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Vixen Eyepieces

Vixen NPL Plossl Series

Sep 19 2008 02:06 AM | David E in Vixen Eyepieces

At first glance, they may look like heavy, bulky eyepieces, especially for a simple 4-element Plossl design. Actually, the 40mm, which is the largest of the series

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Vixen Lanthanum 7.5mm and 5mm

Mar 16 2005 01:27 PM | stanyen in Vixen Eyepieces

I have a 5mm Vixen Lanthanum and a 7.5mm Orion Lanthanum (both purchased used), as well as a 6mm Celestron Orthoscopic of early 1990's vintage. The orthoscopic has only about 40 degrees apparent field of view, and rather short eye relief. Since I have astigmatism and must wear glasses at the telescope, the long 20mm eye relief of the Lanthanums seemed to fulfill my wish for a comfortable high-power eyepiece.

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