Vixen Optics ED80SF 80mm f/11.4 ED APO Refractor Telescope with AP Mount and Tripod

Vixen Optics ED80SF 80mm f/11.4 ED APO Refractor Telescope with AP Mount and Tripod

Vixen Optics ED80SF 80mm f/11.4 ED APO Refractor Telescope with AP Mount and Tripod

B&H # VIAPMED80SFT MFR # 39981
Vixen Optics ED80SF 80mm f/11.4 ED APO Refractor Telescope with AP Mount and Tripod

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Product Highlights

  • 80mm ED Apochromatic Refractor
  • 600mm Focal Length, f/7.5 Focal Ratio
  • Two Eyepieces, Erecting Prism
  • 9x50mm Finderscope
  • Manual Equatorial Mount
  • Dual Axis Adjustment Knobs
  • Clutch-Less Friction Control System
  • 13.2-Pound Payload Capacity
  • 2.2-Pound Counterweight and Bar
  • Adjustable-Height Tripod
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  • 1Description

Vixen Optics's ED80SF 80mm f/11.4 ED APO Refractor Telescope with AP Mount and Tripod is a complete astronomy platform that is ideal for detailed observations within the solar system or for astrophotography. The scope is outfitted with an apochromatic lens system using extra low-dispersion (ED) glass and fully multi-coated optics that produces bright and clear high-contrast images with true color representation across its entire distortion-free field of view. Its 80mm objective gathers more light than smaller-objective models with a short focal length to reduce the focal ratio to a moderately-fast f/7.5, while still being easy to handle and transport. The lens system, glass, and optical coatings, will give you great views of the Moon, planets, planetary moons, and brighter deep sky objects. You will be able to split binary stars and observe bright objects with virtually no comas. For astrophotography, a flip-mirror diagonal so users can have an eyepiece at the 90° position and their imaging rig in the other and be able to check position and tracking simply by flipping the mirror down.

The Advanced Polaris (AP) mount, engineered to customized as your needs demand, is offered here in its bare-bones configuration. It will serve well as a conventional equatorial mount with competent 13.2-pound payload capacity, adjustment dials for the altitude and azimuth axes, and a counterweight and shaft. A clutch-less friction-control system allows the mount to be quickly moved to your target by simply pointing the OTA where you want it with your hands. Rounding out this complete observational platform, is Vixen's APP-TL130 adjustable-height tripod. It has an adjustable height from 20.7 to 45.6" to accommodate a variety of users. An array of optional accessories are available separately so you can tailor the mount to your specific needs including: a right ascension motor and Star Book One hand controller kit, declination motor, Polar alignment scope, and Polar meter.

Optical Tube Assembly
  • 80mm objective
  • f/7.5 focal ratio
  • 600mm focal length
  • Refractor-style optical path
  • Apochromatic lens configuration corrects spherical and chromatic aberrations to produce distortion-free high-contrast images with true color representation
  • Extra low-dispersion glass further corrects chromatic aberrations
  • Fully coated optics produce bright and clear images with true color rendition
  • Resolution: 1.45 arcsec
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser
  • 42mm threaded back for mounting photo adapters
OTA Accessories
  • Diagonal:
    • Dual eyepiece holders
    • Internal flip mirror directs light straight-through or up 90°
    • Use with two different eyepieces or with a photo rig
    • When using with photo rig, put eyepiece at 90° position to check tracking and make corrections
    • Finderscope:
      • 9x magnification
      • 50mm objective
    • Dew/Sun shield recesses objective lens
    • Mounting rings with Vixen-style dovetail plate
    • Aluminum carrying case
  • Equatorial mount with optional accessories for customization
  • 13.2-pound payload capacity, without counterweight
  • Azimuth adjustment range
    • ±6.5°
    • 1.4° per rotation
    • Dual adjustment screws with knobs
  • Altitude adjustment range:
    • 0-65°
    • 1.9° per rotation
    • Tangent screw with handle
  • 20mm steel counterweight bar
  • 2.2 lb (1kg) counterweight
  • Gears
    • 360° micro movement on both axes
    • Worm gear:
      • Right ascension:11.0mm diameter, brass
      • Declination:9.8mm diameter, brass
    • Worm wheel
      • R.A: 73.5mm diameter, 144-tooth wheel gear
      • Dec: 58.4mm diameter, 144-tooth wheel gear
    • Friction break with adjustable tension on both axes
  • Three leg sections
  • Collapsed length: 24"
  • Min leg length: 22.4"
  • Max leg length: 51"
  • Adjustable height from 20.7-45.6"
  • Weight: 7 pounds
  • Compatibility: Vixen Porta II mount, GP Mount, and fork mount
In the Box
Vixen Optics ED80SF 80mm f/11.4 ED APO Refractor Telescope with AP Mount and Tripod
  • AP Advanced Polaris EQ Mount with Tripod
  • 9x50 Finderscope
  • 90° Flip Mirror
  • Aluminum Carrying Case
  • Mounting Rings
  • Limited Five-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Optical Design Apochromatic ED refractor
    Aperture 80 mm
    Focal Length 600 mm
    Focal Ratio f/7.5
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal 90° flip mirror
    Finderscope 9x50
    Tripod Adjustable height
    Mount Type Manual equatorial
    Power Source None
    Motor None
    Load Capacity 13.2 lb / 6.0 kg
    Altitude / Latitude Adjustment Altitude: 0 - 65°
    Azimuth: ±6.5°
    Includes Tripod/Pier Three leg sections
    Adjustable height from 20.7 - 45.6" / 52.6 - 133.6 cm
    Collapsed length: 24.0" / 61.0 cm
    Min leg length: 22.4" / 57.2 cm
    Max leg length: 51.0" / 129.5 cm
    Polar Axis Scope None
    GO-TO Capability None
    Optical Tube Dimensions 22.4 x 4.0 / 57.0 x 10.0 cm
    Weight OTA: 7.5 lb / 3.4 kg
    Mount head: 7.9 lb / 3.6 kg, without counterweight
    Tripod: 6.6 lb / 3.0 kg
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