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    Default 1.25" 11mm(82deg) scientific or 12mm Celestron x-cel Lx?



    I was leaning towards the Celestron X-Cel Lx, until I read a post that it suffered from "kidney bean" effect. Both would give me about 100x in my 10" 4.7f reflector. I also plan to use a 2x barlow. Even the slightest effect, I would not buy the celestron. Which would be your choice? Pat
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    I've not tested out the 11mm ES eyepiece as of yet. But the 14mm I did, and it was a very good eyepiece. I did get to look through a Celestron X-Cel LX, and I did not like it compared to the ES. The ES has better on-axis and off-axis sharpness. The ES did have a noticeable gain in contrast over the Celestron X-CLE LX. The best Celestron eyepieces IMO are the Ultima LX series. The Ultimas do sell for more money though. I think your best bet is with the 11mm ES eyepiece.
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    I cant compare to the Celestron, but I recently got the 14mm ES for a F5 Dob, lovely eyepiece, sharp, good FOV, good eye relief, very easy to use.
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