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Old 05-24-2011, 12:04 AM
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The Vixen R130sf Telescope

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Rating: 3 out of 5
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Among the best models of telescopes you will find anywhere is the Vixen Models which are nothing but the best in quality. Even though you will pay slightly higher than what the competition charges for something close to it, you can bet that the features are simply outstanding. This is a must for anyone who loves astronomy at any level because it provides very pleasant viewing experiences that make the starry sky come to your living room.

The Vixen R130sf telescope is a light weight 5" machine which is the favorite for many new astronomers because it features remarkable light gathering clear images for its size and price. It features a standard 20mm plossl, which enable it to fill the entire surface of the moon in the eyepiece. It opens a world of experience with countless star clusters, galaxies, nebulas and dark clouds you never imagined existed. If you add the accompanying 32 mm, then you have the entire heavens in an outstanding 2.5 degree view opening up very deep objects in the whole sky.

With the Vixen R130sf telescope you have the standard 6 x 30 finder, 2 eye pieces together with a dovetail tube plats that takes in all Vixen mounts. If you are a beginner you can start with the simple user friendly Porta II Mount and as you graduate you can move on to stuff such as the Sphinx SXV. The R130sf Telescope is the best bet for anyone looking for an aperture to light up objects you have always wondered about in the sky. It features a 130mm multicoated Newtonian optical tube, 2 eye pieces PL20mm and PL 6.3mm as well as a tube with a diameter of 140mm or 5.5 inches and a length of 650mm or 25.5 inches and weighs only a paltry 9 lbs. at a going price of $249 in most stores it provides a real temptation to be an astronomer.

Review by professional reviewer, Dec. 8, 2010
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