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GSO 1.25" Plossl Eyepiece - 32mm

4.6 (48 Reviews) Read Reviews Write Review
Brand GSO
Part Number GSP32
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Manufacturer Description

GSO's Super-Plossl eyepieces have been some of our most popular sellers over the years. Users will experience incredible views without breaking the bank or impinging on your telescope's balance. They represent what is perhaps the best buy today for astronomers on a budget or for beginners. But don't be fooled by their low prices - these might well turn out to be all the eyepieces you will ever need!

The GSO Super-Plossls are available in a 1.25" barrel size and 9 different focal lengths ranging from 4mm to 40mm. The 4mm, 6mm and 9mm models are great for high power planetary and lunar observation.  The 12mm and 15mm are perfect intermediate focal lengths, performing well on both deep-sky and planetary subjects.  The 20mm and 25mm models would be excellent choices for low power scanning of open star clusters and viewing larger galaxies. The 32mm and 40mm models offer a wide field and are superb for wide field scanning, detailed observations of large diffuse subjects or as a finder eyepiece.

Features:
- All eyepieces are fully multicoated (FMC) for maximum light transmission
- High quality lenses provide the best-possible sharpness all over the field of view
- Blackened lens edges reduce light scattering and improve contrast
- Fold-down rubber eyecups to keep out stray light
- Comfortable eye relief at all but the shortest focal lengths (As in all Plossl eyepieces, eye relief can get tight at the shorter focal lengths but this is design constraint, not a fault of these eyepieces)
- Includes two end caps

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4.6 (Based on 48 Reviews) 98% of reviewers recommended this product.
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    1. Guest

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      Review by Tom B.
      1547350019
      Jan 12, 2019

      5.0 Awesome Low Power Eye piece

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      This is a good deal for a good low power eye pice

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      Review by Richie T.
      1539340132
      Oct 12, 2018

      5.0 GSO 1.25" 32mm Plossl Eyepiece. Does what I needed very well.

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      I bought this as a wide-field EP for my Orion ST-90 Refractor (which I had recently transformed into a very nice grab-&-go scope with a GSO Crayford-style focuser). With this EP I don't need a finder scope; this serves that purpose just fine. I had bought a 40mm EP before for the same purpose, but the field of view was no wider and the slightly greater magnification of the 32mm is helpful. The free eyepiece bolt case is nice, though I don't really use it with my EP carry case. Shipping was fast and it was nicely packed. A very good product with excellent customer service.

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      Review by Brent S.
      1538152081
      Sep 28, 2018

      5.0 GSO 32 mm eyepiece

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      This is a great eyepiece, I love the wide field of view, and lightweight, and well corrected........ I'm very pleased with it.

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      Review by Bill S.
      1537718150
      Sep 23, 2018

      5.0 GSO 32mm Plossl eyepiece. First eyepiece in my telescope every session

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      Great price. Wide view of the sky. Very helpful locating objects for aligning my telescope. Every amateur astronomer needs a 32mm in his or her eyepiece kit & this is an economical way to get it.

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      Review by REGINA G.
      1535113217
      Aug 24, 2018

      5.0 Definitely an upgrade.

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      Good quality eyepiece at a very reasonable price.

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      Review by Michael C.
      1533668066
      Aug 7, 2018

      5.0 Nice

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      Nice

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      Review by William M.
      1524751507
      Apr 26, 2018

      5.0 MONEY WELL SPENT !!!

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      A high quality eyepiece, at a very low price. This is my new goto eyepiece, to use as a "SKY SWEEPER". The eye relief is a little too much, for my eye's, the eye cup is not adjustable. I fixed that problem, by taking black sheet foam, and wrapping a three inch wide or "tall" piece around the eyepiece, and securing it with rubber band's. I am able to adjust the height of the foam, by unwrapping the rubber bands. Once I find the perfect height, I wrap the rubber bands, tightly around the lens and foam. I now have a custom made, easily adjustable, eye cup.
      The clarity of the eyepiece, is very good. I believe it rivals eyepieces, that cost three times as much.

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      Review by Greg R.
      1521211868
      Mar 16, 2018

      4.0 Can't beat the price

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      A solid EP that is as good or better than the EPs that come with scope packages.

      If you want better than this, than expect to pay 3X the price.

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      Review by Geoffrey M.
      1519822826
      Feb 28, 2018

      5.0 Nice eyepiece

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      Very pleased

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      Review by C R.
      1519505505
      Feb 24, 2018

      5.0 Wide and bright

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      This works great with my ETX 105

      Wide FOV and clear and bright. I find my target with this eyepiece and then switch over to my Celestron 8mm-24mm zoom also from Agena Astro.

