Vixen AP-SD81S II Telescope set

Complete telescope set with tripod, modular mount and telescope, easy to transport and ideal for excursions

  • Complete telescope set with mount, tripod and eyepieces
  • Ultra-compact and stable tripod
  • Slip clutch for easy adjustment without clamping
  • Lightweight and portable for rapid deployment
  • "Made in Japan" modular mounting system
  • "Made in Japan" high-quality SD refractor
  • 81 mm SD lenses and 625 mm focal length
  • SD glass for high-contrast, pure-colour and sharp images
  • Total weight: 13.1 kg

€2,249.10*

% €2,499.00* (10% saved)

Available, delivery time: 1-3 days

Product number: X000066
GTIN/EAN: 4955295261734
Product information "Vixen AP-SD81S II Telescope set"
Complete telescope set with AP mount, APP-TL130 tripod, eyepieces and SD 81S II refractor telescope

About the ADVANCED POLARIS EQ mount (AP)
The ADVANCED POLARIS mount is perfect for both beginners and advanced observers who require a lightweight travel mount.

Stylish design and intuitive controls
The AP mount features an ultra-smooth finish without any projecting parts. Simply place your telescope on the mount and move it to the desired celestial object without having to loosen any clamps! The mount requires four AA batteries, which are inserted inside the AP mount. This prevents unnecessary cable clutter and reduces the risk of pulling the cables or knocking the mount over in the dark.

Quick polar alignment
The slip clutches allow you to adjust the telescope to your target object easily - no more searching for adjustment clamps in the dark! An optional polar meter is available, which enables you to locate the celestial pole when it is hidden by trees or buildings.

Optional polar finder scope available
The innovative polar finder scope provides a new way to polar align your telescope. Simply align the stars in the crosshair reticle with the same stars in the night sky. Polar alignment is achieved using 3 reference stars. The polar finder is illuminated to facilitate orientation and switches off automatically after 3 minutes to save battery power.

Ultra-compact tripod
The newly developed APP-TL130 tripod provides portability and stability for astronomical observations. Measuring just 60 cm when retracted, it is ideal for on-the-go use. The tripod can be extended to a height of 130 cm. The ends of the tripod legs have a retractable rubber cover that protects the floor against scratches.

The SD81S refractor in detail
A new apochromatic refractor with high-performance Super ED glass (=SD). The FPL53 glass produces an extremely clear and sharp image by eliminating residual chromatic aberration.
The SD glass is designed to focus all beams of violet, red, blue, yellow and green light exactly onto the same level. The special lens material reduces chromatic aberration across all colours. Together with the new optional SD Reducer HD Kit or SD Flattener HD, these refractors provide illumination with a 44 mm image circle for full-frame SLR cameras.
Another advantage of these SD refractors is their short length and lightweight design.
The ED81SII, ED103S and ED115S refractors were originally designed for visual observers or photographers with an APS-C camera. However, the new SD series features new inner panels which are optimised for full-frame cameras.
The large focuser allows you to attach heavy cameras without the telescope tilting.
The telescope also comes with a folding mirror for making observations in unfavourable conditions,
as well as a T2 thread for connecting a DSLR camera.


FEATURES
  • Complete telescope set with mount, tripod and eyepieces
  • 81 mm lenses and 625 mm focal length, f7.7
  • Resolution: 1.43
  • Limiting magnitude: 11.3
  • Light-gathering power: 134x
  • Ultra-compact and stable tripod
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Slip clutch for easy adjustment
  • Great for travelling
  • Optional motor control upgrade

SCOPE OF DELIEVERY

  • SD81S II telescope
  • AP mount with manual fine adjustment
  • APP TL 130 tripod
  • 2 eyepieces
  • Folding mirror, carry handle
  • 2 counterweights
Colour: white
Colour of coating: green
Field of application [Telescopes]: Deep Sky Observation, Lunar observation, Lunar photography, Planetary observation
Focus Group [Telescopes]: Advanced Amateurs, Beginners, Visual enthusiasts
Material front lens or corrector plate: Ohara Japan FPL-53 ED Glas
Optical design: Apochomatic Refractor
Type of coating: Fully multi-coated

