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    Who is the member who is partial to Vixen eps?
    I've got bot the lanthanum and the LVWs. Which ones would work best in the 120ST? The LVW's work great in the Stellarvue APO but the 120ST seems to like the higher power ones that are too much in the Stellarvue unless the night is exceptional. Plus my planetary observer does just that - moon and planets. Should think 50mm fov would be enough, but----I also have a shorty barlow and a televue 2.5 powermate.
    I'd like some help putting together a kit for each scope so I can find an EP when I want it.
    I also have a Vixen 8-24 zoom and wanted to try that out for grins - couldn't find it. I'd packed it in the case with the Shrine Manon 60mm as it works well with that scope.
    Thanks,
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    Howdy Weezy,

    Vinnie is the "Most Venerable Vixen Master", but he is currently relocating his tribe to a new castle. Hopefully he should be back in a week or so pray.gif

    Mike

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    Can't help you on the Vixens, Weezy, but wanted to say I have a 120ST coming Tuesday. Can't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RussL View Post
    Can't help you on the Vixens, Weezy, but wanted to say I have a 120ST coming Tuesday. Can't wait.
    Nice. I looked long and hard at that scope before I bought my Dob, but I didn't know if I'd stick with the hobby and all the gizmos on the tripod were somewhat intimidating.

    Do give a review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCA View Post
    Nice. I looked long and hard at that scope before I bought my Dob, but I didn't know if I'd stick with the hobby and all the gizmos on the tripod were somewhat intimidating.

    Do give a review.
    Oh, I will, for sure, if the clouds will go away. Might be Sunday before they do, dunno.

    Don't intimidated by an equitorial mount. Very easy to operate, and they follow the paths of objects with one control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpetshark View Post
    Who is the member who is partial to Vixen eps?
    I've got bot the lanthanum and the LVWs. Which ones would work best in the 120ST? The LVW's work great in the Stellarvue APO but the 120ST seems to like the higher power ones that are too much in the Stellarvue unless the night is exceptional. Plus my planetary observer does just that - moon and planets. Should think 50mm fov would be enough, but----I also have a shorty barlow and a televue 2.5 powermate.
    I'd like some help putting together a kit for each scope so I can find an EP when I want it.
    I also have a Vixen 8-24 zoom and wanted to try that out for grins - couldn't find it. I'd packed it in the case with the Shrine Manon 60mm as it works well with that scope.
    Thanks,
    Weezy
    Hi Weezy

    Yeah I'll be the resident Vixen EP fanatic.

    I mainly only use Vixen LVWs these days. You won't need a kit for each scope with these little beauties as they work with any FL short as you like or long as you like. Sure these days everyone wants big AFOVs but realistically 65° is a lot and the LVWs have perfect edge blackening, and most importantly don't display any "Kidney Bean" effect, and are incredibly clear edge to edge

    Yes I agree that for purely planetary 50° AFOV is all you need and I do have a 6mm and 9mm Vixen LV which are cheaper and lighter in weight although these are now obsolete, but the replacement NLV series are equal to the task.

    The Vixen range of EPs are often overshadowed by larger AFOV EPs from TeleVue and others but IMO are a true premium ocular at a lot less than more touted premium ocular prices

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    Thanks Vinnie. I looked at one of the new Vixens and had my doubts. I have 5,8,13, 17, and 22mm LVWs. I also have a 2"32mm Erfle.
    The one Vixen I really like is the 8-24 zoom. Works well in the Mini-Borg 50 and the Shrine Manon 60mm.
    I bought one of the new planetary Orions (14 mm) which I will put with the APO - The planetary observer in the family can just use the Orthos.
    With the Televue, I had one Panoptic, 1 Nagler and one Radian - I just couldn't warm up to them. However, I do like Televue's diagonals - I have 2 Everbrites, and the 2.5mm powermate. The plossls are nice - got some for a relative with an 80mmST.
    I think 65 FOV is OK also - too much to see, too much to lose!
    Thanks again
    Weezy
    PS - how's the castle?

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    PS - how's the castle?
    "New" home is sweet. Still got a bit of work to do but that's always the way

 

 

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