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Vixen Telescope AP-ED80Sf・SM

Ideal for astrophotography with the clear and high contrastive field of view
AP series telescope set with 80mm aperture refractor with high-perform..
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CHF 2'790.00


Ideal for astrophotography with the clear and high contrastive field of view

AP series telescope set with 80mm aperture refractor with high-performance SD glass for the objective lens. It comes with an exclusive carrying case for the optical tubes which is convenient for travel and storage.

Vixen Telescope AP-ED80Sf・SM Description

  • AP-SM Equatorial mount

    The Advanced Polaris mount is ideally suited for beginners who want to become familiar with equatorial mount or experienced observers who want a simple grab and go mount. The AP mount securely supports your telescope optical tube for comfortable observing. With its friction control system, the mount can be quickly moved to your target object. After reaching the object by the friction control system, the motor will automatically drive to track the object. The optional polar meter is ideal to quickly align the polar axis.

  • R.A. Motor module and STAR BOOK ONE Set

    The AP-SM equatorial mount is supplied with the R.A. motor module and STAR BOOK ONE set (main motor of the AP equatorial mount for tracking celestial object) which includes STAR BOOK ONE controller. R.A. motor module and STAR BOOK ONE set is an integral part of the AP system. Your own system is created based on the R.A. motor module and STAR BOOK ONE set by adding other modules.

  • Stylish design

    The new stylish and smart design removes a difficult image on astronomical telescopes. Together with just a 3.6kg lightweight body (without counterweight), you can easily handle full-scale astronomical telescopes. As the four AA batteries for power supply are integrated inside the body and adoption of internal electrical contacts eliminates successfully external wiring which is exposed to the outside in the past.

  • Friction control system

    Simply point the target objects by moving the optical tube by hands. The friction control system allows you to manually point the telescope at the object without using knobs and clamps.

  • Simple polar alignment

    The optional polar meter can be attached to the equatorial mount for simple polar alignment. Even beginners can quickly align polar axis. For precision alignment, the polar axis scope is usually used, but the polar meter can outperform especially where Polaris is not visible.

  • Polar alignment scope PF-L

    The polar alignment scope PF-L features the employment of three stars alignment system and a built-in darkfield illuminator to enable alignment while looking into the polar alignment scope. This illumination powers off automatically to prevent unnecessary consumption of power. Corresponding to the polar alignment scope PF-L, we deliver free applications "PFL Assist" for smartphones and tablets that support polar alignment by visualizing a visible position in the constellation displayed.

  • Power supply system focusing on mobility and comfort

    The motor module operates with 4 pieces of AA batteries which are commercially available anywhere easily, not only corresponding to the alkaline battery but also economical rechargeable batteries (Ni-MH, Ni-Cd). For long-term use, a commercially available USB external power supply such as a USB mobile battery or USB AC adapter can be used connecting to the provided USB Micro-B terminal.

  • ED80Sf optical tube assembly

    An apochromatic refractor reduces color aberration at an extremely high level, realizing less deburring and clear field of view in high contrast.

  • APP-TL130 tripod

    The compact APP-TL130 tripod is adjustable between 60cm and 130cm, combining both the portability of the photographic tripod and the strength of the astronomical telescope tripod. Tipo of the tripod can be switched between rubber and metal spikes so that it will not damage the floor even when it is used indoors.


Optical tube

  • Apochromatic refractor
    80mm SD apochromatic, multi-coated
  • Focal length
    600mm (f/7.5)
  • Resolving power / Limiting magnitude
    1.45 arcsec. / 11.3
  • Light gathering power
    131x unaided eye
  • Dimensions / Weight
    L: 570mm x OD 100mm, 4.8kg (Body 3.4kg)
  • Finderscope
    6x50mm, 4.8°actual field of view


  • Visual back
    42mm for T-ring, 50.8mm, 31.7mm push-fit
  • Eyepiece (Dia. 31.7mm)
    PL20mm (30x), PL6mm (100x)


  • Material, Type
    Aluminum 3-section leg
  • Dimensions / Weight
    L:570⇔1,296mm, H:526⇔1,159mm, closed 598.4mm, Radius: 350⇔710mm, 3.0kg


  • Accessories
    Counterweight 1kg x 1 pc., 1.9kg x 1 pc.
  • Photography
    Eyepiece projection, prime-focus, afocal imaging.
  • Solar observation
    Not possible
  • Total weight
    14.7kg without eyepiece


  • Counterweight 1kg, 1 kg
  • Counterweight 1.9kg, 1 kg


  • Optical tube assembly
  • AP-SM equatorial mount
  • Eyepiece
  • APP-TL130 tripod