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Celestron X-Cel LX 12mm - 1.25 inch Eyepiece

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  • Wide field of view enhances views of the night sky through a single lens
  • 6-element fully multi-coated optics create sharper images
  • Extendable twist-up eyepieces are easier and more comfortable, especially for eyeglass wearers
  • No slip, rubber grip ring for secure handling, even in moist conditions
  • Parfocal eyepiece require little to no focusing when changing from low to high power
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Product details

Size: 12mm
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 8.9 x 4.4 cm ; 454 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 281 g
  • Item model number: 93424
  • ASIN: B0048JF1JY
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 May 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Size Name: 12mm

Product Description

Are you in need of a high quality eyepiece for viewing objects, the sky and beyond?

When on a mission to catch beautiful views of the moon, stars, planets and beyond with your telescope, it can be quite disappointing when you see something special you want to see in more detail but the eyepieces you have are not suitable. You need an eyepiece at your disposal, which will enable you to appreciate and view the finer details of those special moments.

The Celestron Zoom Eyepiece 1.25in 12 mm

The high power Celestron Zoom Eyepiece is a 6-element fully multi-coated eyepiece which is compulsory to have in any telescope accessory bag. The multi-coated optics create sharper images and the focal length of 12 mm maximize light transmission and contrast for optimum viewing. The wide 60 degree field of view, enhances views of the night sky through a single lens and the extendable twist-up eyepieces are easier and more comfortable, especially for eyeglass wearers. The parfocal eyepiece require little to no focusing when changing from low to high power and the no slip, rubber grip ring provides for secure handling, even in moist conditions. Furthermore, the lightweight and compact design makes it ideal for keeping in your pocket or in your accessory tray, so you can always have it at the ready for whenever you may need it.

Perfect for all telescope users

These eyepieces from Celestron are perfect for beginners as well as experienced users and have a multitude of functions for a great price, making them suitable for those of you who are just starting up your telescope and accessories collection or those of you looking to add to your collection.

Improve your viewing potential and have the eyepiece you need for fantastic viewing with Celestron!

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1 Eyepiece

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By MARK on 18 Oct. 2012
Size: 7mm Verified Purchase
I have a Skywatcher 130p GOTO with the stock eyepieces. The X-Cel LX is such a HUGE jump in quality! Jupiter has never looked so good! And in widescreen!

My advice is to buy this and then replace your 'stock' 10mm & 25mm eyepieces too! If you get the right focal lengths you can ditch the Barlow and get full magnification without the quality loss.

Great product, great service.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By TRENDY RON on 17 Jun. 2013
Size: 18mm Verified Purchase
I chose the the 18mm eyepiece as it gives good magnification for deep sky objects such as galaxies and planetary nebulae. My new telescope is a Celestron NexStar SLT 127mm. It has a focal length of 1500mm, so the magnification is 1500 divided by 18 = 83 times. The eyepiece is much better than the two standard eyepieces that came with the scope, both in field size, ( difficult to judge as the two that came were 25 & 9 mm.)and also field clarity, ( more easily judged.) I live in the north of Scotland where we are blessed with little light polution, however at this time of year, June, the skies never get dark. Despite this the 18mm eyepiece works well at spliting double stars i was particularly pleased to split Polaris, it has a fairly wide seperation of 18.4 seconds of an arc but the primary is very bright 2.0, and the companion dim 9.0. As the experience has been so good i intend to buy the entire range of Celestron X-Cel eyepieces over the next few years, without going below 5mm, ( my telescopes 300 times magnification limit ) making the 12mm eyepiece my next purchace. Philips " Stargazing with a Telescope " by Robin Scagell, says : "Top of the accessories list is extra eyepieces." I recommend the 18mm X-Cel LX Eyepiece.

I bought the eyepiece from Amazon. It arrived promptly despite my remote UK location. Amazon are one off very few companies that do not add hefty postage charges to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By bonnie_man on 5 Feb. 2013
Size: 18mm Verified Purchase
Thie Celestron x-cel lx 18mm - 1.25" eyepiece is really well made and has provided a significant improvement in the quality of viewing. For example the banding on Jupiter is easily seen with this eyepiece and my celestron nexstar 102 gt scope. It is worth the money!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Glover on 16 Mar. 2013
Size: 5mm Verified Purchase
The price from Hawks was cheaper than anywhere I could find.

The lens arrived in pretty slow ish time, it was dispatched some 2 or 3 days after my order. Still it arrived, once we had a clear night, I fitted it to my NexStar 5SE & the image was great. More than doubled the image compared to the standard Plossl & a nice sharp image to go with it, bringing out the band details on the planet.

Can't wait to get out in the country for some real dark skies.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 12 Mar. 2014
Size: 9mm Verified Purchase
In the field of eyepieces (excuse the pun) it really does make a difference if you pay that little bit extra. If we are talking about magnifying 200+ times you should appreciate the sensitivity these instruments have to build quality.

With the Clestron X-Cel you are paying in some cases more than double a cheaper alternative, but in return you wont be buying twice and you will notice (if you have any others) the stunning difference in image quality. This particular piece comes highly recommended and the field of view is fantastically wide - great for the moon!
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Size: 12mm Verified Purchase
I ordered this eyepiece based on the reviews and because I wanted a quality EP which would give me good eye relief. When the eyepiece arrived I was pleased to see that looked and felt like a quality piece of kit. It has a comfortable weighty feel and when I inserted it into my 80mm Skywatcher ST refractor I could clearly see that the image (in daylight) was crisp with very little CA and decent edge sharpness.

So why only three stars? Because, apart from the overall sharpness of the optics, I could clearly make out some translucent debris at the edge of the field of view. I rotated the EP in the scope and the debris moved round in a circle indicating that it was in the EP and not the scope. Worse still, as I rotated the EP several particles of dirt, grit or perhaps paint flecks became visible and also rotated. I used my rocket blower to clean the outer surfaces of the EP and re-tested. Sure enough the particles were still visible and still rotated.

I did consider keeping the eyepiece, after all I would be using it mostly at night, but let's be honest, why should I accept an eyepiece costing £60 which is contaminated with dirt? Also I've had experience of another celestron eyepiece which came with my SLT 127 Mak which had a lump of glue stuck to the bottom lens element! On that occasion I gave the EP away because I knew I would be upgrading very soon anyway.

So bottom line - I've returned the EP for full refund and I will probably invest in a similar spec. Skywatcher EP. It's a shame that Celestron do not seem to have a good grip on their quality control processes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Harry Coma on 29 April 2013
Size: 12mm Verified Purchase
The quality in this EP compared to the standard EP that came with my NexStar 4SE is incredible.

The optics are way, way better and the overall build quality is miles ahead.

Sure, you can find even better EP's, ofc, but not at this price.

I'm going to buy more X-Cel LX's.

Very happy with this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pedro G on 16 Jun. 2013
Size: 9mm
Arrived very quickly. I had previously ordered a 7mm from another supplier that failed to turn up! So I got a refund and purchased this one! Used it with my Nexstar130. Far better than the supplied eyepieces.
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