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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Telescope - Refractor > Classified #154861

For Sale: VIXEN 102ED f6.5 OTA ::SALE PENDING::

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This is the shorter version of Vixen's 4" APO refractor. It is in near mint condition; only a small scratch on one of the mount rings; no marks on the tube; glass is perfect. The 6x30 finder in dovetail bracket is not Vixen, but works very well. The focuser is smooth and precise. Tube rings and dovetail base are Vixen. It has the 1.25" visual back, but a 2" version is available from Vixen for about $36. The mount is not included.

This example has unusually fine optics even by Vixen standards. A Ronchi test gives very straight lines; probably better than 1/8 wave. A star test gives nearly identical images on both sides of focus. In side by side tests against a Takahashi FS102, under good conditions, it was hard to tell the difference on Jupiter and Saturn at over 300x. The big difference is the weight. Yet the relatively short focal length allows easy wide field viewing: the Double Cluster (Perseus) fits in a 15mm Panoptic; the Pleiades fits a 26mm plossl with room to spare.

The Vixen dealers will be selling the identical telescope with different labels for $1600 whenever they get them in stock (Astronomics still shows backordered).

My price is $1200 + shipping.

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