• Celestron X-Cel LX Series Eyepiece - 1.25-Inch 12mm 93424
  • Celestron X-Cel LX Series Eyepiece - 1.25-Inch 12mm 93424
Celestron X-Cel LX Series Eyepiece - 1.25-Inch 12mm 93424
Celestron X-Cel LX Series Eyepiece - 1.25-Inch 12mm 93424

Celestron X-Cel LX Series Eyepiece - 1.25-Inch 12mm 93424

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  • X-Cel LX eyepieces, optimized for planetary viewing, offer a 60 field of view through a six-element fully multi-coated lens system
  • Pop-up rubber eyeguards provide comfort and increase contrast. Raise and lower with a simple twist
  • A treaded rubber grip offers a no-slip grip, even with gloves on
  • 1.25? barrels are threaded to accept filters

Customer Reviews

Excellent, I am a new self teaching astronomer and would recommend this for everyone! I am a new (self teaching) astronomer who made the jump from a tiny cheap beginners Dobsonian to a reflector with an equatorial mount (I got the Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope). The learning curve was steep and I still don't know how to properly polar align it but I am enjoying tinkering. I point and shoot and so far have seen Jupiter, Mars and Saturn. I compared this to the eyepieces that came stock with my telescope and this thing is leaps and bounds better! It is relatively a wide field of view which just means I can see a bigger piece of the sky to help get oriented with my target. It is heavy and well made and the images come through crisp and clear. I have fitted it with my lunar filter and my Celestron Omni 2X Barlow Lens still manages to give a better image than the cheap standard ones. If you are too poor to be a fancy astronomer but still want to have some good parts I recommend this one! 5A Must-have eyepieceLonger focal length eyepieces often get overlooked, especially by those just getting started in amateur astronomy. Most beginner astronomy kits (Optical Tube Assembly w/finderscope, mount, eyepieces) usually include two focal lengths to get you started: a 25mm and a 10mm. My own experience tells me that anyone who wants to start a successful observing run needs to have a 40mm eyepiece to perform field narrowing from finderscope to eyepiece. a 40mm may not exactly be an "observer's eyepiece" except for the most extended objects, but it is an absolute must-have to narrow the field around a target. In fact, since I typically run several rigs at once at my college's star parties, I found that I needed to have at least two of these eyepieces. I already had a Sirius Plossl 40mm from Orion, and the Celestron Omni is an equivalent (nay, nearly identical) optical stack to work with a second 'scope, so I wouldn't have to keep hunting for a 40 when acquiring a target in the eyepiece. This is a great, yet often overlooked, workhorse eyepiece.5Baby's first plosslI know that this isn't the best plossl eyepiece on the planet (i bought the 12mm) but it is LEAPS AND BOUNDS better than the stock eyepieces that came with my scope (Celestron Astromaster 130eq). I plan to slowly upgrade all of my eyepieces but dang, I love this one! The Omni line feels nice, like the build quality is good (i also have the 2x barlow). Overall, i'm quite pleased with my purchase.I took the attached photo by using a phone mount to the eyepiece (i have an iPhone XS), taking a short video and then using software to stack the images and remove noise. :)5Solid buy for a 114mm 500FL reflectorI got the 4mm eyepiece to use with a 114mm reflector with a FL of 500. At first I was skeptical, I read reviews and had many "experts" tell me it would provide too much magnification. I assume they saw 114mm and assumed the worst. This thing provides excellent magnification and produces a detailed image!Full Review:For people looking at this eyepiece there are 2 factors more important than the size of the primary mirror. The first is quality, I'm using an Orion telescope but there are other good brands out there. Is you are using a cheap barska or some other department store brand you are sadly wasting your time. The second most important thing is focal length. Based on my research the best a ground based telescope can do in magnification is about 300x simply due to the atmosphere. There are exceptions like remote locations and unusually calm atmospheric conditions but those will be rare occurrences. In my experience there will be times when atmospheric conditions won't let you see much detail at 100x, that's just the way it goes. Additionally if you want to get the best view of planets you want to wait until they are as directly above you as possible to minimize how much of the atmosphere you are looking through. So that said, to figure out a eyepieces magnification simply take your focal length and divide it by the size of the eyepiece. So (500/4 = 125x)... That is well below the scopes limit of 228x. You can figure out a reflectors limit by multiplying its size by 2 so (114 x 2 = 228). So the greater your FL the more magnification this will apply. This eyepiece will certainly give you more bang for your buck with a FL of 700 but it's still great on the lower ends and I recommend it. Knowing what I know now the only way to potentially do better is get a 5mm and a Barlow 2x, I have the latter.5Wow what a difference !!I guess you would consider the X-cel eye