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<Pocket Magnifiers> “Shiki Ori Ori” Series of Pocket Magnifiers with Natural Plant Dyed Textile Holder - Apr 13, 2013

“SuSuKi”

"Shiki Ori Ori" means "each season" in Japanese roughly.

Vixen is proud to introduce new series of pocket magnifiers in collaboration with Komori Dyeing Studio of Fukuoka, Japan, producers of refined textiles made of silk yarn colored with dye from herbs and plants. Mr. Komori is a master of plant dyeing. He produces elaborate Hakata-ori textiles made with plant dyes, such as madder, mugwort, arrowroot, Amur cork tree and other natural ingredients. He won the prime minister’s prize and many other awards for his excellent work. Vixen is introducing 9 unique patterns of Japanesque elegant textiles made with the plant dyeing process, which reflect the tone and texture of traditional Japanese design. The Pocket Magnifiers make a wonderful gift or souvenir.

Pocket Magnifier with Natural Plant Dyed Textile Holder “SuSuKi”

No.43181-6

Lens material : Glass
lens diameter : 44mm
Magnification : 3.5-power
Weight : 34g (1.2 oz)
Origin : Japan


“KuRi”

Pocket Magnifier with Natural Plant Dyed Textile Holder “KuRi”

No.43186-1

Lens material : Glass
lens diameter : 44mm
Magnification : 3.5-power
Weight : 34g (1.2 oz)
Origin : Japan


“TsuYuKuSa”

Pocket Magnifier with Natural Plant Dyed Textile Holder “TsuYuKuSa”

No.43187-8

Lens material : Glass
lens diameter : 44mm
Magnification : 3.5-power
Weight : 34g (1.2 oz)
Origin : Japan


“Ai”

Pocket Magnifier with Natural Plant Dyed Textile Holder “Ai”

No.43190-8

Lens material : Glass
lens diameter : 44mm
Magnification : 3.5-power
Weight : 34g (1.2 oz)
Origin : Japan


“YaMaZaKuRa”

Pocket Magnifier with Natural Plant Dyed Textile Holder “YaMaZaKuRa”

No.43188-5

Lens material : Glass
lens diameter : 44mm
Magnification : 3.5-power
Weight : 34g (1.2 oz)
Origin : Japan


“YoMoGi”

Pocket Magnifier with Natural Plant Dyed Textile Holder “YoMoGi”

No.43189-2

Lens material : Glass
lens diameter : 44mm
Magnification : 3.5-power
Weight : 34g (1.2 oz)
Origin : Japan


“AKaNe”

Pocket Magnifier with Natural Plant Dyed Textile Holder “AKaNe”

No.43184-7

Lens material : Glass
lens diameter : 44mm
Magnification : 3.5-power
Weight : 34g (1.2 oz)
Origin : Japan


“ZaKuRo”

Pocket Magnifier with Natural Plant Dyed Textile Holder “ZaKuRo”

No.43182-3

Lens material : Glass
lens diameter : 44mm
Magnification : 3.5-power
Weight : 34g (1.2 oz)
Origin : Japan


“KuRuMi”

Pocket Magnifier with Natural Plant Dyed Textile Holder “KuRuMi”

No.43185-4

Lens material : Glass
lens diameter : 44mm
Magnification : 3.5-power
Weight : 34g (1.2 oz)
Origin : Japan


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<Optional Accessory> Accessory Case Set - Apr 08, 2013

Accessory Case Set for Eyepiece

Accessory Case Set for Eyepiece

Accessory Case Set for STAR BOOK TEN / STAR BOOK

Accessory Case Set for STAR BOOK TEN / STAR BOOK

Accessory Case Set for General Use

Accessory Case Set for General Use

Three types of accessory cases are available in storing various eyepieces or STAR BOOK TEN / STAR BOOK handheld controller or small accessory parts that are useful at your observing site.
The accessory case is not only handy for carrying your accessories outside, but also easy to set on your Vixen tripod with the supplied attachment panel. Choose the best accessory case for your purpose in use. The grey light reflection tapes are stitched along the fastener of the accessory case for remark at night.
Materials for the accessory case and attachment panel are made from polyesters, polyester, urethanes, PVC and PE.

Accessory Case Set for Eyepiece

[Contents]
 Accessory Case and Attachment Panel

No.35651-5

Accessory Case Size : 175mmH×225mmW×95mmD
Case Weight : 330g (11.64 oz)
Attachment Panel Size : 155mmH×180mmW×105mmD (assembled)
Panel Weight : 325g (11.46 oz)

  • [Suggested Accessories to Store]
  • 4 to 6 of NLV and/or NPL eyepieces in 31.7mm barrel
  • 2 of LVW/NLV eyepiece in 50.8mm barrel and 1 or 2 of NLV/NPL eyepiece in 31.7mm barrel
  • 1 of LVW/NLV eyepiece in 50.8mm and 3 or 4 of NLV/NPL eyepiece in 31.7mm barrel

Accessory Case Set for STAR BOOK TEN / STAR BOOK

[Contents]
 Accessory Case and Attachment Panel

No.35652-2

Accessory Case Size : 185mmH×225mmW×80mmD
Case Weight : 290g (10.22 oz)
Attachment Panel Size : 155mmH×180mmW×105mmD (assembled)
Panel Weight : 325g (11.46 oz)

  • [Suggested Accessories to Store]
  • A STAR BOOK TEN handheld controller and a STAR BOOK controller cable
  • A STAR BOOK handheld controller and a STAR BOOK controller cable

Accessory Case Set for General Use

[Contents]
 Accessory Case and Attachment Panel

No.35653-9

Accessory Case Size : 185mmH×225mmW×100mmD
Case Weight : 325g (11.64 oz)
Attachment Panel Size : 155mmH×180mmW×105mmD (assembled)
Panel Weight : 325g (11.46 oz)

  • [Suggested Accessories to Store]
  • For accessory parts of your choice.

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<Binoculars> ASCOT ZR10×50WP for Comet - Mar 04, 2013

Star Party Set MINI PORTA-A70Lf POLARIE

ASCOT ZR10×50WP for Comet

Star Party Set MINI PORTA-VMC90L POLARIE

Contents of the package

Don't miss the Comet ISON !
This is a complete package of wide-field comet observing gears consisting of a pair of binoculars with bright 50mm aperture that is suitable for finding a relatively blurred image of comet, a camera tripod that allows for long hours of comfortable observing without fatigue in combination with a tripod adapter H that attaches the binocular onto the camera tripod.

