Vixen 80SS

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Brand and Model:Vixen 80SS
Price ($USD):
Type:Achromatic Refractor
Attributes: un-checked Go-To un-checked PEC
f Ratio:5
Focal Length:400
Finder:Red Dot
Electric Power:
Weight (lbs):5.1
Dimensions (w/h/d):
Description:The optical tube comes standard with Vixen's red dot finder, 2" focuser(!), flip mirror diagonal and dovetail tube plate for quick and easy mounting. At less than 11” with dew shield flipped

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Vixen 80SS
Not a perfect scope by any means, but attractive and for the price, excellent!

Please see my review of the Takahashi Sky-90, which has comparisons with this scope. The Vixen 80SS is highly recommended!!!

Overall Rating: 10
Optics:10 Mount:10 Ease of Use:10 Value:10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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Vixen 80SS
Very good optics for an achromat. I'll use the term semi-APO. The 80SS make a nice wide-field astrograph for imaging of Deep Sky Objects. There is some false color on brighter stars and planets, but these can be rendered marginal with appropiate filters. My full review and sample photos are at:

Overall Rating: 9
Optics:8 Mount:9 Ease of Use:9 Value:9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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