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Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Eyepiece Features

  • Focal Length of 8mm to 24mm.
  • Field of View: 40 to 60 Degrees.
  • Eye Relief: 15 to 18mm.
  • Fully Multicoated Optics.

Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Eyepiece Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4

(based on 9 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

a wider range with barlow :-) ?

It saves me from having to change eyepieces and loose my target. And it's just so easy to use

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not crazy about

Not crazy about this EP. Big advantage is being able to hook your DSLR to it directly. Sharpness just ok at 24mm but significantly deteriorates 15 to 8mm. There seems to be a 'hole' around 18mm where huge loss of light occurs. As usual, top quality at low price does not exist in optics. D.

Reviewed by 9 customers

 
5.0

Great Eyepiece!

By

from Dallas, Tx  -  Casual/ Recreational

This really speeds up the task of alignment and being able to zoom in at will. Huge time saver and the images are sharp.

 
5.0

Very good eyepiece

By

from El Centro, CA  -  Casual/ Recreational

Great to change the magnification and dial to the sharpest view. I didn't notice any difference when compared to the views of my regular eyepieces. Good for the moon, planets, double starts, Orion nebula. Worth having and eliminate the need to switch eyepieces.

 
4.0

Very well

By

from Stanford, CA  -  Casual/ Recreational

Good travel buddy with light-weight refractors.

 
4.0

It works

By

from Stanford, CA  -  Casual/ Recreational

Generally good with my Nexstar 5SE. A bit difficult to find the best focus at 8mm, but this should be more a problem of atmospheric turbulence than the optics of the zoom lens. At 24mm down to 12mm it is crystal clear.

 
3.0

OK at best.

By

from Live Oak, Florida  -  Casual/ Recreational

I dont suppose there is much room for complaints at this price range however I would have expected some type of "click stop" at some points through-out the zoom. Without this, any attemp to figure magnification would be a guess, at best. The veiw quality is acceptable but I will say that this Zoom piece will not be used as often as I had hoped. Not a bad product in its price range and bottom line is Yes I would probly recommend to any beginner with a modest scope and/or ep selection.

 
2.0

Not crazy about

By

from Montreal  -  Casual/ Recreational

Not crazy about this EP. Big advantage is being able to hook your DSLR to it directly. Sharpness just ok at 24mm but significantly deteriorates 15 to 8mm. There seems to be a 'hole' around 18mm where huge loss of light occurs. As usual, top quality at low price does not exist in optics. D.

 
5.0

functioned perfectly

By

from Kenner, La.  -  Casual/ Recreational

works great on all my telescopes

 
4.0

Fun Eyepiece to have

By

from Fort Lauderdale, FL  -  Casual/ Recreational

No need for a bunch of high power eyepieces, specially when doing outreach where people asks -Can I see it bigger? Nice field of view and good quality, but keep in mind that because phisical light properties, only the center field of view has good focus on the lower mm setting and you loose sharpness. To avoid the outreach public to touch the focuser of my SCT, I use the zoom eyepiece as fine focuser for personal eye ajustment. But...All they want to see is: BIGGER!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

a wider range with barlow :-) ?

By

from New Castle , De  -  Casual/ Recreational

It saves me from having to change eyepieces and loose my target. And it's just so easy to use

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Tom M  How does one connect a DSLR to the Celestron zoom eyepiece? It does not appear to be threaded at the top end.
JOHN M  To my knowledge you can't attach a DSLR direct to eyepiece. You nerd to use a 1.25" tube adapter and a camera make specific T adapter (both available via Adorama). Thru eyepiece photography is only possible with your camera mounted on a second tripod and a lot of luck with focus on the eyepiece image.
Tom M  How does one connect a DSLR to the Celestron zoom eyepiece? It does not appear to be threaded at the top end.
JOHN M  To my knowledge you can't attach a DSLR direct to eyepiece. You nerd to use a 1.25" tube adapter and a camera make specific T adapter (both available via Adorama). Thru eyepiece photography is only possible with your camera mounted on a second tripod and a lot of luck with focus on the eyepiece image.
Tom M  How does one connect a DSLR to the Celestron zoom eyepiece? It does not appear to be threaded at the top end.
JOHN M  To my knowledge you can't attach a DSLR direct to eyepiece. You nerd to use a 1.25" tube adapter and a camera make specific T adapter (both available via Adorama). Thru eyepiece photography is only possible with your camera mounted on a second tripod and a lot of luck with focus on the eyepiece image.
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