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Vixen T-ring for Canon EOS
T-rings are used as a connecting piece between the camera adapter and the camera. Please note that each camera type requires a different T-ring.FEATURESVixen T-ring for Canon EOS camerasConnects a camera adapter to the cameraFor microscopes, telescopes and T2 lensesWeight: 52 gPACKAGE CONTENTSVixen T-ring for Canon EOS

€28.00*
Vixen 60DA Focal adaptor for Canon EOS Cameras
Vixen 60DX Focal adaptor for Canon EOS Cameras This Vixen 60DX is a photographic adaptor for Canon EOS cameras, for use with telescopes with a 60 mm focuser drawtube connection thread. A redesign by Vixen uses new tougher materials for a more solid connection and also offers an accurate, well-machined camera rotator ring, in order to help frame your images perfectly. Camera-Adaptor for Canon EOS with 60mm Focuser connection thread Large inner diameter for full-format cameras, helping to minimise vignetting 6 locking 60° spaced bolts to hold the camera’s rotation in position Dimensions: 81mm x 30 mm / weight: 190g The option of using 6 long or 6 short fixing screws for the rotator The Vixen 60DA Focal adaptor connects your Canon EOS DSLR Camera to a telescope with an appropriate 60 mm Focuser Drawtube Thread. Thanks to the use of new materials and an improved design Vixen was able to considerably uprate both precision and durability, when compared to conventional rotational camera adaptors. Two sets of rotational locking bolts (Long and Short) are supplied. The longer ones are knurled and easy to turn by hand. The shorter options help to prevent marring of the camera casing, when using certain designs of camera and are also much less easy to turn by hand, increasing security if you need the camera locked in a particular rotational position for longer periods. The large inner dimension of this adaptor prevents vignetting at the edges of the image when using full frame DSLR cameras. Canon EOS-Bayonet fastener made of hardwearing brass, for years of hassle-free use. Increased material quality over conventional adapters provides more stability in use. 6 fixing bolts hold the camera in rotational position for increased sturdiness (standard rotators often only use 4, or less). FEATURES Screw tips with Delrin-tips prevent tilting of the camera and subsequent image distortion. Large inner diameter prevents vignetting. Inner blackening suppresses scattered light. Compatible with 60 mm accessories, when the camera adaptor is taken off. Two rotational bolt sets (Long and Short) are supplied. SCOPE OF DELIVERY 60DA Focal adaptor 6 long and 6 short fixing screws

€149.00*
Vixen SLV 50° Eyepiece 10mm (1.25'')
​The Vixen SLV series are the modern take on the classic Vixen Lanthanum eyepieces. These eyepieces were legendary for their generous eye relief and precise nature, making them a firm favourite with planetary, lunar and double star observers. This 10mm is an excellent eyepiece for medium to higher power on most telescopes, an ideal premium replacement for eyepieces supplied with telescopes, especially good for Planetary observers. The SLV Series of Vixen Eyepieces feature a hexagonal shaped eyepiece body, long 20mm eye relief, and twist up click stop eyecup for adjusting to the most comfortable viewing. The SLV eyepieces feature high grade lanthanum glass, and deliver remarkably clear and high contrast star images to the edge of the field of view. The lenses are fully multicoated for high light transmission.Size 31.7mm/1.25"Apparent FOV 50°Eye relief 20mmWeight 168g (5.92oz)

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Vixen SLV 50° Eyepiece 12mm (1.25'')
​The Vixen SLV series are the modern take on the classic Vixen Lanthanum eyepieces. These eyepieces were legendary for their generous eye relief and precise nature, making them a firm favourite with planetary, lunar and double star observers. This 12mm is an excellent eyepiece for medium to higher power on most telescopes, an ideal general purpose eyepiece and major improvement over standard eyepieces. The SLV Series of Vixen Eyepieces feature a hexagonal shaped eyepiece body, long 20mm eye relief, and twist up click stop eyecup for adjusting to the most comfortable viewing. The SLV eyepieces feature high grade lanthanum glass, and deliver remarkably clear and high contrast star images to the edge of the viewing circle. The lenses are fully multicoated for high light transmission.Size 31.7mm/1.25"Apparent FOV 50°Eye relief 20mmWeight 168g (5.92oz)

