- Focal Length: 12.5 mm
- Apparent Field of View: 40 degrees
- Barrel Size: 1.25"
- Eye Relief: 10 mm
Any experienced astronomer will tell you it’s not necessarily better to replace a low powered OTA if you’re looking to explore deep space. You should first look into getting a new eyepiece. This can be a cheaper option and can even give you better views in your current OTA than if you use an older eyepiece in a brand new OTA. At High Point Scientific, we recommend Celestron eyepieces for anyone looking to upgrade their current setup. Between the Omni, X-Cel, and Luminos eyepieces, we are confident you will find one you love.
The Celestron Luminos parfocal eyepieces let you smoothly transition from low to high power with little to no focusing. They are comfortable to use: retractable eyecups provide an ultra-low profile for eyeglass wearers, and the ergonomic rubber gripping ring aids with secure installation and removal when transitioning from one eyepiece to the other. The Luminos eyepieces by Celestron have polished and hard anodized aluminum barrels, which make them scratch-resistant and give them a high end, professional appearance. The hard anodized aluminum barrel is threaded to accommodate Celestron 2" or 1.25” thread-in filters.
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 and robust design and a twist-up eyecup (guard), these eyepieces are specially designed for comfort and ease of use. They also have a wide field of view of 60 degrees 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.