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still worth buying a Vixen SS2Kpc?

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#1 Tommy

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 12:30 AM

Hi,

Since ss2kpc already become a discontinued product from Vixen. Do you think it
is still worth buying a Vixen ss2kpc in the near future? How about spare parts
and so on.....I got a good offer from a friend.

Hope to hear more advices from you guys.

Regards,

Tommy

#2 Taylor

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 01:14 AM

Whats the good offer? They generally sell quickly if priced <$1k, if priced above it they can take a little longer to sell. At least thats this years going-on's on the AMart history.

I've heard excellent things about their SS2K computer, it has a lot of features considering its age, and I've heard its extremely accurate.

I had a Vixen Sphinx which mechanically built upon the GP-DX gearing, Vixen's error in gears was less than that of the Chinese competition that clones the GP style mounts. Smooth turning on both axes.

#3 Tommy

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 01:35 AM

Yes...i heard them said so. I owned a Vixen SP mount.

Regards,

Tommy

#4 GShaffer

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 02:47 PM

While you are correct that the SS2k is no longer offered as a kit without a mount, it is evidently not out of production. It is still the only thing offered for their highend observatory mount, the Gailax I believe.

As for performance.....I prefer it functionally over anything else I have used, gemini, autostar, ioptron, nexstar.

#5 Poochpa

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 07:28 PM

I also think highly of the SS2Kpc. I used mine for years without problem and greatly prefer it to the Autostar II that I own.


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