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Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25")

B&H # CEEPZ824 Mfr # 93230
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Product Highlights
  • 40-60 Degree Apparent Field of View
  • 15mm Eye Relief

A good zoom eyepiece should be a part of anyone's arsenal for general astronomical and terrestrial observing.  This Celestron 8-24mm is fully multicoated upon each air-to-glass surface for spiffy contrast at all zoom settings.  Like all zoom lenses, the apparent field of view will increase as you shorten its focal length and thus increase the effective magnification of your telescope/eyepiece combination, and at the shortest focal length of 8.0mm the field of view will surround your eye nicely.

Accepts 1.25" filters for astronomical & terrestrial applications
Focal Length 8.0-24.0mm
Eye Relief At least 15.0mm at all focal lengths
Apparent Field of View 40-60°
Dimensions 1.7 x 4.6" (44 x 118mm) WxH
Weight 0.51 lb (230 g)
Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25")
  • Threaded Plastic Case
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Celestron8-24mm Zoom Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25")
     
    4.1

    (based on 31 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (23)
    • Great optics (19)
    • Strong construction (13)
    • Widely compatible adapter (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy (23)
      • Terrestrial viewing (16)
      • Astrophotography (7)
      • Travel (6)
      • Bright conditions (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (24), Avid adventurer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (24), Yes (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Ideal with Reflector Telescope

      A great eyepiece for the beginer astronomer. Very clear, it is so much more convenient to not have to change eye piece to get a greater magnification.

      The parafocal isn't perfect....Read complete review

      A great eyepiece for the beginer astronomer. Very clear, it is so much more convenient to not have to change eye piece to get a greater magnification.

      The parafocal isn't perfect. Expect to have to adjust focus when changing magnification.

      I have a Celestron 130SLT Newtonian telescope. These types of telescope are limited by a short back focus (how far from the eye piece the image can be focused). That makes it almost impossible to attach a SLR camera directly to them and get a clear focus.

      This zoomable eye piece increases the back focus and is threaded for T-ring mount installation. Only the adjusting ring pivots so the camera stays still.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Buy Plossl Instead

      The piece zooms in smoothly but you are better off just sticking to the 24mm alone. All of the loss of light that occurs doesn't make a difference to zoom in. All of the...Read complete review

      The piece zooms in smoothly but you are better off just sticking to the 24mm alone. All of the loss of light that occurs doesn't make a difference to zoom in. All of the features you can see at 8mm, you can see at 24mm with more clarity. Yes it's normal to lose light when you zoom in but maybe not this much light. I returned this item and bought a Meade 14mm plossl instead. I'll see if that one works better.

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      5.0

      Great optics at great prices!!

      By dwwilliams64

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Optics
      • Widely Compatible Adapter

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25"):

        We needed an adjustable lens for our 8 inch Celestron telescope and found what we needed at B&H. Delivery was quick.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Versatile and nice beginner EP

        By ohaganrh

        from Wellsville, NY

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25"):

        Great for beginner, do all EP. Give you a chance to see what powers you prefer. Great for basic viewing for one do it all EP. Zoom is a bit stiff but adapt quickly.

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        1.0

        Very poor performance

        By zeropilot

        from ca

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Terrestrial Viewing

            Comments about Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25"):

            I used it with celestron C90 spotting scope. Very dark and fuzzy image. I had one look through this eyepiece and tossed it into a bin.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Overall Good Eyepiece

            By Kewl Dan

            from San Jose, CA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Great Optics

            Cons

            • A Bit Stiff

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Terrestrial Viewing

            Comments about Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25"):

            Overall this is a good eyepiece. I use it on all my telescopes. The angle of view is nice (even zoomed to 8mm). The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is because the zoom function is a bit stiff. Still works fine but I would like to see it a little easier to turn.
            I may even buy another one in case I have 2 scopes set up at once.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Good Optics at Great Price

            By Chip

            from Holly Springs, NC

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Optics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy

              Comments about Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25"):

              Great Value for the Money

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              • No

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              2.0

              No so wonderful ...

