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 (11 Reviews): |
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 isn’t 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 it’s 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.
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.
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