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Vixen Select 300 question

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#1 lxeth

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Posted 13 September 2021 - 03:05 AM

I saw one of these up for auction the other day, and thought about using it as a finder / wide-field scope mounted on my 80mm f11.4.

 

Does anyone know if this telescope can be used with a 31.7 mm diagonal? I know that with many older scopes you can use the Vixen 36.4 to 31.7 adapter to change from .965 to inch and quarter accessories. But, does anyone happen to know if you can do the same thing with this little scope?

 

Thanks for any information or advice!

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Posted 13 September 2021 - 03:12 AM

This is a modern plastic scope. Do not assume anything that was true for the old Vixen telescopes to also be true for this one...

 

 

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#3 Kasmos

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Posted 13 September 2021 - 04:09 AM

It has a .965" diagonal on it so the rack tube is clearly too small for a Vixen 1.25" visual back. 

 

Too new to be discussed in the Classic Forum anyway. 



#4 lxeth

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Posted 13 September 2021 - 05:03 AM

It has a .965" diagonal on it so the rack tube is clearly too small for a Vixen 1.25" visual back. 

 

Too new to be discussed in the Classic Forum anyway. 

Apologies for posting in the wrong forum! and thanks for the info!




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