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Price - $1,350.00

Ad Number: 100438

Posted: 09 Mar 2017

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FOR SALE: FINAL PRICE REDUCTION: Vixen FL-102S f/8.8 true fluorite doublet optical tube assembly with accessories. This is a wonderful Vixen fluorite doublet of the Steinheil design with the fluorite lens protected by its inside position. 102mm clear aperture with a 900mm efl. Lens fabricated by the same optical company that produces the Takahashi fluorites. In head-to-head comparison with a Tak FS-102 and FC-100D, this telescope is equal in sharpness, resolution and contrast, and displays less chromatic aberration. Planetary and lunar performance is magnificent in contrast and color saturation, and double stars show a tight airy disc with a delicate first diffraction ring at 250x.
This is an early example of the genre and was purchased directly from Koji in Japan. I'm selling because I'm inundated with too many 4, 5, and 6-inch APOs.
The scope is quite light for its aperture, and it comes complete with tube rings, Vixen-style mounting plate, a ring-mounted camera bar ( not pictured in the photos), 6x30 finder, smooth R&P focuser, 1.25-inch visual back (a 2-inch back is available from Vixen), and a metal dust cap.
This instrument is in excellent condition and perfect collimation. There are 2 very small depressions in the tube (but no paint scrapes) that don't show in the photos. The mount, star diagonal, and eyepiece pictured are not included.
$1350, shipping by FedEx Ground included. If it doesn't sell at this bargain price, I'll keep it. Please add 3% for Paypal.
Clear skies and welcome to superb views of Jupiter and Saturn!


  • Condition Excellent
  • Location Lockport, NY

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