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One of a Kind 5.5" VIXEN NA140SS Neo-Achro For Sale

Price - $2,200.00

Ad Number: 107558

Posted: 06 Jun 2017

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MAKE AN OFFER....!!!!!
> To own one of the most unique and satisfying GO TO telescopes you have ever seen.
> If observing the sky has gotten boring and to the point where you make excuses not
> to show off your telescope, then this is for you!
> Built for public outreach and as a unique hybrid prototype, this is perhaps one of
> the most optical satisfying and mechanically efficient telescopes that you will
> ever see.
> This is a One-of-a-Kind hybrid designed and built by Doc Clay in 2013 and presently
> housed in the ASO public outreach observatory. At every event, the visitor
> favorite telescope is this "Frankenscope" as we have fondly come to call it.>
> In brief, although the details of construction and design go very deep into the
> overall instrument, this is a beautiful 5.5" VIXEN NA140SS Neo-Achro refractor
> with an incredibly well corrected sharp field over its fast f/5.7 focal ratio.
> Refractor like sharpness on the moon and planets, but with wide field and bright, contrasy
> images for deep sky viewing and imaging. This telescope was coupled with a
> specially modified and re-designed Meade 12" LX200 ACF/GPS Alt-Az mount with full Autostar GO
> TO and computer input functions; whether observing at the Zenith or the horizons,
> this telescope will hit a GO TO target centered every time and will track all night
> long on your target. You have never seen anything as precise and pleasing to use
> as this incredible instrument.
> NOTE: one of the important considerations in the design of this telescope was
> PERFECT BALANCE for optimal Alt Az tracking and GO TOs; second was ease and comfort
> of use, to assure that there would be no "uncomfortable angles" when viewing, or
> any sky points that might not be accessible with your CCD camera. You will be amazed
> at the feather-touch balance of this system.
> All instrumentation is like new and all new internal components are installed in
> the modified Meade mount.
> The Refractor includes:
> - VIXEN NA140SS f/5.7 telescope w/dew shield and matching Vixen mounting rings
> - Custom MOONLITE dual speed focuser with both 1-1/4 and 2" adapters
> - Meade Di-electric enhanced 2" mirror diagonal
> - Meade 27mm 2" Ultra Wide Field eyepiece
> - Rare Vixen 50mm illuminated crosshair finderscope with rheostat
> - this Vixen 140SS is currently listed at $1,999 with stock focuser and no finder
> The Mount includes:
> - Meade 12" LX200 ACF/GPX highly modified mount with no stops nor limitations for
> GO TO functions
> - Full access to Zenith and horizons
> - Full Autostar GO TO performance with the latest custom v4.2eg/CT-15 firmware
> loaded
> - Complete Supercharge mount modification and enhancements
> - StarGPS installed GPS receiver for instantaneous GPS and time fix
> - Radio Shack 13.8v fully regulated power supply.
> - base is compliant for all Meade direct tripod mounting
> The system is currently pier mounted and does NOT include the pier, BUT will mount
> to your pier or ANY Meade LX200, etc. tripod with no modifications. >
> The OTA and mount would ship in two rather large boxes, and buyer arranges Fed Ex Ground.
> Invest in this interesting and incredibly pleasing bit of astronomical history and
> memorablia for only a bit more than the price of the stock OTA alone!
> $2,400 plus shipping, CONUS only.
> Thanks for looking! Bet you never see one of these again!


  • Condition Like New
  • Location Maryville, TN

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