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Agena 1.25
Agena 1.25" Wireless Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece with Focusable Dual Crosshair - 20mm
5.0
Worth the investnent
A fantastic product with great field of view and solidly built. Only minor flaw is the width of the body can interfere with tightening of thumscrews. But thin or long screws easily overcomes this.
Agena 1.25
Agena 1.25" Wireless Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece with Focusable Dual Crosshair - 20mm
5.0
MUST HAVE!
Let's face it - aligning your telescope is probably one of the most frustrating aspects of this hobby. Accurate alignment must be done with a reticle eyepiece. Trying to center a star without one is just not going to work that well. I have tried the ...
Antares 1.25
Antares 1.25" Kellner Eyepiece with Focusable Cross-Hair - 27mm
3.0
Nice, but could be better
All in all it is not bad, however, the crosslines are loose, and they give the impression of a "wavy cross". I had to modify it, to get a good straight-line crosshair.
Agena 1.25
Agena 1.25" Wireless Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece with Focusable Dual Crosshair - 20mm
4.0
Quality product
Used to center objects for astrophotography and for alignment of mount. It feels of good quality and sturdy. The reticle crosshairs switch on easily and brightnesss can be adjusted. One possible drawback for some may be that the reticle crosshair lin...
Agena Cordless Illuminator for Reticle Eyepieces
Agena Cordless Illuminator for Reticle Eyepieces
5.0
No more toy control knobs
Unlike some many other illuminators the control/switch of this one has a solid feel. With some many other's, the pot and switch within the unit are the smaller, light duty, wimpy version and are apt to very easily fail, as I have seen many. This unit...
Agena 1.25
Agena 1.25" Wireless Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece with Focusable Dual Crosshair - 20mm
5.0
A must have for accurate alignment!
I bought this to ensure that alignment on my Celestron Evolution scope was a close to perfect as possible, and this eyepiece does the trick. I love that you can dim the cross hairs as well, and the dual crosshairs make it very easy to ensure your obj...
Agena 1.25
Agena 1.25" Wireless Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece with Focusable Single Crosshair - 24mm
5.0
Agena 1.25" Wireless Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece
The illuminated reticle is a slender single crosshair that is easy to sight against the stellar background. The brightness is easily adjusted and work well for positioning and guiding telescope movements. Precision made and easy to use.
Agena 1.25
Agena 1.25" Wireless Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece with Focusable Dual Crosshair - 20mm
5.0
What a fantastic eyepiece
I got the Agena 1.25" Wireless Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece on the advice of another review online. I had recently purchased a push-to telescope and needed help getting the guide stars perfectly in the center of the FOV. This eyepiece did the job pe...
Agena 1.25
Agena 1.25" Wireless Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece with Focusable Single Crosshair - 24mm
5.0
Very helpful
This eyepiece is useful if you are looking for a crosshair eyepiece with a wider filed of view than most others. It performs as advertised and is less expensive than most. A good buy for me.
Agena Cordless Illuminator for Reticle Eyepieces
Agena Cordless Illuminator for Reticle Eyepieces
5.0
A must have!
I used this to make an illuminator for my polar reticle alignment scope. Works perfect!
Agena 1.25
Agena 1.25" Wireless Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece with Focusable Dual Crosshair - 20mm
2.0
Inconsistent performance, quality lacking
Illumination wouldn't work consistently. Focusing was poor, crosshairs were too bright or not illuminated. Replaced battery and still wouldn't work. Not returnable after 30 days, so stuck with a heavy eyepiece that wobbles. No instructions come wit...
Celestron 1.25
Celestron 1.25" CrossAim Reticle Illuminated Eyepiece - 12.5mm # 93235
2.0
Does the job but doesn't impress
Bought this mostly for aligning a computerized mount and it serves its purpose. What I don't like are 1. the reticle focusing adjustment is always loose, 2. even at the lowest setting the lines are still too bright, 3. poor eye relief. This was my ...
Antares 1.25
Antares 1.25" Kellner Eyepiece with Focusable Cross-Hair - 27mm
5.0
Works well
Excellent, fills a real need.
Agena 1.25
Agena 1.25" Cheshire Collimating Eyepiece for Newtonian Reflectors
5.0
Must have for newtons
Must have for all newtons scopes. You must collimate your retrac newton before each observation, and if your newton not reatrac, after each trasportaion by car.
Meade 1.25
Meade 1.25" Wireless Illuminated Reticle Astrometric Eyepiece - MA 12mm # 07069
5.0
Great Double Star EP
I purchased this for measuring the separation and position angle of double stars, and, after calibrating, this does the job nicely. There is a good deal of material on the Internet about how to use these astrometric units (two others have been or are...
Antares 1.25
Antares 1.25" Kellner Eyepiece with Focusable Cross-Hair - 27mm
5.0
Perfect for precise GoTo alignment
Works perfectly for more precise GoTo alignments as well as daytime finder/scope alignments. I was worried that a non-illuminated reticle might prove too dim for use, but not at all (and my eyesight is not that good anymore). Looks sturdy enough, and...
Antares 1.25
Antares 1.25" Kellner Eyepiece with Focusable Cross-Hair - 27mm
3.0
Works OK
I wanted more accurate alignment between my telescope and my spotter, this did the deed. Came in a nice Agena plastic "bolt" case too.
Antares 1.25
Antares 1.25" Kellner Eyepiece with Focusable Cross-Hair - 27mm
4.0
A good eyepiece for the price
It would be better if this eyepiece has a wider field of view (70 deg). And yes, the price will change if the fov is wider.
Agena 1.25
Agena 1.25" Cheshire Collimating Eyepiece for Newtonian Reflectors
5.0
Functional at a very good price
Works very well for collimation of my 12" Dobsonian and is good for verification of laser-based collimation as well.
Agena 1.25
Agena 1.25" Cheshire Collimating Eyepiece for Newtonian Reflectors
4.0
Very well satisfied with the CE.
It was even better I beleve, than the 25 year old tool that I donated along with my 8 inch dob. Now I have just a little 4 1/2 inch dob that needed collimation in a big way.