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    Default Re: New Vixen Planetarys



    Hello Gabby,

    now I am determined to get one of these eyepieces.
    It is very very difficult with the young ladies.

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    Default Re: New Vixen Planetarys

    Life always changes purchase plans. I have been looking at the 2.4mm to start with so maybe later in the new year.
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    Default Re: New Vixen Planetarys

    I have also my eyes on the twopointfour.
    the first step migh be to mate the 6mm BCO with a BCO Barlow, to see how the short f is working on the 6" and on my spotter. When it works, I am likely to go for the Vixen 2.4mm. So, I must order the BCO Barlow first, maybe in the coming week.

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    Default Re: New Vixen Planetarys

    I'd love to see them come out with a 3 or 3.2mm.
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    Default Re: New Vixen Planetarys

    I agree, something in the 3-3.5mm range with the same specifications would do very nicely.
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    Default Re: New Vixen Planetarys

    So, if I 2x Barlow my 5mm UO HD, I should be able to see if the 2.4 is usable for me...,. I already know I can go to a 3.2mm with a Dual ED. The question then is, how low can ya go??
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    Default Re: New Vixen Planetarys

    If the atmosphere can support it. Early in the year I was using the Antares Elite 5mm and 2x barlow on Jupiter. Some nights work and I got some nice views.
    Exit pupil 0.36mm, 70x per inch of aperture. If I did not hold my head perfectly still it looked like I had a firefly inside the eyepiece.
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    Default Re: New Vixen Planetarys

    Also Televue just added more focal lengths to their Delite range including a 3mm and 4mm. May be an interesting alternative if 2.4mm is too much power!

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    Default Re: New Vixen Planetarys

    Interesting that they are going smaller, the "NEW" Radian?
    The site does not say how many lens are in them though.

    If I was to add a new 4mm I would lean towards the Vixen SLV. Same price as the Delite and 3-4oz lighter though the SLV is a 50*AFOV
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    Default Re: New Vixen Planetarys

    Even in the Televue specifications that info is not given like it's not given for Delos and Ethos lines (being secretive I guess?)

    Many good reports of the Delite line though. I could see the 4mm working well with my 120ED.

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