Go Back   IceInSpace > IceTrade Classifieds > IceTrade Archives

 
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1  
Old 21-11-2018, 06:58 PM
Digby
Registered User

Digby is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Braidwood, Australia.
Posts: 67
REDUCED OTA ONLY:Classic VIXEN FL-80S Fluorite APO

For sale: A classic VIXEN FL-80S fluorite f/8 telescope with legendary optical quality.
The scope was purchased earlier this year from well known Danish amateur astronomer Allan Dystrup.
This example dates from the mid to late 80s (serial #807082)
The Vixen Fluorite Apochromatic refractors were the most exquisite, difficult
to produce and hence also the most expensive classic telescopes to come out of Japan. The objectives are air-spaced doublets in Steinhell confiquration, with a KzF2 short flint at the front mated to a positive CaF2 fluorite crystal at the back. The positive CaF2 fluorite crystal crown element at the back (made by Canon/Optron)..These same fluorite elements were used in the Takahashi FS series of that era. They provide unsurpassed optical color correction in a medium f/8 air spaced doublet,a lens cell with fast cool down(10 mins) a strong lightweight OTA (2.2kgs) with a solid R&P focuser that when well adjusted, can hold heavy equipment for visual as well as astrophotography.The lens cell is fully adjustable by 3 pairs of push/pull collimation screws.
The lens cell threads squarely onto the telescope tube.
It comes with the original dust cap for protection of the objective.
The dust cap has a solar aperture stop with its own cap.
The 130mm long removable dew shield has a felt lining at the base for easy sliding onto/off the lens cell.

The Vixen FL-scope design strikes a balance that allows rich field as well as high magnification solar system observation in a light weight grab-&-go portable package. See this review if more info is needed. http://scopeviews.co.uk/VixenFL80S.htm

Since owning the Vixen I Have replaced the stock focuser with the Vixen
7:1 dual speed focuser $372.00 ( I still have the original one)


OTA package includes the Vixen FL-80S OTA with split rings and vixen dovetail bar. 6x30mm 8 FOV finder of swiveling stalk type with 5 positions, M43-T2 adapter ring, and a Tenba Takahashi FS-78 case.

I use this setup in a number of ways. As a terrestrial spotting scope, as a 640 mm telephoto lens and at night, under the heavens.
Its light weight, portability, and superb optics, make the Vixen FL-80S (fluorite doublet) one of the very best 80 mm APO refractors that have ever been made...
On a par with the Takahashi FS-78,except the Vixen is in a smaller/ lighter package.

In excellent condition.

$1500.00 plus postage.

If interested, I also have the Baader Amici diagonal, Baader 8-24 Mark 4 zoom eyepiece, a red dot finder and a Universal Astronomics Dwarfstar mount 3.5-4 kg load (these mounts are no longer made)


If interested please PM
Thanks for looking.
Attached Thumbnails
Click for full-size image (Vixen 80 FL.jpg)
39.9 KB215 views
Click for full-size image (IMG_4214.JPG)
131.5 KB259 views
Click for full-size image (IMG_4374.JPG)
88.4 KB129 views
Click for full-size image (IMG_4375.JPG)
96.1 KB211 views
Click for full-size image (Picture 6.png)
54.4 KB155 views
Click for full-size image (IMG_4380.JPG)
149.8 KB21 views
Click for full-size image (IMG_4381.JPG)
106.1 KB19 views

Last edited by Digby; 14-12-2018 at 07:49 PM. Reason: Price reduction
  #2  
Old 21-11-2018, 07:12 PM
netwolf's Avatar
netwolf
Registered User

netwolf is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 2,895
Hi Digby nice scope, I have same scope but only a 1.25” visual back can you tell me any details on your 2” visual back? Trying to find one to buy so I can use a 2” diagonal.
  #3  
Old 04-12-2018, 04:05 PM
Digby
Registered User

Digby is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Braidwood, Australia.
Posts: 67
Vixen FL-80S

Price reduction.
 

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 12:21 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
OzScopes Authorised Dealer
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
Meade Australia
Advertisement
SkyWatcher Australia
Advertisement
NexDome Observatories
Advertisement
Lunatico Astronomical
Advertisement
Celestron Australia
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement