ultra Wide on-line to fill a hole between the 25mm and 10mm 'Super Kellner' ep's that came with my 150mm F8 Skywatcher dob.

I shouldn't be surprised that the Ultra Wide EP is significantly better than the Super Kellners. The image is crisp and clear from edge to edge and the 66 degree AFOV is exceptional for an ep of this clarity and price point. I will very likely pick up a 20mm to augment my collection, this series represents an exceptional value! There may be better wide angle eyepieces on the market, but not at this price point.

Overall Rating: 8
Optics:7 Value:9
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
By: canuck
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Skywatcher/Synta Ulrawide 15
Very good eyepiece!

The Design of the 20 mm and the 15 mm is a Koenig-2 arrangement. Very high contrast and transmission - bright, clear images. Works well with F:5 and above, but I use them also on my F:4.4 Newtonian. About 90 percent of my f.o.v is usable in this configuration.
A true bargain - superior to similar priced Ploessels. The 6 mm an 9 mm have another optical design and show (strong) kidney-effects. Difficult esp. for beginners.

Overall Rating: 8
Optics:7 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
By: Anonymous (
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