piece the 3rd tier offering from Celestron (2 up from the eye piece that comes with scope) and let me tell you what a diiference!!To start off with the build quality is vastly superior than that of the standard eye piece and there is a significant weight difference (X-cel the heavier). There is also a noticable size difference that Im sure has to do with whats held inside. The adjustablity is also a huge plus and it comes in its own sturdy container for storage.But what really matters is the perfromance and all I can say here is Wow! The field of view is significantly better. The images are crisper any clearer. Color seems more vibrant and light artifact at the edges of the eye piece seemed markedly reduced. All this for what I feel is a fairly reasonable price ($59.95 sale-%79.95 normal); especially when compairing them to Televue ($200+).Give this brand a shot you wont be disappointed.5Buy buy I've purchased a cheaper model with the same 4mm now I can really see the difference. I was able to see Saturn and the moons, also took great pictures of the moon.Dont buy a cheap $10 spend a little more and get something that's worth it.5Awesome eyepiece, but rubber tears off easily.Great 12mm eyepiece, it's a vast improvement over the basic 20mm and 6mm eyepieces that came with my Galileo brand 80mm reflector telescope. The image of Saturn seems nearly if not just as bright as my 20mm, but 50-75% larger and more detailed. The field of view is also fairly wide, almost as wide as my 20mm. The whole moon fits nicely. This is a great buy for someone like myself who is just starting out. However, I gave 4 stars (up from 3 for no-questions-asked free replacement) because after 3-4 uses where I removed and replaced the cap on the top of the eyepiece, the rubber/silicone tore halfway along the circumference. I don't think it will last much longer before it comes off completely. I'm very careful with my things, so I may have just gotten a bad apple, but it's a little disappointing that something like this happened so soon. The picture I provided of tonight's moon was taken with my cellphone held up to this eyepiece. Not bad at all.Edit: Reduced to 3 stars again. The optics on this eyepiece are good, like I said before, but my replacement eyepiece arrived with the rubber already torn. After I had requested a replacement for the original eyepiece that had the rubber torn after a few uses. How am I supposed to protect the lens from dust and scratches if I can't store it with the cap on for fear of tearing off the rubber?3Great Eyepiece I bought a reflector telescope and have been using the two eyepieces that came with the telescope. I read in several articles to replace the stock eyepieces. After reading several reviews I bought the X-Cel 12mm to try out. Wow what a improvement !! Now I just need the whole set.I Have to say the stock 20mm eyepiece does not even show as many stars in the field of view. Here are some pictures i just snapped with my I phone in the eyepiece. The Picture of the Pine cones were taken looking in the 20mm stock eyepiece. The picture of the tree top was taken with the x-cel 12mm. Look at the field of view! The moon of course and Jupiter with the 4 Jovian moons. 5Ready for mars viewing in July '18I tried the 5mm on my Powerseeker 114eq with 900mm fl. The FoV is just slightly better than the tiny 4mm (about the same magnification around 200x) that came with it but the eye relief is MUCH better which makes it a lot easier to use. It's also brighter and has clearer details so I'm starting to use skyglow and UHC filters and have a mars filter on back-order.My biggest problem was that the weight of this EP affects the aim of the scope when switching between an Omni series and the 5mm X-cel LX because of the weak tripod and equatorial mount. It's about the same weight as the Omni 8-24mm zoom EP so I re-balanced the scope for these 2 EP's. Also the focuser is pretty touchy with this much zoom and it was extended out farther than with the Omni. The tracking motor is needed at 200x too or you'll be shaking the dials every 30 seconds.I like it and it will be my 'planetary' EP from now on. Pricewise, it's hard to say if it's worth the cost. I do expect to use the scope more with it so I'd have to say yes it is even for a $100 114mm scope. If I decide to upgrade scopes, it will surely be worth it.I'd like to add that 200x with this size scope is the upper limit and requires clear skies. The next size down at 7mm (about 130x) might be better in less than perfect conditions.4great image, but impossible to get correct eye reliefThis 32mm eyepiece has a very good published eye relief, but the problem I have is that it is almost impossible for me to keep my eye in the exact teeny tiny place where it is neither too close to the lens (where the image cuts in half) or too far, where the image also starts to shrink.I do not have anywhere close to this problem with: the 25mm freebie eyepiece that came with my Celestron 127 SLT scope, either pair of my binoculars, and the zoom eyepiece on my Brunton 20-60x80 ED spotting scope.However, in the 20% or so of the time when my eye happens to be in the right spot, the image is bright, contrasty with good color, and with good resolution.3Good product but please read before buyingSo I have the Powerseeker 114 EQ. It