€142.00*
Vixen SLV 50° Eyepiece 15mm (1.25'')
​The Vixen SLV series are the modern take on the classic Vixen Lanthanum eyepieces. These eyepieces were legendary for their generous eye relief and precise nature, making them a firm favourite with planetary, lunar and double star observers. This 15mm SLV is an excellent eyepiece for medium power for most telescopes, an ideal general purpose eyepiece and provides excellent comfort with long eye relief. The SLV Series of Vixen Eyepieces feature a hexagonal shaped eyepiece body, long 20mm eye relief, and twist up click stop eyecup for adjusting to the most comfortable viewing. The SLV eyepieces feature high grade lanthanum glass, and deliver remarkably clear and high contrast star images to the edge of the viewing circle. The lenses are fully multicoated for high light transmission.Size 31.7mm/1.25"Apparent FOV 50°Eye relief 20mmWeight 168g (5.92oz)

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Vixen SLV 50° eyepiece 2.5 mm (1.25")
The SLV eyepieces with high-quality lanthanum glass provide remarkably clear and high-contrast images of the night sky right to the edge of the field of view. The lanthanum elements almost completely eliminate chromatic aberration, producing a colour-neutral image right up to the edges. The lenses are also fully multi-coated for high light transmission. The eyecup can be twisted up and down, making the eyepiece suitable for glasses wearers. The large exit pupil distance of 20 mm means that the eye does not become fatigued during longer periods of use, and the entire field of view can be seen clearly even when wearing glasses. The eyepiece also features a standard 1.25" filter thread for colour and nebula filters. In addition, the insides of the eyepiece sleeves are fully blackened to reduce distracting reflections. FEATURES Very high contrast and sharpness over the entire field of view Comfortable interpupillary distance of 20 mm Lanthanum glass almost completely eliminates chromatic aberration 31.7 mm eyepiece barrel 1.25" filter thread Full multi-layered coating Eyecup can be twisted down for glasses wearers Weight: 173 g PACKAGE CONTENTS Vixen SLV 50° eyepiece Dust caps

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Vixen SLV 50° Eyepiece 20mm (1.25'')
The SLV eyepieces with high-quality lanthanum glass provide remarkably clear and high-contrast star images right up to the edge.The lenses are fully multi-coated for high light transmission.Thanks to the large and comfortable eye relief distance of 20 mm , the eye comfort is maintained, even during longer observing sessions.Even those who wear glasses will have the entire field of view is clearly visible.The click stop eyecups can be tuned up or down to the user's preference.PROPERTIESVery high sharpness and contrast across the entire field of viewComfortable eye relief of 20mmalmost no colour defects due to lanthanum glass1.25" 31.7 mm barrel sizeTurn-down eyecup for people who wear glassesWeight: 155 gWHAT'S INCLUDEDVixen SLV 50 ° eyepieceDust caps

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Vixen SLV 50° Eyepiece 25mm (1.25'')
The Vixen SLV eyepieces use high-quality lanthanum glass to deliver remarkably clear and high-contrast star images right up to the edge of the field of view.All lenses are fully multi-coated for high light transmission.Twist up eyecups allow the user to set observing height to their own comfortable specification.  20mm eye relief means that even those who have to wear glasses to observe are able to see right to the edge of the field of view.PROPERTIESVery high sharpness and contrast across the entire field of viewComfortable eye relief of 20mmalmost no chromatism visible due to lanthanum glass31.7 mm receptacle connectionEyecup that can be turned down for glasses wearersWeight: 151gWHAT'S INCLUDEDVixen SLV 50 ° eyepieceDust caps

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Vixen SLV 50° Eyepiece 6mm (1.25'')
​The Vixen SLV series are the modern take on the classic Vixen Lanthanum eyepieces. These eyepieces were legendary for their generous eye relief and precise nature, making them a firm favourite with planetary, lunar and double star observers. This 6mm is an excellent choice for higher power on most telescopes, especially good for Lunar and Planetary observers. The SLV Series of Vixen Eyepieces feature a hexagonal shaped eyepiece barrel, long 20mm eye relief, and twist up click stop eyecup for adjusting to the most comfortable viewing. The SLV eyepieces feature high grade lanthanum glass, and deliver remarkably clear and high contrast star images to the edge of the viewing circle. The lenses are fully multicoated for high light transmission.Size 31.7mm/1.25"Apparent FOV 50°Eye relief 20mmWeight 168g (5.92oz)

