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.
1.25" barrel threaded to accept filters.
|Average Rating (15 Reviews): |Huge Step Up From Kit Lens
Friday, 1 January 2021 | David
Iíve owned the Nexstar Evolution 8 for a couple of months now and the Manchester weather hasnít exactly been conducive to good seeing with sheet cloud for many nights, but Iíve spent the time gearing up from the kit provided with the original purchase and have bought a new visual back, a new diagonal and a couple of eyepieces that eventually failed the quality test. And then, over Christmas, I bought the 18mm version of the Celestron X-Cel LX and for the very first time tonight I put the whole ensemble together. The addition of the 18mm finally gave me the ĎWow,í moments I have been seeking. I love the smooth twist-up eye cup which places the eye in the perfect viewing position and the excellent view that I just havenít had with the other epís I have. FLO were, of course very speedy in their delivery as they have been for all my purchases and as I am sure they will be for the next LX purchase, which will probably the 9mm when it is next in stock.
Friday, 11 September 2020 | John
Excellent eye piece compared to the standard ones bought with the telescope.
Friday, 24 July 2020 | Michael
As a newbie to astronomy,I have found this eyepiece a lot better than the pieces supplied with my scoop. I can now see the moon's of Jupiter ,Saturn's rings and Venus phases.
The eye price is well made and looks the part. I will be buying eye pieces from this range.
Celestron x-cel 25mm eyepiece
Monday, 23 December 2019 | Tony
Canít fault the service. Quick delivery securely packaged. Product as described. A great addition to my observing armoury. Great website with some great free resources. Thank you flo.
Friday, 8 November 2019 | Brian
Several weeks ago I bought the 5mm eyepiece for use with my 8inch Dobsonian. I got it mainly for lunar viewing, as, obviously giving a 240 times magnification on my scope, I expected a considerable light loss when used for fainter objects. However I must say I am very disappointed with the image quality, even when the moon is very bright. It gives a horrible dark yellow cast, as though viewing through a filter, and the sharpness isnít great either. Also, I have great problems getting it to focus accurately.
The eyepiece is beautifully made and looks stunning, but the performance is not worth the price tag. My Skywatcher 9mm eyepiece is far superior, and although only giving me 130 times magnification, the image quality is superb.......and itís cheaper!
Monday, 30 September 2019 | Paul
Bought the 7mm. Very well built piece of kit, very comfortable to use and great visual quality, used for viewing the moon, planets and DSO's, really nice size lens considering its only 7mm. Definitely a worthy upgrade from the standard eyepieces most scopes come with or even just as a high powered addition to your eyepiece collection. Would definitely buy X-Cel LX eyepieces again!
Friday, 27 September 2019 | David
A fantastic eyepiece, crystal clear views with excellent colour rendition. Easy focussing with a field of view that makes you feel that you are going to fall in. I bought the 18mm X-Cel LX EP. Saving up now for a smaller focal length EP for more planetary details, and a longer one for the DS objects. Thanks Celestron.
Great quality - very happy.
Saturday, 15 June 2019 | Steve
Bought the 12mm and 25mm. Used the 25mm to observe the moon last night and it performed better than expected. Definition was so much better than the eyepieces that came with my telescope. The twist up cups are a brilliant feature and adjustable for comfort - especially for spectacle wearers. These products have a real high quality look and feel about them. Reassuringly on the heavy side with good packaging, I will be purchasing more from this range.
Brilliant EP for a great price...
Friday, 19 April 2019 | Raymond
This is my first quality eyepiece.
Compared to the eyepieces supplied with my telescope these are brilliant.
Looking at the moon the contrast is amazing, pin sharp viewing and so easy on the eye.
Stars are pinpoint and very bright too.
I have used this with my Omni x2 barlow and the focusing is very easy, snaps into view so easily.
I would have to recommend these as a very good upgrade at a fantastic price...
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.
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