Kit of 1.25" Plössl eyepieces and visual accessories

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The Celestron accessory kit gives you five matched 1.25” fully multicoated Plössl eyepieces produced specifically for this kit. They come in focal lengths of 6, 8, 13, 17, and 32mm. The apparent field of view of these special eyepieces is a wide 50 degrees (43 degrees on the 32mm). Each has a soft rolldown rubber eyecup to shield your eye from ambient light.

You get a fully multicoated 2x 1.25” Barlow to double the power of the eyepieces.

To bring out surface structure and details in lunar and planetary observing, you get the following 1.25” eyepiece color filters: #12 medium yellow, #21 orange, #25A medium red, #56 light green, #58A dark green, and #80A medium blue.

You also get a 1.25” neutral density Moon filter to cut down the glare of our nearest celestial neighbor without affecting the color and increase the contrast of its features. The filter is also useful for splitting close binary stars, as it will reduce the glare of the brighter star of the pair so that the dimmer component isn’t overwhelmed by the light of the brighter one.

Finally, all the accessories come in a locking aluminum-frame 13” x 11” x 5” hard carrying case with a die-cut foam interior to keep them conveniently handy in the dark. The case has room to store other eyepieces or small accessories, as well.

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1. Scott on 5/1/2013, said: AstronomicsAstronomicsAstronomicsAstronomicsAstronomics
I got this kit in December 2011 and have used it regularly since then. For the money, it is the best add-on to a modest setup that the beginning to intermediate amateur astronomer can get.

The eyepieces add a variety of magnifications and/or fields of view to the stock eyepieces that come with a scope. The included Barlow gives even more options.

To date, I have not used the colored filters too much. The neutral density lunar filter did help me to gain my Astronomical League Lunar Program award for observations when the moon was bright between first and last quarter.

The case is sturdy and has enough extra space inside to allow for inclusion of my green laser pointer, a deep sky filter and the two stock eyepieces that came with my scope (an 8" Dobsonian). There is still room left were I to add another eyepiece or two.

I have done lunar, planetary and deep-sky observations with all the eyepieces in this kit and have been satisfied with the views. I have not had the chance to compare these eyepieces to pricier units. I'm sure a side-by-side comparison would show a marked difference. For the money, however, for someone new to the hobby or especially for someone on a budget, this kit offers excellent value. I would recommend it.
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2. Esraa on 4/30/2013, said: AstronomicsAstronomicsAstronomicsAstronomicsAstronomics
Hi i have a celestron kit and i love it because i do not need to buy many things to many telescope only a kit with everything like moon filter and city filter and many filters and nice eyepieces with differents length and it is best for you how wants everything at the same time if i was you so buy a celestron you save lot of money and they are so nice.
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3. Tristan on 3/25/2013, said: AstronomicsAstronomicsAstronomicsAstronomicsAstronomics
The 32mm and 9mm eyepieces included in this set are quite good, the case is of very good quality, and the color filters are great if you're a hardcore planetary observer.

Unfortunately, the barlow is of mediocre quality and induces quite a bit of chromatic abberation. The 6mm and 15mm eyepieces have inadequate field stops so the FOV just fuzzes out at the edge. The 4mm has no eye relief whatsoever. The moon filter is not a neutral density and gives a pronounced green cast to the image.

For a beginner this set is decent for building a halfway respectable accessory set on the cheap, but more experienced observers will want to look at the Meade Series 4000 set instead. Much higher quality, even if it doesn't have as diverse a range of filters.
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4. Richard on 3/14/2013, said: AstronomicsAstronomicsAstronomicsAstronomicsAstronomics
Making your new scope your own is picking products that help it become a reflection of you. I purchased the set of eye pieces for my scope. I would recommend getting them because of the break in the price, rather than purchasing them separately is costly. But the set is great. I liked the cool green filter, when looking at a full moon. Its just to bright with out the filter, being new at this i find that I am still learning. I would recommend this set to a friend. Thank you 50 times. Richard
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Celestron - Kit of five 1.25" Plössl eyepieces

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Celestron - Kit of five 1.25" Plössl eyepiecesAll accessory kit items packed in precut foam cutouts of standard aluminum-clad carrying case.
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This Celestron accessory kit consists of fourteen Celestron 1.25" visual accessories that will get you started observing right with your new Celestron telescope – or any brand of telescope . . .





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