Vixen SD Flattener HD Kit

​High quality SD field flattener HD kit for the Vixen ED and SD refractor telescopes

  • Can be used on the SD81S, SD103S and SD 115S
  • Also suitable for Vixen ED telescopes
  • Suitable up to full format DSLR cameras
  • Razor-sharp star images right to the edge
  • AS coating (99% transmission per lens area)
  • Optical layout: 2 elements in 1 group
  • Illuminates a 44 mm image circle
  • Weight: 218g

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Available, delivery time: 1-3 days

Product number: X000153
GTIN/EAN: 4955295372461
Product information "Vixen SD Flattener HD Kit"
High quality SD field flattener HD kit for the Vixen ED and SD refractor telescopes
With 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 series
Also requires the Wide Photo Adapter and a T2 ring
Weight 218 g
Colour: black
Material: Aluminium

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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

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The main goal is to capture as much light as possible in a short time.DOWNLOAD latest camera software and drivers see download folder "Manuals" or here: http://www.touptek.com/download/showdownload.php?lang=en&id=2 Sample photos made by Lóránd Fényes in Hungary: https://fenyeslorand.hu/asztrofotok/Field of view for different focal lengths in arc minutes and degrees: 400 mm - 124´x 85´ (2.1 x 1.4 degrees) 500 mm - 99´x 68´ (1,7 x 1.1 degrees) 600 mm - 82´x 56´ (1.4 x 0.9 degrees) 700 mm - 70´x 49´ (1.2 x 0.8 degrees) 800 mm - 62´x 43´ (1.0 x 0.7 degrees) 900 mm - 55´x 38´ (0,9 x 0.6 degrees) 1000 mm - 49´x 34´ (0.8 x 0.6 degrees) 1250 mm - 40´x 27´ (0.7 x 0.5 degrees)1500 mm - 55´x 23´ (0.6 x 0.4 degrees) 1750 mm - 28´x 19´ (0.5 x 0.3 degrees) 2000 mm - 25´x 17´ (0.4 x 0.3 degrees) FEATUREScamera type: ASTRO Camera  7.1MP ATR3CMOS07100KPA data output: single pictures and video image Sensor: SONY Exmor IMX428 CMOS Color Sensor resolution: 3200x2200 binning: 1x1 / 2x2 frame rate per second (FBS): 51 / 133 physical sensor size in pixels: 3200 x 2200 / 1600 x 1100megapixel: 7.1 MP sensor size: 14.4 x 9.9 mm (1.1 inch) pixel size: 4.5 µm x 4.5 µm bit depth: 12 Bit backfocus: 17,5 mm  shutter Type: global shutterinternal camera memory: DDR 3 RAMthermoelectric cooling with fan: yes, up to 40°C below ambient temperature adjustable exposure times: 150µs to 60min operating temperature: -10 to +50°C (30-80% RLH) cable length USB 3.0: 150cm DC cable length power supply: 200cm CNC machined aluminium housing camera diameter: 80mm; length: 102mm camera weight: 0,53 kg camera connection diameter: 2.0 inch ( 50.8mm) camera connection thread: T2 (M42x0,75mm) filter thread: Yes, 2.0 inch in receptacle camera connection to PC: USB 3.0 built-in USB hub with 2 x USB 2.0 ports power supply: Power supply 12 Volt 3,0 Ampere included software: EXPLORE Capture included camera driver and ASCOM driver includedoperating system: WINDOWS 10 + 11PC requirements: CPU Intel Core2 2.8Ghz or higher / 2 GB Ram / USB 3.0 SCOPE OF DELIVERYDEEP SKY ASTRO Camera 7.1MP telescope adapter T2 thread to 2.0'' (50,8mm) USB 3.0 connection cable 150cm power supply 230V/12V3,0A dust cap software CD hard case instruction manual

