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Celestron Ultima-LX 17mm Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25 & 2")

B&H # CEEPULX17 Mfr # 93369
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Product Highlights
  • 70° Apparent Field of View
  • 16mm Eye Relief

The Celestron Ultima-LX 17.0mm Eyepiece is a quality wide angle eyepiece that is versatile and can fit both 1.25" and 2" type telescopes. With 70° of apparent viewing field across the entire Ultima-LX collection, you will really feel surrounded by the viewing experience. It is the ideal eyepiece for deep-space viewing.

This eyepiece features a high-quality optical design that eliminates visual aberrations, resulting in truer colors and a sharper view. This Ultima-LX eyepiece is parfocal with others of the Ultima-LX series, meaning little or no focusing is needed when changing eyepieces within the collection.

Extendable twist-up cups
Threaded barrels accept 1-1/4" Celestron thread-in filters
Shock-resistant rubber covering
Ergonomic contours prevent eyepiece from rolling off flat surfaces
No slip grip designed for secure handling even in moist conditions
Focal Length 17.0mm
Eye Relief 16mm
Apparent Field of View 70°
Dimensions 3.0 x 4.6" (76 x 118mm) WxH
Weight 1.27 lb (575 g)
Celestron Ultima-LX 17mm Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25 & 2")
  • Front & Rear Lenscaps
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    CelestronUltima-LX 17mm Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25 & 2")
     
    4.2

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (5)
    • Great optics (4)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

    • Heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

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    4.0

    Great for my pupose

    By Shooty Matt

    from Upstate NY

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Optics
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Bulky
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Rifle Marksmanship

    Comments about Celestron Ultima-LX 17mm Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25 & 2"):

    I'm not using this for astronomy, I'm using it as a low-price solution for a rifle-marksmanship spotting scope.

    Paired with a 90mm Celestron MAK, this eyepiece gives me around 75x magnification.

    This eyepiece is well made, and gives an amazingly clear view of the target. My only quibble is the size and weight. It's HUGE.

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    4.0

    Good value for money

    By Charl

    from South Africa

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Celestron Ultima-LX 17mm Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25 & 2"):

      Again a very heavy eyepiece and it is imperative that you fasten this to your visual back VERY tightly, as only 1 screw fits on my 1.25" star diagonal and the eyepiece did fall out once when the scope was slewing. It still works 100% so that tells you something about the strong build construction. Nice wide FOV makes this a frequently used eyepiece.

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      4.0

      Fine piece of equipment

      By Mr. Wilson

      from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Weight

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron Ultima-LX 17mm Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25 & 2"):

      I bought it for planetary observation together with a 2" SCT adapter and Tele Vue everbrite dielectrics star diagonal. Installed all on a CPC800 scope. The view of Jupiter and the moons is crispy clear. This eyepiece is a must have, I was very happy with its grip, design, stability and the optics. Will consider purchasing different focal length eyepieces sticking with the Ultima LX line. Just one advice, depending on the type of your telescope, adding anymore weight than the eyepiece, considering installing counter-weights on the scope.

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      4.0

      Don't judge a book by its cover

      By Rafael Bolzan

      from Curitiba, PR, BRAZIL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Optics
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Astrophotography

      Comments about Celestron Ultima-LX 17mm Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25 & 2"):

      This is a amazing eyepiece with very confortable apparent viewing.

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      4.0

      I would by this product again.

      By Nonni

      from Reykjavik, Iceland

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Clear
      • Comfortable Eyepiece
      • Quality Lenses

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron Ultima-LX 17mm Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25 & 2"):

      When you hadle the lens, you feel it´s quality.It´s somewhat heavy but the clarity of the lens is brilliant and wide angle view is great.

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      5.0

      Excellent Eyepiece

      By John

      from Hartford, CT

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Quality Lenses
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron Ultima-LX 17mm Wide Angle Eyepiece (1.25 & 2"):

      I'm new to astronomy, but the Celestron Ultima eyepieces are the best I've yet to use. I have a Celestron CPC 800 GPS Scope, which has a 2" star diagonal, but I also have accessories that use 1.25 fittings, the flexiblity of these eyepieces for both 2" and 1.25" is very handy. The eyepieces focus easily (I bought a 13mm eyepiece at the same time0, have easily screw ajustible eye relief, and are substantial products for the price. [...]

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