Explore the far reaches of the galaxy through our range of Telescope Eyepieces. No telescope is complete without a high-quality eyepiece. Enjoy the bright and clear optical performance of Celestron’s X-Cel LX series for 1.25” focusers. Covering a wide range of focal lengths from 25mm all the way down to 2.3mm, these eyepieces are an essential bit of kit. Looking for more? Check out Celestron’s 1.25” Eyepiece and Filter Kit for the ultimate collection.
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An eyepiece is what completes the telescope. Even a top-of-the-range telescope is no good without an excellent eyepiece to view the planets through, and an astronomer’s collection is never complete without a range of focal lengths to choose from.
For first locating objects in the sky use the Celestron X-Cel LX 25mm or 18mm Eyepieces. These will provide a wide field of view to locate your object and centre your telescope over it. Larger focal lengths are excellent for viewing a large expanse of the night sky at once by providing an ultra-wide angle of view. These make them a great choice for watching out for shooting stars, comets and constellations. They also tend to have a deeper eye relief which makes them more comfortable for glasses wearers, and easier to use for beginner astronomers.
For viewing those tantalizing details on a planet’s surface be sure to swap out your longer focal length for a Celestron X-Cel LX 7mm, 5mm, or even 2.3mm Eyepiece. These shorter focal lengths provide a much higher magnification so that you can explore the craters of the Moon, view phenomena such as Saturn’s rings and Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, and delve into deep space.
Don’t forget – the shorter the focal length, the higher the magnification! As an eyepiece’s focal length is reduced it provides a much higher magnification as you look through it, reducing the apparent field of view but increasing the details you can see. A shorter eyepiece will also show objects less brightly, sometimes making them more difficult to see. It’s always best therefore to have a range of eyepieces so that you can experiment and find the best eyepiece for the object you are looking at in the current environment.
If you have any questions on which Telescope eyepiece is best for you, get in contact today and discuss your requirements with our friendly team of experts!