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Vixen Lanthanum LV9mm

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1.25" FMC 9mm Lanthanum eyepiece


3.0 (Based on 1 Reviews) 100% of reviewers recommended this product.
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    1. viperbob

      viperbob New Member

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      Feb 12, 2008

      3.0 Vixen Lanthanum LV9mm


      Not expensive, Good contrast, Nice eye relief


      Too much lateral color, Very hard rubber eyecup, Lanthanum glass not up to expectation.


      I recently got a chance to evaluate the 9mm Vixen Lanthanum EP. I have some good and some bad news. It is not too expensive at just over $100 new, but this night was my first and only experience with Lanthanum glass. I wasn't overly impressed with both this EP and the Orion Lanthanum 8mm that I have also reviewed.

      Fit and finish is excellent. However the rubber eyecup is quite hard and difficult to fold down. I used this EP in my f/10 8" SCT which is a slow scope and favorable to most eyepieces. Lateral color is somewhat in evidence and those that viewed through this eyepiece said it was almost too much. This is mostly a planetary eyepiece and too much lateral color is a no-no. Contrast is excellent and the 20mm of eye relief is also nice. It has a 50 degree FOV, but views of Mars and the Moon where very good. This eyepiece barlows decently and is threaded for filters.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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