I'd like the Vixen 90L but shipping would probably be astronomical.
According to a short online check, it would be around 120 Euros with UPS. But then it's also subject to customs and all that stuff. I ordered three eyepieces from Optcorp U.S. for my classic telescopes and it was overall 1 month until I finally got them, had even to drive to a customs office here in Germany to pick them up.
Are Vixen 90Ls so hard to find in the U.S.? It's kind of rare here yes. But even a pristine tube with no clamshell in the lens should never exceed 250-300 Euros, that's at least what I'd guess.
Vixen 80Ls are a little bit more common, often they come as a set with a New Polaris mount, cause that's how most were sold new until the early 2000's. There is one on offer right now for 360 Euros in Germany. It's maybe the second or third one that I've seen this year:
But the Super Polaris is a nicer mount for the 80L. Also much better tube rings! A Super Polaris 80L or Great Polaris 80L should be 400-550 Euros. But so far this year, I haven't seen any of those come up for sale.
And then there is a Vixen 102L with 1500mm f/l, that one is also rare. I never really care for that cause it would be too big for my mounts anyway. Then I'd personally rather have a shorter ED or FL refractor and a smaller mount. Thomas
Edited by memento, 03 August 2018 - 01:25 PM.