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Tasco 9VR

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60mm f/5 Refractor made by Vixen


5.0 (Based on 1 Reviews) 100% of reviewers recommended this product.
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    1. Joplin

      Joplin New Member

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      Feb 13, 2007

      5.0 Great little 60mm scope.


      Excellent performance for a 60mm F5 achromat.


      No longer available new, complete used ones can be hard to find.


      The 9VR is a well made little 60mm F5 achromatic refractor made for Tasco by Vixen in the 1980’s. Construction is very robust with a smooth R&P focuser; parts are all metal except for the focus knobs. It weighs in at about 2.75 lbs without the included 6x30 finder. A finder on a 60mm F5 is redundant anyway. Even though it comes with a .965” visual back it accepts 36.4mm threaded Vixen accessories so a Vixen 1.25” visual back fits it fine. I bought mine just to play around with and use as a finder on a larger scope. The optics in the one I have are excellent considering the scope’s size and f ratio. I’ve seen the South polar cap and Syrtis Major on Mars at 100x when Mars was at a favorable opposition. I’ve used it for solar observing with a Baader filter with decent results. The chromatic aberration does become a problem when viewing terrestrial objects at higher magnification or bright stars like Vega. If you want a high quality mini scope/ finder for less than the cost of many 60mm finders then this a great buy.

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