Vixen Lanthanum Superwide 13mm


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Brand and Model:Vixen Lanthanum Superwide 13mm
Price ($USD):$229.00
Type:Misc Wide Angle
Focal Length:13 mm
Barrel Size:Dual
Apparent FOV:65.0 degrees
Field Stop Dia.:0.0 mm
Eye Relief:20 mm
Elements:8
Weight (lbs):
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Vixen Lanthanum Superwide 13mm
The best eyepiece for all telescope.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.30.201)
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>Are you talking about the Vixen LVW13 ?
If yes, I am pretty disappointed compared to the 26mm Meade ep.  It might be due to poor atmospheric conditions, but I find it difficult to focus and I always have to make efforts to keep my eye well centered to avoid that the image disppears .

Vixen Lanthanum Superwide 13mm
Terrific eyepiece and the perfect companion to my 22mm Lanthanum superwide: In fact, they are so similar in use (other than image magnification) that I have to look at the barrel to see which eyepiece is in the focusser. Wonderful wide field, friendly eye relief, excellent image qualities. I used to use a 16mm Clave plossl in my C-8 for planetary viewing - the 13mm shows every bit as much detail and contrast, so the poor Clave just sits in the eyepiece case. Of course, the 13mm is a hunk and resembles a counterweight, so it throws off balance, but it is a really pleasant medium focal length eyepiece to use.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.57.72)
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>Terrific eyepiece and the perfect companion to my 22mm Lanthanum superwide:  In fact, they are so similar in use (other than image magnification) that I have to look at the barrel to see which eyepiece is in the focusser.  Wonderful wide field, friendly eye relief, excellent image qualities.  I used to use a 16mm Clave plossl in my C-8 for planetary viewing - the 13mm shows every bit as much detail and contrast, so the poor Clave just sits in the eyepiece case.  Of course, the 13mm is a hunk and resembles a counterweight, so it throws off balance, but it is a really pleasant medium focal length eyepiece to use.

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I have the 13mm superwide and it is, as stated, one of the easiest, most comfortable eyepieces I've ever used. Comparing it with my 12mm T4 Nagler or 12mm Radian, I've noticed it does have noticeably less light throughput and sharpness on deep sky objects. It is a great eyepiece for star parties, however, since it has absolutely NO blackout or kidney bean effects. Beginners will always be able to see what you are trying to show them.

Vixen Lanthanum Superwide 13mm
This is one of my most used eypieces, giving 94X in my 8" f/6 it is by far my most used midpower eyepiece, perfect for viewing most bright nebula and giving the best views of faint galaxies. Combined with my 2X Ultima Barlow it gives 188X wich I find perfect for planitary viewing on most nights, the magnification I find most usefull for resolving globulars, and at wich I usually have the best chance of splitting difficlult doubles in my scope. I've compared it directly with the 12mm Nagler T4 and found both to be excellent, but perfered this eyepiece.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.146.95)
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