The ED 80SF was initially listed as an entry level APO, but now with so many astronomers giving us such glowing reviews, it appears that we will need to reclassify this product! The ED80Sf refractor features high-grade glass and quality components. Coupled with a medium f/7.5 focal ratio, the ED 80Sf delivers a sharp, color-free image of high contrast. At only 22.4", this is our ultimate grab-n-go APO travel scope.
The Porta II is a solid altazimuth mount with a 20lb payload capacity (plenty for this telescope and more) and features Slow Motion Flexible Handles to minimize vibrations and keep your view sharp.
In the Box
- Vixen ED80S Refractor Telescope
- Porta II Altazimuth Mount
- Finder Scope
- Flip Mirror Diagonal, allowing dual viewing options simultaneously with a the flip of a dial
- Cradle Rings and handle
- Dovetail mounting plate
- Slow motion direction handles with friction control
- Carry case
Optical tube: 80mm (3.15") ED Apochromatic Multi-coated
Focal Length / f#: 600mm f/7.5
Eyepiece : Not included
Highest Useful Magnification: 160x
Light Gathering Power: 131x
Resolving Power: 1.45 arc sec, 11.3
Optical Tube Length :Length 570mm / 22.4"
Tube diameter :100mm/4 in
Outside Dew Shield Diameter: 116mm
Optical Tube Weight: 7.5 lbs. / 3.4 kg.
Accessories: Dovetail Plate, Tube Rings, Finder Scope, Flip Mirror, Case
Photography: Prime Focus, Eyepiece projection and Afocal Imaging
Mount: Porta II Altazimuth Mount
Tripod: Aluminum 2 section adjustable; 90cm to 13cm
Mount Weight: 15 lb including tripod
Load Capacity: 15 lbs
Vertical and Horizontal Slow Motion: 120Tooth Wheel Gears whole circle movement; Friction control system
Telescope Attachment: Dove Tail Plate