ASCOT ZR10×50WP for Comet

[Contents of the package]
 ASCOT ZR10×50WP Binocular + EX-430 Camera Tripod (Velbon)

 + Tripod Adapter H

No.88892-4

Magnification : 10x
Effective aperture : 50mm
Angular field of view : 6.5 degrees
Apparent FOV : 65.0 degrees
Field of view at 1000m : 112m
Exit pupil : 5.0mm
Brightness : 25.0
Eye relief : 18.0mm
Near focus : 9m
Interpupillary distance : 59mm to 72mm
Tripod adjustable height : between 151cm and 53cm
Weight : 1,660g
Accessory : Binocular soft case, neck strap and tripod case


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<Astronomical Telescope> Star Party Set 2 types - Feb 13, 2013

Star Party Set MINI PORTA-A70Lf POLARIE

Star Party Set MINI PORTA-A70Lf POLARIE

Star Party Set MINI PORTA-VMC90L POLARIE

Star Party Set MINI PORTA-VMC90L POLARIE

All in One for Beginners

Starter packages for star gazers. The package consists of MINI PORTA-A70Lf or MINI PORTA-VMC95L telescope, POLARIE Star Tracker and a POLARIE cradle attachment that fits the MINI PORTA mount. You can start exploring the night sky without difficulty in your observing session. A combination of the POLARIE and the tripod for the MINI PORTA telescope allows you to enjoy taking wide field astrophotography with your camera.

Star Party Set MINI PORTA-A70Lf POLARIE

[Contents of the package]
 MINI PORTA-A70Lf + POLARIE Star Tracker

 + Ball Head Adapter QHD-33 + POLARIE Cradle Adapter

No.39945-1

Star Party Set MINI PORTA-VMC90L POLARIE

[Contents of the package]
 MINI PORTA-VMC90L + POLARIE Star Tracker

 + Ball Head Adapter QHD-33 + POLARIE Cradle Adapter

No.39946-8


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<Astronomical Telescope> AXD-VMC260L-PD - Feb 25, 2013

AXD-VMC260L-PD

AXD-VMC260L-PD

The performance and preciseness that meet the requirements for professional astrophotographers, and unparalleled intuitive operation by STAR BOOK TEN that fascinates novice amateur astronomers make the AXD mount truly the flagship in our range of portable equatorial mounts. The package of the AXD mount, VMC260L optical tube and AXD-P85DX metal pillar is a dream for everyone. It is highly recommended for the use in a backyard observatory.

AXD-VMC260L-PD

[Contents of the package]
 VMC260L Optical Tube Assembly + AXD Equatorial Mount

 + Saddle Plate + AXD-P85DX Metal Pillar

No.36925-6


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<Binoculars> >ATREK Light 6×30CF - January 23, 2013

ATREK Light 6×30CF

ATREK Light 6×30CF

A relatively low 6x magnification offers both the brightest field of view in the class of 30mm aperture binoculars and comfortable viewing of no shaking. Every lens and prism element is coated with multilayer (= PFM coating) for the minimum contrast. The binocular body is waterproof and hydrophobic coatings are applied to the outer lens surfaces to keep them off from dirt. Most suitable for outdoor use.
The interpupillary distance is adjustable about between 50mm and 70mm and it can be fitted for kids. A lightweight of the binocular allows you to sustain it with your hands easily for long hours without stress. It makes your star watching with the binocular extremely comfortable.

ATREK Light 6×30CF

No.14701-4

Magnification : 6x
Effective aperture : 30mm
Angular field of view : 8.0 degrees
Size : 11.5×16.0×5.4cm (Height x Width x Thickness)
Weight : 500g (1.1 lb.)
Accessory : Soft case and neck strap


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<Optional Accessory> Universal Digital Camera Adapter II - December 14, 2012

Universal Digital Camera Adapter II

Universal Digital Camera Adapter II

Examples in afocal imaging

This is a camera adapter for afocal imaging with a compact digital camera or a Smartphone.

It can be used for Vixen astronomical telescope or Vixen spotting scope.
The fine motion adjustment screws of the camera mounting stage allow for alignments in the vertical and horizontal directions easily.
An adapter for photographing with a Smartphone is provided.

  • It can be used for Vixen astronomical telescope or Vixen spotting scope.
  • The fine motion adjustment screws of the camera mounting stage allow for alignments in the vertical and horizontal directions easily.
  • An adapter for photographing with a Smartphone is provided.

Universal Digital Camera Adapter II

No.39197-4

Size : 208mmH x 117mmW x 114mmD
Weight : 370g (13.05 oz)


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<Magnifiers> “EyeFeel”series of Eyeglass Magnifier - December 11, 2012

“Eyeglasses Magnifier“EyeFeel”

Eyeglasses Magnifier“EyeFeel”

Wearing EyeFeel with the glasses

Soft case made of cloth

Soft case made of cloth

These “EyeFeel”series of eyeglass magnifiers can be used like reading glasses. It is very useful not only for hobbies of reading or handcraft at home but also inspection work of small pieces at factory.

  • It can be used with the glasses put on.
  • Hands free and it is suitable for a minute work.
  • Merely 37g (1.3 oz) in weight generates almost no pressure on your nose and ears.
  • A flip-up magnifying lens is an advantage at a quick change of a look.

Eyeglasses Magnifier“EyeFeel”1.6 (BR)

No.42996-7

Magnification : 1.6x
Lens area size : 45mm×45mm (One side)
Approx. focusable distance : From 220mm to 350mm. (Depending on individual eyesight and the situation used.)
Weight : 37g (1.30 oz)
Lens material : Acrylic Lens
Origin : Japan
Accessory : Soft case made of cloth, Lens cloth

Eyeglasses Magnifier“EyeFeel”2.0 (BR)

No.42997-4

Magnification : 2.0x
Lens area size : 45mm×45mm (One side)
Approx. focusable distance : From 120mm to 170mm. (Depending on individual eyesight and the situation used.)
Weight : 37g (1.30 oz)
Lens material : Acrylic Lens
Origin : Japan
Accessory : Soft case made of cloth, Lens cloth


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<Monocular> “ARTES” HR6x21 ED Monocular - Dec 05, 2012

“ARTES” HR6×21 Monocular

“ARTES” HR6×21 Monocular

Exclusive leather hard case

Exclusive leather hard case

The supreme monocular ever that is particular about the optical performance.

  • The “ARTES” ED monocular delivers crystal clear, free from false color and stunning high definition images with the use of Extra-low dispersion glass in its one of the objective lens elements, which has an established reputation for being used as an objective lens for astronomical telescopes.
  • The finest SK15 prisms with the index of high refraction are used for the sub prisms resulting in brighter images throughout the edge of field of view.

“ARTES” HR6x21 ED Monocular

No.11485-6

Magnification : 6×
Objective lens : 21mm (Extra-low dispersion lens)
Prisms : BaK4 and SK15
Brightness : 12.3
Eye relief : 17.5mm (Long eye relief)
Near focus : 0.6m (Approximately)
Dimensions : 3.5×3.5×10.2cm
Weight : 147g (5.18 oz)
Accessory : Exclusive leather hard case and neck strap (LB-49BK)


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<Magnifiers> LED Pocket 35 (BK) - November 07, 2012

LEDポケット35(BK)

LED Pocket 35 (BK)

LEDポケット35(BK)
  • It is a pocket-sized magnifier with 3.5x magnifying power and built-in white LED light.
    The LED turns on a light when the lens is pulled out from the lens covering case by an angle of 90 degrees and over. The LED Pocket 35 fits nicely to your hand and you can take it anywhere and use it day and night. Printing a name or a company logo on the lens covering case is possible at extra cost. It is recommendable for incentive goods and commemorative goods.

