...don't really know too much about which scopes or parts D-IK supplied to Vixen B/hat...& your sticker comment is apposite - perhaps the fact they put their own name on my 80mm f15 indicated they really were chuffed about it & even the guidescope (40mm f11.25) is excellent, but they still used a sticker I.D. & that mount for a much smaller scope..!
You'll pardon me if I say that I think the way the mount connects to the ota is diabolical on that little Vixen - Dick Smith, when still selling such stuff had a little 50mm scope that looked almost indentical.
Thomas, the shift from 50 or 60mm to 80mm is absolutely dramatic in weight & load/momentum & the reason why I lost interest in restoring the mount. (not much actual work tbh so I should at least put it together again & clear up some bench space!)
It sits on an EQ6 where it is very happy btw - as I am when I take it outside!
I've shown these before but here it...the quality 10:1 Crayford-style, focuser which I got some stick for also - but makes a big difference...first with the original focuser (not bad at all, but can't compete with the replacement) & with the focuser conversion...
Edited by Kokatha man, 21 November 2020 - 06:27 PM.