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Vixen FL55SS fluorite Apochromatic Refractor

Vixen FL55SS fluorite Apochromatic Refractor
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Price:  £859.00(Inc. 20% VAT)
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Product Code:  X000071
Brand:  Vixen

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  • High-performance, top-of-the-range fluorite apochromat
  • Compact, lightweight and transportable
  • Very high quality standards, fluorite optics
  • Suitable for full-frame photography
  • Razor-sharp star images across the entire field of view
  • Perfect for air travel and excursions
  • High-quality workmanship, made in Japan
  • Dimensions: 80 x 282 mm
  • Weight: 1.5 kg

The Vixen FL55SS fluorite apochromatic refractor delivers extremely sharp and bright star field images to the very edge of a full frame imaging sensor (95% light transmission at 44mm image circle).

The FL55SS has a compact 55mm f5.5 (300mm focal length) apochromatic objective lens and is a small, lightweight, grab and go telescope, ideal for the more demanding astronomer who is looking for a high quality telescope for use on the move. The FL55SS turns into a fast f/4.3 astrograph with the addition of the optional flattener lens and focal reducer. Despite its small aperture, the FL55SS, with a high resolution HR eyepiece, delivers stunningly clear views of the moon and bright planets.

High-performance, top-of-the-range fluorite apochromat for mobile astrophotography and observers. 
Thanks to its small size and lightweight design, this high-quality fluorite refractor is ideal for excursions and air travel.
It displays razor sharp and bright stars across the entire field of view of the full-frame image sensor (95% illumination with 44 mm image circle).
The FL55SSS turns into a fast F/4.3 astrograph with the optional flattener and focal reducer. It allows you to use extremely short exposure times and a provides a large field of view for large nebulae or comets.
Despite the small aperture, the FL55SS features a high-resolution HR eyepiece that produces stunningly clear images of the moon and the bright planets. 
When used for astrophotography, it delivers razor-sharp images of stars that are guaranteed to impress. 

FEATURES

  • Objective lenses: 55 mm fluorite
  • Focal length: 300 mm F5.5
  • Resolution and limiting magnitude: 2.11, 10.5
  • Light-gathering power: 62x
  • Dimensions and weight: 80 x 282 mm; 1.5 kg
  • Adapter and connections: 31.7 mm receptacle, 60 mm thread

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 55 mm optical tube with fluorite APO
  • Dovetail adapter
  • Extension Tube 60 mm
  • Dew cap
  • Dust covers

Technical Data

FIELD OF APPLICATION
Field of application
  • Deep Sky Observation
  • Deep Sky Photography
  • Land observation
  • Land object photography
  • Lunar observation
  • Lunar photography
  • Planetary observation
  • Planetary photography
FOCUS GROUP
Focus Group
  • Advanced Amateurs
  • Specialists and Research
  • Visual enthusiasts
OPTICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Optical design Apochomatic Refractor
Mirror/Lens diam. 55 mm
Focal length 300 mm
Angular resolution 2.11 arc seconds
Type of coating Fully multi-coated
GENERAL TECHNICAL DATA
Transportability very good
Colour white
Dust protection caps Dust protection caps for front lens and eyepiece holder
Mount Type Optics without Mount
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS
Total length 282 mm
Total width 80 mm
Net weight heaviest part 1.5 kg

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