About this product
The fit, finish and performance of Celestron's 4-element Plossl eyepiece is remarkable in a market that is awash with similar but inferior products.
Features include blackened lens edges to minimize internal reflection and maximize contrast, fully multi-coated optics for maximum light transmission and a two-step anodizing process to prevent reflection from the top eyepiece barrel, unlike most other manufactures who use reflective surfaces.
Best suited for telescopes with f-ratios f6 or slower.
All focal lengths offer 50º field-of-view except the 40mm which offers 42º
Threaded barrel accepts 1.25" filters and features a 'safety undercut' to prevent the eyepiece falling out of the focuser.
32 and 40mm: due to the 1.25" barrel size the 32 and 40mm eyepieces actually show the same area of sky so, for visual use, the 32mm is the better choice. The 40mm is however useful when a compact camera is positioned over the eyepiece for afocal photography.
Note to spectacle wearers: Plossl eyepieces with 15mm and longer focal lengths are good choices for spectacle wearers but for shorter focal lengths the Celestron XCel LX series eyepieces have greater eye-relief so are better suited.
|Average Rating (5 Reviews): |
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 | Simon
I bought this as a first step in updating the standard eyepieces suppled with a 100m f6 refractor. I wanted something that was glasses friendly for the family and allowed a nicely composed view of wider subjects like the Pleiades. I am very pleased. It feels and looks well made. Its not very heavy so doesn't unbalance the 'scope. The view is lovely, nice and wide and the stars look like bright pinpoints - across the fov (even for an f6). The contrast is subjectively nice. The silvery body is nice as it allows it to be seen in the dark. The eyecup flips up and there is plenty of eye relief.
Great addition to my collection
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 | Steve
The eyepiece arrived quickly and was very well packaged to ensure no harm could come to it in its journey. As you’d expect from Celestron the quality is really good, from the solidity of the eyepiece itself right through to the sharpness and brilliance of the image through it. This is a great addition to my range of lenses, providing a useful wide field of view for observing the stars at the beginning of my session or throughout!
Saturday, 28 April 2018 | Kriss
I have bought a range of these over time covering the 6, 9, 12, 15, 32 and 40. They are good value for money and work well. I would say the 32mm & 40mm provides the same views so no need to go above the 40mm in my case.
Thursday, 5 January 2017 | Mark
Very good Celestron Plossl's, you will definitely get an huge improvement in quality and image viewing with these lenses, highly recommend them, i got the 12mm & 15mm ones and must say i am well impressed, delivery was spot on too, Thank You FLO & James, who delivered them to me, I am now currently buzzing looking at the moon with my Meade Polaris 130MD Reflector and my new lenses.
Best eyepiece I own (12mm)
Friday, 30 May 2014 | Mathew
I have recently bought my scope from FLO and purchased this eyepiece along with it. It is better for clarity than the two that were provided with the scope. Definitely worth the £29 price tag (I have the 12mm)
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