      Faster the a speeding comet shipping.

      Thanks AA

      C P Ron

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      Review by Noah B.
      1516685398
      Jan 22, 2018

      4.0 Pretty Good

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      Quite good quality for the price. Gives a good wide field of view for a cheap price

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      Review by JOHN V.
      1514867161
      Jan 1, 2018

      5.0 AFFORDABLE EYEPIECE

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      NICE EYEPIECE FOR THE MONEY!

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      Review by Greg D.
      1505484019
      Sep 15, 2017

      5.0 Great eyepiece

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      Much higher quality than expected. My first real eyepiece. Great views and much better than the inexpensive eyepieces that came with the scope. My used eyepiece now.

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      Review by Dan B.
      1501138899
      Jul 27, 2017

      4.0 Very nice eyepiece

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      Very nice eyepiece

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      Review by Daniel S.
      1490389676
      Mar 24, 2017

      5.0 Great lens for the price!

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      This is not a TeleVue, so you cannot expect this to perform like a TeleVue. However, for a budget lens, this thing performs excellent!

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      Review by Jason M.
      1489595025
      Mar 15, 2017

      5.0 Fast shipping and well packaged

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      Order went smooth, eyepiece works well in initial tests.

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    17. Zigarro

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      Review by L. S.
      1487827544
      Feb 22, 2017

      5.0 Expansive View!

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      Rapid shipping from Agena and first light opened up the stars like I hadn't seen before. GSO build quality is superb as are the optics! Excellent wide-field, sky-sweeper!

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      Review by Allan S.
      1487763678
      Feb 22, 2017

      5.0 GSO 1.25mm plossl

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      I’ve been looking for a good performing, reasonably priced 32mm for a long time and I think I’ve found it! Good contrast, sharpness and field of view. I don’t think I would have been any happier with a more expensive one. I highly recommend this eyepiece and Agena’s service is excellent!

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      Review by Ryan C.
      1484753251
      Jan 18, 2017

      5.0 Great Value

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      Great Value

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      Review by Wilfred G.
      1484675100
      Jan 17, 2017

      4.0 This is a comfortable eyepiece

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      This is a comfortable eyepiece that provides excellent images with an f10 SCT. Only reason I couldn't give it 5 stars is that the field stop is not in focus, or is absent. This prevents the field of view from having a clean edge.

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      Review by DustyC of Phoenix, AZ.
      1463184000
      May 13, 2016

      4.0 Expansive views, great for eyeglass users

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      Lightweight,Quality Lenses

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      Bought for outreach use. Generous eye relief helps with glasses. Coupled with barlow gives high power views for the public without the fuss.

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      Review by Laren of Spokane, WA.
      1444435200
      Oct 9, 2015

      4.0 GSO 1.25" Plossl Eyepiece - 32mm

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      Easy to Use,Accurate,Strong Construction,Quality Lenses

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      This is the lowest power eyepiece that will work in most SCT/MAK telescopes because of the narrow baffle tube running the length of the telescope. A wide angle 20mm would give you the same view but would not be as sharp all across the field unless it was expensive. Therefore this is a must for giving the widest, sharpest, and brightest view at a reasonable cost. Someone with a 9" or biger SCT or a reflector or refractor with a 2" focuser will have other options in 2" eyepieces however this is an excellent Plossl eyepiece for anyones collection similiar in quality to Orion and Celestron.

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      Review by Rob the Astrobuff of Austin, TX.
      1436054400
      Jul 4, 2015

      4.0 Very good for binoviewing except for undercut

      Pros:

      Lightweight,Strong Construction,Sharp,Easy to Use

      Cons:

      Undercut

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      I bought this to use with a 16 year old 32mm plossl from another supplier, but also made by the same manufacturer, in a binoviewer for lowest power, wide fields of view. It merged easily with the other eyepiece, so not much has changed in all those years except the change from single coating to multicoating. That, and the addition of an undercut which makes getting it to stay perfectly vertical in the self-centering holder difficult. One must push the eyepiece down hard against its shoulder while tightening the collet to avoid misalignment of the optical axes. The view is sharp, but not any better than the 16 year old eyepiece.

