Celestron SMA 12mm


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Brand and Model:Celestron SMA 12mm
Price ($USD):$32.95
Type:Kellner
Focal Length:12 mm
Barrel Size:1.25
Apparent FOV:52.0 degrees
Field Stop Dia.:0.0 mm
Eye Relief:10 mm
Elements:3
Weight (lbs):0.19
Description:The SMA design is an improved version of the Kellner eyepiece. SMAs are very good, economical, general purpose eyepieces that deliver a wide apparent field, good color correction and an excellent image at the center of the field of view. The eyepieces are fully coated for maximum contrast. Celestron offers a range of SMA eyepieces in 1-1/4" sizes.


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Celestron SMA 12mm
I used this eyepiece with a 4.5" f/8 Meade reflector. It was far superior to the .965" eps that came with the scope, and in fact was as good as any less expensive Plossl that I tried. It Barlowed well, giving me excellent views of the Orion nebula and other DSOs. It is a good choice for anyone on a tight budget who needs to improve over the cheap eps that come with less expensive scopes.

Overall Rating: 8
Optics:8 Value:8
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
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By: Roger_NT
Link to this vote: http://excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=563343

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