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VIXEN PORTA II-A80Mf

A very good quality first telescope designed for primary school students to adults. You can see beautiful bright planets with it! 

Suitable for observation of land objects and widllife in daytime. Just do NOT point at the Sun! 

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VXP80Mf

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S$ 899.00

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Vixen's f series telescopes are the result of our desire to make astronomical gear fun and easy to operate for beginners and experienced hobbyists. The suffix "f" means fun!

Who should be getting this? Beginners who have a budget of less than S$1,000 and looking for an easy, convenient way to observe the night sky. This telescope is very easy to use. Just point and observe. It has an aluminum body with beautiful white coating. The mount is a very popular model well-liked by serious users. The entire system looks good in an office or conference room overlooking nice scenery and is sure a nice conversation-starter!

The Vixen A80Mf is a classic doublet refractor of very good quality. It is designed for observation of bright planets, nebulae and star clusters even in light-polluted Sigapore night sky!  The A80Mf is supplied with an erect image diagonal so the telescope can also be used for terrestrial viewing in the day time.

Comes with 2 good quality 1.25" eyepieces with magnifications in brackets: NPL20mm (46x) and NPL6mm (144x). 

For so many years the beginning astronomer was forced to buy a mount that was unstable and almost useless when viewing at high power. More often than not, the frustration of using an unstable mount resulted in the telescope only being used for one night and being left in a closet to collect dust. 

The Porta II mount, supplied together with the A80Mf, changes all that. It is one of Vixen's proudest designs. The combination of smooth movement, rigid design and stable platform makes your first use a pleasure and will bring you back to view more and more of the night sky. 

The PORTA II comes equipped with two fine adjustment handles for whole circle slow motion in both directions. It is useful for fine motion used in searching and tracking of celestial objects. In addition it is a great mount for terrestrial viewing. 

The gear drives make it a simple matter to precisely track a planet or a ship on the horizon by simply turning the elevation and or azimuth control handles. The World-Standard dovetail attachment system on PORTA II was developed by Vixen. This allows the PORTA II to accept various dovetail mounted optical tubes and binoculars. 

Manufactured in China according to strict specifications and Japanese quality control standards which are famous trademarks of Vixen!

Magnification: The pictorial guide below helps you estimate the size of objects in the night sky as viewed through an eyepiece, depending on the magnification you use on the telescope. 


 

MCGILL RATING:

Telescope Body: 8/10;  Mount: 9/10;  Verdict: Excellent Beginner's Model

*Based on ease of use, performance as claimed & mechanical quality

WARNING: Do not point this telescope or any type of viewing instrument towards the Sun as it will hurt your eyes and even cause parmanent eye damage!

Click here to know what objects in the night sky can be seen with the telescope below with its provided eyepieces (power).

 Telescope model  Vixen PORTA II-A80Mf 
 Optical design   Achromatic refractor
 Aperture (mm)   80 
 Focal length (mm)  910
 Aperture ratio  f/11.4
 Highest practical power  160x
 Focuser diameter  1.25"
 Eyepieces (power)  1.25" NPL 20mm (46x) & 6mm (144x)
 Finder scope  6x30mm, field of view 7 deg.
 Telescope weight (kg)  3.3
 Mount type  PORTA II with 2-section tripod legs
 Mount weight (kg)  5
 Accessories  Round tray, erect-image diagonal

Refer to the instructions below AND supplied English manual when assembling your Vixen PORTA II-A80Mf telescope! NOTE: Japanese star chart is not included in our international version.

How Saturn looks like in this telescope!