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      Review by Wodige Wehali of Cherokee, NC.
      1427500800
      Mar 27, 2015

      5.0 Top-notch eyepiece!

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      Strong Construction,Easy to Use,Lightweight,Wide field,Quality Lenses,Accurate

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      I use this eyepiece exclusively for astronomy, especially for celestial objects that require a wide view to appreciate (e.g., open clusters, galaxies). I can see the double cluster in Perseus in a single field, and nearly all of the Pleiades. I have two long-focal-length Mak-Casses, and if you're familiar with Mak-Casses, you know that wide fields are not their strong suit. This eyepiece opens up the sky quite nicely. The long eye-relief will cause some "blackouts" or "kidney-beaning" in your view, typical of ANY wide-field eyepiece 32mm and above, so this is not a construction flaw, just a peculiarity of the design. You'll get best results from centering your eye in the eyepiece and not moving your eye around too much. No problem at all. This eyepiece is solid and well constructed, and comes with endcaps (nice touch).

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      Review by JHolland of Abilene.
      1422662400
      Jan 30, 2015

      4.0 Best 32mm in its price range

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      Quality Lenses,Strong Construction

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      This is my most used eyepiece in my 6" SCT. The images are really good in the middle two thirds of the field of view. The last bit of the field is not as sharp but it it not a bother to me. I gave this 4 stars because this eyepiece does take some time to figure out. It suffers a little bit from black-out and the eye placement takes practice. Overall, I like it and think it is a good investment.

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      Review by John of Tucson, AZ.
      1414454400
      Oct 27, 2014

      4.0 Good low power Plossl eyepiece

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      Lightweight,Easy to Use,Strong Construction,Quality Lenses

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      Excellent coatings and sharp to the edge.

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      Review by yasha of Spain.
      1402790400
      Jun 14, 2014

      5.0 Great eyepiece

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      Strong Construction,Quality Lenses,Easy to Use

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      I have used this eyepiece for my Maksutov 127mm telescope as a low power eyepiece. I am very happy with this purchase and strongly recommend it.

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      Review by aaron of idaho.
      1396051200
      Mar 28, 2014

      5.0 Very sharp

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      Easy to Use,Accurate,Compact,Lightweight,Quality Lenses

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      I can see bands on Jupiter at 28x and no lateral chromatic aberration at the edges. Much better than my Huygens. The lenses are pretty and the moon very sharp. My scope is f 8. Plossls are good above 10mm focal length for eye relief.

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      Review by tomcat of Ohio.
      1390694400
      Jan 25, 2014

      5.0 Great service, Shipped quickly!

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      Lightweight,Quality Lenses,Strong Construction

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      I use this as a wide field eyepiece in my Celestron C6 sct. Very lightweight for travel. I use it in my 45 degree diagonal, also from Agena. Makes a great combination for terrestrial viewing. I wish it was a little wider view, but that is the nature of the SCT scope.

      The service at Agena is great. Always fast shipping and great quality for the money.

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      Review by jerry-rigged. of Texas.
      1363996800
      Mar 22, 2013

      4.0 Great plossl

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      Quality Lenses,Lightweight,Easy to Use,Compact

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      I bought this eyepiece after seeing it recommended on the cloudy nights forum. It has quickly become my most used eyepiece. Decent FOV, average for a plossl, sharp, and the widest possible true Fov in my 1.25" focuser. Recommended!

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      Review by Uncle Bill of Highland, IL.
      1363996800
      Mar 22, 2013

      5.0 GSO 1.25" plossl - 32mm

      Pros:

      Accurate,Strong Construction,Easy to Use,Fine Quality For Price,Lightweight,Quality Lenses

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      None

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      Very good quality at a modest price. About as good as it gets. And well packed and promptly shipped also!

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      Review by Bill Gates of Tucson.
      1360454400
      Feb 9, 2013

      5.0 Outstanding value eyepiece

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      This "entry" level eyepiece is a virtual match for plossls costing three times as much. Novices or intermediate amateurs will find it sharp to the edge in telescopes as fast as f/6. This is an outstanding "star party" eyepiece for advanced amateurs.

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      Review by rainguy of Lake Oswego, OR.
      1335744000
      Apr 29, 2012

      5.0 Nice FOV for Mak-Cass

      Pros:

      Quality Lenses,Strong Construction,Easy to Use,Good sharpness

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      This has worked out well as a sort of first-stage "sweep" EP for my 90mm Skywatcher Mak, providing decent initial field of view with high mag, and clean, sharp optics. Prior to this EP, I used a 25mm Plossl for initial viewing, but this 32 works better. Wider FOV with still good mag.

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      Review by RL of Lake Elsinore, CA.
      1330905600
      Mar 4, 2012

      5.0 Great clear views

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      Quality Lenses,Easy to Use,Strong Construction

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      I use this EP in a 102x800 achro and it works very well. Nice clear view and easy to focus.

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      Review by RMS of San Francisco, CA.
      1324684800
      Dec 23, 2011

      4.0 GREAT WIDE-FIELD VIEWS / GREAT VALUE

      Pros:

      Strong Construction,Quality Lenses,Easy to Use

      Cons:

      Some kidney-beaning

      Comments:

      A quality eyepiece...great optics, stars stay sharp across the entire field. Some minor kidney-beaning, but certainly negligible. A definite value and a "must have" for expansive views or a "finder" eyepiece!

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      Review by Bob K. of Waco, TX.
      1294012800
      Jan 2, 2011

      4.0 Wide views at a bargain price

      Pros:

      Strong Construction

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      This is a nice finder eyepiece in my scopes, offering the widest view available in their 1.25" focusers. Sharpness and contrast are good. The eye relief is a bit excessive for the roll-up eye cup design--because the image comes to focus a few millimeters above the cup, you cannot rest your face against the cup to block stray light. Agena provides a very good plastic case.

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      Review by Joseph of Las Cruces, New Mexico.
      1274918400
      May 26, 2010

      5.0 Great performance, Bargain price

      Pros:

      Good multicoatings,Quality Lenses,Widest field in 1 14,Strong Construction

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      A great low power eyepiece. I have owned other 32mm eyepieces (I gave them away with other telescopes I have built). This was a replacement purchase and is definitely a keeper. Generous eye relief, good contrast, and pinpoint star images in all my reflectors (F6,F7,F8). A great eyepiece at a bargain price.

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      Review by Loren of Santa Fe NM.
      1272758400
      May 1, 2010

      4.0 Lightest 32 for binoviewer on market

      Pros:

      Quality Lenses,Lightweight,Strong Construction

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      Compared to a 32 Televue plossl head-to-head this eyepiece offers nearly equal image quality. Slight astigmatism in outer 20% of field. A best buy for binoviewers.

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      Review by Ray of Columbus, GA.
      1272672000
      Apr 30, 2010

      4.0 Nice ep

      Pros:

      Strong Construction,Accurate,Quality Lenses

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      Bought to replace one that I gave to a newcomer that purchased a scope from me. Decent images at a great price.

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      Review by kwlit of Rome, Italy (EU).
      1263859200
      Jan 18, 2010

      5.0 Very, very good!!

      Pros:

      Strong Construction,Quality Lenses,Compact,Accurate

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      I've used it on my dobson for a large vision. It's sharp. I've others eyepieces many plus expensive: this eyepiece stay with them very well.

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    41. eric_zeiner

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      Review by Eric R. Zeiner of North Georgia, USA.
      1262390400
      Jan 1, 2010

      5.0 Most Bang For The Buck

      Pros:

      Quality Lenses,Strong Construction,Excellent price,Great quality

      Cons:

      Comments:

      I purchased this EP as a "Second" and it was well worth the money and would have paid full price no questions asked. I use this EP in my 80mm f/5 scope which gives me 12.5x, a 6.4mm exit pupil. and a 4.16-deg TFOV. The views were crisp and very sharp and the images truly snapped into focus. I was looking for a widefield EP for this scope and after much research I learned that fast f ratio refractors are hard on widefield EP's and that a good Plossl would be the best bet and this is true. With a 6.4mm exit pupil the image is very bright without light being wasted and a 4.16 degree TFOV will give an object approximately a 16 minute transit time. To achieve this performance out of any other EP would cost several times more. The eye relief is also very comfortable and all in all this is a bargain that can't be beat!

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by dwmedic of Kansas.
      1249603200
      Aug 6, 2009

      4.0 Great low power eyepiece

      Pros:

      Quality Lenses,Strong Construction

      Cons:

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      This is a great low power eyepiece, I use it as a finder in all my telescopes. Has good FOV and eye relief. A nice must have.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Pierre of Woodinville, WA.
      1249516800
      Aug 5, 2009

      5.0 Wonderful eyepiece, great value

      Pros:

      Quality Lenses,Strong Construction

      Cons:

      Comments:

      I originally considered Orion's Plossls but realized that this eyepiece is a match and is fully multi-coated. It provides excellent color correction and a nice wide field of view. I replaced my 40mm Kellner eyepieces with this one and still enjoy the same field of view.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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    44. AstroGuy1

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      Review by titaniumADRIAN of Florida.
      1243036800
      May 22, 2009

      5.0 Best low power eyepiece for your money

      Pros:

      Recess Barrel,Eye relief,Blackened lens edges,FMC,Fold-down rubber eyecups,Strong and light

      Cons:

      Not a wide field EP

      Comments:

      The 32mm GSO Plossl is a great low mag eyepiece, very sharp FOV even with my f/5 scope and great contrast. It will make a nice finder EP. This EP is fully multi-coated with blackened edges and with a security recess barrel. It is better than all of my other plossls, even ones at double the price.