comes with the Standard 20mm and 4mm lens. Both are okay yet I wanted a mode sharper image of Jupiter and Venus. I live in the American South West. At 3,000 ft of elevation.Before I got this I consulted customer support from Celestron about my telescope and he recommended this lens and the X-Cel LX 5mm lens. I got this one now and it works really well. Quick tip get the 20 mm lens to help you find the object the swan it out with this lens to save your self time. Once that s done you can do the minor adjustments needed to focus and see these distant objects like I have.Things to note my telescope is a Newtonian scope and has a focal length point of 900mm.Please consult celestron customer support before making a decision this will help you with the type of telescope you have5Decent for its price, lesson learnt - get the 32mm instead of the 40mm.I wanted the widest eyepiece I could afford that I could use with my Celestron Omni XLT 120 refractor. I purchased the 40mm version first before buying this thinking I will get the widest view because of the longer focal length. The 32mm eyepiece has an apparent field of view of 50 degrees whereas the 40mm has a 43 degree view. I had overlooked this but waited for both the eyepieces to arrive so that I can test it myself and compare them both in my scope which has a 1000mm focal length.Both of them are pretty sharp but start getting slightly blurry towards the edges which is expected for eyepieces in this price range. The 32 mm has a slightly wider view than the 40mm. This might be because of the 1.25 inch format of the eyepieces which restricts wider views beyond a point. That's why it makes sense to go for 2 inch format eyepieces which have larger openings for wider field of views provided your focuser supports it. What I noticed was that the 32mm's slightly wider view was also slightly more magnified than the 40mms because shorter eyepiece focal length translates to more magnification.I tested it in clear skies last week and the Pleiades cluster still doesn't fit into the field of view with the 32mm but it still provided bright crisp views almost to the edges. The star cluster just spills outside the field of view but note that my scopes focal length is 1000mm which is not a wide scope.The finish and build of the eyepiece is very good and the rubber eye cap is excellent and very useful if you wear glasses like me. Even otherwise, it acts as a shield preventing stray light degrading your image. The eye relief is good as well.The conclusion - the 32mm is a clear winner here and I don't understand why Celestron would even offer a 40mm version in 1.25 inch format. I am going to be returning the 40mm and I hope this experience helps others in making a decision if they are confused.4
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Description
  • X-Cel LX eyepieces, optimized for planetary viewing, offer a 60 field of view through a six-element fully multi-coated lens system
  • Pop-up rubber eyeguards provide comfort and increase contrast. Raise and lower with a simple twist
  • A treaded rubber grip offers a no-slip grip, even with gloves on
  • 1.25? barrels are threaded to accept filters
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Excellent, I am a new self teaching astronomer and would recommend this for everyone! I am a new (self teaching) astronomer who made the jump from a tiny cheap beginners Dobsonian to a reflector with an equatorial mount (I got the Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope). The learning curve was steep and I still don't know how to properly polar align it but I am enjoying tinkering. I point and shoot and so far have seen Jupiter, Mars and Saturn. I compared this to the eyepieces that came stock with my telescope and this thing is leaps and bounds better! It is relatively a wide field of view which just means I can see a bigger piece of the sky to help get oriented with my target. It is heavy and well made and the images come through crisp and clear. I have fitted it with my lunar filter and my Celestron Omni 2X Barlow Lens still manages to give a better image than the cheap standard ones. If you are too poor to be a fancy astronomer but still want to have some good parts I recommend this one! 5A Must-have eyepieceLonger focal length eyepieces often get overlooked, especially by those just getting started in amateur astronomy. Most beginner astronomy kits (Optical Tube Assembly w/finderscope, mount, eyepieces) usually include two focal lengths to get you started: a 25mm and a 10mm. My own experience tells me that anyone who wants to start a successful observing run needs to have a 40mm eyepiece to perform field narrowing from finderscope to eyepiece. a 40mm may not exactly be an "observer's eyepiece" except for the most extended objects, but it is an absolute must-have to narrow the field around a target. In fact, since I typically run several rigs at once at my college's star parties, I found that I needed to have at least two of these eyepieces. I already had a Sirius Plossl 40mm from Orion, and the Celestron Omni is an equivalent (nay, nearly identical) optical stack to work with a second 'scope, so I wouldn't have to keep hunting for a 40 when acquiring a target in the eyepiece. This is a great, yet often overlooked, workhorse eyepiece.5Baby's