€142.00*
Vixen SLV 50° Eyepiece 9mm (1.25'')
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€142.00*
Vixen SG-L02 Headlamp red-light white-light
The perfect LED head torch for nighttime observations! Adjusting your eyes to the dark surroundings is very important when making astronomical observations. In dark areas, it is very difficult to use astronomical equipment without a suitable light. With normal lights, however, the light intensity is more important than protecting your eyes against bright light. Using these lights at night makes your pupils contract, which can make it difficult for your eyes to readjust to the darkness. The SG-L01, our first astronomy LED lamp, featured a built-in red LED that provided a solution to this problem. However, the red light did not offer optimal visibility. On our new astronomy LED light, the SG-L02, the LED lights produce warm light to improve visibility. They also ensure that your eyes stay adapted to the dark. The LEDs do not emit light in the sensitive range of 555 nm. The brightness of the white light can be adjusted between 3 and 42 lumen, while the red light can be adjusted between 0.28 and 7.62 lumen. FEATURES Dimmable red light ensures that your eyes stay adapted to the dark Built-in rechargeable battery, charges via USB Waterproof design LED colour can be switched from red to white 0.28 to 7.62 lumen for red light 3 to 42 lumen for white light Dimensions: 41 mm x 33 mm x 30 mm Weight: 29 g DELIVERY CONTENT SG-L02 head torch Strap (size S) Strap (size L) Pocket clip Cable for charging the battery (USB-A plug to USB Micro-B plug)

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Vixen NPL 50° Eyepiece 8mm (1.25'')
The 2-group 4-element Plossl optical design of the NPL series eyepieces delivers flat and clear images with good color correction. The lenses are fully multi-coated for high light transmission. FEATURES Push-fit Size: 31.7 mm Apparent field of view: 50° Eye relief: 4.5 mm Weight: 79 g WHAT'S INCLUDED 1x Eyepiece 8 mm (1.25'')

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Vixen NPL 50° Eyepiece 6mm (1.25'')
High-quality eyepiece for beginners who want high-quality results at an affordable price. The 2-group, 4-element Plossl lens design of the NPL eyepieces ensures clear and sharp images with good colour correction. The lenses are fully multi-coated for high light transmission, the eyepieces also offer a comfortable eye distance. In contrast to predecessor models, the chromatic aberration has been further reduced and you will be impressed by the sharpness of the edges. FEATURES Plug-in diameter: 31.7 mm Apparent field of vision: 50° Eyepoint distance: 3.0 mm Weight: 70 g WHAT’S INCLUDED 1x eyepiece 6 mm (1.25”) and protective caps

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Vixen NPL 50° Eyepiece 30mm (1.25'')
The 2-group 4-element Plossl optical design of the NPL series eyepieces delivers flat and clear images with good color correction. The NPL20, NPL25, NPL30 and NPL40 eyepieces employ twist-up eye-guards for viewing comfort. The lenses are fully multi-coated for high light transmission. FEATURES Push-fit Size: 31.7 mm Apparent field of view: 50° Eye relief: 24 mm Weight: 120 g WHAT'S INCLUDED 1x Eyepiece 30 mm (1.25'')

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Vixen NPL 50° Eyepiece 25mm (1.25'')
The 2-group 4-element Plossl optical design of the NPL series eyepieces delivers flat and clear images with good color correction. The NPL20, NPL25, NPL30 and NPL40 eyepieces employ twist-up eye-guards for viewing comfort. The lenses are fully multi-coated for high light transmission. FEATURES Push-fit Size: 31.7 mm Apparent field of view: 50° Eye relief: 19.5 mm Weight: 130 g WHAT'S INCLUDED 1x Eyepiece 25 mm (1.25'')

€30.00* €59.00* (49.15% saved)
Vixen NPL 50° Eyepiece 20mm (1.25'')
High-quality eyepiece for beginners who want high-quality results at an affordable price.The 2-group, 4-element Plossl lens design of the NPL eyepieces ensures clear and sharp images with good colour correction. The lenses are fully multi-coated for high light transmission, the eyepieces also offer a comfortable eye distance.Compared with predecessor models, the chromatic aberration has been further reduced to render razor-sharp edges.FEATURESPlug-in diameter: 31.7 mm Apparent field of vision: 50° Exit pupil distance: 15 mm Weight: 110 g DELIVERY CONTENT 1x 20 mm eyepiece (1.25'')Protective caps on front and back

