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Vixen Optics teamed a powerful binocular with a solid ash wood Berlebach tripod to create their ARK 20x80 Astronomical Binocular rig. Ideal for astronomical and terrestrial viewing, the powerful optic boasts BAK4 Porro prisms which offers a rich depth of field, with an ultra-wide 70° apparent angle of view to provide users with an immersive observational experience. Anti-reflection multi-coated optics limits light loss to boost image brightness, while integrated pull-out lens shades helps to prevent peripheral light from interfering with primary light transmission, further ensuring bright and clear images. Complementing the optical performance are nitrogen-filled optical tubes to prevent internal fogging when moving from one temperature extreme to another.
A center bar on the binocular helps to stabilize the optic's large objectives, and an integrated 1/4"-20 tripod adapter provides a solid mounting point for the included head. The adapter can slide along the bar and lock into place for precise balancing, so the head can pan and tilt fluidly without over-straining it. The head is capable of tilting 90° forward and back, so it's ideal for both astronomical and terrestrial viewing, especially if the binocular is set on a balcony and you're looking down at a boat or bird.
The included tripod is produced by Berlebach in Germany and made of solid ash wood, with a matching tray that not only keeps small accessories safe but locks the legs at a 23° pitch for optimal stabilization and vibration reduction. This adjustable-height tripod not only offers a rock-steady observational base for a wide range of users; it also presents a refined and elegant look.
80mm objective lenses
BAK4 Porro prism optical path
Anti-reflection multi-coated optics
200' field of view at 1000 yd
Ultra-wide, 70° apparent angle of view
Use and Handling
Closed bridge configuration
Twist up rubber eyecups
Right eye dioptric adjustment
Large knurled focusing wheel
Long 16mm eye relief
4mm exit pupil
Nitrogen-filled for water and fogproof performance
Center stabilizer bar with integrated 1/4"-20 tripod adapter
Extendable lens shades to help limit glare and peripheral light reflection
Binocular weight: 5.3 lb
Three-way head with 180° vertical rotation for astronomical and terrestrial observations
Includes quick release plate
Adjustable friction control system allows the head to tilt and hold its place when released
Single clamp locks all axes in place for easy use
Single control handle for easy left or right-handed tracking
Payload Capacity: 11 lb (5 kg)
Height: 3.5" (9.0 cm)
Bottom Thread Hole: 3/8", threaded socket to 1/4"-20 included
Weight: 24.7 oz (700.0 g)
Made in Germany by Berlebach
Solid ash wood tripod legs
Powder-coated steel fittings
Matching ash wood accessory tray/leg stabilizer
Tray locks legs at a 23° angle for increased stability and vibration reduction
Adjustable leg spread at 20°, 40°, 60°, 80°, and 100°
Transportation Length: 29" (74 cm)
Maximum Height: 44" (111 cm)
In the Box
Vixen Optics ARK 20x80 Astronomical Binocular, Head and Tripod