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#51 paul hart

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:15 PM

I loved the LVW eyepiece then sold it. I missed it so much that I bought another one which I will keep forever. Primarily I use it with my Stellarvue F80. I also have a 24 Panoptic, which is another great eyepiece.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:09 PM

Terence! These look so nice I wanted to re-post them :jump: I hope you don't mind! Saves me from going back a full page to drool over them, :lol: :drool5: I really like mine a lot! These are excellent for fast scopes hands down!

I have the 10mm and 7mm XW's, so I am covered in those focal lengths. I'd really like to pick up a 5mm and 3.5mm LVW though!, then I could scrap my barlow again!

Yours would net me:

55x / 75'
90x / 46'
150x / 28'
240x / 17'
343x / 12'

All I would need is the 5mm and 3.5mm LVW's! Then just maybe a 31mm Nagler or 30mm ES 82 to replace my 38mm Orion Q70 for better edge correction!

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#53 Deep13

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:40 PM

How much does the 22mm weigh?

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:02 PM

This site lists it as 15.2 oz... a skosh lighter than the shorter FLs.

They're also available here... but this version of the EP appears to be a "choking hazard", so might be somewhat smaller & lighter?
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:10 PM

Yeah, I saw that. I was hoping that was the shipping weight and an overestimate. Almost a full pound. Pretty heavy.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:31 PM

Ayup... they ain't Plossls by any stretch.

That's both good & bad.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:53 PM

Yeah, I saw that. I was hoping that was the shipping weight and an overestimate. Almost a full pound. Pretty heavy.


15.2 oz? No way! I can't believe that. The first thing I thought when I picked it up was 'man, this is pretty light!'. If I had a scale, I would weight it but I don't.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:06 PM

I took liberty to getting both the 22mm and 13mm LVW's on a scale I have. I triple-checked the scale to make sure the marker was right on zero before I put them on the scale.

The 22mm LVW is exactly 14 Oz, while the 13mm LVW is just shy of 16 Oz.

22mm Vixen LVW on scale
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13mm Vixen LVW on scale
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:45 PM

Terence! These look so nice I wanted to re-post them :jump: I hope you don't mind!


No worries at all - repost away! :) In a perfect world, I would have a matched Vixen set, but from a functional standpoint, it doesn't make a difference, of course. Just for the sake of completion, I may even get the 17mm at some point, but I'm not in any hurry.

Yours would net me:
55x / 75'
90x / 46'
150x / 28'
240x / 17'
343x / 12'

All I would need is the 5mm and 3.5mm LVW's! Then just maybe a 31mm Nagler or 30mm ES 82 to replace my 38mm Orion Q70 for better edge correction!



We must've been twins separated at birth! :p I will also be replacing my 38mm (and 26mm) Agena SWA, but my replacement choice will most likely be the 68° 34mm ES for the increased eye relief (and lighter weight). I just need to give my wallet some time to recover. And of course, my 10" dob has the same FL as your scope, so the magnifications I have on it are identical.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:52 PM

Yeah, I saw that. I was hoping that was the shipping weight and an overestimate. Almost a full pound. Pretty heavy.


It's interesting how the introduction of widefield premium eyepieces has changed the perception of what's considered 'big' or 'heavy' for an eyepiece. Anything that's around 1 lb/450g is to me quite reasonable.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:48 PM

As with image quality my 8 LVW's weight fits in nicely with my XWs, Delos and Ethos. David

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:51 PM

I took liberty to getting both the 22mm and 13mm LVW's on a scale I have. I triple-checked the scale to make sure the marker was right on zero before I put them on the scale.

The 22mm LVW is exactly 14 Oz, while the 13mm LVW is just shy of 16 Oz.

22mm Vixen LVW on scale


13mm Vixen LVW on scale



Cheers,


'Ask and you shall receive' is definitely true on CN--thanks Mark. Still, heavier than I thought. No problem for me, I like heavy EPs! :cool:

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:49 AM

All of these LVW are featherweights compared to the Ethos, ES 100 degree and ES 82 30mm eyepieces.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:03 PM

Thanks for the weight figures, Scanning4Comets.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:00 PM

Yeah, looks like that's what I'll be doing. The 22mm LVW has been purchased to replace the 24mm hyperion, and yesterday I put the order through for the 13mm LVW to replace the 13mm hyperion. Even though the 17mm hyperion really works well for me, I don't need to use it all that often. So all three of the hyperions will probably put up for sale once I receive the LVWs.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:22 PM

Chris,

I just got back from a business/company Christmas trip out west last Wednesday, and I was still being nagged by this. Luckily my Christmas bonus was better than expected so I put an order in for the 13mm yesterday! Otherwise I would have had to pass up. Alot of unexpected expenses this month: the trip, a furnace that must be replaced within the next couple of weeks and to cap it all off, my father in-law broke my garage door while we were away. :tonofbricks:

Thanks again for posting that sale!

Jim

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:28 PM

Has this model lens in the 1.25" barrel (as the lower focal lengths) or it doesn't, as the Pano 24 and the Hyperion 24?
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measure out to ~63* AFoV ..." Can someone else confirm this AFOV value. My idea is to use them in my BV replacing the Meade 26/60, but read somewhere that these model has a bit >60º AFOV, so the gain in AFOV wouldn't be significant...
The Pano 24 aren't for me - I use eye-glasses, this ep doesn't have good ER and definitely have also less than the 68º, as Tammy estimated - I didn't estimated it but the TFOV is smaller than the one of Meade or the Hyperion 24. The Hyperion also isn't for me since in my daylight combo don't show flat field and the ER still isn't good enough... :bawling:

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:32 PM

I was out with my scope again tonight at the dark spot I frequent. I had another gander and The Double Cluster in Perseus with the 22mm LVW ~ Super sharp right to the extreme edges !!!!

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:17 AM

My 8" dob has limited infocus, but works perfectly with TV plossls and Radians. Does anyone have any idea how much infocus the 22 LVW needs in comparison to the TVs?

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 07:55 PM

Has this model lens in the 1.25" barrel (as the lower focal lengths) or it doesn't, as the Pano 24 and the Hyperion 24?

The reason of this question is because I already saw many photos of the eye lens but none from the 1.25" inside barrel...

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:18 PM

Has this model lens in the 1.25" barrel (as the lower focal lengths) or it doesn't, as the Pano 24 and the Hyperion 24?

The reason of this question is because I already saw many photos of the eye lens but none from the 1.25" inside barrel...


Yes the 22mm has the tele negative group in a 1.25" barrel, the same as all those of shorter lengths. The only LVWs that are dedicated 2" are the NLVW 30, LVW 42 and NLVW 50






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