LED Pocket 35 (BK)

No.42994-3

Lens diameter : 35mm
Magnification : 3.5×
Lens material : Acrylic
Lens frame : ABS
Covering case : ABS
Illuminator : White LED
Battery : CR2016×2 (Installed for factory inspection)
Dimensions : 80×44×13mm
Weight : 44g (1.33 oz)
Origin:Japan


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<Optional Accessory> Carrying Case for PORTA II with Tripod - October 10, 2012

Photo:Carrying case for PORTA II with Tripod

Carrying case for PORTA II with Tripod
Close-up

  • This is a cloth case to carry and store a PORTA II mount complete with tripod. It comes with a cloth bag in which the slow motion handles and accessory tray can be stored. The carrying case for PORTA II is available for both PORTA and MINI PORTA mounts.

Carrying Case for PORTA II with Tripod

No.39969-7

Size : 31cm×24cm×105cm (In case the PORTA II is stored.)
Weight : 480g
Applicable mounts : PORTA II, PORTA, MINI PORTA altazimuth mount with tripod.


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<Optional Accessory> Digital Camera Quick Bracket II - October 10, 2012

Photo:Digital Camera Quick Bracket II

Digital Camera Quick Bracket II

This is the successor to the handy digital camera quick bracket that was made from feedback of users.

  • It allows quick access to the eyepiece for direct viewing with your naked eye without removal of camera. It is highly useful in DigiScoping photography for both birds and celestial objects. With the new clamp design, it increases stability.

Digital Camera Quick Bracket II

No.39196-7

Size : 184mm×160mm×117mm
Weight : 240g


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<Optional Accessory> Polarie Cradle for PORTA II / MINI PORTA - July 11, 2012

Photo:Polarie Cradle

Polarie Cradle

Photo:Polarie Cradle shown with MINI PORTA

Polarie Cradle shown with MINI PORTA
Close-up

It is designed to install the Polarie star tracker onto the MINI PORTA or PORTA altazimuth mount.

  • Neatly matches the MINI PORTA mount.
  • A 1⁄4″ threaded screw with knurled knob of 50mm in diameter.

Polarie Cradle

No.35512-9

Size : 172mm×78mm×118mm
Applicable mounts : PORTA, PORTA II, MINI PORTA and SKYPOD


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<Pillar for AXD Equatorial Mount> AXD-P85DX Metal Pillar - June 28, 2012

Photo:AXD-P85DX Metal Pillar

AXD-P85DX Metal Pillar

This is the successor to the AXD-P85 Metal Pillar.

  • The pillar has been reinforced by increasing its diameter from 114.3mm to 139.8mm and thickness from 3.5mm to 3.8mm.
  • The pillar post provides a less blind area and it allows easily for pointing a telescope on the equatorial mount to anywhere.
  • The pillar uses a setting space smaller than a tripod of the same grade.
  • It is suitable for considering a private observatory dome.

AXD-P85DX Metal Pillar

No.25173-5

Pillar size : 139.8mm dia.×881.5mm long
Prop radius : 450mm
Pillar thickness : 3.8mm
Weight : 24.5kg


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<Pillar for Sphinx Equatorial Mount> SXG-P85DX Metal Pillar - June 28, 2012

Photo:SXG-P85DX Metal Pillar

SXG-P85DX Metal Pillar

This is the successor to the SXG-P85 Metal Pillar.

  • One pillar post provides a less blind area for the orientation of a telescope installed on the equatorial mount.
  • The pillar post provides a less blind area and it allows easily for pointing a telescope on the equatorial mount to anywhere.
  • The pillar uses a setting space smaller than a tripod of the same grade.
  • It is suitable for considering a private observatory dome.

SXG-P85DX Metal Pillar

No.25172-8

Pillar size : 114.3mm dia.×839.5mm long
Prop radius : 450mm
Pillar thickness : 3.5mm
Weight : 19.5kg
Applicable mounts : SXW, SXD, SXC, SXP, GP2*, GPD2*, PortaII, Skypod and HF2 Fork mount.(*) with new mount base


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<Binoculars> H Series of Compact Roof Prism Binoculars - February 09, 2012

Photo:Compact Roof Prism Binocular H6x21WP (Blue)

Compact Roof Prism Binocular H6x21WP (Blue)

Photo:Compact Roof Prism Binocular H6x21WP (Yellow)

Compact Roof Prism Binocular H6x21WP (Yellow)

Photo:Compact Roof Prism Binocular H8x21WP (Pink)

Compact Roof Prism Binocular H8x21WP (Pink)

Photo:Compact Roof Prism Binocular H8x21WP (Green)

Compact Roof Prism Binocular H8x21WP (Green)

A new line of unique compact roof prism binoculars which offers complete functions with smart and fashionable appearance.
Lovely compact and handy waterproof binoculars that are conscious of the young generation are available in four different colors.
The weight of the binoculars is only 210g. Take it to anywhere.
It is a good companion for daily walking to minimize distance and maximize detail.

  • Its 6× magnification makes it suitable for the use at concerts and theaters.
  • The 6× magnification produces bright images and wide field of view that are helpful in using at indoor events.

Compact Roof Prism Binocular H6×21WP

No.13501-1 (Blue)
No.13502-8 (Yellow)

Magnification : 6×
Effective aperture : 21mm
Prism material : BK7
Angular field of view : 7.3 degrees
Apparent FOV : 41.9 degrees
Field of view at 1000m : 128m
Exit pupil : 3.5mm
Brightness : 12.3
Eye relief : 11mm
Near focus : 3.6m
Interpupillary distance : 40mm to 71mm
Size : 8.9L×7.3W×4.9H cm
Weight : 210g
Accessory : Soft case and ribbon neck strap

  • Its 8× magnification is handy for watching sports, animals in a zoo and a nice companion for trekking.
  • The standard 8× magnification is suitable for outdoor events.

Compact Roof Prism Binocular H8×21WP

No.13503-5 (Pink)
No.13504-2 (Green)

Magnification : 8×
Effective aperture : 21mm
Prism material : BK7
Angular field of view : 6.3 degrees
Apparent FOV : 47.5 degrees
Field of view at 1000m : 110m
Exit pupil : 2.6mm
Brightness : 6.8
Eye relief : 11mm
Near focus : 3.6m
Interpupillary distance : 40mm to 71mm
Size : 8.9L×7.3W×4.9H cm
Weight : 210g
Accessory : Soft case and ribbon neck strap


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<Binoculars> JOYFUL M8×21, M10×21 - February 09, 2012

Photo:JOYFUL M8x21 (Bordeaux red)

JOYFUL M8×21 (Bordeaux red)

Photo:JOYFUL M10x21 (Olive green)

JOYFUL M10×21 (Olive green)

Compact entry-level binoculars with excellent cost performance
Featuring sporty design and attractive coloring make your daily use more joyful

  • New standard of compact entry-level binoculars.
  • Fresh Bordeaux red body that matches with casual use.
  • Multi-coated objective lenses for brighter field of view with high contrast images.

