Vixen Optics BT126SS-A Binocular Telescope with Alt-Az Mount and Tripod

Vixen Optics BT126SS-A Binocular Telescope with Alt-Az Mount and Tripod

Vixen Optics BT126SS-A Binocular Telescope with Alt-Az Mount and Tripod

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Vixen Optics BT126SS-A Binocular Telescope with Alt-Az Mount and Tripod

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Product Highlights

  • 126mm f/5 Lens System
  • Achromatic Fully Multicoated Optics
  • Two 25mm Eyepieces for 25x Magnification
  • Integrated Handle and Finderscope Mount
  • Erect-Image Viewing
  • Manual Alt-Az Fork Mount
  • HAL130 Aluminum Tripod
  • Adjustable Height from 25 to 39"
  • 77 lb Payload Capacity
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  • 1Description

Vixen Optics gives you a complete observational rig with the BT126SS-A Binocular Telescope with Alt-Az Mount and Tripod. The BT126SS binocular telescope features achromatic glass lenses combined with anti-reflection fully multicoated optics that maximize light transmission while virtually eliminating chromatic and spherical aberration. Views through the telescope are bright and clear with true color rendition, and objects can be brought into sharp focus without comas or halos. Two 25mm eyepieces are included that produce 25x magnification. Each ocular is individually focused for precise pin-point views for every user.

The binocular design with the eyepieces set at a 45° angle makes long observation sessions comfortable. Viewing with both eyes open eliminates the fatigue normally associated with holding one eye closed, as with traditional telescopes. Similarly, the angled oculars are more comfortable, especially when the scope is aimed at or near the zenith. With both eyes open, true stereoscopic vision is maintained providing a rich depth of field rarely experienced during astronomy sessions.

A manual alt-az mount is specifically designed for Vixen binocular telescopes and provides an easy way to find and track near and deep sky objects, or more earth-bound subjects, without excessive shake. Rounding out the platform is an adjustable-height aluminum tripod. With a minimum height of 25" and a maximum of 39", observers of most sizes can comfortably use this telescope standing up or sitting down.

  • BT126SS-A 126mm f/5 Binocular Telescope

    Vixen Optics' BT126SS-A 126mm f/5 Binocular Telescope features achromatic glass lenses and two 1.25" eyepiece holders that allow the observer to equip the optic with a wide range of astronomy eyepieces and enjoy a unique celestial or terrestrial observing experience. The achromatic lenses combined with anti-reflection fully multicoated optics maximize light transmission while virtually eliminating chromatic and spherical aberration. Views through the telescope are bright and clear with true color rendition, and objects can be brought into sharp focus without comas or halos.

    The binocular design with the eyepieces set at a 45° angle makes long observation sessions comfortable. Viewing with both eyes open eliminates the fatigue normally associated with holding one eye closed, as with traditional telescopes; and the angled oculars are more comfortable, especially when the scope is aimed at or near the zenith. With both eyes open, true stereoscopic vision is maintained providing a rich depth of field rarely experienced during astronomy sessions. The dual optical tubes also enable the use of astrophotography/astroimaging equipment on one ocular while providing a perfectly-aligned guide scope. Views through the scope are corrected horizontally and vertically to enable its use as a powerful terrestrial observation platform as well. Each eyepiece is individually focused, providing superior clarity versus binoculars with center-focus systems.

    Optical Performance
    • 126mm objective lenses
    • 625mm focal length
    • f/5.0 focal ratio
    • Anti-reflective multicoated optics
    • Binocular viewing increases depth of field while reducing eye fatigue
    • Achromatic glass lens system limits or eliminates chromatic and spherical aberration to produce nearly perfectly rendered colors without comas or halos
    • Erect-image viewing for celestial and terrestrial viewing
    Use and Handling
    • 1.25" eyepiece mounts accepts most astronomy eyepieces
    • Push-fit eyepiece holders for fast and easy eyepiece changes
    • Eyepiece assembly set at a 45° angle for more comfortable viewing, especially when aimed near or at the zenith
    • Individual eyepiece focusing allows superior clarity for any viewer
    Construction Details
    • Integrated handle provides balanced handling when setting up and disassembling from tripod/mount, and secure carrying point
    • Integrated finderscope dovetail bracket
  • HF2 Altazimuth Fork Mount

    This HF2 Altazimuth Fork Mount from Vixen is an altazimuth mount that's designed for use with large astronomical binoculars. The fork mount can be fixed to most sturdy tripods with a 3/8"-16 mounting-stud, including Vixen's HAL130-GP and HAL130-SX tripods. To complete the assembly, an appropriate swing bracket must be attached to the binocular.

  • HAL 130SXG Aluminum Tripod

    The HAL 130SXG Aluminum Tripod from Vixen Optics is compatible with Vixen's Sphinx and GP telescope mounts. The 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, where the mount attaches, is powder-coated for a durable finish that resists flaking and fading. The tripod is also collapsible for convenient storage and portability.

  • 25mm SLV Series 1.25" Eyepiece

    The 25mm SLV Series 1.25" Eyepiece from Vixen Optics features a 20mm eye relief with a twist-up eyecup for comfortable viewing with or without eyeglasses. Designed with seven elements in four groups, the fully multicoated optics minimizes light reflection for bright and sharp images. Its all-metal body has a 1.25" aluminum barrel, with an anti-roll rubberized grip.

  • BT126SS-A 126mm f/5 Binocular Telescope
    Prism Type Porro
    Objective Lens Diameter 126mm
    Interpupillary Adjustment 55.88 - 101.60 mm / 2.2 - 4.0"
    Focus Type Individual
    Tripod Mount Yes (Adapter Optional)
    Dimensions 24.0 x 14.0 x 7.8" / 60.96 x 35.56 x 19.81  cm
    Weight 23 lb / 10.43 kg
  • HF2 Altazimuth Fork Mount
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.0 x 15.0 x 5.0"
  • HAL 130SXG Aluminum Tripod
    Height Adjustment Range 25 to 39" (64 to 99 cm)
    Maximum Leg Spread 63.5" (161 cm) Diameter
    Construction Aluminum 2-piece adjustable legs
    Folded Length 32" (81 cm)
    Payload Capacity 77 lb (35 kg)
    Weight 12.1 lb (5.5 kg)
  • 25mm SLV Series 1.25" Eyepiece
    Focal Length 25 mm
    Eye Relief 20 mm
    Apparent Field of View 50°
    Elements/Groups 7 elements / 4 groups
    Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Weight 5 oz (141.8 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.701 x 2.047 x 2.047"

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