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    Default Vixen Eyepieces



    The Vixen eyepiece sale has been extended to end of July on all eyepiece other than Plossl.
    If you have been contemplating getting any, now is the time
    Refractors: Antares 105 f/15, Celestron 150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNG 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, UR 70 f/10, Vixen SD115s f/7.7
    Mounts: Celestron SLT w/ pier mod & EQ-3 tripod, Celestron hypertuned CG-5 w/ tracking motor & Argo Navis, Manfrotto 028B w/ Stellarvue M2C, Manfrotto 055PRO w/ 128RC, TAL-1 HD EQ, Vixen SXP w/ HAL-130 SXG & half pier Diagonals: 2" Astro-Physics MaxBright, 2" Zeiss/ Baader prism, 2" Baader Herschel Wedge (Photo Version), 2" Orion Amici prism, 2" Stellarvue Dielectric, 2" TeleVue Everbrite Eyepieces: A-Z

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    Default Re: Vixen Eyepieces

    This is the longest sale ever. I jumped on it in Feb to grab a few SLVs, and I like them a lot.
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    Scopes: Celestron: 8" SCT F10, Omni 150R Achro F5, Onyx 80ED F6.3; ES: 127mm CF F7.5 APO; Meade: ST80 F5. Mounts: ES Twilight I, Bresser EXOS2, SW SkyTee2, AzGTi, UA MicroStar. Binos: Orion 15x70, 10x50, Nikon 8x40. EPs: Pentax: XWs; TeleVue: Delites, Plossls & barlows; ES: 82os & 68os; Vixen: SLVs; Baader: BCOs, Aspherics, Mark IV; Meade: UWAs & Plossls. Filters: Astronomik: UHC; Lumicon: OIII, H-beta, DeepSky; Baader: UHC-S, M&SG, CB; Orion: UltraBlock, SG. DSO tally: 1192 (H400-1: 400, H400-2: 302, H300-3: 87; M110: 110, S110: 73). Doubles: 772, Comets: 11, Asteroids: 59
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    Default Re: Vixen Eyepieces

    Long sales are good sales, it gives you time to save and buy more
    Refractors: Antares 105 f/15, Celestron 150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNG 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, UR 70 f/10, Vixen SD115s f/7.7
    Mounts: Celestron SLT w/ pier mod & EQ-3 tripod, Celestron hypertuned CG-5 w/ tracking motor & Argo Navis, Manfrotto 028B w/ Stellarvue M2C, Manfrotto 055PRO w/ 128RC, TAL-1 HD EQ, Vixen SXP w/ HAL-130 SXG & half pier Diagonals: 2" Astro-Physics MaxBright, 2" Zeiss/ Baader prism, 2" Baader Herschel Wedge (Photo Version), 2" Orion Amici prism, 2" Stellarvue Dielectric, 2" TeleVue Everbrite Eyepieces: A-Z

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    Default Re: Vixen Eyepieces

    I've been looking at some SLVs. Have to love that 20mm eye relief. I'd buy a 2 or 3, but I'm a cautious buyer so I'll probably order just one to try them out. And then slap myself later for not buying more at the sale price.
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    Default Re: Vixen Eyepieces

    They are very nice, I have the 25mm and 10mm. Comfortable eyepiece and very sharp views.
    Refractors: Antares 105 f/15, Celestron 150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNG 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, UR 70 f/10, Vixen SD115s f/7.7
    Mounts: Celestron SLT w/ pier mod & EQ-3 tripod, Celestron hypertuned CG-5 w/ tracking motor & Argo Navis, Manfrotto 028B w/ Stellarvue M2C, Manfrotto 055PRO w/ 128RC, TAL-1 HD EQ, Vixen SXP w/ HAL-130 SXG & half pier Diagonals: 2" Astro-Physics MaxBright, 2" Zeiss/ Baader prism, 2" Baader Herschel Wedge (Photo Version), 2" Orion Amici prism, 2" Stellarvue Dielectric, 2" TeleVue Everbrite Eyepieces: A-Z

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    Refractors kick arse precisely because they don't hide behind excuses. That is, they have no obstructions to hide behind. - Jon Isaacs (CN)

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    Default Re: Vixen Eyepieces

    I just pulled the trigger and ordered a 10mm.

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    Default Re: Vixen Eyepieces

    Quote Originally Posted by jcj380 View Post
    I've been looking at some SLVs. Have to love that 20mm eye relief. I'd buy a 2 or 3, but I'm a cautious buyer so I'll probably order just one to try them out. And then slap myself later for not buying more at the sale price.
    This is right way to approach it. I also tried one first, got impressed and picked a few more over next couple of months. They work great in all my scopes, sharpest EPs, nice light scatter control, perfect for Moon, planets and splitting doubles.
    Scopes: Celestron: 8" SCT F10, Omni 150R Achro F5, Onyx 80ED F6.3; ES: 127mm CF F7.5 APO; Meade: ST80 F5. Mounts: ES Twilight I, Bresser EXOS2, SW SkyTee2, AzGTi, UA MicroStar. Binos: Orion 15x70, 10x50, Nikon 8x40. EPs: Pentax: XWs; TeleVue: Delites, Plossls & barlows; ES: 82os & 68os; Vixen: SLVs; Baader: BCOs, Aspherics, Mark IV; Meade: UWAs & Plossls. Filters: Astronomik: UHC; Lumicon: OIII, H-beta, DeepSky; Baader: UHC-S, M&SG, CB; Orion: UltraBlock, SG. DSO tally: 1192 (H400-1: 400, H400-2: 302, H300-3: 87; M110: 110, S110: 73). Doubles: 772, Comets: 11, Asteroids: 59
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    Default Re: Vixen Eyepieces

    Here is my set.

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    Default Re: Vixen Eyepieces

    Impressive.
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    Default Re: Vixen Eyepieces

    Quote Originally Posted by jcj380 View Post
    I just pulled the trigger and ordered a 10mm.
    I am sure you will enjoy it, I have been using Vixen eyepieces for many years and really enjoy them.
    Refractors: Antares 105 f/15, Celestron 150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNG 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, UR 70 f/10, Vixen SD115s f/7.7
    Mounts: Celestron SLT w/ pier mod & EQ-3 tripod, Celestron hypertuned CG-5 w/ tracking motor & Argo Navis, Manfrotto 028B w/ Stellarvue M2C, Manfrotto 055PRO w/ 128RC, TAL-1 HD EQ, Vixen SXP w/ HAL-130 SXG & half pier Diagonals: 2" Astro-Physics MaxBright, 2" Zeiss/ Baader prism, 2" Baader Herschel Wedge (Photo Version), 2" Orion Amici prism, 2" Stellarvue Dielectric, 2" TeleVue Everbrite Eyepieces: A-Z

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    Refractors kick arse precisely because they don't hide behind excuses. That is, they have no obstructions to hide behind. - Jon Isaacs (CN)

 

 
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