Celestron 1.25″ Eyepiece and Filter Kit Review

The Celestron Eyepiece and Filter Kit is a very popular product among aspiring astronomers and those starting in the hobby. It comes with 5 Plossl eyepieces (6mm, 8mm, 13mm, 17mm, and 32mm), a 2x Barlow Lens, 6 Planetary filters, a moon filter, and an aluminum carrying case.

It is a very attractive purchase to many buyers based on the quantity of eyepieces and filters. In my opinion, this attraction might be ill-conceived because the viewing quality that the eyepieces produce aren’t of the best quality, and the eye relief is extremely poor.

In the review I go over all of the pros and cons of the Celestron 1.25″ Eyepiece and Filter Kit, and give you my analysis of it.


fahrul firdaus says:

is it compatible with astromaster lt 70 az

ThisGuyLikesCars Miata Enthusiast says:

Would this work with the powerseeker 60az?

Ruben Fernandez says:

does this fits on a celestron astromaster 114eq

Toxin says:

will the work with celeston travel telescope?


How does the 1.25 kit match up with the 2″?

michael carquez says:

Awesome. keep the videos coming!

Станислав Горгаз says:

What’s the field of view does the 32mm plossl have?

enki1003 says:

thanks for making a logical review, i am buying just what i may use the most

Elboy512 says:

I got it for free on an deal for celestron 8se

David Seastedt says:

Hey Slymin,
Great review on this kit. I was about to pull the trigger and order it but decided to do a bit more research,,, what do you think of the Celestron 93230 8 to 24mm 1.25 Zoom Eyepiece? It has pretty good reviews on amazon and looked like it could save a lot of space/troubles with having so many different eye pieces. Any thoughts?

Phil Nolan says:

Hi Slymin, thank you for your honest review. I am a complete newbie and have just brought a Celestron 127 Mak, and wondered what would you recommend as a good moon filter? What do you think of the quality of the standard eyepieces and do you think it is worth upgrading to the Orion Expanse eyepieces. Initially I want to look at the moon and maybe other planets.

Layla uk says:

I’m from the UK that cost £141.00 so thankyou for this great advice video

Notts boy24 says:

Hi there, i have the same eyepiece set, i tend to use the 6,8 and 13mm with a televue extender attached to my DSLR camera so they are usefull in some respects really. Did you capture any good images/video of the lunar eclipse on the 27th September?have a look at mine 🙂   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7j3eaytkBA

Cesar Gonzalez says:

great review

s b says:

could you review the orion expanse eyepieces?? I heard that they are good for wide fields, but decent plossls (meade 4000, orion sirius) are slightly sharper for planetary…

Charles Glisson says:

great vid. i just bought a AWB OneSky Reflector Telescope. what would you recommend eyepiece for this scope. thanks

Anthony Jonas says:

great review! i am a newbie, i just got the evolution 8 from celestron because of the wi fi and internal battery setup. i will eventually get a wedge for it . Everywhere online the telescope is 1599.00 . For 1699.00 i got free overnight shipping, no taxes This 1.25 lens kit .a free dew shield and a light pollution filter .all that for the extra 100.00 .Do you think this was worth it in my case? 2nd question. i want to be able to wow a girl i like alot. for the celestron evolution 8 can you recommend 2 lens, any accessories or particular parts of the sky i should chart? im a newbie and dont want to miss a cool cluster or nebula. Any recommendations would be truly appreciated by me and you would be doing a vet a service by helping him impress the most beautiful girl in the world, cheers gentleman. ps great review.

Ben Solo says:

Does this work on Celestron Nextar 90gt?

Tarek Abbasi says:

I am not sure how to utilize this with the 127EQ :'( help me plz. which one I can use instead of the crappy eye piece they gaveme

Elon Musk says:

wait, wut is eye relief?

Slim Shady Edits says:

Hey there,
I was just wondering does a 3mm eyepiece or lower exist?

fahrul firdaus says:

is it compatible with astromaster lt 70 az

J R's Place says:

Hi, everyone has their own take on things: I favor going with wide fields.. Like Explore Scientific in 82 degrees. Instead of having a lot of eyepieces, I would suggest two really good wide fields, whether ES, Orion, or Baader (they all have good eye relief), and then adding a Barlow. The Barlow in real terms doubles the number of eyepieces. I’m sorry, Plossl, but spend a little extra and have 2 wider fields that serve a lot of purposes. Heck, if you cant afford two good wide fields, get one along with a good quality Barlow. We can live without planetary filters, but you’re right, Moon filters are a good thing.

Matthew Knight says:

never bought this set but I bought a blue and red filter off eBay would not recommend filters like these even nebula filter I feel is a waste of money. came across your video as I’m looking for more videos on the revolution imager r2 kinda thinking about buying one for my 5se might be cool to take with me to star parties.

kanopus06 says:

I have a 2 inch Skywatcher 28mm eyepiece that came with my telescope for free, and 1.25 inch Baader Orthoscopic 10mm, 6mm and 2.25x barlow lens. I’m pretty happy with them, good performance for the price (~ 65€ each). So that’s about 200$ for the 2 1.25 inch eyepieces and the barlow.

BigAlexB1Blues says:

do you want to sell me that kit

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