JOYFUL M8×21

No.13493-9 (Bordeaux red)

Magnification : 8×
Effective aperture : 21mm
Prism material : BK7
Angular field of view : 7.0 degrees
Apparent FOV : 52.1 degrees
Field of view at 1000m : 122m
Exit pupil : 2.6mm
Brightness : 6.8
Eye relief : 10mm
Near focus : 1.6m
Interpupillary distance : 57mm to 71mm
Size : 8.2L×10.8W×4.1H cm
Weight : 178g
Accessory : Soft case and neck strap

  • New standard of compact entry-level binoculars.
  • Quiet olive green body that looks fit for outdoor use.
  • Multi-coated objective lenses for brighter field of view with high contrast images.

JOYFUL M10×21

No.13494-6 (Olive green)

Magnification : 10×
Effective aperture : 21mm
Prism material : BK7
Angular field of view : 6.5 degrees
Apparent FOV : 59.2 degrees
Field of view at 1000m : 114m
Exit pupil : 2.1mm
Brightness : 4.4
Eye relief : 7.0mm
Near focus : 1.6m
Interpupillary distance : 57mm to 71mm
Size : 8.2L×10.8W×4.1H cm
Weight : 178g
Accessory : Soft case and neck strap


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<Compass for POLARIE> Polar Meter - Sep. 20, 2011

Photo : Polar Meter

Polar Meter
Image expansion

Photo : Use image

Polarie with Polar Meter shown

  • It makes your polar-alignment setting of the Polarie easier and quicker.
  • The Polar Meter is a combination of compass, water level and altitude scale.
  • It will be helpful when you set up the Polarie for “star-scape” astro photography at a place where Polaris can be seen directly in the northern sky. It is attachable to a camera accessory shoe.
<Patent pending>

Polar Meter

No.35511-2

Specifications
Size : Oil filled, 1 degree reading, 100 MIL reading, fluorescent EWSN display,
Altitude scale : 5 degrees increments (+/- 70 degrees)
Water level : Bubble type
Attachable to : Standard camera shoe
Size : 7.7x8.5x6.4cm
Weight : 100g


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<Tripod for GP2 Equatorial MountSXG-AL130 February 9, 2012

SXG-AL130

SXG-AL130

  • A new lightweight basic tripod with good cost performance for GP2 series of entry-level German equatorial mounts.
  • It is designed to strengthen the leg joints and increases solidness and stability.

SXG-AL130 tripod

No.25181-0

Weight : 2.4kg


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<Equipment for AstrophotographyGuide Mount XY February 9, 2012

Photo : Guide Mount XY

Guide Mount XY

  • A low-profile mount for installing a guide scope in astrophotography.
  • It allows for adjusting the orientation of a guide scope by +/- 6.5 degrees in altitude and azimuth directions.
  • It is attached to Accessory Plate DX or AXD Large Accessory to install a guide scope by using Dovetail-plate Mounting Block.

Guide Mount XY

No.35621-8

Usable guide scope size : Not larger than 80mm in aperture (recommended)
Altitude and azimuth controls : Fine adjustment by twin screws with lock levers.
Adjustable range : +/- 6.5 degrees
Attachment base 1 : Two holes for M8 screws (35mm interval), 10mm thick
Attachment base 2 : Two threaded holes for M6 screws (35mm interval), Two threaded holes for M8 screws (35mm interval), 10mm thick


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<Binocular Telescope> BT-ED70S-A Body Only and HF2-BTED70S-A Binocular Telescope Package February 9, 2012

BT-ED70S-A Body Only

BT-ED70S-A Body Only

HF2-BT-ED70S-A

HF2-BT-ED70S-A

  • It employs extra-low dispersion (ED) glass which minimizes dispersion of light and produce clear and high contrast images free of extraneous color.

BT-ED70S-A Body Only

No.14305-4

Objective lens/effective aperture : ED Apochromatic lens/70mm
Lens coatings : Multicoated
Focal length : 400mm
Focal ratio : F5.7
Resolving power : 1.66 arc seconds
Limiting magnitude : 11.0
Light gathering power : 100 x
Dimensions : 400mmL x 190mmW x 155mmH
Weight : 4.0kg
Visual back : 31.7mm push-fit
Accessories : Metal carry handle, Finder bracket shoe

Precaution against using eyepieces yielding high magnification
The interchangeable design for the visual back of the binocular telescopes is makes it difficult to keep optical alignment within an acceptable range when eyepieces with high magnification are used.
It is highly recommended to use eyepieces with middle or low magnification that are longer than 10mm in focal length.

HF2-BT-ED70S-A

No.38067-1

[Contents of the package]
 BT-ED70S-A binocular telescope + HF2 alt-azimuth mount

 + SXG-HAL130 aluminum tripod + swing bracket (cradle)

 and a pair of NLV20mm eyepieces.

Precaution against using eyepieces yielding high magnification
The interchangeable design for the visual back of the binocular telescopes is makes it difficult to keep optical alignment within an acceptable range when eyepieces with high magnification are used.
It is highly recommended to use eyepieces with middle or low magnification that are longer than 10mm in focal length.


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<Autoguider Module for STAR BOOK TEN> Advance Unit - February 1, 2012

Advance Unit

The advance unit is a dedicated expansion module for STAR BOOK TEN controller for autoguiding. With this unit installed you can view an image from a CCD-based imaging camera, record to or play back from a SD/SDHC memory card, and adjust the shutter exposure controls of a DSLR camera.

  • Images by AV analog signal (NTSC composite signal) can be displayed on the screen of the STAR BOOK TEN. The video images can be stored in a SD/SDHC memory card.
  • It is designed as a built-in autoguider that works in combination with an optional CCD video camera.
  • A SD/SDHC memory card slot is installed on the Advance unit. Video mages captured by the Advance unit can be stored in the SD/SDHC memory card for play back. Also, pictures stored in JPEG and BMP formats to a SD/SDHC memory card can be displayed on the STAR BOOK TEN.
  • Controlling shutter release duration, interval times and exposure times of your DSLR are possible with a suitable cable.
  • Equipped with a USB port for devices which are rated under 500mA electricity consumption.

Advance Unit

No.25301-2

Note : The Advance unit for the STAR BOOK TEN works with version 3.0 firmware and later only.


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<Equatorial Mount> SXP Mount Only and SXP Mount/Telescope Packages - October 25, 2011

SXP Mount Only

SXP-AX103S

SXP-VC200L

»SXP Mount website

SXP Equatorial Mount

No.25051-6

SXP-AX103S

No.25052-3

SXP-ED103S

No.25054-7

SXP-ED115S

No.25055-4

SXP-VC200L

No.25056-1

SXP-R200SS

No.25057-8


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<Star Tracker> POLARIE Star Tracker - October 25, 2011

POLARIE Star Tracker

»POLARIE Star Tracker website

POLARIE Star Tracker

No.35505-1


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<Astromonical Telescope Optional Parts> Focal Reducer 2 VC200L - Sep. 20, 2011

Focal Reducer 2 VC200L

  • The external has been renewed. (It has the same optical performance as the old focal reducer for VC200L.)
    Shortens the focal length of a VC200L to 0.71× for faster focal ratio.
    Focal length of VC200L : 1800mm → 1278mm (F6.4)
    Useful at photographing of spreading nebulae and star clusters due to wider photographic field achieved.

