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    Default Re: New Vixen 100mm finder eyepiece



    I think you should try it with one of these Gabby: Stellarvue 50 mm Little Rascal Telescope


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    Default Re: New Vixen 100mm finder eyepiece

    I think it would be the first time you would have to add weight to the front of a telescope to get it to balance!
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    Default Re: New Vixen 100mm finder eyepiece

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    I think it would be the first time you would have to add weight to the front of a telescope to get it to balance!
    It's unusual, but.... Just sit over the objective, bend over slightly and view through the eyepiece. Of course you need a higher capacity mount BUTT () your body heat eliminates the need for a dew heater.
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    Default Re: New Vixen 100mm finder eyepiece

    It's an interesting idea, but given the 1.25" barrel, it looks as though you'd get a tiny AFOV.

    I think i'll stick with using my 2" 40mm 65 degree AFOV eyepiece - I get to see more sky that way .
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    Default Re: New Vixen 100mm finder eyepiece

    Quote Originally Posted by jerryTheC View Post
    It's an interesting idea, but given the 1.25" barrel, it looks as though you'd get a tiny AFOV.

    I think i'll stick with using my 2" 40mm 65 degree AFOV eyepiece - I get to see more sky that way .
    I get a full 3 degrees using the 0.5x 1.25" Antares focal reducer and a Meade 60 degree 25mm eyepiece on my VMC110L. That way with the flip mirror I can seamlessly switch back between f5 and f10 views.

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    Default Re: New Vixen 100mm finder eyepiece

    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    I get a full 3 degrees using the 0.5x 1.25" Antares focal reducer and a Meade 60 degree 25mm eyepiece on my VMC110L. That way with the flip mirror I can seamlessly switch back between f5 and f10 views.
    I don't want to take this thread off-topic, but have you ever noticed anything weird with the threads on your Antares reducer?

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    I had one of these briefly a couple of years ago. After only a couple of days the threads started to wear away. They were undersized apparently and Antares had them built up after the fact with some form of coating. In my experience not a good one. I returned it and replaced it with TS Optics and an Altair (both GSO).

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    Default Re: New Vixen 100mm finder eyepiece

    [QUOTE=Shorty Barlow;1058629855]I don't want to take this thread off-topic, but have you ever noticed anything weird with the threads on your Antares reducer?

    I had one of these briefly a couple of years ago. After only a couple of days the threads started to wear away. They were undersized apparently and Antares had them built up after the fact with some form of coating. In my experience not a good one. I returned it and replaced it with TS Optics and an Altair (both GSO).

    Nope. The threads are clean and regular. The unit works fine. I understand the Antares is made by GSO too.

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    Default Re: New Vixen 100mm finder eyepiece

    Quote Originally Posted by Shorty Barlow View Post
    I don't want to take this thread off-topic, but have you ever noticed anything weird with the threads on your Antares reducer?

    I had one of these briefly a couple of years ago. After only a couple of days the threads started to wear away. They were undersized apparently and Antares had them built up after the fact with some form of coating. In my experience not a good one. I returned it and replaced it with TS Optics and an Altair (both GSO).
    Nope. The threads are clean and regular. The unit works fine. I understand the Antares is made by GSO too.
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    Default Re: New Vixen 100mm finder eyepiece

    It's an interesting idea, but given the 1.25" barrel, it looks as though you'd get a tiny AFOV.
    Don Pensack (eyepiecesetc.com) figures 15.4° AFOV

    have you ever noticed anything weird with the threads on your Antares reducer?
    A imaging friend of mine uses/ recommends the Antares all the time. I have never heard him complain about the threading before.
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    Default Re: New Vixen 100mm finder eyepiece

    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    Nope. The threads are clean and regular. The unit works fine. I understand the Antares is made by GSO too.
    I've read where others have had a similar problem. The Antares may be GSO, but I'm not totally convinced, I've heard they were actually made in Canada. The packaging isn't standard GSO. I have Revelation, Altair and TS Optics 0.5x reducers and apart from the writing/silk screening they are identical and come in identical GSO style plastic boxes. My Antares 1.5x Barlow has oversized threads as well. I think it was probably a weird batch that they either never recalled or just ended up on stock shelves somewhere.
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