Scope has been traded. Thanks J.D.
Vixen 114ED SS Apochromatic refractor OTA
Vixen ED-114 SS (ED114SS, same as Orion U.S. VX-114ED) 114 mm (4.5") f/5.3 ED Doublet Apochromat Refractor. The telescope is in Excellent, "Like New" condition. The telescope is optically, mechanically, and cosmetically very clean. Complete with caps, rings, 7x50 finderscope and vixen GP style dovetail and carrying handle. Also includes 2" adapter. Focusr is very smooth. Rings will bolt up to a Losmandy DUP (not included).
I'm selling to raise funds for a Canon 10D purchase. The size also does fit well with my current mount setup. I need something a little smaller. See my trade list below. Moon photo was taken handheld over 26mm Plossel eyepiece.
Per mfr: The ED "SS" refractors feature a 2-group 3-element optical design with ED glass to dramatically reduce the secondary spectrum and produce outstanding sharp images with high-contrast for both visual and astrophotography applications. A third field-flattener lens, built into the focusing drawtube, elimates astigmatism and field curvature.
Objective Lens: 114mm
Focal Length: 600mm f/5.3
Lens Type: ED Apochromatic
Light Gathering Power: 265x
Resolving Power: 1.0"
Limiting Magnitude: 12.1
Optical Tube Size: (OD) 140mm x (L) 686mm
Optical Tube Weight: 4.4kg (9.7lbs)
Draw Tube Diameter: 64mm
Visual Back: 31.7mm
Finderscope: 7x50mm, 6.8°
Price: $1650 plus shipping. (SUSPENDED) Will ship in the original factory carton. (New ED 114SS are $2400 + shipping at Anacortes not including 2" adapter. This is 33% less than new for just like new scope. PayPal (2% extra), MO and checks accepted.
Prefer outright sale but Full/Partial trades will be considered for APO refractors: Tak fs60c, TMB 80 F6, Stellarvue SV85s or Televue TV85. Also looking for IR blocking and IDAS filters.
Thanks for looking,