Vixen AP-A80Mf-SM

Product code: X000179
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AP-A80Mf telescope set with mount, tripod and eyepieces

  • Complete telescope set with mount, tripod and eyepieces
  • 80 mm achromatic coated lenses, made in Japan
  • Modular AP mount with motor and control (RA axis)
  • Optional DC motor
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Mount with 6 kg load capacity (photographic)
  • Built-in T2 connection for photography
  • Premium mount (made in Japan)
  • Total weight: 11.3 kg
  • Made in Japan according to stringent quality standards

AP-A80Mf telescope set with mount, tripod and eyepieces

The A80Mf refractor is an ideal entry-level model for beginner astronomers who value high-quality optics. Thanks to Vixen's quality controls, the 80 mm lenses are produced to an outstanding quality standard. The refractor comes with two Plössl eyepieces (6.3 mm and 20 mm) and a 90° star diagonal.
The A80Mf is ideal for exploring the moon and the brighter planets.
On moonless nights you can observe the Andromeda Galaxy or the Orion Nebula.
The 6x24 viewfinder makes locating celestial objects quick and easy.

The AP mount provides a secure, stable support for your telescope.
Thanks to the slip clutch mechanism, the mount can be adjusted quickly to the target object.
There is a wide range of optional accessories. The ADVANCED POLARIS mount is perfect for both beginner and experienced observers who require a lightweight travel mount.

The AP mount features an ultra-smooth finish without any projecting parts.
Simply place your telescope on the mount and move it to the desired celestial object without having to loosen any clamps!

The slip clutches allow you to adjust the telescope to your target object easily - no more searching for adjustment clamps in the dark! An optional polar meter is available, which enables you to locate the celestial pole when it is hidden by trees or buildings.

The innovative polar finder scope provides a new way to polar align your telescope. Simply align the stars in the crosshair reticle with the same stars in the night sky. Polar alignment is achieved using 3 reference stars. The polar finder is illuminated to facilitate orientation and switches off automatically after 3 minutes to save battery power.


The STAR BOOK ONE is a multifunctional and intuitive controller that tracks in the RA axis with a range of different speeds. The tracking options are designed for time lapse cameras at a wide range of speeds, including sidereal, lunar and solar rates. The controller also offers many useful functions such as backlash compensation, autoguider port, PEC and a built-in red LED light. The STAR BOOK ONE controller is designed for the AP-SM mount and is an integral part of the RA motor module.


Power supply system for maximum mobility and comfort
The motor module is powered by 4 standard AA batteries (alkaline batteries, not included). Rechargeable batteries (Ni-MH, Ni-Cd) can also be used. For extended periods of use, a external power supply (e.g. USB mobile battery or USB power adapter) can be connected to the USB Micro-B socket.

APP-TL130 tripod

The compact APP-TL130 tripod is adjustable between 60 cm and 130 cm and combines the portability of a camera tripod with the strength of an astronomical telescope tripod. The tripod can be switched between rubber and metal spikes to prevent floor damage in indoor spaces.


  • Objective lenses: 80 mm achromat, coated
  • Focal length: 910 mm (f11.4)
  • Resolution and limiting magnitude: 1.45 arc seconds; 11.3
  • Light-gathering power: 131x
  • Total weight: 11.3 kg
  • Finder scope: 6 x 24 mm
  • Adapter and connections: 42 mm for T-thread; 31.7 mm connection
  • