TheVixen A62SS comes with an aluminum tube and dew shield that isfinished in Vixen astronomical white. The dew shield retractsreducing the length of the telescope from 370mm to 305mm making foreasy storage. Extending the dew-shield minimizes dewing of theobjective lens at night and works as a glare shade during thedaytime.
TheObjective lens: D=62mm F=520mm (f/8.4) consists of 4 Achromatic lensthat are multicoated and configured perfectly to give this opticaltube the best combination of compactness, contrast and resolution. TheVixen A62SS includes a precision Crayford Focuser with a compressionring eyepiece adapter. The extension tube adapter is threaded in 42mmdiameter for a T-ring and 37mm for commercial available filters. Ascale is engraved on the drawtube. The telescope includes a rotatable focuser. This is useful when doingastro-photography for camera positioning and helpful to look througha finder scope in a convenient position when you use the scope with avariety of mounts. It also comes with a built-in dovetail attachment plate. The baseof the dovetail attachment plate has a 1/4 inch thread socket(changeable to 3/8 inch thread socket). This allows the telescope tobe attached to either an astronomical mount or standard cameratripod.
TheVixen A62SS features a side face flat lock on the finder bracket shoethat prevents a finder bracket from marring the optical tube. It also comes with a custom designed soft padded case to protect theoptical tube and includes additional cutouts for a variety ofaccessories.
TheVixen A62SS is available as three different options.
Achromatic objective: D-62mm, f=520mm (f/8.4), multi coated
Resolving Power: 1.87 arc seconds
Limiting Magnitude: 10.7
Light Gathering Power: 78x unaided eye
Finder Scope: Not included
Adapter Thread: 42mm for T ring, 37mm for filter
Visual Back: 31.7mm push-fit, with compression ring
Focuser: Crayford Type focuser, rotatable
Accessories: Built in dovetail mounting plate, Soft carry
Size: 75mm x 370mm (305mm long for storage)
Weight: 3.3 lbs.