Vixen Advanced Polaris Mount with ED80Sf Refractor Telescope

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  • Born to travel with ED optics and a lightweight, quality mount
  • 80 mm ED APO produces sharp images with no extraneous color
  • Medium f/7.5 focal length with decent field of view and contrast
  • The AP equatorial mount is modular, it easily accepts optional motors
  • Manual slow motion controls provide silent, smooth movements
  • Telescope connects to mount with rings and Vixen dovetail
  • ED80Sf reflector accessories include finder, flip mirror and case
  • AL130 Tripod is metal and has adjustable legs
  • No power required, this telescope can go anywhere
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  • Description

    The Vixen 39981 consists of an 80 mm f/7.5 ED refractor and the Advanced Polaris Equatorial Mount and Tripod. This is a great intermediate level telescope package that can grow with you! The Vixen AP mount is modular in design, and can accept a variety of modules to expand its functionality, including motors, hand controllers, and more. And since it is super easy to attach and remove the optical tube assembly, you can add a different style telescope when you want to change it up a bit. In the meantime, enjoy views of the planets and bright deep sky objects, and have fun using this very smooth, well made equatorial mount!

    About the ED80SF Refractor Telescope

    The Vixen ED80Sf refractor telescope features high-grade extra-low dispersion glass with multi-coated optics for crisp, clear views. Its “just right” focal ratio of f/7.5 produces sharp, color-free high contrast images. At only 22.4", this is Vixen’s ultimate grab-n-go APO travel scope. The ED80Sf telescope comes complete with an aluminum case, flip mirror, finder scope and rings.

    About the Vixen Advanced Polaris Mount

    The Vixen Advanced Polaris is an easy to use, versatile manual German equatorial mount that is designed to be easily transformed into a variety of configurations. This classic equatorial mount is ideally suited for both beginners, who want a simple to use equatorial mount, and experienced observers, who want a basic Grab and Go Equatorial Mount.

    The Advanced Polaris Mount securely supports your telescope for comfortable night sky observing. With its friction control system, the mount can be quickly moved to your target object, and slow motion controls on both RA and Dec allow for smooth manual movements once your choice of object is in the field of view.

    A wide selection of accessories and modules are available to customize the Advanced Polaris mount as you see fit. This manual EQ mount comes with the Vixen AL130 Tripod and a 2.2 pound counterweight.

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    What's Included

    • Vixen ED80Sf Refractor
    • Vixen Advanced Polaris Equatorial Mount
    • 2.2 lb. counterweight
    • AL130 Tripod
    • Finderscope and Bracket
    • Flip Mirror
    • Case for Refractor
    • Tube Rings
    • Vixen-style Dovetail

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    Optical Design:

    ED Apochromatic Refractor


    80 mm

    Focal Ratio:


    Focal Length:

    600 mm

    Resolving Power:

    1.45 arc seconds

    Limiting Magnitude:


    Light Gathering Power:


    OTA Dew Shield Diameter:

    116 mm

    OTA Length:

    22.4 inches

    OTA Weight:

    7.5 pounds


    Flip Mirror



    Mounting Type:

    Tube Rings and Vixen Dovetail

    Mount Type:

    German Equatorial

    Load Capacity:

    13.2 lb.

    RA and DEC Slow Motion:

    Worm and Wheel Gears

    Number of Teeth:


    RA Axis:

    59mm diameter, aluminum alloy

    Declination Axis:

    59mm diameter, aluminum alloy

    Altitude Adjustment:

    0° ~ 65 degrees latitude

    Azimuth Adjustment:

    1.4° per rotation

    Number of Bearings:


    Counterweight Bar:

    20mm diameter


    2.2 lb.



    RA Tracking/ Slewing:


    External Power Supply:

    Power not required


    AL130, adjustable from 21 to 45.5 inches

    Tripod Weight:

    6.6 pounds

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