The newly enhanced X-Cel LX eyepiece series is what you've been waiting for in a high quality eyepiece for planetary viewing. With a brand new sleek & robust design and a twist-up eye guard, these eyepieces are especially designed for comfort and ease of use. They also have a wide 60° field of view and 6-element fully multi-coated optics for magnificent wide field performance. X-Cel LX eyepieces are parfocal and require little to no focusing when changing from low to high power.X-Cel LX 12mm Eyepiece - General Features
- 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
Product carries full 2 year Celestron factory limited warranty (within US/Canada only).
Apr 4, 2017
Love this eyepiece!Pros: Cons: Comments:
Used in my f5 reflector, it corrects coma that is seen in a Plossl, and has better contrast so that nebula really stand out. This is a huge step up for just a little more cost.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comMar 8, 2017
Great buy, highly recommendedPros: Cons: Comments:
I have been planning to buy this eyepiece for a long time, in order to replace a combination of a 2x Barlow lens with 25mm plossl (that has come with my SkyWatcher 5 inch Maksutov telescope).
The lens is big and heavy compared to a plossl, and almost twice as wide in back diameter. The rotating eyeguard is very convenient compared to the rubber eyecaps of the cheaper eyepieces.
I am very pleased with the 60degs field of view, it gives plenty of time to watch until planets glide out of the fov - no need for frequent adjustment with my mechanical mount. The contrast is very high and the details are super sharp - apparently across the whole fov. The only slight difficulty comes when using this eyepiece with the 2x Barlow - the eye positioning suddenly becomes critical and additional internal reflections produce glow at the Moon terminator. However this Barlow allowed me to use this eyepiece for obtaining 260x magnification with comfortable eye relief and wide fov.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comAug 8, 2014
Great views in a binoviewerPros:
Quality Lenses,Easy to UseCons:
Difficult to UseComments:
I bought two of these for use in a binoviewer and except for a hiccup where I forgot the instructions on bringing two images together, these have been great. The great eye relief also means I can show off the binoviewer to people with glasses. Very satisfied customer.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comMay 3, 2012
I will be buying others in this linePros:
Easy to Use,Compact,Accurate,Strong Construction,Lightweight,Quality LensesCons: Comments:
This eyepiece is great. It has little or no refocusing between lens changing and the twist up rubber is great as sometimes I use glasses. Focusing on planets is very clear and crisp.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comMay 2, 2012
One of the best lens I have usedPros:
Easy to Use,Quality Lenses,Strong Construction,Accurate,Compact,LightweightCons: Comments:
This lens is one of the best lens that I have used so far. Easy to focus and easy to interchange zero focus between lenses.
This review was provided courtesy of AgenaAstro.comJun 6, 2011
Great performance for the valuePros:
Strong Construction,Quality LensesCons: Comments:
I think is a very good performer for the value. I have used the previous X-cel eps and this exceeds the optical quality. Very good optics, and very good construction, very good eyerelief for people that wear eyeglasses. 60 deg field of view. The twist-up eyecups works better than click stops used by other brands. Good planetary images
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Apparent Field of View 60° Barrel Size 1.25" (31.7mm) Bolt Case Included Yes - Manufacturer Supplied Bolt Case Size Replacement: Agena 52x80mm Coatings Fully Multi-Coated Eye Relief by Design 16mm Filter Threads Standard 1.25" Filter Thread (M28.5 x 0.6) Focal Length 12mm Lens Elements 6 Parfocal Yes Rubber Eye Guard Yes (Twist-Up Eyecup) Manufacturer Celestron Eyepiece Focal Length 10.1mm - 15mm Eyepiece Field of View 51 - 60 degrees Eyepiece Series Celestron X-Cel LX Barrel Type With safety undercut