first plosslI know that this isn't the best plossl eyepiece on the planet (i bought the 12mm) but it is LEAPS AND BOUNDS better than the stock eyepieces that came with my scope (Celestron Astromaster 130eq). I plan to slowly upgrade all of my eyepieces but dang, I love this one! The Omni line feels nice, like the build quality is good (i also have the 2x barlow). Overall, i'm quite pleased with my purchase.I took the attached photo by using a phone mount to the eyepiece (i have an iPhone XS), taking a short video and then using software to stack the images and remove noise. :)5Solid buy for a 114mm 500FL reflectorI got the 4mm eyepiece to use with a 114mm reflector with a FL of 500. At first I was skeptical, I read reviews and had many "experts" tell me it would provide too much magnification. I assume they saw 114mm and assumed the worst. This thing provides excellent magnification and produces a detailed image!Full Review:For people looking at this eyepiece there are 2 factors more important than the size of the primary mirror. The first is quality, I'm using an Orion telescope but there are other good brands out there. Is you are using a cheap barska or some other department store brand you are sadly wasting your time. The second most important thing is focal length. Based on my research the best a ground based telescope can do in magnification is about 300x simply due to the atmosphere. There are exceptions like remote locations and unusually calm atmospheric conditions but those will be rare occurrences. In my experience there will be times when atmospheric conditions won't let you see much detail at 100x, that's just the way it goes. Additionally if you want to get the best view of planets you want to wait until they are as directly above you as possible to minimize how much of the atmosphere you are looking through. So that said, to figure out a eyepieces magnification simply take your focal length and divide it by the size of the eyepiece. So (500/4 = 125x)... That is well below the scopes limit of 228x. You can figure out a reflectors limit by multiplying its size by 2 so (114 x 2 = 228). So the greater your FL the more magnification this will apply. This eyepiece will certainly give you more bang for your buck with a FL of 700 but it's still great on the lower ends and I recommend it. Knowing what I know now the only way to potentially do better is get a 5mm and a Barlow 2x, I have the latter.5Wow what a difference !!I guess you would consider the X-cel eye piece the 3rd tier offering from Celestron (2 up from the eye piece that comes with scope) and let me tell you what a diiference!!To start off with the build quality is vastly superior than that of the standard eye piece and there is a significant weight difference (X-cel the heavier). There is also a noticable size difference that Im sure has to do with whats held inside. The adjustablity is also a huge plus and it comes in its own sturdy container for storage.But what really matters is the perfromance and all I can say here is Wow! The field of view is significantly better. The images are crisper any clearer. Color seems more vibrant and light artifact at the edges of the eye piece seemed markedly reduced. All this for what I feel is a fairly reasonable price ($59.95 sale-%79.95 normal); especially when compairing them to Televue ($200+).Give this brand a shot you wont be disappointed.5Buy buy I've purchased a cheaper model with the same 4mm now I can really see the difference. I was able to see Saturn and the moons, also took great pictures of the moon.Dont buy a cheap $10 spend a little more and get something that's worth it.5Awesome eyepiece, but rubber tears off easily.Great 12mm eyepiece, it's a vast improvement over the basic 20mm and 6mm eyepieces that came with my Galileo brand 80mm reflector telescope. The image of Saturn seems nearly if not just as bright as my 20mm, but 50-75% larger and more detailed. The field of view is also fairly wide, almost as wide as my 20mm. The whole moon fits nicely. This is a great buy for someone like myself who is just starting out. However, I gave 4 stars (up from 3 for no-questions-asked free replacement) because after 3-4 uses where I removed and replaced the cap on the top of the eyepiece, the rubber/silicone tore halfway along the circumference. I don't think it will last much longer before it comes off completely. I'm very careful with my things, so I may have just gotten a bad apple, but it's a little disappointing that something like this happened so soon. The picture I provided of tonight's moon was taken with my cellphone held up to this eyepiece. Not bad at all.Edit: Reduced to 3 stars again. The optics on this eyepiece are good, like I said before, but my replacement eyepiece arrived with the rubber already torn. After I had requested a replacement for the original eyepiece that had the rubber torn after a few uses. How am I supposed to protect the lens from dust and scratches if I can't store it with the cap on for fear of tearing off the rubber?3Great Eyepiece I bought a reflector telescope and have been using the two eyepieces that came with the telescope. I read in several articles to replace the stock eyepieces. After reading several reviews I bought the X-Cel 12mm to try out. Wow what a improvement !! Now I just need the whole set.I Have to say the stock 20mm eyepiece does not even show as many stars in the field of view. Here are some pictures i just snapped with my I phone in the eyepiece. The Picture of the Pine cones were taken looking in the 20mm stock eyepiece. The picture of the tree top was taken with the x-cel 12mm. Look at the field of view! The moon of course and Jupiter with the 4 Jovian moons. 