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could it be considered as a classic scope ?

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#1 Hartmann

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:11 PM

The telescope is a 80 mm refractor Vixen Halley multi 80 S and still my main telescope because it´s very portable and easy to use.

The problem is that it has a 0,965 focuser and vixen eyepieces 20 mm (20x), 9 mm (45x), 4 mm (100x).

I have very good views of the deep sky and moon but i´m thinking if it could be improved and modernised with some 1 1/4 eyepieces and a barlow to have more eye relief and magnification for planets. possibility to use filters and modern hardware.I purchased recently a baader film to adapt it to a solar observation.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:48 PM

Nice! I've never seen one of those. I have a Tasco-branded red Vixen 80s .I love that orange color and the Halley name.
The Vixen #3720 adapter screws right into the draw tube and you can use 1.25" accessories.

#3 Hartmann

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 07:21 PM

Thanks ! i didn´t know that could be possible replace the Eyepiece Adapter with the Vixen #3720.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:56 AM

Thanks ! i didn´t know that could be possible replace the Eyepiece Adapter with the Vixen #3720.


You have a nice looking scope there, it's a treasure. Looking at the drawtube, I think Ducky is right on the money, a Vixen adapter should be all you need to convert it to the 1.25 inch format.

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:44 PM

Hello!

If I can, I would like to add a couple of information about the Halley Multi 80 S and your own Tasco Vixen 80mm. The Multi 80 S was the first compact 80mm made by Vixen which was followed by a new improved version called "Planet 80S", a model Tasco sold with a red OTA instead of the white version made by Vixen. Later, Vixen made another compact refractor, the "Halley 70" which, for what I know, was sold only in Europe. That is the model I have. The differences? OTA went to 72mm and the X & Y knob were added on a large ring. This model was later replaced by a new "Planet 80S" (80/500) whose front cap had a kind of microscope. Optics were/are excellent even if not ED.

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#6 Tourneciel

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:50 PM

Sorry, I need to correct something!

"Planet 80S" was a 80/400 and not 80/500.
My "Halley 70" is a 70 (real 72mm)/400

Here is another photo of it

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:00 PM

Definitely a classic! :waytogo:

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