For Sale: Complete 4" Flourite APO W/LXD-55 GOTO G.E.M
I am offering up this fine package to finance my growing thirst for more aperture. The OTA is a Vixen VX102-FL as sold by Orion. This is a recent aquisition... I have had it under the skies on 3 nights in the past week and can unconditionally state that it is a fine example of what a Flourite lens is all about... razor sharp and color free at 300x + on Jupiter and Saturn.
The mount has been in use for a little less than one year: I am the only owner and have found it's performance quite admirable. I have replaced the shaky stock legs with heavy duty wooden surveyor tripod legs, and added a hardwood tripod stabilizer from Lymax. In addition to these upgrades, the package offers the following:
4" f 9.2 Flourite OTA (Vixen FL102S/VX102-FL)
2" Foucuser with both 2" and 1 1/4" vis. backs
drawtube extention for straight thru viewing
1 1/4" diagonal (Vixen Prism)
Tube Rings w/ saddle plate
1 1/2" solid brass focus knobs(originals also included)
The Vixen Flourite APOs have a reputation as a best buy in the premium refractor market... with one caveat. Some people have expressed concern about the focuser. The previous owner assured me that this particular example had a very smooth focuser, and I have found this to be true.
While I have been quite impressed with the preformace of this scope, I have found that it just doesnt meet my "Aperture Fever" prescription needs.
Retail on this package would tip the scales at a tad over $3,000, with the new retail on the OTA alone at $2365. I got a good deal on the OTA, so I will offer up this complete system for $2150 + $50.00 insured shipping. Basically, for less that the price of the OTA alone get the entire package!!!
Payment via money order, PayPal (Preferred method, with their 3% fee, please) or personal check, which must clear prior to shipment. I can provide additional photos upon request.