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I love Vixen scopes, would anyone want to share their list of vixen scopes

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#26 CHASLX200

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Posted 13 February 2024 - 07:29 PM

My wonderful C102F on Super Polaris, made by Vixen

Why all that weight?



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Posted 13 February 2024 - 08:11 PM

Why all that weight?

Chas, the Turrett, the 4 eyepieces and the not shown due to the angle, the 50mm finder scope, and the moonlight focuser


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#28 CHASLX200

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Posted 14 February 2024 - 06:54 AM

Chas, the Turrett, the 4 eyepieces and the not shown due to the angle, the 50mm finder scope, and the moonlight focuser

O ok.  I just use the one big weight on my C102.  But if i had 4 big Nags hanging off the back i would need more weight.

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Posted 14 February 2024 - 11:46 AM

Some pictures of the Celestron and Vixen scopes I’ve owned listed above. Can’t find a pic of the Vixen 80, but here are the others:

 

GP-C102

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SP-C102F

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C4.5

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#30 bigbangbaby

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Posted 14 February 2024 - 11:48 AM

SP-C102
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#31 Tourneciel

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Posted 14 February 2024 - 12:14 PM

Hum... I am certainly going to be the "baby" (or almost since there is a 60 mm) of the family with my Vixen Halley 70S.

The mini-SP mount is, too, from Vixen.

 

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#32 CHASLX200

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Posted 14 February 2024 - 07:25 PM

Some pictures of the Celestron and Vixen scopes I’ve owned listed above. Can’t find a pic of the Vixen 80, but here are the others:

 

GP-C102

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SP-C102F

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C4.5

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Had 2 of them and very sharp.



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Posted 15 February 2024 - 07:07 PM

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Minus the C8, these are my Vixen Celestrons

 

C102F, 2x c80s, c4.5 and I have several Polaris, SPs a GP etc. The mounts are excellent 

 

I love this old classic Vixen black tube celestron scopes..

 

I'd love to find a c70f in my life someday and a c6

 

I definitely have a type lol


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#34 Drainpipeviewer

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Posted 16 February 2024 - 05:02 AM

I only have one Vixen scope, which is the Mini60S:

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#35 Mike_vs_Mosquitoes

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Posted 16 February 2024 - 12:16 PM

here are my 2 Vixens  ;  FL90S and FL80S fluorites .

 

I love comparing views or sticking my camera in one while viewing in the other . while viewing with these 2 , I usually go wide in the 80mm with the 2" focuser and zoom tighter in the 90mm . 

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Posted 17 February 2024 - 05:43 AM

New refractor guy here, with my list of one - but it's a good one!

 

While waiting on a GP mount purchased from forum member, font of knowledge and all-around nice guy jkmccarthy, here's Hoss, an NP-102E, on a complaining Polaris mount in my open observatory, i.e. terrace smile.gif As my wife says, "That looks like a real telescope". 

 

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#37 Clark@Night

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Posted 28 March 2024 - 01:03 PM

Hi,

 

New to Cloudy Nights.  I really like my DIY Tasco 9-VR binoscope.  It packs a powerful punch!

 

Cheers, Clark in Madison, AL

 

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Posted 28 March 2024 - 03:40 PM

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Vixen NP R 114S. Sturdy little scope with lots of potential for beginners. I owned this for a couple of years but for some reason it never grew on me. Can't explain why because the little Newton never let me down. Guess I am a frac guy by heart.
 
 

 

 


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#39 MarcF1701

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Posted 29 March 2024 - 09:38 PM

I got very lucky on FB Marketplace and obtained a Firstcope 80, the scope I always wanted as a teen.  It was recently teamed up with my white painted Celestron SP-C102

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Posted 30 March 2024 - 01:24 PM

No list since I only own one at the moment.  Here's my SP80M paired with a Vixen Great Polaris.

 

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Posted 30 March 2024 - 04:04 PM

Vixen custom 90x1000

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Posted 30 March 2024 - 06:56 PM

There can only be one lol.gif

 

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My Custom 60 L

 

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Cheers,

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Posted 31 March 2024 - 04:51 AM

My old Vixen ED102S and original Vixen GP mount.
Japan made and quality 👍

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Posted 06 April 2024 - 11:32 AM

Lunette Vixen Custom-80M

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 08 April 2024 - 06:54 AM

They are just beautiful scopes!


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Posted 08 April 2024 - 05:56 PM

I have owned just two Vixen telescopes.

 

Many, many years ago (hence the scan of an old 35mm print !) I owned a Vixen-made Bresser Uranus 102mm F/9.8 achromat which was of course the Vixen SP102M in a matt black colour scheme. Note the large green "brick" which was the Sky Sensor Mk 2 hand controller:

 

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About 17 years ago I purchased a lovely, pre-owned, Vixen ED102SS and I still have that one !:

 

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