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Celestron CrossAim 12.5mm Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece

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Celestron CrossAim 12.5mm Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece

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Product Highlights

  • Accurate Polar Alignment
  • 12.5mm Plö ssl Eyepiece
  • LED Illuminator
  • Double Crosshair Reticle
  • Brightness Control
  • Fully Coated Optics
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The CrossAim Reticle Eyepiece from Celestron is the perfect tool for polar alignment of your telescope. The eyepiece is a 12.5mm Plössl with a red LED illuminator and an on/off brightness control knob. It has a Double Crosshair reticle and uses three included 1.5V alkaline batteries. The optics are fully coated. The eyepiece has a focal length of 12.5mm and an FOV of 40°.

The perfect choice for accurate polar alignment
Use with off-axis guiders to center and guide celestial objects
Double crosshair reticle delivers accurate centering and guiding
Adjustable red LED brightness control illuminates the reticle's crosshairs and preserves night vision
Fully coated lenses increase light transmission with an anti-reflective layer of coating on all air-to-glass lens surfaces
UPC: 050234932356
Focal Length 25 mm
Angle of View 40°
Dimensions 3 x 2 x 2" / 76.2 x 50.8 x 50.8 mm
Weight 5.6 oz / 158.8 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.5 x 2.0 x 1.9"
Celestron CrossAim 12.5mm Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece
  • Red LED Illuminator
  • 3 x 1.5V Alkaline Batteries
  • 12.5 mm Plössl Reticle Eyepiece
  • Two Year Limited Warranty
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    CelestronCrossAim 12.5mm Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece
     
    4.2

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (8)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (10)
    • Astrophotography (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid adventurer (6), Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Necessary Tool

    When accuracy matters in alignment - such as astrophotography - you need the right tools to get the job done. The Celestron Illuminated Reticle is one of those tools. I use it with my...Read complete review

    When accuracy matters in alignment - such as astrophotography - you need the right tools to get the job done. The Celestron Illuminated Reticle is one of those tools. I use it with my Celestron AVX Mount in order to center calibration stars when setting the mount up for astrophotography. I love the brightness adjustment and "double" crosshair. The 12.5 power of the ep is just right for my needs. I recommend it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Adequate But Not Exceptional

    I bought this for an astrophotography setup with my SkyWatcher 120 ED APO with an Orion 80mm short tube guide scope, to be placed on top of an Orion flip mirror which has an...Read complete review

    I bought this for an astrophotography setup with my SkyWatcher 120 ED APO with an Orion 80mm short tube guide scope, to be placed on top of an Orion flip mirror which has an Atik Titan CCD in autoguider mode at its other opening. When I took the reticle out of the box and screwed in the LED light source, the light wouldn't come on. I had to fiddle with the batteries to finally make it work. It seems that the internal battery connectors were a bit flimsy. Once I got the light to come on, it seemed to work OK, but it worries me that I may have to fiddle with it every time I use it.

    It will work, for now, but I may consider getting another brand after giving it a try in actual conditions. I would recommend the product for the casual user but if you are serious about astrophotography, spend more money for a really good one. In some cases, you really DO get what you pay for.

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    4.0

    GOOD FOR ALENEING GO TO SCOPES

    By NITEGUY

    from NORTHERN OHIO

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Astrophotography

      Comments about Celestron CrossAim 12.5mm Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece:

      GOOD FOR GOTO SCOPE ALIENING, THE OPTICS ARE FAIR.

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simplifies Alignment

      By Don the Stargazer

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • It Just Works

      Cons

      • no cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Astrophotography

      Comments about Celestron CrossAim 12.5mm Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece:

      This very basic device makes telescope alignment so much simpler and easier. It works as promised and, of course, the service from B&H was excellent, as usual.

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      • No

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      3.0

      Cheaply made for price...

      By Paul Gates

      from Hattiesburg, MS

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Construction

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Astrophotography

        Comments about Celestron CrossAim 12.5mm Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece:

        It does what it says it does, but the quality of the materials is cheap. The plastic switch to turn on the illuminated reticle feels like it's going to stop working any day now, and I've only used it a few times. I expected more from Celestron, especially considering the hefty price tag. That said, it certainly has helped me with the alignment process, but I wish I had done more research and purchased a better reticle EP.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Much better alignment

        By jj

        from florida

        Comments about Celestron CrossAim 12.5mm Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece:

        As the title states, offered much more accurate alignment. Decent relief but could probably use a rubber eye cup.

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        5.0

        A Necessary Tool

        By Ouranos

        from East/Central Illinois

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Padding

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Astrophotography

          Comments about Celestron CrossAim 12.5mm Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece:

          When accuracy matters in alignment - such as astrophotography - you need the right tools to get the job done. The Celestron Illuminated Reticle is one of those tools. I use it with my Celestron AVX Mount in order to center calibration stars when setting the mount up for astrophotography. I love the brightness adjustment and "double" crosshair. The 12.5 power of the ep is just right for my needs. I recommend it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not the best construction.

          By Bubba

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Widely Compatible Adapter

          Cons

          • Poor Construction

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Astrophotography

          Comments about Celestron CrossAim 12.5mm Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece:

          At first use the light was only intermittent. Found that the on/off switch was loose and an internal wire had come completely detached. After resoldering the wire and tightening the switch works fine. But, would recommend only buying in store with a testing before purchase!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Just what I needed

          By Bill

          from Ontario, Canada

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Astrophotography

            Comments about Celestron CrossAim 12.5mm Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece:

            Works great. I had to alter it to get it working (soldered wire too long inside and was shorting out).
            I wouldn't be without it now

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            • No

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            5.0

            I found it at B&H

            By David

            from Green Bay, WI

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Great Optics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy
              • Astrophotography

              Comments about Celestron CrossAim 12.5mm Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece:

              I was looking for this reticle to help me with my polar alignment. Excellent product!

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              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Adequate But Not Exceptional

              By Jeff B

              from Cincinnati, OH

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Double Crosshair Reticle
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Cheap construction

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy
              • Astrophotography

              Comments about Celestron CrossAim 12.5mm Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece:

              I bought this for an astrophotography setup with my SkyWatcher 120 ED APO with an Orion 80mm short tube guide scope, to be placed on top of an Orion flip mirror which has an Atik Titan CCD in autoguider mode at its other opening. When I took the reticle out of the box and screwed in the LED light source, the light wouldn't come on. I had to fiddle with the batteries to finally make it work. It seems that the internal battery connectors were a bit flimsy. Once I got the light to come on, it seemed to work OK, but it worries me that I may have to fiddle with it every time I use it.

              It will work, for now, but I may consider getting another brand after giving it a try in actual conditions. I would recommend the product for the casual user but if you are serious about astrophotography, spend more money for a really good one. In some cases, you really DO get what you pay for.

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              • No

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              5.0

              I would buy this product again Quality

              By Sam

              from Montreal,Quebec

              About Me Professional Guide

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Optics

              Cons

              • Adds No Function

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy

              Comments about Celestron CrossAim 12.5mm Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece:

              I use the polar alignment reticle for perfect

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              • No

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              5.0

              A must have for accurate alignments.

              By Chris

              from Germany

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Astronomy
                • Astrophotography

                Comments about Celestron CrossAim 12.5mm Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece:

                Great reticule eyepiece. It makes centering alignment stars so much easier. Also a must for the all-star polar alignment on the CGEM. The double cross-hairs make it useful for drift aligning as well. Great product, does the job well.

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