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Technical Documents and Notes

Telescope
— ED 80Sf

ED 80Sf APO telescope brochure in printable format. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— ED 81S

ED "S" APO telescope brochure in printable format. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Focal Reducer for ED 81S, 103S and 115S instruction sheet. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— ED102SS

ED102SS Focal Reducer Instructions in PDF format. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— ED103S

ED "S" APO telescope brochure in printable format. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Focal Reducer for ED 81S, 103S and 115S instruction sheet. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— ED114SS

ED114SS Visual and Imaging accessory chart for non-Flip Mirror tubes. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

ED114SS Focal Reducer Instructions in PDF format. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— ED115S

ED "S" APO telescope brochure in printable format. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Focal Reducer for ED 81S, 103S and 115S instruction sheet. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— ED130SS

ED130SS Visual and Imaging accessory chart for non-Flip Mirror tubes. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— Geoma Pro

Geoma Pro and Pro-ED Spotter Brochure in printable format. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Geoma Pro and Pro-ED instruction booklet. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— Geoma Pro-ED

Geoma Pro and Pro-ED Spotter Brochure in printable format. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Geoma Pro and Pro-ED instruction booklet. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— NA130SS

NA130SS Telescope brochure in printable form. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— R130S

R130S Telescope brochure in printable form. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Collimating a Newtonian Telescope From p. 16 of the Vixen GP-Series Mount manual. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— R150S

R150S Telescope brochure in printable form. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Collimating a Newtonian Telescope From p. 16 of the Vixen GP-Series Mount manual. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— R200SS

R200SS GP-Trim Drawtube Accessories explains the various accessories that thread into the R200SS drawtube. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

R200SS SX-Trim Drawtube Accessories explains the various accessories that thread into the R200SS drawtube. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Notes on Vixen R200SS Collimation in PDF format. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Collimating a Newtonian Telescope From p. 16 of the Vixen GP-Series Mount manual. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— VC200L

VC200L Catadioptric Telescope Brochure in printable form. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

VC200L Specifications sheet explains the VISAC optical system. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

VC200L Collimation instructions (revised). 5.71 MB. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— VMC200L

VMC200L Catadioptric telescope brochure in printable format. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

VMC200L Collimation instructions (revised). 5.71 MB. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— VMC260L

VMC260L Review with emphasis on imaging.

Binoculars: Astro
— Giant (BR-GT)

BT80M-A Binocular brochure in printable form. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

BT80M-A Sheets contain specifications and instructions for this binocular telescope. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Binoculars: Terrestrial
— Giant ARK (BG-GW)

Giant ARK 80mm binocular brochure in printable format. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Giant ARK 80mm binocular instruction sheet. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— GEOMA Binoculars (BG-UT)

Instruction manual for hand-held Vixen binoculars. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Mount
— ALT-AZ (MT-AZ)

Porta Mount brochure in printable format. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Porta Mount Manual includes parts list, specs, setup, adjustment, scope mounting & balancing, finderscope usage, etc. This manual is provided with every Porta Mount. Download size: 15.4Mb. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— Fork (MT-FM)

Fork Mount and Swing Bracket instructions includes setting the swing bracket on the fork, inclining the fork arms and moving the fork. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— Great Polaris 2 (MT-GE)

GP-Style Mounts Mount Brochure in printable form. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Vixen GP and GP-DX Manual Part 1 of 3 Pages 1 - 10 of the manual includes mount specifications/nomenclature; assembly/balancing, finder alignment, eyepiece/diagonal usage, and first light/observing of Sun, Moon and planets. Download size: 4.75 Mb. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Vixen GP and GP-DX Manual Part 2 of 3 Pages 11 - 15 of the manual includes equatorial mount theory, rough alignment, setting circles polar scope mechanical alignment/usage and polar scope external illuminator. Download size: 2.78 Mb. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Vixen GP and GP-DX Manual Part 3 or 3 Pages 16 - 20 of the manual includes calibration of Newtonian scopes, imaging adapters, manual hand controller (SD-1 and DD-1) nomenclature/power requirements, MT-1 motor installation and manual clutch installation. Adobe Acrobat PDF download: 2.73 Mb.

