Vixen’s SLV Series eyepieces feature fully multi-coated lenses in a full metal body. High quality lanthanum glass with a scratch resistant lens surface delivers an exceptionally clear, high contrast field of view. With comfortable long eye relief of 20mm, improved twist-up eye cup for adjusting the best eye-point, and high eye point design, you can use these eyepieces for many hours of observation without eye strain. The unique shape is easy to grip and the polygonal rubber grip provides anti-rolling protection.
Manufacturer part number: 37213
Aug 3, 2018
25mm Vixen LanthanumPros: Cons: Comments:
Very pleased with this eyepiece. It is nice and bright and makes very nice views of fainter objects. Compared to my TV Plossls it is more transmissive with crisper color, but it has some pincushion across the FOV and doesn't manage stray light as well. The pincushioning is noticeable but does not detract from the view for me.
It has extremely nice contrast and brightness, these are it's strongest points. I am using an 8" f5 reflector and really like this eyepiece for lower mag gawking and scanning.
Would buy others in the line.
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Wndwlkr New Member
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Mar 11, 2018
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- Review by Frank K.
Vixen 25mm SLVPros: Cons: Comments:
The 25, 5 and 4mm are the best of the SLV series in my opinion. With the 25mm SLV, background on star clusters is dark and the stars are bright and sharp. Unlike widefield ep's, there is no distortions that I can see from the center to the edge of the FOV. To me a very nice clean, natural view. During the day, excellent sharp contrasty views through two different refractors at 26x & 32x.
I like the long eye relief which makes for relaxed long term viewing. I like the twist up eyecup feature which can be adjusted up to a comfortable height. It is just the right tension so it stays where left at and when I place my eye on it. The 25mm has the tightest eyecup of the series and has been getting the most use. I like how it feels solidly built, quality design and will last for years. This is important to me because 2 of my big name ep's have already had to be replaced in a short period of time.
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|Apparent Field of View||50°|
|Barrel Size||1.25" (31.7mm)|
|Bolt Case Included||Yes - Free Agena Eyepiece Container|
|Bolt Case Size||Agena 52x80mm|
|Eye Relief by Design||20mm|
|Filter Threads||Standard 1.25" Filter Thread (M28.5 x 0.6)|
|Rubber Eye Guard||Twist-up Eyecup|
|Eyepiece Focal Length||20.1mm - 30mm|
|Eyepiece Field of View||Up to 50 degrees|
|Eyepiece Series||Vixen SLV|
|Barrel Type||Smooth sided|
|Eyepiece Weight||5.20oz (147.42g)|