€55.00*
Vixen NPL 50° Eyepiece 15mm (1.25'')
The 2-group 4-element Plossl optical design of the NPL series eyepieces delivers flat and clear images with good color correction. The lenses are fully multi-coated for high light transmission. FEATURES Push-fit Size: 31.7 mm Apparent field of view: 50° Eye relief: 11 mm Weight: 100 g WHAT'S INCLUDED 1x Eyepiece 15 mm (1.25'')

€49.00*
Vixen NPL 50° Eyepiece 10mm (1.25")
The 2-group 4-element Plossl optical design of the NPL series eyepieces delivers flat and clear images with good color correction. The lenses are fully multi-coated for high light transmission. FEATURES Push-fit Size: 31.7 mm Apparent field of view: 50° Eye relief: 6.5 mm Weight: 80 g WHAT'S INCLUDED 1x Eyepiece 10 mm (1.25'')

€49.00*
Vixen Moon Filter ND
The bright moon becomes even brighter when viewed through a telescope.With large telescopes, observing at full moon can cause significant eye strain and impair your night vision when you move your eye away from the eyepiece.This moon filter reduces the amount of light, allowing you to observe the moon in comfort.The moon filter features a screw thread for 31.7 mm eyepieces. FEATURES Moon filter for 31.7 mm eyepiecesReduces the brightness of the moonProtects your eyes against bright moon lightWeight: 10 gDELIVERY CONTENTMoon filter

€45.00*
Vixen SXG Half Pillar for GP, AP & SX Mounts
For mounting a GP2, GPD2, SX or AP mount with 45mm base on the SXG or AP tripod. Prevents long telescopic tubes from hitting the mount. FEATURES Suitable for SX, SXD2, SXP, GP2, GPD2, SKYPOD, HF2 GPD and GP mounts with 45mm connectorHeight 207mm Diameter 130mmWeight 1,8 kg SCOPE OF DELIVERY Half PillarAdjustable pivot for GP2, GPD2, AP and SX mounts

€199.00*
Vixen SXG-HAL130 Aluminum Tripod for GP, SX & AP Mounts
High-quality, stable aluminium tripod for a variety of mounts with 45 mm connections. The aluminium profile ensures firm positioning with a minimum amount of vibration. Suitable for GP2, GPD2, AP, SX, SXP, SXP2 and AXJ mounts or similar with 45 mm connections. FEATURES Robust aluminium tripod without mount Suitable for: GP-, SX- & AP mounts Height-adjustable: 81 - 130 cm Weight: 5.5 kg WHAT’S INCLUDED Aluminium tripod Adjustment pins for GP2, GPD2, AP and SX mounts

€276.00*
Vixen universal T2 focal adapter, 60 mm
​This Vixen focal adapter connects your DSLR or other camera to your telescope with a 60 mm thread.The large interior diameter of the adapter prevents vignetting at the edges of full-frame camera sensors.The focal adapter can be rotated so that the image field can be perfectly framed.This rotational adjustment is facilitated via 3 locking screws, ensuring a firm lock.Note: Vixen T2 ring is also required for your brand of camera.In this case, the inner ring of the T2 adapter is removed and clamped in place with three small grub screws.PROPERTIESConnects your DSLR camera to your telescopePrevents shadowingDimensions: 72 mm x 20 mmWeight: 55 gWHAT'S INCLUDEDFocal adapter universal 60 mmAssembly tool

€54.00*
Vixen T-Ring for Sony E Cameras
This T2 ring allows you to use your Sony camera on a telescope or microscope with a T2 thread.Depending on the mode, you may require an additional camera adapter.FEATUREST-2 ring for connecting an SLR cameraDesigned for Sony EWeight: 113 gDELIVERY CONTENTT-2 Ring Sony E

€55.00*
Vixen Micro 4/3 T-ring
T-rings are used as a connecting piece between the camera adapter and the camera. Please note that each camera type requires a different T-ring.FEATURESMicro 4/3 T-ringFor telescopes and microscopesWeight: 110 gPACKAGE CONTENTSMicro 4/3 T-ring

€55.00*
Vixen T-Ring - Sony (Konica-Minolta-Sony Alpha)
Connects a Four Thirds camera to your telescope or microscope.A camera adapter is required for this purposeWeight: 58 gDELIVERY CONTENTVixen T-ring - Four Thirds

€28.00*
OCULUM VERLAG - Fernrohr-Führerschein in 4 Schritten (GERMAN)
Please note that this astronomy book for beginners is only available in German.

