Vixen Space Eye 70m Alt-Azimuth Refractor
Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:05 PM
By Lawrence Carlino.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:34 AM
This Vixen review was great. I also enjoyed reading your review on the AT152 6" Achro. Thanks for putting these articles together for us.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:47 PM
I have Enjoyed this review and reviews in the past. You do have a gift in making clean comparisons and thorough well flowing reports. Ive enjoyed your 150mm cassegrain reviews, in one, comparing a Tak to a 6" Mak.
If its still around, a rerun of this pre-Christmas could save folks a lot of headache.
Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:37 PM
I give it a 10 out of 10 for the name - "Space Eye"
Posted 29 April 2014 - 05:19 PM
I read this review and thought this telescope might be worth a look. I picked up an older Skylux version(with German writing on the focuser) of this 'scope with very iffy optics but thought I'd take a chance with Vixen. Not on your nelly! The unit I received had (once again) unacceptable optics with noticeable spherical aberration and astigmatism; cheap yes, cheerful definitely not. If you want to introduce someone to the night sky, this is not a telescope I would recommend. It would likely put them off for good. A SkyWatcher ST-80 is Way Better IMO, or much better still, an ergonomic 6 inch f/8 Dob.
Vixen ought to know better than market this telescope for beginners. Award winning? How so?
It's like the story of Tasco all over again....
Posted 30 April 2014 - 05:10 PM
Now, that telescope is an entirely different proposition. It is a big step up from the toy-like 50mm & 70mm 'Space Eye'scopes. The Vixen A70Lf 70mm f/12.9 at 900mm FL for $139 it is a real performer. Especially when you opt for the package deal that includes the Vixen Mini Porta Mount for only $130 extra. Or - if you already have a mount.. Amazon has the same deal. It is easy to grab this scope and have a look out back. Or as a 'take with' scope.
Posted 03 June 2014 - 04:00 AM
Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:40 PM