              By Targetshooter

              from Portland, OR

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Poor Construction

              Best Uses

                Comments about Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25"):

                The good news - B&H delivered as promised and the eyepiece does work. I've used it only once and anything above about 15mm is useless due to a lens defect (like looking through a petroleum jelly covered lens). More good news - I only use it for target shooting at 300yards and therefore not greater than 12 mm. I'll taking shooting on a sunnier day to see if it makes a difference.
                I will probably return it.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great EP

                By twantrd

                from USA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Great Optics
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Terrestrial Viewing

                Comments about Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25"):

                Been using it a couple nights now and am really pleased with the crisp clear images through most of the ranges. At 8-9mm, it is a little blurry but you can definitely still make out objects. Beyond that, everything is sharp and crisp.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Very good

                By Rancanti

                from Belo Horizonte, Brazil

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Padding
                • Great Optics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Astronomy
                  • Terrestrial Viewing

                  Comments about Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25"):

                  Very good for children who want to see immediately. I liked the quality of the eyepiece. Provides a quick overview without the need to exchange the eyepiece.

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                  • Yes

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                  2.0

                  No way to adapt for use with camera

                  By Quernavaca

                  from Santa Cruz, CA

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • No Camera Adapter Made
                  • Odd Thread Diameter

                  Best Uses

                  • Terrestrial Viewing

                  Comments about Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25"):

                  For some reason Celestron chooses not to use standard thread sizing for its various scopes and eyepieces which makes it a great deal more difficult and sometimes impossible to attach a camera with a "standard" T-adapter.

                  The eyespieces may be all for a 1-1/2" tube for use with a Celestron but there are at least three different outside diameters used by Celestron, including the 1.5" OD of this eyepiece.

                  No one sells a T-adapter or ring for the threads of the 22x-60 eyepiece either. It may be available in China but not in the USA and that includes buying one from Celestron - I know I tried.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice add on for C90...

                  By Francis on Falcon View

                  from Colorado

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Widely Compatible Adapter

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bright Conditions
                    • Terrestrial Viewing

                    Comments about Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25"):

                    Great add on for C90 scope. Good quality and reasonable price.

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                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    My favorite eyepiece

                    By Jim

                    from Tampa, Fl

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Great Optics
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Astronomy
                      • Astrophotography
                      • Terrestrial Viewing

                      Comments about Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25"):

                      As good as my other eyepieces all put in one with only a slight touch of focus correction from one end to the other. Image is sharp and clear. I use it on my 8" Celestron and 10" Zhumell. I only wish the apparent view was wider at the 24mm end. Overall very nice optics.

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                      5.0

                      I would buy this again

                      By roadwarrior_41

                      from Saskatoon, SK, Canada

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Great Optics
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Widely Compatible Adapter

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Astronomy
                        • Astrophotography
                        • Bright Conditions
                        • Terrestrial Viewing
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25"):

                        Great for terrestrial viewing

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great Bang for the Buck

                        By Nazmus

                        from NYC

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Great Optics
                        • Widely Compatible Adapter

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Astronomy
                          • Astrophotography
                          • Terrestrial Viewing

                          Comments about Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25"):

                          I use it with my NexStar 6SE and the quality is great. You would expect to lose a lot of quality the more you zoom in, although it's true that you lose some quality, it's not enough to complain about because you can easily adjust it. I'm still new to using this and so far I am not disappointed. Best bang for the buck for any zoom eyepiece.

                          Plus, it's threaded which allows me to connect my DSLR which is a HUGE plus.

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                          2.0

                          optics not clear enough

                          By Mountaineer

                          from Weed, CA

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Astronomy
                            • Terrestrial Viewing

                            Comments about Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25"):

                            I bought this eyepiece to use in a Celestron C90 Maksutov scope. The optics just weren't clear enough for me, so I returned it. B&H Photo promptly refunded my money. B&H Photo is a good company. I've discovered that fixed magnification eyepieces work better for my scope than variable power ones, unless of course I want to spend lots of money, which I don't.

