The Celestron X-Cel LX 2x and 3x barlow lenses are a perfect accessory for owners of SCT’s, EdgeHD’s and short, fast telescopes, for boosting the magnification during lunar or planetary observations under good seeing conditions. When inserted between the eyepiece and telescope, the premium X-Cel LX Barlow lens will double or triple the magnification (depending on model of barlow) of all your 1.25” eyepieces.
The barlow lenses all feature apochromatic, fully multi-coated optics offering great colour correction and contrast. The black anodised housing with orange highlights matches the eyepieces in the Celestron X-Cel LX line. A centralised rubber grip helps to keep your hands securely on the barrel, even when your fingers are cold or you are wearing gloves. A brass compression ring just inside the top of the X-Cel Barlow grabs your eyepiece gently but firmly when you turn the thumbscrew. Once the thumbscrew has been secured in place, the brass ring keeps your eyepiece in the Barlow instead of relying on the tip of the thumbscrew itself, offering a better and protecting the barrel from scratches.
The barrel of the Celestron X-Cel LX Barlow’s are threaded to accept 1.25” filters, allowing you to change eyepieces without requiring you to remove and re-attach the filter from each eyepiece barrel.