Focal Reducer 2 VC200L

Product No.37229-4
Prime focus photography : Possible with a Wide photo adapter 60mm and a T-ring that are sold separately.
Eyepiece projection photography : Not possible
Visual observing : Not possible
Weight : 131g (4.62 oz)


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<Astronomical Telescope> AXD (ATLUX DELUXE) Equatorial Mount Sep. 15, 2011

photo:AXD赤道儀

AXD Equatorial Mount
Image expansion

  • Comes as standard with all-in-one STAR BOOK TEN which is the new generation of handheld controller with high-definition LCD screen for user-friendliness beyond compare.
  • Incorporates pulse motors with high response to signals and ease of precise control. Vixen's micro-step motion control makes the rotation of the motors very accurate and smooth.
  • Vixen's original PEC (V-PEC) which assures a high level of periodic motion compensation is preloaded.Periodic errors of each AXD mount are measured accurately by using a high-precision encoder and stored in the memory inside the mount at Vixen's factory.
  • The R.A. wheel has 270 teeth and 135mm in diameter. The DEC wheel has 216 teeth and 108mm in diameter. High-precision NC machined wheels and worm gears made of brass for the most accurate possible tracking.
  • The R.A. and DEC shafts are made of strong but lightweight aluminum super-alloy which gives the mount high durability. A unique structure of the Sphinx declination body acting as part of a counterweight is succeeded. A highly portable equatorial mount which has high payload capacity, rigidness and ease of operation.

AXD Equatorial Mount

No.36911-9

»AXD Equatorial Mount Specifications
»Concept of AXD Mount


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<Astronomical Telescope> AXD Equatorial Mount Package - 4 different packages Sep. 15, 2011

photo:AXD-AX103S

AXD-AX103S
Image expansion


photo:AXD-VMC260L-P

AXD-VMC260L-P
Image expansion

  • Comes with the AX103S optical tube unit with triplet apochromatic ED objective designed or superb astro imaging.
  • With a combination of the AX103S optical tube and AXD equatorial mount, this package offers a high level of astronomical observing and astrophotography from avid to novice astronomers. The AX103S matches high sensitivity and high resolution DSLR cameras with fine pixels and it will broaden your world of astrophotography.
  • Large aluminum tripod with adjustable legs from 760mm to 1018mm in length. It is suited for those who are considering star watching at a remote location.
    *Power supply and eyepiece are sold separately.

AXD-AX103S

[Contents of the package]
 AXD Equatorial Mount + AX103S Optical Tube

 + AXD-TR102 Tripod + AXD Half Pillar

No.36921-8

»AXD-AX103S Specifications

  • Comes with the AX103S optical tube unit with triplet apochromatic ED objective designed or superb astro imaging.
  • The pedestal for the AXD mount is a sturdy pillar having 881.5mm in length. (114.3mm in diameter, 3.5mm in thickness, 14.5kg)
    *Power supply and eyepiece are sold separately.

AXD-AX103S-P

[Contents of the package]
 AXD Equatorial Mount + AX103S Optical Tube + AXD-P85

 + AXD Half Pillar

No.36922-5

»AXD-AX103S-P Specifications

  • The weight of the VMC260L optical tube is only 12.1 kilo grams (26.7 lbs.) despite its large 260mm aperture. A rigid focuser with no draw in and out of the focuser tube allows you to use massive photographic equipment and parts with the VMC260L.
  • Large aluminum tripod with adjustable legs from 760mm to 1018mm in length. It is suited for those who are considering star watching at a remote location.
    *Power supply and eyepiece are sold separately.

AXD-VMC260L

[Contents of the package]
 AXD Equatorial Mount + VMC260L Optical Tube for AXD

 + TR-102 Tripod

No.36923-2

»AXD-VMC260L Specifications

  • The weight of the VMC260L optical tube is only 12.1 kilo grams (26.7 lbs.) despite its large 260mm aperture. A rigid focuser with no draw in and out of the focuser tube allows you to use massive photographic equipment and parts with the VMC260L.
  • The pedestal for the AXD mount is a sturdy pillar having 881.5mm in length. (114.3mm in diameter, 3.5mm in thickness, 14.5kg)
    ※Power supply and eyepiece are sold separately.

AXD-VMC260L-P

[Contents of the package]
 AXD Equatorial Mount + VMC260L Optical Tube for AXD

 + AXD-P85 + AXD Half Pillar

No.36924-9

»AXD-VMC260L-P Specifications


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<Astronomical Telescope Optional Parts> AXD Half Pillar Sep. 15, 2011

AXD Half Pillar

  • It can bring you space between the tripod and the optical tube or mount and avoid a dead angle.
  • It allows you to point the telescope to objects at the zenith for observing and photography without making the tripod obstruct the pass of the optical tube.

AXD Half Pillar

No.36915-7

Size : 158mm in diameter and 275mm in height
Weight : 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs.)


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<Astronomical Telescope Optional Parts> AXD-TR102 Tripod - Sep. 15, 2011

AXD-TR102 Tripod

AXD-TR102 Tripod

No.36916-4

Leg size : 55mm in diameter, adjustable from 760cm to 1,018mm in length, from 690mm to 915mm in height
Space occupied : area of a circle from 440mm to 570mm in radius
Weight : 10.3 kg (22.7 lbs.)


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<Astronomical Telescope Optional Parts> AXD-P85 Pillar Sep. 15, 2011

AXD-P85 Pillar

AXD-P85 Pillar

No.36917-1

Size : 114.3mm in diameter and 881.5mm in height
Space occupied : area of a circle with a radius of 440mm
Pillar thickness : 3.5mm
Weight : 14.5 kg (32 lbs.)


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<Astronomical Telescope Optional Parts> AXD Counterweights Sep. 15, 2011

AXD Counterweight 1.5 Kg

AXD Counterweight 3.5 Kg

AXD Counterweight 7.0 Kg

AXD Counterweight 1.5 Kg (3.3 lbs)

For use with the AXD equatorial mount

No.36912-6

AXD Counterweight 3.5 Kg (7.7 lbs)

For use with the AXD equatorial mount

No.36913-3

AXD Counterweight 7.0 Kg (15.4 lbs)

For use with the AXD equatorial mount

No.36914-0


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<Astronomical Telescope Optional Parts> Large Accessory Plate Sep. 15, 2011

AXD Large Accessory Plate

  • For attachment use of optical tubes and a guiding scope

AXD Large Accessory Plate

For use with the AXD equatorial mount

No.36918-8

Weight : 2.9 kg (6.4 lbs)


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<Astronomical Telescope> VMC260L Optical Tube Unit (for AXD equatorial mount) Sep. 15, 2011

VMC260L Optical Tube Unit (for AXD equatorial mount)

  • The weight of the VMC260L optical tube is only 12.1 kilo grams (26.7 lbs) despite its large 260mm aperture.
  • A rigid focuser with no draw in and out of the focuser tube allows you to use massive photographic equipment and parts with the VMC260L.

