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Celestron Vixen 30mm finder stalk cast aluminum Japan Sold!

Price - $20.00

Ad Number: 139521

Posted: 10 Jun 2018

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Have here a mid 1980s Celestron (Vixen of Japan) 30mm cast aluminum finder stalk. This comes complete with the (3) original brass set screws and (3) original brass lock washers. It was original to a Vixen-sourced Celestron Firstscope 80 refractor.

The paint scheme is the original hammered black and so will color match ALL of the Vixen-sourced refractors and reflectors to Celestron from about 1984-1999.
This is a dovetail design with a stopping block on the end, assuring the installer that it is at maximum contact with the female dovetail saddle's locking screw. This was a common design by Vixen and later used by Orion.
Remember that not all dovetail finder stalks are created equally. You need to measure your dovetail saddle to make sure this will be a proper fit...

Bottom width of contact plate: 1.20-inches
Top width of contact plate: 0.90-inches
Length of contact plate: 1.54-inches
Weight: 5-ounces

This is one of the finest finder stalks of its size you can buy; built of solid, thick gauge cast aluminum and then coming with brass hardware. Vixen was the best supplier Celestron ever had back in the day and they were never cheap in their construction (or price!).
The bracket will accommodate ANY 30mm finder on the planet. Whether it be a 6x30 or rarer 8x30 format does not matter, it will fit. Generally a rubber o-ring is used to go around the finder so that it is more secure in the bracket ring. Of course the use of a flat rubber band will work just as well and will stay hidden from view once inside the ring.

Price includes shipping if in the US and by check. Paypal and/or other nations will be more.


  • Condition very excellent
  • Location Veradale, WA

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