— Great Polaris (MT-GP)

GP-Style Mounts Mount Brochure in printable form. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Vixen GP and GP-DX Manual Part 1 of 3 Pages 1 - 10 of the manual includes mount specifications/nomenclature; assembly/balancing, finder alignment, eyepiece/diagonal usage, and first light/observing of Sun, Moon and planets. Download size: 4.75 Mb. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Vixen GP and GP-DX Manual Part 2 of 3 Pages 11 - 15 of the manual include equatorial mount theory, rough alignment, setting circles polar scope mechanical alignment/usage and polar scope external illuminator. Download size: 2.78 Mb. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Vixen GP and GP-DX Manual Part 3 or 3 Pages 16 - 20 of the manual includes calibration of Newtonian scopes, imaging adapters, manual hand controller (SD-1 and DD-1) nomenclature/power requirements, MT-1 motor installation and manual clutch installation. Adobe Acrobat PDF download: 2.73 Mb.

— Great Polaris D2 (MT-GX)

GP-Style Mounts Mount Brochure in printable form. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Vixen GP and GP-DX Manual Part 1 of 3 Pages 1 - 10 of the manual includes mount specifications/nomenclature; assembly/balancing, finder alignment, eyepiece/diagonal usage, and first light/observing of Sun, Moon and planets. Download size: 4.75 Mb. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Vixen GP and GP-DX Manual Part 2 of 3 Pages 11 - 15 of the manual includes equatorial mount theory, rough alignment, setting circles polar scope mechanical alignment/usage and polar scope external illuminator. Download size: 2.78 Mb. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Vixen GP and GP-DX Manual Part 3 or 3 Pages 16 - 20 of the manual includes calibration of Newtonian scopes, imaging adapters, manual hand controller (SD-1 and DD-1) nomenclature/power requirements, MT-1 motor installation and manual clutch installation. Adobe Acrobat PDF download: 2.73 Mb.

— SPHINX (MT-SX)

Vixen "SX" Mount brochure in printable form. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Vixen "SX" Mount Images of the Sphinx and Star Book in the field.

Vixen "SX" Mount Instruction Manual Covers setup of the "SX" mount, installation of finder, flip mirror usage, Star Book configuration, alignment, object selection, Goto and LAN connection. This manual is supplied with every mount and mount package. 17.1 Mb. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Vixen "SX" Polar Axis Scope Instruction Manual Sphinx mount Polar Scope installation and usage in Northern and Southern hemispheres. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Time Zone and Meridian Offset reference information for setup of Goto controllers and Polar axis scopes. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Star Book Updates and Troubleshooting available now!

Star Book Autoguider Technical Notes.

SPHINX / STAR BOOK Best Practices for TheSky6 contains step-by-step instructions for setting up your SPHINX mount to be controlled by Software Bisque's TheSky6 program. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Mount Accessories
— Adapters (AM-AD)

Large Accessory Plate Drawing and specifications for AM-AD-3808 (GP green) and AM-AD-2575 (Sphinx white). Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Large Accessory Plate DX Drawing and specifications. Download size: 2.00 MB. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— Hand Controller (AM-HC)

DD-1 (Dual-Axis) and SD-1 (Single-Axis) Notes on power consumption and voltage. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Time Zone and Meridian Offset reference information for setup of Goto controllers and Polar axis scopes. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

SkySensor 2000 Technical information.

SkySensor 2000 Motor installation for GP-type mounts. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

SkySensor 2000 Motor installation for SP-type mounts. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

SkySensor 2000 Worm Gear Adjustments For GP-series mounts with MT-2 or MT-4 motors. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

SkySensor 2000 User's Guide Addendum Daylight Savings Time notes and list of version changes since the manual was printed. Refer to the SkySensor 2000 version number displayed on your unit at startup. There are no SkySensor 2000 menu changes from v2.08 to v2.10. Adobe Acrobat format.

SkySensor 2000 EPROM installation guide.

