Vixen Telescopes

Palms Observatory

Telescope binoculars, also known as astronomy binoculars, are not your run of the mill binoculars, as they are especially geared for use in astronomy or stargazing. The difference has to deal with magnification and aperture as well as the types of mounts. Aperture is of course the widest opening on a pair of binoculars and it indicates the amount of light rays that will be admitted into the binoculars. This is measured by the diameter of the aperture.  For instance giant telescope binoculars that have an aperture of 25X100 or larger will regulate how well you will see at night when stargazing. The aperture size is referred to as a 100mm's in the case of 25X100 telescope binoculars. The technical name for this is objective lens diameter.

Magnification is commonly defined as something like 8X or 10X. This means that with the 8X an object will be eight times nearer than what the human eye can see. Also, you may wish to know about the exit pupil factor. The magnification such as the 25X above and the diameter of the objective lens will determine the size of the exit pupil.  Just divide the objective lens diameter (100) by the magnification (25). In the case above the diameter of the exit pupil, which will determine how much light will be transmitted to your eye when you have a 25X100 results in 4mm which is not very good, as you should purchase a giant telescope binoculars that have at least an exit pupil of over 7mm.

Telescopic binoculars or astronomy binoculars proffer the highest and best of optic choices-a true telescopic presentation but without the unpleasant eye strain or squinting required of a telescope. Also the high-end giant binoculars offer image stabilization which is not possible in hand held binoculars but can be found in those that will be mounted. This way, a strong breeze, for instance, will not make your image jiggle to cause significant discomfort to the user. You should know that image stabilization requires the use of a battery to power it.

Telescope binoculars have two eyepieces, usually made with soft, molded cups for eye comfort.  Telescope binoculars may come with exchangeable eyepieces depending on the cost. Each eyepiece may come with its own focusing capability. Ordinarily they have a very sleek, modern design. When used with a tripod, they are the excellent telescopic binoculars for stargazing at its best.

Costs for such giant binoculars range from the very affordable Celestron SkyMaster Series, to thousands if you are desirous of the upper, upper best such as the VIXEN BT125A 125mm binocular telescope package with 2 LVW22MM eyepieces, tripod, fork mount 5835P2 which retails for $4,999.99 though, of course, these are not meant for the beginner astronomer. Costs for window-mounted tripods that can be used to mount your binoculars to a window sill or even your car window, begin under $50. Regular tripods start at approximately the same price, but can climb to as high as $500 for a some Swarovski models.

Many telescopic, giant binoculars at an affordable price spectrum can be seen at Telescope Binoculars.

For more information on giant astronomy binoculars, please visit Telescope Binoculars.

Vixen - A70LF 70mm 900mm telescope?

I'm a beginner to astronomy and would likes some advice on buying a telescope. My husband is currently in Japan and has sent me the above model as well as the under noted models :
Space Eye 70 mm
50L - No.33101-7
60L-No.33102-4
This is the best he could do in getting the model nos as the manuals are all in Japanese. Please advise me on this as I need to let him know on which model to purchase asap. Many thanks!

It's fair value. Vixen are well respected although moreso for their mounts than their optical tubes. This scope is a reasonable one for its spec and the asking price but realize it is not a high end scope.




Vixen A70Lf OTA 70mm Refractor Telescope
Vixen A70Lf OTA 70mm Refractor Telescope

$61.78 (6 Bids)
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Vixen NeoAchro 140SS Refractor Telescope 58681
Vixen NeoAchro 140SS Refractor Telescope 58681

$1,299.00
14d 16h 1m remaining

1980s Celestron C 80 Classic Vintage Telescope and Wooden Tripod by Vixen
1980s Celestron C 80 Classic Vintage Telescope and Wooden Tripod by Vixen

$395.00
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Vixen 35505 Polarie Star Tracker Astrophotography Compact Mount
Vixen 35505 Polarie Star Tracker Astrophotography Compact Mount

$399.00
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Vixen Optics R130SF 130mm f 5 Reflector Telescope OTA Only UPC 811971010031
Vixen Optics R130SF 130mm f 5 Reflector Telescope OTA Only UPC 811971010031

$315.00
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Vixen 2632 VC200 LDG 200mm Catadioptric Optical Tube
Vixen 2632 VC200 LDG 200mm Catadioptric Optical Tube

$1,899.00
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Vixen R130SF 130mm f 50 Newtonian Telescope 2604
Vixen R130SF 130mm f 50 Newtonian Telescope 2604

$299.00
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Vixen BT 126SS Astronomical Binocular Pro Telescope SetWhite 38068PRO
Vixen BT 126SS Astronomical Binocular Pro Telescope SetWhite 38068PRO

$5,260.86
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Vixen A70LF 70mm f 129 Telescope Optical Tube 2602
Vixen A70LF 70mm f 129 Telescope Optical Tube 2602

$229.00
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Vixen R200SS 400x Newtonian Telescope Multi Coated 232mm Tube Diameter 2642
Vixen R200SS 400x Newtonian Telescope Multi Coated 232mm Tube Diameter 2642

$1,699.00
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Vixen FL55SS Fluorite Apochromatic Refractor 26201 Telescope
Vixen FL55SS Fluorite Apochromatic Refractor 26201 Telescope

$999.00
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Vixen SD81S 81mm f 8 ED Apochromatic Refractor Telescope OTA Only 26146
Vixen SD81S 81mm f 8 ED Apochromatic Refractor Telescope OTA Only 26146

$1,199.00
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