Vixen A80MF Telescope with Vixen Porta Mount 2
Are you ready for a beginner's telescope that's a cut above the rest? Then take a closer look at the Vixen A80MF Telescope with Vixen Porta Mount II...
Starting with a quality 80mm (3.2”) Vixen Achromatic Refractor which operates at a focal length of 910mm with an f/ratio of 11.4, we have a small, lightweight telescope capable of its maximum magnifying power and reaching a limiting visual magnitude of 11. The telescope body measures 3.5" x 33.9" (90mm x 860mm) and weighs only 5.5 lbs (2.5kg), so it is manageable by even the most inexperienced hands - yet capable of revealing some of the most magnificent wonders of the universe. Through its "eye" you'll reveal the moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, mountains and craters on the Moon, colorful double stars, vast nebula, bright clusters and more... Because the Vixen A80MF makes a great terrestrial telescope, too! Keep an eye on the nesting eagles or spot distant ships on the horizon. The Vixen A80MF Refractor telescope does it all...
What makes the Vixen A80MF refractor package even more special is the Vixen Porta Mount II. Far more stable than an entry level altzamuth mount, the multi-purpose Vixen Portamount 2 comes equipped with two fine adjustment handles for whole circle slow motion in both directions, very useful in searching and tracking celestial objects. Slow motion handle positions and the amount of friction on the axes can be adjusted with tools conveniently located in the compartment under the rubber covering. This frees you from the trouble of forgetting the tools at home. In addition, the Vixen Porta Mount II is a great for terrestrial viewing. Vixen gear drives make it a simple matter to precisely track a planet or follow a sailboat by simply turning the elevation and/or azimuth control handles. The Vixen Porta Mount II is strong, too... When you've outgrown the Vixen A80MF Refractor Telescope, it will easily accept other Vixen telescopes. This means you need only purchase another optical tube assembly to step up your observing experience and not a whole telescope package!
Words on the Vixen A80MF Telescope with Vixen Porta Mount II...
"If you are looking to start out with something a little larger than a beginner scope and want to spend the time to learn the sky instead of relying on a computer to slew the scope over to each object, this is the package for you. The A80Mf attached to the Porta II Mount moves easily and is stable when stopped. No tweaking of the hand controls is necessary like some other brands. I was able to smoothly track a pod of dolphin out at sea without loosing them and took a few images with my digital camera attached to the second port on the flip mirror diagonal."
-- Mr. StarGuy
Vixen A80MF Telescope with Vixen Porta Mount 2 Package Features
- Excellent optical quality Vixen 80mm f/11.4 Achromatic Refractor telescope.
- A smaller 6 power finder telescope that attaches to the main scope to help you center the object.
- A quality Vixen 20mm eyepiece for general viewing.
- A Vixen 6.3mm eyepiece for those really clear nights for high power viewing.
- A diagonal Prism that connects the eyepiece to the telescope for comfortable positioning.
- A Dew / Sun (not for solar observing) shield.
- Complete tube rings and dovetail plate to quickly attach the A80MF to the Vixen Porta II mount.
- Vixen PortaMount II with locking extension legs, accessory tray, slow motion controls and adjustment tool set.
Vixen Product Number: 39952