VMC260L Optical Tube Unit (for AXD equatorial mount)

No.26301-1

Effective aperture : 260mm
Primary mirror : Precision spherical mirror, Dielectric coatings
Focal length : 3,000mm
Focal ratio : F/11.5
Resolving power : 0.45 arc seconds
Limiting magnitude : 13.8
Light gathering power : 1,380x
Optical tube length : 680mm (720mm inclusive of the focus knob.)
Diameter : 304mm
Weight : 12.1 kg (net weight 10kg) / 26.7 lbs (22 lbs)
Finder : 7x50 with dark-field illumination (Real field of view 7.0 degrees)
Accessory thread : 60mm, 42mm for T-ring
Push fit : 50.8mm(*1), 31.7mm
Focuser type : Primary mirror movement(*2)
Cradle : Dovetail attachment plate
Astrophotography : Prime focus, Eyepiece projection and afocal (with compact digital camera)(*3)

*1…An eyepiece adapter sold separately is needed for use with a 50.8mm eyepiece.
*2…Refer to here as for focuser types.
*3…Optional parts such as a camera adapter and rings are needed.


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<Solar Observation Glass> "KAGAYA" series of Solar Eclipse Viewers (Part 2) - Jul. 22, 2011

Solar Eclipse Viewer "Constellations of the zodiac-Winter"

Solar Eclipse Viewer "Constellations of the zodiac-Spring"

Solar Eclipse Viewer "Constellations of the zodiac-Summer"

Solar Eclipse Viewer "Constellations of the zodiac-Autumn"

Safety view solar eclipse with Vixen's new "KAGAYA" Viewer. It is harmful to observe solar eclipse with unaided eyes. During a solar eclipse, the sun is hidden by the moon. This celestial phenomenon will be visible throughout Japan on May 21, 2012.

Vixen provides you with the means to view this amazing event, with the introduction of the solar eclipse viewers designed by the Japanese digital fine artist, Mr. KAGAYA. The second KAGAYA series (Part 2) of the solar eclipse viewers are available in four different fantastic designs and limited numbers (20,000 pieces each).
» http://www.kagayastudio.com/english/index.html

  • The Vixen solar observation glass (solar eclipse viewer) uses a solid shield called 'Solar Protec', which is made of a thick acrylic resin coated with evaporated aluminum. This not only reduce visible rays of light so you can view the sun comfortably, but also infrared and ultraviolet rays of light, that are harmful to the unaided eyes, are eliminated It completely protects the retinas of your eyes from damage which could be caused by solar observation. Unlike thin film type materials, which can be in danger of a break or a pinhole, the Vixen's solar eclipse viewer is designed to be the best protection available.
  • The 'mask' design of the Vixen solar observation glass has been designed uwith the supervision of an ophthalmologist. The safety standard of th Vixen solar observation glass has been highly rated and it was authorized as a recommended, safe solar observing instrument by the Japan Committee for the International Year of Astronomy in 2009.

Solar Eclipse Viewer "Constellations of the zodiac-Winter"

Product No.89007-1

Solar Eclipse Viewer "Constellations of the zodiac-Spring"

Product No.89008-8

Solar Eclipse Viewer "Constellations of the zodiac-Summer"

Product No.89009-5

Solar Eclipse Viewer "Constellations of the zodiac-Autumn"

Product No.89010-1

Note :
These KAGAYA Part 2 solar eclipse viewers are sold at selected Vixen dealers in Japan only.


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<CCD Video Camera> Color CCD Video Camera C0014-3M - Jun. 01, 2011

Color CCD Video Camera C0014-3M

Color CCD Video Camera C0014-3M

  • This is a high sensitivity CCD video camera which is connected to an astronomical telescope or a microscope to use for viewing images through a video monitor or TV.

Color CCD camera C0014-3M

Product No.33801-6
TV system : NTSC
Image sensor size : 1⁄3-inch color CCD sensor
Number of pixels : 410,000 pixels
Horizontal line resolution : 540 lines
Minimum sensitivity : 0.012 Lux at F1.2 AGC ON
(Monochrome)    0.0014 Lux at F1.2 32 frames accumulation
Shutter speed : 1⁄60 sec. to 1⁄120,000 sec. (Auto)
White balance : Auto
Sharpness : Auto
Gain Control : AGC ON⁄OFF
S⁄N ratio : 58 db or better
Gammma correction : 0.45 or 1.0
Lens mount : C mount and CS mount
Power supply : DC12V (±1V), 150mA, 2.1mm DC plug (center plus polarity)
Dimensions : 45mm × 65mm × 51mm
Weight : 245g (8.64 oz)
Other functions : Auto Iris control, IR-Cut filter on-off, Backlight compensation, Mirror-reversed image, Digital zoom
Accessories : AC adapter, RCA plug cord, BNC-RCA conversion plug, Polarity conversion cord, Extension cord for IR-Cut switch


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<Solar Observation Glass> "KAGAYA" series of Solar Eclipse Viewers (Part 1) - May 16, 2011

Solar Eclipse Viewer "Flower"

Solar Eclipse Viewer "Earth"

Solar Eclipse Viewer "Aurora"

Solar Eclipse Viewer "Meteor"

Safety view solar eclipse with Vixen's new "KAGAYA" Viewer. It is harmful to observe solar eclipse with unaided eyes. During a solar eclipse, the sun is hidden by the moon. This celestial phenomenon will be visible throughout Japan on May 21, 2012.

Vixen provides you with the means to view this amazing event, with the introduction of the solar eclipse viewers designed by the Japanese digital fine artist, Mr. KAGAYA. The first KAGAYA series (Part 1) of the solar eclipse viewers are available in four different fantastic designs and limited numbers (5,000 pieces each).
» http://www.kagayastudio.com/english/index.html

  • The Vixen solar observation glass (solar eclipse viewer) uses a solid shield called 'Solar Protec', which is made of a thick acrylic resin coated with evaporated aluminum. This not only reduce visible rays of light so you can view the sun comfortably, but also infrared and ultraviolet rays of light, that are harmful to the unaided eyes, are eliminated It completely protects the retinas of your eyes from damage which could be caused by solar observation. Unlike thin film type materials, which can be in danger of a break or a pinhole, the Vixen's solar eclipse viewer is designed to be the best protection available.
  • The 'mask' design of the Vixen solar observation glass has been designed uwith the supervision of an ophthalmologist. The safety standard of th Vixen solar observation glass has been highly rated and it was authorized as a recommended, safe solar observing instrument by the Japan Committee for the International Year of Astronomy in 2009.

Solar Eclipse Viewer "Flower"

Product No.89002-6

Solar Eclipse Viewer "Earth"

Product No.89003-3

Solar Eclipse Viewer "Aurora"

Product No.89005-7

Solar Eclipse Viewer "Meteor"

Product No.89006-4

Note :
These KAGAYA Part 1 solar eclipse viewers are sold at selected Vixen dealers in Japan only.


