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Old 16-09-2014, 05:44 PM
st1000 (Steve)
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NEVER BEEN USED Vixen R130Sf + PortaMount + NPL 30 + OTA bag imported from Japan


Please note that the price is fixed and no lower offers will be considered.

Includes Vixen R130Sf (130 mm Newtonian reflector with Parabolic mirror with finderscope and 6.3 mm and 20 mm eyepieces) with Vixen Altazimuth Porta Mount plus an extra Vixen NPL 30 eyepiece and Japanese case for the OTA - ALL NEVER BEEN USED.

Current value of system is $860; $705 for the Vixen R130Sf+Porta Mount from the myastroshop website (http://tinyurl.com/mwavgrg) plus $65 for the Vixen NPL 30 from the myastroshop website (http://tinyurl.com/m29ppmh) plus $90 (actually 8800 Yen) for the OTA bag imported from Japan. SAVE 50% OFF NEW FOR NEVER USED SYSTEM

For those that don't know, the R130Sf is by all accounts a remarkable telescope, and is currently one of Astronomy Magazine's 2014 Star Products. Ed Ting himself reviewed one on scopereviews and said:

"I have to confess - I had low expectations for the optics. I've been a little suspicious of mass-produced fast Newtonians recently, as the various 6" f/4, 8" f/4 OTAs I've seen have been OK, but not great optically. How would such an inexpensive f/5 reflector work out? I got a pleasant surprise. The optics are...really nice." (Ed Ting, 2/1/14) (http://www.scopereviews.com/page1ai.html#2)

"I sold the ED80 after buying this one and seeing how much brighter it was
The R130 kills the ed80 as a visual scope." (Starkler, 13-06-2006, 07:15 PM (http://tinyurl.com/njmxreh))

"...This is a much better scope than any of the popular well-known automatic 8 Newtonians, and would be a bargain at twice the price...." (Dr. Gordon L. Hirshhorn
3 years ago) (http://tinyurl.com/lno3rl3)

"The Vixen 260A R130ST telescope has amazing optics. I've been in astronomy for 40yrs. This scope blew me away when I first looked thru it." (cheryl a reedy on June 6, 2013)(http://tinyurl.com/qd2u9km4)

"To be honest, this an incredible telescope, and I have owned everything from Celestron, Meade, Bausch and Lomb, iOptron, the list goes on and on. This thing gave such sharp views with richly detailed background star field, I was amazed. It is the EASIEST telescope I have ever collimated." (JJ on June 18, 2014)(http://tinyurl.com/qd2u9km)

Local pickup only from Collingwood (Melbourne).
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Old 17-09-2014, 11:02 AM
adi (Avi)
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porta mount, r130sf, vixen

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