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    45. st3ve

      st3ve New Member

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      Apr 5, 2009

      4.0 Classic 32mm Plossl

      Pros:

      Sharp focus to the edge; Widest field possible for a 1.25 eyepiece

      Cons:

      Low power lets light polluted skies wash out dim objects; Eye placement is important

      Comments:

      This eyepiece is a high quality 32mm plossl. It is a nearly perfect example of this type of eyepiece. It does not have any weaknesses, except for those that are inherent in the design. Good points first, it makes a great finder scope, stars are pinpoints right up to the edge, the field of view is about the maximum possible with a 1.25 eyepiece.

      "Bad" points -- the eye relief might almost be too much for most people, so it is possible to get your eye in the wrong position or get kidney beaning, and the field is so wide and the power so low in some scopes that a light polluted background can get so bright that it "washes out" dim objects. These aren't really defects, they are just characteristics of low power, wide field eyepieces.

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    46. titaniumADRIAN

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      Mar 17, 2009

      5.0 Best low power eyepiece for your money

      Pros:

      FMC, Fold-down rubber eyecups, Blackened lens edges, Eye relief, Recess Barrel, Strong and Light

      Cons:

      52 AFOV, not a con really but for wide-field junkies this may be a problem.

      Comments:

      The 32mm GSO Plossl is a great low mag eyepiece, very sharp FOV even with my f/5 scope and great contrast. It will make a nice finder EP. This EP is fully multi-coated with blackened edges and with a security recess barrel. It is better than all of my other plossls, even ones at double the price.

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    47. AstroGuy1

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      Review by jeepizoid of Arizona.
      1227139200
      Nov 19, 2008

      4.0 Great eyepiece for the money!

      Pros:

      Good eye relief,Blackened lens edges,Security recess barrels,Fully multi-coated

      Cons:

      None

      Comments:

      The 32mm GSO plossl is a great low power eye piece with nice bright views, plenty of contrast and pin point stars to the edge. It will make a nice finder EP. I have 2 Orion Sirus plossl EPs, the 10 and the 25mm and I can tell you that the GSO Super Plossl EPs are a step above them. The GSO's are fully multi-coated with blackened edges also with security recess barrels. Being a machinist I can say that the diameters of the barrels are machined with close tolerances and fit my diagonal with a feel of quality. As for eye relief the GSOs have more than either the Sirus or the Highlights on any given eyepiece ... my 15mm GSO has as much eye relief as the 20mm Orion Highlight and my 4mm GSO has more than the 7.5mm Orion highlight. Oh yeah, let's not forget the price and the free shipping so maybe just try one.

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    48. jeepizoid

      jeepizoid New Member

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      Mar 19, 2008

      4.0 Great eyepiece for the money!

      Pros:

      Fully multi-coated; blackened lens edges; security recess barrels; good eye relief for a plossl

      Cons:

      None

      Comments:

      The 32mm GSO plossl is a great low power eye piece with nice bright views, plenty of contrast and pin point stars to the edge. It will make a nice finder EP. I have 2 Orion Sirus plossl EPs, the 10 and the 25mm and I can tell you that the GSO Super Plossl EPs are a step above them. The GSO's are fully multi-coated with blackened edges also with security recess barrels. Being a machinist I can say that the diameters of the barrels are machined with close tolerances and fit my diagonal with a feel of quality. As for eye relief the GSOs have more than either the Sirus or the Highlights on any given eyepiece ... my 15mm GSO has as much eye relief as the 20mm Orion Highlight and my 4mm GSO has more than the 7.5mm Orion highlight. Oh yeah, let's not forget the price and the free shipping so maybe just try one.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Specifications

      Apparent Field of View 52°
      Barrel Size 1.25" (31.7mm)
      Bolt Case Included Yes - Free Agena Eyepiece Container
      Bolt Case Size Agena 42x80mm
      Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
      Design Plossl
      Height (with Eye Guard) 86mm
      End Caps 2
      Eye Relief by Design 22mm
      Filter Threads Standard 1.25" Filter Thread (M28.5 x 0.6)
      Focal Length 32mm
      Lens Elements 4
      Rubber Eye Guard Yes
      Blackened Lens Edges Yes
      Manufacturer GSO
      Eyepiece Focal Length 30.1mm - 40mm
      Eyepiece Field of View 51 - 60 degrees
      Eyepiece Series GSO Plossl
      Barrel Type Smooth sided
      Eyepiece Weight 4.20oz (119.07g)