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<Magnifiers> Pocket Magnifiers "La Feuille 62" - Apr. 22, 2011

La Feuille 62

Pocket Magnifiers "La Feuille 62"

  • A new series of "Les Couleurs Loupe" which delivers clear image to the very edge of the rimless lens. The lens holders made of felt are available in 3 colors; apple green, soda blue and mocha brown.

Pocket Magnifier "La Feuille 62"

Product No.42931-8 (apple green)
Product No.42932-5 (soda blue)
Product No.42933-2 (mocha brown)
Lens size : 62mm
Material : Acrylic lens with hard coating & felt lens holder
Magnification : 3×
Weight : 30g (1.05 oz)
Origin : Japan


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<Magnifiers> Pocket Magnifiers "La Feuille 75" - Apr. 22, 2011

La Feuille 75

Pocket Magnifiers "La Feuille 75"

  • A new series of "Les Couleurs Loupe" which delivers clear image to the very edge of the rimless lens. The lens holders made of felt is available in 3 colors; ice grey, navy blue and wine red.

Pocket Magnifiers "La Feuille 75"

Product No.42934-9 (ice grey)
Product No.42935-6 (navy blue)
Product No.42936-3 (wine red)
Lens size : 75mm
Material : Acrylic lens with hard coating & felt lens holder
Magnification : 2.5×
Weight : 48g (1.69 oz)
Origin : Japan


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<Magnifiers> Flexible Magnifier RH100 - Apr. 22, 2011

Flexible Magnifier RH100

Flexible Magnifier RH100

  • A hands free magnifier with a clamp-on base that attached to a table easily.

Flexible Magnifier RH100

Product No.42993-6
Magnification : 2×
Lens size : 100mm
Material : Acrylic lens with hard coating
Flexible arm length : 24cm
Weight : 196g (6.91 oz)
Origin : Japan


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<Binocular Telescope> BT81S-A Binocular Telescope - Apr. 11, 2011

BT81S-A Binocular Telescope

BT81S-A Binocular Telescope
Image expansion

HF2-BT81S-A

HF2-BT81S-A
Image expansion

  • Vixen's newest Binocular Telescope delivers crystal clear, sharp views through its new optical design. Its lightweight body ensures that you can take it to any observing location.

BT81S-A Binocular Telescope

Product No.14304-7
Effective Aperture : 81mm
Objective lens : Achromatic lens
Lens Coating : Magnesium flouoride coating
Focal length : 480mm
Focal ratio : F5.9
Resolving power : 1.43 arc seconds
Limiting magnitude : 11.3
Light gathering power : 134×
Dimensions : 480mmL × 190mmW × 155mmH
Weight : 4.1kg (9 lb)
Visual back : 31.7mm push-fit
Eyepieces : Optional (NLV and LVW with 31.7mm barrel are recommendable, but except LV8-24 Zoom)
Standard accessory : Finder bracket shoe, Carry handle, Dew shields

Note :
The BT81S-A is not designed for viewing at high magnification. Use of the eyepieces with focal length shorter than 10mm is not recommendable.

  • This package consists of HF2 Alt-Azimuth Fork Mount, BT81S-A Binocular Telescope, SXG-HAL130 aluminum tripod, Swing Bracket and a pair of NLV20mm eyepieces.

HF2-BT81S-A

Product No.38066-4

Note :
The BT81S-A is not designed for viewing at high magnification. Use of the eyepieces with focal length shorter than 10mm is not recommendable.


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<Binocular Optional Parts> Stay On Case for Vixen Binocular - Apr. 11, 2011

Stay On Case for RoofPrism Binocular S-type

Stay On Case for RoofPrism Binocular S-type

Stay On Case for RoofPrism Binocular M-type

Stay On Case for RoofPrism Binocular M-type

Stay On Case for RoofPrism Binocular L-type

Stay On Case for RoofPrism Binocular L-type

  • The new Vixen Stay On Case allows you to attach your Vixen roofprism binoculars onto a camera tripod without taking off the binocular case. Easy to use and protection for your binocular. (Patent pending) The Stay On Case has a threaded socket for UNC 1/4-20 screw. The Stay On Case comes with a wide shoulder strap.

Stay On Case for RoofPrism Binocular S-type

Product No.62501-7
Size : 145mm × 135mm × 50mm thick
Weight : 91g (3.2 oz)

Stay On Case for RoofPrism Binocular M-type

Product No.62502-4
Size : 185mm × 150mm × 70mm thick
Weight : 125g (4.4 oz)

Stay On Case for RoofPrism Binocular L-type

Product No.62503-1
Size : 195mm × 160mm × 75mm thick
Weight : 137g (4.8 oz)

»List of binoculars compatible with the Stay On Case is here


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<Tripod for Astronomical Telescope> SXG-HAL130 Aluminum Tripod - Feb. 18, 2011

SXG-HAL130 Aluminum Tripod

SXG-HAL130 Aluminum Tripod
Image expansion

  • Two different tripods, one for the Sphinx series of equatorial mounts and the other for the Great Polaris series of equatorial mounts, have been unified to increase the usability.
  • Position of the peg on the tripod head is movable according to types of the mounting base.

SXG-HAL130 Aluminum Tripod

Product No.25161-2

Usable with the following mounts

» SXD Equatorial Mounts
» SX Equatorial Mounts
» GP2 Equatorial Mounts (with new mounting base)(*1)
» GPD2 Equatorial Mounts (with new mounting base)(*1)
» SKYPOD Altazimuth Mounts
» PORTA II Altazimuth Mounts

*1…The contents of the Vixen astronomical telescope packaes are updated for a wide variety of models with introduction of new products; they are SXG-HAL130 aluminum tripod, SXG Harf Pillar and Counterweight 1.0kg.

»A List of Updated Vixen Astronomical Telescope Packages


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<Astronomical Telescope Optional Parts> SXG-Half Pillar - Feb. 18, 2011

SXGハーフピラー

SXG-Half Pillar

  • Usable with the SX, SXD, GP2(*1), and GPD2(*1) equatorial mounts.
  • It can prevent the telescope tube hitting on a tripod leg and minimize blind spots.

*1…The mounting base for coupling must have 45mm in diameter. Also, it is attachable to SX-HAL130 aluminum tripod and SKYPOD also.

SXG Half Pillar

Product No.25167-4
Size : 207mm high, 130mm thick
Weight : 1.8kg (3.96lbs)


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<Astronomical Telescope Optional Parts> SXG-P85 Metal Pillar - Feb. 18, 2011

金属ピラー脚

SXG-P85 Metal Pillar

  • Usable for the mounts with the new standard mounting base.

SXG-P85 Metal Pillar

Product No.25166-7


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<Astronomical Telescope Optional Parts> GP45→60AD - Feb. 18, 2011

GP45→60AD

GP45→60AD

  • It can convert the GP2/GPD2 mounts with the new standard mounting base to the former specification.