€26.80*
Vixen LVW Eyepiece 42mm (2")
LVW eyepieces combine the comfort of a 20 mm eye distance with a 65° wide angle field of vision. This is thanks to an optical structure of 8 lenses in 5 groups. State-of-the-art coating technology for reflection-reducing multicoating and lanthanum elements to reduce residual aberrations in use.

€339.00*
Carry bag for AP mounts
Sturdy case for AP, AP-SM and APZ mounts and individual accessory modules.The outer side is equipped with a reflector strip to improve visibility in the dark.The inside of the case features elastic straps for securing accessories.FEATURES Tailor-made case for AP mountsElastic straps inside case for securing accessoriesSeparate compartments keep the mount separate from the accessoriesThe outer side is equipped with a reflector strip to improve visibility in the darkDELIVERY CONTENTAP carry case

€105.00*
Vixen SD Reducer HD Kit
High-performance flattener and reducer set connection rings for Vixen telescopes SD81S, SD103S and SD115S, as well as the ED predecessor series. High-performance flattener and reducer set The kit consists of a high-performance flattener, a reducer for reducing the focal length, and connection rings (distance ring SD81, EX Tube 66), which were developed for prime-focus astrophotography with the SD81S, SD103S and SD115S telescopes. The flattener and the 0.79x reducer deliver a significant increase in telescope performance and image quality. You obtain a flat and sharp image until the edges, including with a full-frame DSLR camera. Ultra-sharp image over the entire field of view of the DSLR full-frame sensor The SD flattener improves the image quality to the edge of the field of view without changing the original focal length of the telescope. The field of view of the DSLR camera with a full-frame sensor is fully illuminated (44 mm), ensuring that stars appear sharp until the edges of the image. When used in conjunction with the Reducer HD, the focal length is reduced by a factor of 0.79 (f/7.7→6.1) whilst maintaining the 44 mm illumination. High-contrast AS coating The anti-reflex AS coating, which is also used on our high-end VSD 100 f/3.8 astrograph, delivers a high light transmission of 99.9% per lens surface. Loss of light, ghosting and scattered light images are virtually eliminated thanks to the completely matte interior coating. FEATURES Reduces the focal length by a factor of 0.79 Designed for full-frame cameras High-contrast AS coating Ultra-sharp image over the entire field of view Designed for full-frame DSLR cameras Illumination: 44 mm Correct distance to chip: 63.5 mm Designed for the SD81S, SD103S and SD115S Also suitable for the ED81S, ED103S and ED 115S DELIVERY CONTENT SD Flattener HD Reducer HD Adapter ring for SD81 66 mm EX extension tube Dust caps

€499.00*
Vixen Reducer HD
Above-average contrast The Reducer HD features the optical coating that was developed by Vixen for our high-end VSD100F3.8 astrograph. The AS coating provides light transmission of up to 99.9% per lens surface. The special matte surface in the interior also minimizes ghosting, light loss and lens flares. Reducer HD in combination with SD telescopes The Reducer HD can be used on telescopes from the SD series (SD81S, SD103S and SD113S) with the SD Flattener HD Kit (item #37246) . The Reducer HD reduces the focal length by a factor of 0.79x (f/7.7 to f/6.1) and delivers a razor sharp image over the entire 44 mm image sensor surface on DSLR cameras. Reducer HD in combination with AX103S and VC200L telescopes In addition to the SD telescopes, the Reducer SD is also compatible with the AX103S and VC200L telescopes. With these telescopes, the focal length is reduced by a factor of 0.77x.FEATURESUp to 99.9% light transmission per lens surfaceReduces the focal length by a factor of 0.79xAlso suitable for full-frame DSLR camerasFor the ED/SD 81S, 103S, 115SAS coating with light transmission of up to 99.9% DELIVERY CONTENTVixen Reducer HDDust caps

€349.00*
Vixen SD Flattener HD Kit
​High quality SD field flattener HD kit for the Vixen ED and SD refractor telescopesWith this image field plane you get razor-sharp star images up to the edge of the field of view.The flattener illuminates a 44 mm image circle and is therefore also suitable for full format cameras.The same anti-reflection AS coating that is also used for Vixen's high-end astrograph VSD 100 f / 3.8 enables a high light transmission of 99.9 percent per lens surface. Loss of light, ghosting and stray light images are almost completely eliminated by the completely matt interior coating.Can be used on the SD81S, SD103S and SD 115S, as well as the predecessor ED seriesAlso requires the Wide Photo Adapter and a T2 ringWeight 218 g

