Celestron accessory kit
Posted 07 September 2003 - 03:03 AM
* Plossl eye pieces 4mm, 6mm, 9mm, 15mm, and 32mm
* 2x barlow
* Moon filter
* Deep yellow filter #12
* Orange filter #21
* Red filter #25
* Light green #56
* Dark green #58A
* Light blue #80A
* Aluminum case
Does anyone have any experience with this kit or comment? Telescopes.com mentions the eyepieces are the Omni series, but Celestron doesn't list them on their site.
Seems like a good deal for $99 USD, MSRP is . FYI, kit will be used with a Nexstar 9.25.
Posted 07 September 2003 - 03:51 AM
It's a very good deal for the price. The eyepieces are of reasonable quality and quite usable. The focal lengths are skewed toward the shorter end. In the C9.25 the 9mm won't be usable except on nights of particularly good seeing and the shorter ones rarely if ever. It would still be a good deal if it only included the 9mm, 15mm, and 32mm.
I've used the 15mm and 32mm in binoviewer pairs and for eyepiece projection imaging. They aren't Naglers, but they aren't junk either.
Posted 07 September 2003 - 09:46 AM
Although I have a set of Televue Naglers, I find myself using these Plossls for solar observing and in second scopes when I'm observing at night.
Posted 07 September 2003 - 09:53 AM
Hands on Optics has the 25mm but not the 20mm for some reason. He sells them under the GTO brand. He might have the 20, but it isn't listed.
Posted 07 September 2003 - 11:14 AM
Posted 23 September 2003 - 07:38 AM
Posted 24 September 2003 - 12:59 AM
I put them to their paces tonight, and I gotta say, for 99 bucks, this is a good deal.
I mainly use Celestron Ultimas.
The 4 and 6mm EP's have very small eye lenses, but they are usable and functional eyepieces.
If you're on a budget, these are indeed a steal and a good deal.
BTW James, Congrats on getting the 9.25. I love mine! Where are u in Washington State?