For sale a Classic Vixen focuser with 6x30mm swinging finder, –
original backend from a Vixen FL-102S/900mm fluorite refractor.
The classic green Vixen focuser has a flange for insertion into a refractor OTA tube; the flange measures 111mm (4.37”) OD, and can be fastened to the OTA with three screws (included). The focuser drawtube is 55mm OD, properly blackened, baffled and with a step down Vixen DC ring adapter M53/M43mm (VI2952).
Of further adapters I include a Vixen M43/M36.4mm (VI2953) DC ring plus a Vixen EP adapter M36.4 to 1.25” EP holder (VI3720); The EP-holder comes with a Baader 1.25”/0.965” reducer insert (#T2-10 2408191) for optional use of small classic eyepieces. As a further option you can buy a Baader M43/T2 adapter ring for Vixen (BA1508037/#22, not included) which will allow the use of Baader diagonals, quick-lock system, T2/2” eyepiece holders etc. on the focuser. The focuser is cleaned, greased and well-adjusted; The Vixen R&P can hold heavy equipment without slip (EP revolver, Bino etc.), and yet easily operate smoothly; there’s a lock screw on the focuser to fix the drawtube for extra security.
The 6x30 Vixen finder is of the swinging (“swiveling”) type, allowing 5 different positions so you can easily compensate for meridian flip on an EQ mount or clear the sightline past guide scopes etc. on the OTA. The finder has a crosshair reticle and there are three adjustment screws on the finder mount stalk for alignment with the telescope OTA. The finder comes with the original Vixen caps for objective and eyepiece.
All components are in excellent condition, optically as well as mechanically. There’s a small (1mm) mark in the paint on the finder, but apart from that, -- all is “as new”.
The price for the Vixen focuser complete with finder, adapters and EP holders is: 90 US$.
The finder and scope will be securely packed and shipped double boxed for max protection.
Dimension of the packet is 35x26x21 cm, weight is 1.9 kg;
Shipping with track/trace international post (optionally with courier, but that’s expensive).
Postage will be depending on your location (for instance to the United States: 18 US$).
I offer to cover half of the shipping (post international) and PayPal fee.
Feel free to ask if you need more info.
-- Allan Dystrup
- Condition Excellent, "as new"
- Location Denmark