Celestron 5mm X-Cel LX Eyepiece- 1.25"
Each X-Cel LX Telescope eyepiece has blackened edges to eliminate internal reflections. For ease in handling and comfort in use, the design employs a rubber grip around the barrel and a rubber eyecup that can be left up or folded down for maximum user enjoyment.
- Wide field of view enhances views of the night sky through a single lens
- 6-element fully multi-coated optics create sharper images
- Extending 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
|Dust Caps Included||Yes|
|Eye Guard Included||Yes|
|Eyepiece Apparent FOV||60 degrees|
|Eyepiece Eye Relief||16mm|
|Eyepiece Focal Length||5mm|
|Eyepiece Special Feature||None|
|Field Stop||Not supplied by manufacturer|
|Lens Elements & Groups||6 elements|
|Optical Design||Wide Angle|
|Warranty||2 Year Warranty|
When I bought this, my main intent was to use it for very fine tuning of the collimation on my 8" SCT using mag 2-3 stars because the 5 mm focal length would give 400x on the scope. I wasn't expecting much of a fantastic view because such high power is starting to push the limits of viewing on my scope. But then... SUCCESS and WOW! Once the scope was collimated to high precision using this eyepiece in the final process, I was pleasantly surprised (thrilled, really) to see (with this eyepiece and others) some outstanding views of planets, nebulae, double stars, the Moon, etc. I was able to resolve details I'd never seen with my particular scope before. That night, I had originally intended to collimate, look at a few things really quick, then pack up and go home. Well, six hours later I was STILL out observing and having a great time! This eyepiece immediately became one of my go-to pieces of equipment for routine observing. In addition to the great views, I also love the way it feels in my hand! Unlike the smaller typical 1.25" eyepieces, I can actually hold this one and manipulate it with cold hands that have lost their dexterity.