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    So what are you saying? The two Super Plossl PEs that came with my new ETX-80 aren't so super after all?!?!
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    Great thread, I always wondered the difference a super made. The link Andy put clearly says GSO Plossl on the EP but on Agena GSO 1.25" Plossl Eyepiece - 25mm it says GSO super Plossl on the EP. Maybe just labeled differently across the pond? The EP's that came with my scope say Super Plossl, but are not all that super.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WWPierre View Post
    I stand corrected.
    Apparently you are correct when it comes to Meade products since they switched to 4 elements and yet still left the term "Super" in the name.
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    Only the Meade series 5000 is actually (Super Plossels).
    Even my TV Plossels are plain Jane Plossels tho highly corrected & use better glass in them.
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    Thanks to all the info guys... Im still unsure exactly what EP i truly own and whislt i agree in principle with the idea that so long as the GSO EP "sees well" then whats the problem. However, I still feel that if i ordered a super plossl then thats what i should have received...maybe i already have?! Ive sent an email to scopes & skies who say (if i supply a photo of my EP) they will check their stock and see if theres a discrepency and exchange if required. i will let you know how i go. ive attached x2 photos of my GSO EP.

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    i see it says "sp32mm" on the box.
    this denotes super plossl as far as i know.
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    Just wait until someone comes in and claims none of them are Plossls and they are actually Symmetricals since a true Konig Plossl is asymmertrical.
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    I really should have paid more attention in my Physics classes at school. Ive been doing a lot of research since i posted this thread and im still somewhat confused. I just want to be sure that my EP has the spec as advertised; too much to ask for? maybe for £35? I was thinking of getting a good high power EP for planetary and moon viewing but im now unsure which way to go... Budget constraints dont allow me to buy top end kit, perhaps another GSO..................

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    the gso's are,as i've said,not high end,obviously,but
    they are surprisingly good for the price.
    iirc,your scope is around f11.
    they are a decent budget price ep that will work fine
    in your scope.i'm in the same boat as you,i cannot afford
    £120+ for one ep.
    of the mid range/budget priced ep's,gso are pretty hard to beat.
    anyone who has them will tell you they perform better than their
    price suggests.
    just my opinion.
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