SkySensor 2000 Manual Print double-sided and fold output in half to form booklet. Download size: 3.79 MB. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

SkySensor 2000 Manual Supplement for EPROM version 2.10 upgrade. Expanded Moon menu, moons of Jupiter, max elevation angle and more. Print single sided and reverse every other page; or print reverse order, double sided and flip on short end. 4.38MB. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

SkySensor 3 D-Type manual for obsolete SkySensor sold with SP mounts. Download size: 3.44Mb Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— Manual Clutch (AM-MC)

MT-1 Motor Installation Pages 19 and 20 of the Vixen GP-series Mount manual with instructions on installation of MT-1 motors with and without the manual clutch. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— Motor Drive (AM-MD)

MT-1 Motor Installation Pages 19 and 20 of the Vixen GP-Series Mount manual with instructions on installation of MT-1 motors with and without the manual clutch. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

MT-1 Motor Installation abbreviated instructions for SP mount.

— Other (AM-OO)

R.A. & Decl. Graduation Ring Usage from p. 15 of the Vixen GP-Series Manual. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— Polar Illuminator (AM-PI)

Installing Internal Polar Illuminator for Vixen GP-series mounts. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— Polar Scope (AM-PS)

Installing Internal Polar Illuminator for Vixen GP-series mounts. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Polar Scope Setup and Usage Pages 11 - 15 of the GP-Series manual includes equatorial mount theory, rough alignment, setting circles polar scope mechanical alignment/usage and polar scope external illuminator. Download size: 2.78 Mb. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Instruction Manual for SX Polar Axis Scope Sphinx mount installation and usage in Northern and Southern hemispheres. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Time Zone and Meridian Offset reference information for setup of Goto controllers and Polar axis scopes. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Eyepieces
— Lanthanum (EP-LV)

Lanthanum LV Eyepieces Eyepiece Brochure in printable form. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— Lanthanum Wide (EP-LW)

Lanthanum LVW Eyepieces Eyepiece Brochure in printable form. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Visual Accessories
— Coma Corrector (AV-CC)

Instruction sheet for R200SS Coma Corrector 2 Note: Coma Corrector (original) mounts the same but is not threaded for filters. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— Diagonal Mirror (AV-DM)

Flip Mirror instructions. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— Diagonal Prism (AV-DP)

1-1/4" Diagonal Prism for Threaded Holder (AV-DP-3533) installation notes.

— Finder Scope (AV-FS)

Red Dot Finder Instructions. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Finderscope Alignment excerpt from p.7 of GP-Series Manual. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— Tele-Extender (AV-TE)

R200SS Tele-Extender Notes on photo and visual usage. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Photographic Accessories
— Digital Adapter (AP-DA)

DG-LV Instruction Sheet explains setup of Digital Adapter, Rings and LV eyepiece. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— Direct Wide (AP-DW)

Installing Direct Wide 60mm adapter on R200SS and VC200L. Other scopes with 60mm diameter x 0.75mm pitch draw tube threads may need extention tube to reach focus. R200SS requires optional Coma Corrector (AV-CC-3838) for installation. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

— Focal Reducer (AP-FR)

Focal Reducer ED81S/ED103S/ED115S instruction sheet. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Focal Reducer AP-FR-3637 usage sheet. Contains instructions for photo and visual use.

VC200L Focal Reducer Instructions. Explains how the AP-FR-3868 joins with the VC200L and various adapters, including T-Ring, Camera Adapter 43 and Direct Wide Photo Adapter. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Camera Adapter 43mm DX Exploded view and T-Adapter Assembly. Assembly mates T-Ring thread to 43mm accessories - allows rotation for image orientation. Employed with Vixen focal reducers when "Camera Adapter 43 and T-Ring" is specified and CCD cameras with internal T-threads.

— Camera Adapter (AP-OO)

Camera Adapter 43mm-DX and Camera Adapter 36.4mm parts and usage. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Camera Adapter 43mm-NST and DX T-Adapter Assembly mates T-Ring thread to 43mm accessories - allows rotation for image orientation. Often employed with Vixen focal reducers when "Camera Adapter 43 and T-Ring" is specified in instructions. Also for CCD cameras with internal T-threads.

Flip Mirror Accessory Chart details use of SX Camera adapter and other photo accessories on the flip mirror. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Accessories Other
— Carrying Case (AO-CC)

SX Mount Carry Case instructions. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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