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                            4.0

                            Just bring one eyepiece

                            By LeBrave

                            from McMasterville,Qc,Ca

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Good zoom ratio

                              Best Uses

                              • Astronomy
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25"):

                              Good vision in general. Wide angle is very bright and zoom capacity is impressive and still bright. The focus not perfect but surprising for the price.

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                              4.0

                              Amazing Zoom Eyepiece for the price

                              By MusicArtandScience

                              from Queens, NY

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Astronomy

                                Comments about Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25"):

                                I never had a Zoom eyepiece before but read some good reviews of this one so I though I would give it a try. At first I was concerned because on looking at terrestrial sights during bright daylight there was a strong kidney-bean effect, but at night when I started using it on the moon, stars and planets it proved to be a very useful eyepiece. The sharpness and contrast of the image was very good, and the convenience of not having to change eyepieces all the time was great!

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                                • No

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                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Ideal with Reflector Telescope

                                By Kolia

                                from Columbus, OH

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Great Optics
                                • Strong Construction
                                • T-Ring Threads
                                • Widely Compatible Adapter

                                Cons

                                • Bulky

                                Best Uses

                                • Astronomy
                                • Astrophotography

                                Comments about Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25"):

                                A great eyepiece for the beginer astronomer. Very clear, it is so much more convenient to not have to change eye piece to get a greater magnification.

                                The parafocal isn't perfect. Expect to have to adjust focus when changing magnification.

                                I have a Celestron 130SLT Newtonian telescope. These types of telescope are limited by a short back focus (how far from the eye piece the image can be focused). That makes it almost impossible to attach a SLR camera directly to them and get a clear focus.

                                This zoomable eye piece increases the back focus and is threaded for T-ring mount installation. Only the adjusting ring pivots so the camera stays still.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Excellent value

                                By range_monkey

                                from Southeast Texas

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Great Optics
                                • Strong Construction
                                • Widely Compatible Adapter

                                Cons

                                • Dim at maximum zoom

                                Best Uses

                                • Astronomy
                                • Bright Conditions
                                • Shooting
                                • Terrestrial Viewing

                                Comments about Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25"):

                                I bought this to go with a C90 MAK scope I plan to use primarily as a spotting scope for long range rifle shooting. I'm hoping it will allow me to score targets at 300 yards but I don't really expect it to perform much beyond that distance.

                                The lens that came with the scope is crystal clear, the little sighting scope is very useful for getting pointed in the right direction. The ability to change lens is fantastic and I also bought a 8-24 zoom lens for use at the rifle range. The included 32mm lens gets in the ballpark of 40x magnification, more than enough for casual observation of birds or something like the moon. The 8-24 zoom lens gets me about 50x-150x magnification. From about 100 yards away I can clearly read the brand and number on a golf ball sitting in the grass.

                                The downside of the zoom is it's hard to focus at maximum zoom and the viewable image is a little dim. There are probably more expensive zoom lenses that would perform better but for only $30 it's great.

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                                3.0

                                Good zoom

                                By Ladymoon

                                from Massachusetts

                                About Me Avid Adventurer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Widely Compatible Adapter

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Astronomy

                                  Comments about Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25"):

                                  I like the 8mm most, could see jupiters bands. easy to move in cold weather. if move too fast, will miss the next mm level, so turn slowly. need to keep eye away from lens, too close otherwise. best with a barlow only.

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                                  4.0

                                  Great product and excellent value

                                  By PeterA

                                  from Brisbane Australia

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Great Optics

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Astronomy
                                    • Astrophotography
                                    • Terrestrial Viewing

                                    Comments about Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25"):

                                    Positives
                                    Great Price!
                                    Very useful magnification range
                                    Smooth motions and easy to use
                                    Clear contrasty images
                                    Great field width at higher magnification
                                    Good eye relief
                                    Not heavy or bulky
                                    Comes in a nice plastic case

                                    Negatives
                                    Need to refocus slightly when zooming
                                    Low magnification field is a little narrow

                                    Comments
                                    The zoom eyepiece is very convenient...look at the Moon and zoom in on areas of interest, look at Jupiter and the placement of the moons and then zoom in on the planet...same for double stars. Easily find the best magnification to appreciate the double.

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