Vixen Optics A80M 80mm f/11.4 Refractor Telescope with SX2 Mount and Star Book One

Vixen Optics A80M 80mm f/11.4 Refractor Telescope with SX2 Mount and Star Book One

Vixen Optics A80M 80mm f/11.4 Refractor Telescope with SX2 Mount and Star Book One

B&H # VIA80MTLSX2 MFR # 25072
Vixen Optics A80M 80mm f/11.4 Refractor Telescope with SX2 Mount and Star Book One

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Product Highlights

  • 80mm Acromatic Refractor OTA
  • 910mm Focal Length, f/11.4 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Multicoated Optics
  • 1.25" Focuser, 5mm and 20mm Eyepieces
  • Sphinx SX2 Motorized Equatorial Mount
  • Star Book One Hand Controller
  • Celestial, Solar, and Lunar Tracking
  • Backlash Compensation and PEC
  • Retractable Counterweight Bar
  • Adjustable-Height Aluminum Tripod
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  • 1Description

Vixen Optics gives you a complete astronomical observation rig to view the Moon and planets with the A80M 80mm f/11.4 Refractor Telescope with SX2 Mount and StarBook One. The 80mm refractor-style optical tube assembly (OTA) produces high-contrast images that are bright with true color rendition, without comas or halos. This is accomplished by the use of achromatic glass elements that virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations, which makes different color wavelengths to move out of sync; and spherical aberrations that causes distortion at the edges of the lens. The objective lens has anti-reflection multicoatings to minimize light loss and maximize transmission.

The OTA is guided by the Sphinx SX2 equatorial mount. Made for long observation sessions, it features precision motors and gears for accurate long-duration tracking. Dual stepper motors provide smooth and virtually vibration-free tracking that run at up to 250pps. Its full-circle brass wheel gear allows the mount to track over extremely long periods with little error.

Controlling the rig is the Star Book One (SB1) computer, which helps you find, observe, and track celestial objects. Since near and deep sky objects appear to move at different speeds, the SB1 features celestial, solar, lunar, and King's rate tracking speeds. An integrated autoguider port adds to the mount's usability.

Vixen's HAL 130 tripod is included to provide a stable observation platform. Its adjustable height allows the user to set the position of the telescope to their liking for easy and comfortable viewing. The top of the tripod is powder-coated with a durable finish that resists chipping, flaking, and fading. The tripod is collapsible for portability and easier storage.

A105M Optical Tube Assembly
  • 80mm objective lens diameter
  • 910mm focal length
  • f/11.4 focal ratio
  • Achromatic glass lenses limit the effects of chromatic and spherical aberration
  • Anti-reflection fully multicoated optics
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser
  • 5mm SLV eyepiece: 182x magnfication
  • 20mm SLV eyepiece: 45.5x magnification
  • Includes red-dot finder and flip-mirror diagonal, mounting rings, carry handle, and dovetail plate
Sphinx SX2 Mount
  • Motorized equatorial mount with hand controller
  • 0-70° altitude adjustment, 3-altitude zone settings, 2° increment altitude scale, twin T-bar handles with 0.8°/rotation
  • 27 lb payload capacity, excluding counterweights
  • Precise azimuth adjustment indicators
  • Integrated counterweight shaft retracts into mount when not in use
  • Includes one 4.2 lb counterweight
  • Vixen-style dovetail saddle
Star Book One
  • Powered by mount through connector port
  • LED display screen backlight
  • Red backlit keypad
  • Independent screen and keypad dimming control
  • ST-4 compatible integrated autoguider port
  • Sidereal tracking with different tracking speeds: Celestial, solar, lunar, and King's rate
  • Variable manual slewing speeds from 0.1x to 999x
  • Backlash compensation
  • Periodic error correction (PEC) removes inaccuracies inherent in gears and allows for more accurate tracking, especially for long-exposure astrophotography
  • Adjustable screen brightness
  • Selectable tracking for Northern and Southern hemisphere
HAL 130 Tripod
  • Lightweight aluminum
  • White powder-coated head
  • Variable height from 25 to 39"
  • Maximum leg spread of 63.5" diameter
  • Folded length of 32"
  • 77 lb payload capacity
  • Weighs 12.1 lb
In the Box
Vixen Optics A80M 80mm f/11.4 Refractor Telescope with SX2 Mount and Star Book One
  • A80M Refractor OTA
  • Flip-Mirror Diagonal
  • Mounting Rings
  • Dovetail Plate
  • Carry Strap
  • 5mm SLV Series 1.25" Eyepiece ezwwusscxbtsztwcwevabzvque
  • 20mm SLV Series 1.25" Eyepiece
  • Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount with Star Book One and HAL 130 Tripod
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Optical Design Refractor
    Aperture 3.1" (8.0 cm)
    Focal Length 910 mm
    Focal Ratio f/11.4
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal Flip-mirror style
    Finderscope Red-dot finder
    Tripod Hal 130 aluminum adjustable height
    Mount Type Sphinx SX2 motorized equatorial
    Power Source 12 VDC
    Optical Tube Dimensions Length: 35.0" (88.9 cm)
    Diameter: 3.5" (8.9 cm)
    Weight OTA: 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)
    Mount and Tripod: 15.5 lb (7.0 kg), excluding counterweights
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