€299.00*
Vixen polar meter QPL Compass for Polar Star Alignment
This accessory includes a compass with a spirit level and a height scale. The compass helps you to quickly locate the polar star when it is hidden behind trees or a mountain. The compass attaches to the accessory shoe on the Polarie Star Tracker or a device with a camera accessory shoe. FEATURES Compass Oil-filled compass Azimuth dimensions: 1° steps Height adjustment: 5° steps (max. +/- 70°) Markings: marked with luminous paint Spirit level: Built-in spirit level DELIVERY CONTENTS QPL compass

€49.00*

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BRESSER First Light AR-102/1000
The BRESSER First Light AR-102/1000 telescope is ideal for both ambitious beginners and experienced astronomers. Discover the stunning features of Orion Nebula, which is located at a distance of 1500 light years (14,200,000,000,000 km) from earth! The stable mount keeps the telescope stable, even at higher magnifications. Thanks to the high-quality mechanics, you can take your own photos of the moon and marvel at the dividing line between night and day (terminator). The refractor telescope features an equatorial mount (also called a parallactic mount). Thanks to this two-axis mechanism, it is possible to compensate for the rotation of the earth, enabling you to precisely track your desired celestial object. The telescope also comes with a wide range of accessories for exploring the night sky, including a prism for an upright and laterally correct image. FEATURES High-quality achromatic refracting telescope Diameter: 102 mm / Focal length: 1000 mm F/9.8 EQ-3 equatorial mount Height-adjustable tripod with accessory shelf Made primarily of metal Excellent focuser Prism for an upright and laterally correct image Includes wide range of accessoriesDELIVERY CONTENT First Light AR-102/1000 optical tube EQ3 mount Tripod with accessory shelf 2 eyepieces (PL10 & PL25) LED red dot finder 90° upright prism 3x Barlow lens Smartphone holder

