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Kasai Trading Co. 1.25" AstroPlan Eyepiece - 15mm

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Brand Kasai Trading Co.
Part Number K-AP15
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The Kasai Astroplan eyepieces are excellent all-round eyepieces, especially for the discerning lunar or planetary observer. They combine the crisp definition of orthoscopic eyepieces with good field correction over a larger 50-deg apparent field of view. While these are good performers even at shorter focal ratios, they really come into their own with sharp, crisp, contrasty views in long focal ratio scopes.

Superior lens polishing with multi-coating on all internal air-glass surfaces (so these are FMC), a modern 5 element design, edge blackened optics, engraved lettering, end caps, and standard filter threaded barrels attest to the excellent craftsmanship of these Japanese eyepieces. The body of the eyepiece is made from strong, lightweight aluminum and features a knurled rubber ring, while the 1.25" barrel is made from chrome-plated brass.

These optical characteristics coupled with their small size make these Kasai AstroPlan eyepieces perfect for visual observation (especially in binoviewers) as well for afocal projection photography.

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      Review by Toby of Australia.
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      Sep 26, 2015

      5.0 Kasai Astroplan

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      Quality Lenses

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      I have a complete set of these eyepieces. They outperformed my much loved volcano tops for wide fields of planets and double stars. Also they seam to be parfocal plus have no undercut on the barrels. Suits longer focal telescopes.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Specifications

      Apparent Field of View 50°
      Barrel Size 1.25" (31.7mm)
      Bolt Case Included Discontinued Item
      Bolt Case Size Agena 42x60mm
      Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
      Height (without Eye Guard) 53.0mm
      Max Width 35.9mm
      End Caps 2
      Eye Lens Diameter 14.5mm
      Eye Relief by Design 12.8mm
      Filter Threads Standard 1.25" Filter Thread (M28.5 x 0.6)
      Focal Length 15mm
      Lens Elements 5
      Lens Groups 3
      Rubber Eye Guard No
      Blackened Lens Edges Yes
      Manufacturer Kasai Trading Co.
      Eyepiece Focal Length 10.1mm - 15mm
      Eyepiece Field of View Up to 50 degrees
      Eyepiece Series Kasai AstroPlan
      Barrel Type Smooth sided
      Eyepiece Weight 3.50oz (99.22g)