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Celestron X-Cel LX Telescope Eyepieces

Item# CELE457
 
4.5

(8 Ratings)

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2.3mm
5mm
7mm
12mm
18mm

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  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Twist-Up Eye Guard
  • 1.25 Inch Format
  • 60 Degree FOV
  • 6-Element design

Description

The newly enhanced X-Cel LX eyepiece series is what you've been waiting for in a high quality eyepiece for planetary viewing. With a brand new sleek and robust design and a twist-up eye guard, these eyepieces are especially designed for comfort and ease of use. They also have a wide field of view of 60° and 6-element fully multi-coated optics for magnificent wide field performance. X-Cel LX eyepieces are parfocal and require little to no focusing when changing from low to high power. The X-Cel LX series is offered in the following seven sizes: 2.3 mm, 5 mm, 7 mm, 9 mm, 12 mm, 18 mm and 25 mm.

 

  • Wide field of view enhances views of the night sky through a single lens.
  • 6-element fully multi-coated optics create sharper images
  • Extendable twist-up eyepieces are easier and more comfortable, especially for eyeglass wearers
  • No slip, rubber grip ring for secure handling, even in moist conditions
  • Parfocal eyepiece require little to no focusing when changing from low to high power

Shipping Restrictions:
Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

Dimensions & Specifications

Size

12mm , 18mm , 2.3mm , 5mm , 7mm

Brand

Celestron

Telescope Eyepiece Series

Celestron X-Cel LX Telescope Eyepieces

Focal Length

12mm , 18mm , 2.3mm , 5mm , 7mm

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Celestron X-Cel LX Telescope Eyepieces
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (6)
  • Great optics (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Widely compatible adapter (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (7)
    • Astrophotography (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    Great transaction, great lens

    By Steve

    from IRVING,TX

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Optics
    • Strong Construction
    • Widely Compatible Adapter

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Astrophotography

      Comments about Celestron X-Cel LX Telescope Eyepieces:

      Got the 3x Barlow and it is definitely high quality. Easy to mate with lens and provides great views. Excellent product!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      These are my

      By JT

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Professional Guide

      Pros

      • Great Optics
      • Most Bang For The Buck
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron X-Cel LX Telescope Eyepieces:

        Eyepieces (EP) are like home entertainment speakers. Until you've listened to them and compared them against other speakers you really have no idea how good they are. That being said, these are very good, nearly "spectacular view" EPs. I own the 25mm, 18mm, 9mm and I use them in my 11" (f10/6.3) Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (SCT). I use the 25mm EP as my wide field nebulae EP. The Orion nebulae (M42) looks 3-dimensional through this EP and I actually said "WOW" the first time I used it and I've been looking at Orion for 42 years! I use the 18mm for globular clusters, the Hercules Cluster (M13) can be resolved to the center with ease. I use the 9mm for the planets and planetary nebulae. I hope you can see my picture of Jupiter to get an idea of what you can see. This was an eyepiece projection (through the 9mm) photo.

        I own 12 EPs: Plossls, Erfles, Orthoscopics and Kellners, these X-Cel EPs are the 3 I use most often.

        I see that some other reviewers have said that the "Cons" are "heavy" and "bulky". To me this is not a "Con". These are well constucted, solid feeling EPs that are easily handled with gloved or cold hands.

        There are better EPs, but not at this price.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Better than a Plossl

        By Jerry-rigged

        from Coastal Texas

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Better Than Plossl
        • Good Eye Relief

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Celestron X-Cel LX Telescope Eyepieces:

          I have the 12mm X-Cel LX, which gets used mostly in a 10" f4.5 Newt/dob, and some in my 90mm f13 mac/cass. The 12mm is right about 100x for both scopes. Most of my comparisons of my X-cel are against a 10mm plossl (generic). I also have several other plossls, and a Edumands RKE 28mm.

          The Good: it is better than my generic plossl. Much better eye relief, noticeably larger field of view, maybe a bit bigger sharp sweet spot in the middle, but not as sharp as my Edumands RKE. Colors/brightness seems comparable to the plossl.

          The not-so-good: Eye placement is important, or you get blackouts and kidney-beaning. Adding a barlow makes the blackouts worse. Raising the eye cup helps a lot, but then eyeglasses become an issue (if you wear them). Also, while the field of view is noticeably larger than my plossls, it is not a big jump - enough to notice, but not enough to wow. Also, it is a LOT bigger and heavier than my 10mm plossl. If your scope is like mine, and already a bit heavy on the eyepiece end, the X-Cel could un-balance it.

          Overall, my 12mm X-Cel is probably my most used eyepiece, and I do like it. Considering the price compared to a Plossl, though, I don't think I would re-buy it if I broke/lost it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works great and as expected.

          By Josh

          from CINCINNATI,OH

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Great Optics
          • Strong Construction
          • Widely Compatible Adapter

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy

            Comments about Celestron X-Cel LX Telescope Eyepieces:

            I am a total novice, so I do not have the experience to compare with anything other then the stock pieces that came with my astromaster 114. The field of vision is much wider. I can see contrast a bit better as well I think. These eye pieces to me at least seem a good value for the price

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Exactly as Advertized

            By Clayton

            from LEWISTON,ID

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Padding
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy

              Comments about Celestron X-Cel LX Telescope Eyepieces:

              I used the 2.3mm eyepiece on a small tabletop telescope, and even on that, it gave a reasonably bright & clear image.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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