5Ready for mars viewing in July '18I tried the 5mm on my Powerseeker 114eq with 900mm fl. The FoV is just slightly better than the tiny 4mm (about the same magnification around 200x) that came with it but the eye relief is MUCH better which makes it a lot easier to use. It's also brighter and has clearer details so I'm starting to use skyglow and UHC filters and have a mars filter on back-order.My biggest problem was that the weight of this EP affects the aim of the scope when switching between an Omni series and the 5mm X-cel LX because of the weak tripod and equatorial mount. It's about the same weight as the Omni 8-24mm zoom EP so I re-balanced the scope for these 2 EP's. Also the focuser is pretty touchy with this much zoom and it was extended out farther than with the Omni. The tracking motor is needed at 200x too or you'll be shaking the dials every 30 seconds.I like it and it will be my 'planetary' EP from now on. Pricewise, it's hard to say if it's worth the cost. I do expect to use the scope more with it so I'd have to say yes it is even for a $100 114mm scope. If I decide to upgrade scopes, it will surely be worth it.I'd like to add that 200x with this size scope is the upper limit and requires clear skies. The next size down at 7mm (about 130x) might be better in less than perfect conditions.4great image, but impossible to get correct eye reliefThis 32mm eyepiece has a very good published eye relief, but the problem I have is that it is almost impossible for me to keep my eye in the exact teeny tiny place where it is neither too close to the lens (where the image cuts in half) or too far, where the image also starts to shrink.I do not have anywhere close to this problem with: the 25mm freebie eyepiece that came with my Celestron 127 SLT scope, either pair of my binoculars, and the zoom eyepiece on my Brunton 20-60x80 ED spotting scope.However, in the 20% or so of the time when my eye happens to be in the right spot, the image is bright, contrasty with good color, and with good resolution.3Good product but please read before buyingSo I have the Powerseeker 114 EQ. It comes with the Standard 20mm and 4mm lens. Both are okay yet I wanted a mode sharper image of Jupiter and Venus. I live in the American South West. At 3,000 ft of elevation.Before I got this I consulted customer support from Celestron about my telescope and he recommended this lens and the X-Cel LX 5mm lens. I got this one now and it works really well. Quick tip get the 20 mm lens to help you find the object the swan it out with this lens to save your self time. Once that s done you can do the minor adjustments needed to focus and see these distant objects like I have.Things to note my telescope is a Newtonian scope and has a focal length point of 900mm.Please consult celestron customer support before making a decision this will help you with the type of telescope you have5Decent for its price, lesson learnt - get the 32mm instead of the 40mm.I wanted the widest eyepiece I could afford that I could use with my Celestron Omni XLT 120 refractor. I purchased the 40mm version first before buying this thinking I will get the widest view because of the longer focal length. The 32mm eyepiece has an apparent field of view of 50 degrees whereas the 40mm has a 43 degree view. I had overlooked this but waited for both the eyepieces to arrive so that I can test it myself and compare them both in my scope which has a 1000mm focal length.Both of them are pretty sharp but start getting slightly blurry towards the edges which is expected for eyepieces in this price range. The 32 mm has a slightly wider view than the 40mm. This might be because of the 1.25 inch format of the eyepieces which restricts wider views beyond a point. That's why it makes sense to go for 2 inch format eyepieces which have larger openings for wider field of views provided your focuser supports it. What I noticed was that the 32mm's slightly wider view was also slightly more magnified than the 40mms because shorter eyepiece focal length translates to more magnification.I tested it in clear skies last week and the Pleiades cluster still doesn't fit into the field of view with the 32mm but it still provided bright crisp views almost to the edges. The star cluster just spills outside the field of view but note that my scopes focal length is 1000mm which is not a wide scope.The finish and build of the eyepiece is very good and the rubber eye cap is excellent and very useful if you wear glasses like me. Even otherwise, it acts as a shield preventing stray light degrading your image. The eye relief is good as well.The conclusion - the 32mm is a clear winner here and I don't understand why Celestron would even offer a 40mm version in 1.25 inch format. I am going to be returning the 40mm and I hope this experience helps others in making a decision if they are confused.4
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