GP45→60AD

Product No.25168-1


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<Astronomical Telescope Optional Parts> GP60→45AD - Feb. 18, 2011

GP60→45AD

GP60→45AD

  • It allows to install the GP2/GPD mounts with the former mounting base onto the SXG-HAL130 tripods with new specification and the like.

GP60→45AD

Product No.25169-8


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<Astronomical Telescope Optional Parts> DD-3 Dual Axis Controller - Feb. 18, 2011

DD-3(二軸コントローラー)

DD-3 Dual Axis Controller
Image expansion

  • It can drive the two axes on the GP series of equatorial mounts with the use of the MT-1WT motors.
  • Equipped with the standard autoguider port. (Cables for autoguider are sold separately.)

DD-3 Dual Axis Controller

Product No.37911-8
Battery box is included.


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<Astronomical Telescope Optional Parts> DD-3 Dual Axis Controller Set - Feb. 18, 2011

二軸モータードライブ・DD-3セット

DD-3 Dual Axis Controller Set

  • The DD-3 dual axis controller set comes as standard with two MT-1WT motors.

DD-3 Dual Axis Controller Set

Product No.37912-5


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<Equipment for Astrophotography> GP2 Photo Guider S - Feb. 18, 2011

GP2ガイドパックS

GP2 Photo Guider S

  • The best seller GP2 Photo Guider has been changed with new specification.
  • The precision R.A body from the GP2 equatorial mount is used for the GP2 Photo Guider S.
  • The weight is 6kg (13.2 lbs) totally and you can take it anywhere with the supplied carry bag.

GP2 Photo Guider S

Product No.35501-3
SXG-S71 tripod, DD-3 controller and R.A motor are included.

R.A. wheel gear : 144-tooth whole circle movement
R.A. graduation : 10 minutes increments
R.A. slow motion knob : 2.5 degrees per rotation
Altitude range : Adjustable from 0 to 63 degrees (2 degrees increments)
Altitude adjustment screw : 2 degrees per rotation approximately
Azimuth adjustment knobs : 1 degree per rotation approximately
Polar axis diameter : 62mm thick (the maximum)
Allowable loading weight : 2.5kg (5.5 lbs) approximately (exclusive of the supplied counterweight)
Polar axis scope : 6×20mm with reticle illuminator (batteries are sold separately)
R.A. motor : Equipped (MT-1WT)
R.A. drive : By means of the supplied DD-3 controller
Power requirements : DC12 V EIAJ RC5320A Class4 (center plus polarity)
Weight of the body : 3.1kg (6.8 lbs)
Tripod : Two-section adjustable legs from 425mm to 680mm in height
Weight of the tripod : 1.8kg (3.96 lbs)
Accessories : Carry bag, Counterweight 1kg (2.2 lbs)
Total weight : 6kg (13.2 lbs)

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<Astronomical Telescope Optional Parts> Counterweight 1kg (2.2 lbs) - Feb. 18, 2011

バランスウエイトWT1kg

Counterweight 1kg (2.2 lbs)

  • Usable for the SX and GP series of the equatorial mounts.

Counterweight 1kg (2.2 lbs)

Product No.25801-7


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<Astronomical Telescope Optional Parts> Counterweight Shaft for GP2 Photo Guider S - Feb. 18, 2011

ガイドパック用ウエイト軸

Counterweight Shaft for GP2 Photo Guider S

  • Exclusive use for GP2 Photo Guider S.

Counterweight Shaft for GP2 Photo Guider S

Product No.25802-4
Shaft diameter : 20mm thick


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<Astronomical Telescope Optional Parts> SXG-S71 Tripod - Feb. 18, 2011

SXG-S71三脚

SXG-S71 Tripod

  • Two-section tripod made of steel and aluminum. It is the same tripod that is supplied the GP2 Photo Guider S.

SXG-S71 Tripod

Product No.35503-7
Leg adjustable length : From 430mm to 710mm
Leg adjustable height : From 425mm to 680mm
Setting radius : From 240mm to 360mm
Weight : 1.8kg (3.96 lbs)
Materials : Steel and Aluminum
Legs : Two-section extendable legs


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<Binoculars> ARTES ED8.5x45 DCF, ARTES ED10.5x45 DCF Jul. 30, 2010

ARTES ED10.5x45 DCF

The ARTES is Vixen's high-end model of binoculars that delivers unbeatable performance in every respect.

  • The objective lenses of the ARTES use ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass that yields superb optical performance. With the ED glass the residual chromatic aberration is depressed below the threshold of perception and it realizes surprisingly sharp images.
  • The Vixen's "flat multi-coating" that consists of 7 layers of coatings is provided for each of the lens surfaces and it produces very bright and clear field of view.
  • Phase corrected coatings on the roof prisms are applied and this prevents image deterioration like halation from the phase shift and maximum resolution is achieved.
  • High refractive "SK15" prisms with dielectric coatings are applied. The SK15 prism that is higher in refractivity than ordinary BaK4 prism is used to keep high light transmission throughout the field of view. The dielectric coating that is higher in reflectivity than ordinary reflective coating produces extremely bight field of view.
  • The surfaces of the objective and eyepiece lenses are coated with “hydrophobic” material for ease of cleaning.
  • The chassis of binocular body is made of magnesium alloy for achieving both rigidness and lightweight.

ARTES ED8.5x54 DCF

No.14531-7

Magnification : 8.5x
Objective aperture : 45mm
Prisms : BaK4 and SK15 (high refractivity)
Real field of view : 7.0 degrees
Apparent field of view : 54.9 degrees
Field at 1000m : 122m
Exit pupil : 5.3mm
Brightness : 28.1
Eye relief : 17.5mm
Near focus : 2.2m
Inter-pupilary distance : between 56mm and 74mm
Dimension : 15.6cm high x 13.4cm wide x 5.9cm depth
Weight : 885 g (31.21 oz.)
Accessory : soft case, binocular wide strap

ARTES ED10.5x54 DCF

No.14532-4

Magnification: 10.5x
Objective aperture : 45mm
Prisms : BaK4 and SK15 (high refractivity)
Real field of view : 6.0 degrees
Apparent field of view : 57.6 degrees
Field at 1000m : 105m
Exit pupil : 4.3mm
Brightness : 18.5
Eye relief : 15.0mm
Near focus : 2.2m
Inter-pupilary distance : between 56mm and 74mm
Dimension : 15.6cm high x 13.4cm wide x 5.9cm thick
Weight : 885 g (31.21 oz.)
Accessory : soft case, binocular wide strap


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<Binocular Optional Parts> "BINOHOLDER" Tripod Adapter MH Jul. 30, 2010

BINOHOLDER Tripod Adapter MH

  • It allows you to fix the binocular on a camera tripod.
  • Made of durable and lightweight magnesium ally. It is highly recommended for prolonged nature observing and astronomical observation at high magnification.

BINOHOLDER Tripod Adapter MH

No.18441-5

Dimension : 9.0cm high x 7.6cm wide and 3.6cm thick
Material : Magnesium ally
Thread : UNC 1/4-inch
Weight : 49 g (1.73 oz.)