I got a 8 LVW a few months ago and it's become one of my favorites. Image quality wise it's up there with my Ethos, XWs, Delos and WO UWAN. David
David, yes the 8 is indeed a nice EP as well which I used for planets and deep sky!
Congrats, you have a wonderful eyepiece! It's my favorite in my collection. When I bought it (used from a friend of mine) I had the opportunity to buy the 8mmLVW, but I missed it.
It gives me 29x magnification, a great low mag. widefield EP. I use it more frequently than the 35pan, because the astigmatism in my eye is very disturbing when looking into the panoptic.
Thanks! I'm more than looking forward to trying it out tonight!
Excellent eyepiece. I used to own the whole set except the 42mm and just reacquired a 22mm for outreach events as it's also one of the easy eyepieces to use with lots of eye relief. As far as using it with a fast dob I have always use a paracorr, but a friend of mine used the whole line of eyepieces for years in his 18" f4.5 dob and he never used a paracorr with them.
Should be nice in my 10" !!!
Mark, the Vixen LVW 22mm is my favorite low-power 1.25" EP. I don't plan to ever sell mine--it's that good!
Sounds like a BVer pair... breaking up the band, eh?
I also have such a pair- actually, both 22mm & 17mm LVW pairs. Honestly, the chances of mine showing up for sale are slim-to-none! I really adore these EPs... such nice views, sharp to the edges (Denk+Dob).
Not much doubt in my mind- you will really enjoy that 22.
I hope it works out !!!
Congrats, Markus - guess who got the other one? This was the last LVW I was looking for to complete my collection (I don't have the 17mm, but don't feel free the need for it). I'm quite happy with the edge performance and flat field they provide on both my scopes, so I'm expecting the same thing from the 22mm.
I'm glad he had two, as the 22mm seems to be the hardest to come by on the used market.
The 22mm LVW does seem to be the hardest to find Terence !!! CONGRATS!!!
I'm another happy user of the 22mm LVW. It's the "starter" eyepiece in my deep space bag.
Mark and Terence! Enjoy! I really do think the 22mm (and 8mm) are the stars in the set and I contemplated selling them.
But I have waaaayyyy to much gear with doubles and triple of certain focal lengths and something had to go.
Because I mainly use my 11" SCT were the dreaded FC isn't a real Issue, I opted to keep the XW's.
As for the Binoviewer, I was really excited about getting the second 22mm LVW into my TV Bino, only to find out that I strongly preferred the 24mm Pans for eye placement.
I borrowed a second 20mm XW to try as well, but couldn't merge them
Thanks again Mike !!! From every review I have read, this one seems to handle steep light cones the best, except the 20mm Nagler T2! That was on my list as well!
Sure Mark, I'm glad you got it! I too have one, actually a pair, that I am testing out in the binoviewer. I need the clouds to roll out to do some real observing with it though.
Me too, thanks to you!
Nice one Mark, congrats on a fine addition to the stall! One question...
Can the LVW be used in 2" mode like the Hyperion?
Yep !!! Also, see the 2" adapter in my pic! I have it on there because I tested a 17mm LVW and it also needed the adpater so it will be parfocal with my Pentax XW's and my 38mm Orion Q70!