#1. Explore Scientific Eyepieces
For the best telescope eyepieces, you should definitely be looking at the Explore Scientific series. This series is nitrogen-purged waterproof and is 100-degree AFOV fully multi-coated. In terms of professional telescope eyepieces, we think this series is the best bang for the buck.
Best Telescope Eyepieces
- #1. Explore Scientific Eyepieces
- #2.Televue Telescope Eyepieces
- #3.Celestron Eyepiece and Filter Kit
- #4.Orion Telescope Eyepieces
- #5.Meade Instruments Telescope Eyepieces
#1. Explore Scientific Eyepieces
If you are in the market for the best telescope eyepieces, we highly recommend any eyepiece made by Explore Scientific. While not the most expensive, they offer the best value for your money. With these eyepieces, you get a 100-degree apparent field of view, edge to edge, which is just amazing and the image is crystal clear.
The Explore Scientific series provides extremely crisp images and is very easy to detect bands and ovals. Although the optics are not on par with Televue, for the price, you just can’t beat it. For those looking for superior optics without having to go too crazy on price, the Explore Scientific series is the way to go.
#2.Televue Telescope Eyepieces
There is no doubt that Televue produces some of the best telescope eyepieces in the industry. However, the catch is you have to be willing to pay a steep cost. Most of Televue’s collection is known for its extremely sharp optics and deep contrast. Other telescope eyepieces simply just can’t compare.
They also have a super open true field of view with great colors. Although the Televue telescope eyepieces are really designed for pros to truly appreciate, we think beginners and hobbyists can also enjoy them. Televue manufactures telescope eyepieces in various focal lengths and styles, so be sure to do your research about the specific eyepiece for your need.
#3.Celestron Eyepiece and Filter Kit
If you are a beginner and can’t be bothered doing the research on the best telescope eyepieces, we suggest you just go with the Celestron Kit. This kit includes 5 Plossl eyepieces and can fit most telescopes with a 1.25 focuser. These eyepieces feature a 52-degree AFOV and are fully multi-coated.
The multi-coated eyepieces are nice in that they improve light transmission and protect the optics. You get 32mm, 17mm, 13mm, 8mm, and 6mm eyepieces in this kit. The 8 and 6mm provide high magnification, the 32mm provides a wide-field view and the 17 and 13mm provide something in between.
#4.Orion Telescope Eyepieces
Orion makes a nice set of telescope eyepieces for budget-conscious consumers. These eyepieces are not the best in quality but are incredibly cheaper for their performance. The standout feature is that these telescope eyepieces are able to deliver decently sharp images that result in good color correction and contrast.
Additionally, they usually have good eye relief and a decently wide field of view. Generally speaking, you can wear your glasses as well with these eyepieces. All in all, the Orion Telescope Eyepieces offers are a great deal for those who want decent quality, performance, and durability, but don’t want to break the bank.
#5.Meade Instruments Telescope Eyepieces
For another budget-friendly option, we highly recommend that the Meade Instruments series as some of the best telescope eyepieces in the industry. Meade Instruments offers telescope eyepieces in various sizes and magnifications, so please do some research into the right eyepiece for you.
Perhaps our favorite feature is the blackened lens edges, which help produce superior contrast. They also feature folding eye cups and are made of premium-grade optical glass. Our main complaint with these eyepieces is that they do not provide great eye relief. The eye relief is a bit too long and inconvenient.