€359.10* €399.00* (10% saved)
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BRESSER Arcturus 60/700 AZ - Refractor Telescope with Smartphone Adapter & Solar Filter
Set up and start being amazed right away: the BRESSER Arcturus 60/700 AZ lens telescope takes you one step closer to the fascinating world of planets and star clusters. The complete astronomy set includes everything you need for your immediate start in celestial observation: an astronomical lens telescope with 60 mm aperture and 700 mm focal length, an azimuthal mount, a tripod and many accessories. The system is very easy to use – perfect for introducing children to the exciting hobby of astronomy. Simply an astronomical classic – the telescope A well-tried principle: this classic lens telescope – also called an achromatic refractor of the Fraunhofer type – shows beginners and children the beauties of the night sky. The starter telescope offers good imaging properties thanks to its modern, precisely coated optics. The large focal ratio of about 1 to 11.7 (F/11.7), which results from the ratio of the 60 mm aperture and 700 mm focal length, delivers sharp images with good contrast. Ideal for exploring our Moon, the planets, but also open star clusters and globular clusters with your own eyes. But how big do these celestial objects appear? With its resolving power determined by the aperture size, the telescope easily delivers really sharp images up to about 120x magnification. Technically, even more is possible using this beginner’s telescope – theoretically up to 525x with the included accessories. However, as the magnification increases, the image usually becomes more and more blurred. In addition, the telescope is not the only factor determining the possible magnification. The air turbulence in the atmosphere is always an important criterion as well (seeing conditions). Your foundation for moving observations – mount and tripod Once you have found the right location for your astronomical adventures, attach your telescope to the height-adjustable aluminium tripod with azimuthal mount. The easy handling of this azimuthal mount allows you to move effortlessly from one astronomical sight to the next. Simply swing the starter telescope manually to the left and right, up and down – just like a normal photo tripod. In order to keep eyepieces, solar filters etc. within reach at all times, just place your accessories on the practical storage plate between the tripod legs. Everything for your astro quickstart – the accessories In order to enable you to see as much as possible, the beginner’s telescope comes with an extensive range of accessories. With the LED viewfinder, for example, you can keep track of the sky. It’s a direction finder that you mount parallel to the actual telescope. It projects a red dot onto a small ground-glass screen. When you look through it, the red dot appears to be floating in front of the sky, exactly where the optics of your telescope are pointing. This makes it easier to find celestial objects and to align the telescope accurately – just before you look more closely with the higher magnification. And how high that is, you determine by choosing the appropriate eyepiece. Two are already included in the set: 4 mm and 20 mm. Moreover, you can triple the magnification of the eyepieces with the 3x Barlow-lens. If at some point you want to extend your field of view with additional eyepieces, this poses no problem at all. The socket diameter of 1.25 inch (31.7 mm) corresponds to an international and manufacturer-independent standard. This offers you a wide choice of optional eyepieces you can use with your telescope. For you to direct your gaze comfortably to star clusters and planets, the 90-degree diagonal mirror allows you to easily look into the starter telescope. This way you don't have to lie down under the entry-level telescope when the optics are pointing at the sky. Instead, you just look in from the side. However, not only the night holds numerous interesting sights for us. During the day, especially our nearest star is worth a look. So take the solar-filter and direct your gaze safely at sunspots and granulation on the Sun. WARNING: Never point the telescope at the Sun without the solar filter! If you want to capture and share your discoveries, just take photos of the Moon, Sun and more using the included smartphone adapter. FEATURES Beginner’s telescope for astronomy 60 mm aperture and 700 mm focal length Achromatic refractor type Fraunhofer Ideal for observing the Sun, Moon, planets and star clusters Height-adjustable tripod with azimuthal mount Easy to use, therefore suitable for children Focal ratio F=11.7, thus sharp image and high contrast Two eyepieces and one Barlow lens with 31.7 mm (1.25 inch) sockets for different magnifications Safe solar observation with the included solar-filter First steps in astrophotography with smartphone-camera-adapter SCOPE OF DELIVERY Starter lens telescope Aluminium tripod Azimuthal mount Eyepieces: 4 mm and 20 mm (1.25 inch sockets) Barlow-lens 3x (1.25 inch socket) Star diagonal mirror LED red dot finder Solar-filter Smartphone camera adapter Accessory tray Astronomy software for download Instruction manual

€95.20* €119.00* (20% saved)
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BRESSER JUNIOR Refractor Telescope 70/900 EL
Observing the stars like a professional - very easy with the BRESSER JUNIOR refractor telescope 70/700 EL. It is a complete system for the exploration of the wonders of the universe, consisting of telescope, mount, tripod and all accessories needed. With an aperture of 70 mm it reveils already many details of celestial objects. The mount can not only swing the telescope left / right and up / down, it can also be used in a so-called equatorial mode, as scientists do in their observatories (see further under Special features). An additional finder scope mounted on the telescope is useful for locating celestial objects. With the erecting lens many exciting things in the environment can also be seen during daytime. With the height-adjustable tripod, the telescope can each be brought to an optimal height for large or small observers. The supplied diagonal mirror ensures a comfortable viewing. At night the moon and planets may like Saturn and Jupiter can be explored. But thanks to the 70 mm wide aperture of the telescope also many celestial objects outside our solar system are within the reach of this telescope. Star clusters many light years away and nebula impress young and old stargazers. SPECIAL FEATURESMounting with wedge: At first glance, the NG mount of the refractor telescope 90/700 NG is a very ordinary azimuth mount: an axis for left / right and one for up / down, as we know it from normal camera tripods. This mode makes sense especially with observations during the day. With the built-in wedge it can be tilted, so the whole mount can be converted to an equatorial mount for astronomy with a single operation. For use of the equatorial mount an axis is aligned with the North Star. When tracking a celestial object only a single axis needs to be moved, which clearly is a relief compared to tracking an object on the night sky with mounts that only have left / right and up / down axis. FEATURESideal beginner's setsuitable for lunar, planetary and nature observationsmount can be used in two ways: alt-azimuth and equatorialSCOPE OF DELIVERYrefractor telescope 70/900three eyepieces: 4 mm (225x), 12 mm (75x) and 20 mm (45x)heigth-adjustable aluminium tripod with accessory tray1.5x errecting lens for a laterally correct and upright imageNG mountfinderscope 6 x 25astronomy software for PC90° diagonal mirror

€104.99* €119.90* (12.44% saved)