€1,195.00* €2,390.00* (50% saved)
Vixen SD103SII Telescope OTA
The Vixen SD103SII Telescope OTA is a new 103 mm apochromatic refractor with high-performance Super-ED glass (= SD). The advantage of this SD refractor is its short length and low weight. The FPL53 glass reproduces an extremely clear and sharp image by an exceptionally high degree of elimination of residual chromatic aberrations. The SD glass is designed to bring all beams of violet, red, blue, yellow and green very precisely together on the same plane. The special lens material reduces chromatic aberration across all colours.The new Vixen SD103SII no longer uses spacer plates, which leads to a significantly better image quality, especially with bright stars. In photographic images, no spikes can be seen on the stars, which were otherwise produced by the spacer plates. In addition, you will be thrilled when you look at the moon or the brighter planets and observe the moon craters pin sharp as well as with extremely high contrast. Also look at the ring planet Saturn or the cloud bands on Jupiter. But of course, brighter deep sky objects such as the Orion Nebula or the Andromeda Galaxy can also be observed in impressive detail.In combination with the new optional SD Reducer HD Kit or SD Flattener HD, these refractors allow illumination with a 44 mm image circle for full format SLR cameras. The older ED81SII, ED103S, ED115S refractors were originally developed for visual observers and photographers using APS-C cameras. However, the new SD series is also optimised for use with full-frame cameras through the use of new inner baffle rings. The large 60 mm eyepiece extension also allows heavy cameras to be attached without tilting. Furthermore, the included folding mirror allows comfortable observation even in unfavourable observation situations and additionally offers a T2 thread for connecting a DSLR camera. This allows you to observe in straight line or at a 90° angle. The carrying handle attached to the tube clamps ensures a secure grip when transporting the telescope. FEATURESObjective lens: D=103 mm, multi-coated 2-lens SD apochromat without spacer plates No more spikes on the stars Focal length: 795 mm (f7.7) Resolution and limiting magnitude: 1.13 arcseconds; 11.8 Light gathering power: approx. 217x more than the human eye Dimensions and weight: 115 mm dia x 810 mm; 5.5 kg Viewfinder telescope: 7x50 illuminated Adapters and connections: 60 mm thread, 50.8 mm and 31.7 mm socket, thread for T-ring Connection: 50.8 mm and 31.7 mm socket with flip mirror / folding mirror Photography: primary focus and eyepiece projection SCOPE OF DELIVERY Refractor SD103SII Telescope (OTA) Tube clamp with dovetail Dew cap Flip mirror / folding mirror Carrying handle Dovetail rail 7x50 viewfinder

€2,199.00*
Vixen AP-SM Mount with RA Motor Module and Star Book One Controller
The AP-SM mount is an enhancement of the AP mount. Unlike the AP mount, it has an RA motor and is equipped with the STARBOOK ONE controller. The AP mount provides a secure, stable support for your telescope. Thanks to the slip clutch mechanism, the mount can be adjusted quicky to the target object. There is a wide range of optional accessories. The ADVANCED POLARIS mount is ideal for both beginners and advanced observers who require a lightweight travel mount. STYLISH DESIGN 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! 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 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. POWER SUPPLY The RA and DEC motor modules are powered by four AA alkaline, Ni-MH or Ni-CD batteries. The RA motor module has a USB Micro-B port for an external power supply. A USB power pack or car charging cable can be used for longer observation sessions. STAR BOOK ONE CONTROLLER The STAR BOOK ONE is a multifunctional and intuitive controller that tracks in the RA and DC axis with a range of different speeds. The tracking options are designed for time-lapse cameras at a wide range of speeds, including sidereal, lunar and solar rates. The controller also offers many useful functions such as backlash compensation, autoguider port, PEC and a built-in red LED light. FEATURES R.A. Worm wheels: 58.4 mm Ø gear wheel with 140 teeth DEC. Worm wheels: 58.4 mm Ø gear wheel with 140 teeth Azimuthal adjustment: Twin adjusting screws Altitude adjustment: Twin adjusting screws Number of ball bearings: 7 Polar finder: Optional Motor: RA stepper motor Tracking: STAR BOOK ONE (max. 60x Slewing) Power supply: USB Micro-B Counterweight bar: 20 mm WHAT’S INCLUDED AP-SM mount 1.0 kg counterweight STARBOOK ONE controller

€1,299.00*
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Vixen SD115S apochromatic Refractor
A new apochromatic refractor with high-performance Super ED glass (=SD). The FPL53 glass reproduces an extremely clear and sharp image by eliminating residual chromatic aberration. Another advantage of these SD refractors is their short length and lightweight design. 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.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.FEATURESObjective lenses:  115 mm 2-lens apochromatFocal length:  890 mm (f7.7)Resolution and limiting magnitude:  1.01 arc seconds; 12.1Light-gathering power:  270x Backfocus wihout Reducer: 147,2 mmBackfocus with Reducer: 63,5 mm Dimensions and weight:  125 x 930 mm, 6.2 kgAdapter and connections:  50 mm sleeve DELIVERY CONTENTED 115 telescope/lens barrelCarry handleFolding mirror7x50 viewfinderTube clampsDovetail adapter

€2,699.10* €2,999.00* (10% saved)