|Average Rating (6 Reviews): |Not worth the extra money
Saturday, 7 July 2018 | Morgan
I bought the celestron x cel lx 9mmm lense as it was on offer , it looks and feels great but that is where the quality ends there is just to much glass in these lenses and the amount of light you lose is shocking. I have many of the cheaper omni plossl eyepieces and they seem better. In truth save your money and buy the omni plossle 32mm for about £35 it's the best lense I've got for day use as well.
You are misunderstanding how eyepieces work. It is not the extra glass in the 9mm XCel-LX eyepiece that is causing the reduction in brightness. It is physics. As magnification increases, brightness decreases. The 9mm Celestron Xcel-LX eyepiece has 3.5x more magnification than your 32mm Omni Plossl so the view is less bright. The same is true of any other 9mm eyepiece when compared to any other 32mm eyepiece.
Saturday, 28 April 2018 | Kriss
I bought the 5mm Lens as a planetary eyepiece and found it worked well. It feels solid and well made. All in a good eyepiece
Thursday, 10 August 2017 | Eugene
I’ve used different Celestron eyepieces in my scope. I believe Celestron produce excellent lenses to a consistently high standard that just “work” in their scopes. The 12mm. It’s a fine, solid, ergonomically designed eyepiece that fits comfortably in the hand. It is ideal for DSO, planetary and moderately tight doubles. In my C8 SCT views are crystal clear with pin-point stars almost to the field stop with excellent contrast and a very dark background. Ghosting and flaring is well controlled. Stars shine with a lustre that I just haven’t seen in eyepieces costing twice as much. The pop-up eyecup is a nice feature that allows good eye placement and cuts out stray light. I had no trouble with the eye cup coming loose. If they did a 32mm I’d snap one up! At £69 these are a bargain!
If you want an upgrade from a standard Plossl pick up one of these. You won’t be disappointed!
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 | Nigel
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!
Friday, 26 July 2013 | Matthew
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.
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 | James
A big leap in quality from my other eyepieces noticeably so and at not to great a premium.