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Model: xcel-lx-9Part Number: 93423Brand: Celestron
Celestron products include a two year warranty except binoculars and spotting scopes which have limited lifetime warranties.
The new enhanced Celestron X-Cel LX eyepiece series are 6-element fully multicoated eyepieces designed for comfortable high magnification observing.
Wide 60-degree field of view.
Parfocal so require little or no focusing when changing from low to high power.
Generous 16mm eye-relief.
1.25" barrel threaded to accept filters.
I bought the 25mm LX to use with my 14" f4.65 reflector.This eyepiece is a thing of beauty, attractive to look at and through. First off, the eye relief - Celestron claim 16mm, but it seems more like 20mm, having a fraction more eye relief than my 10mm Radian. Gazing into it at night is like peering into a glistening pool, and I can see all of its 60 degree FOV in comfort with my glasses on.Stars are revealed with a surprising lustre and sharpness - beautiful. Being more objective, I am unable to see any field curvature and sharpness is very good, as is colour rendition. Contrast seems good, as well. There are no internal reflections and the biggest surprise is how it deals with my bludgeoning f4.65.....the stars are sharp across nearly all of the field! The only distortion starts at around the 90% mark...gosh, this seems as good as a Radian, and all for £64. I'm VERY impressed!
These are very good quality eyepieces. Good eye relief as well which is what attracted me to them. They lose one star as the rubber screws rings come off fairly easily as the caps are so tight. Not a massive issue, but shouldnt happen on a £65 eyepiece.
A big leap in quality from my other eyepieces noticeably so and at not to great a premium.
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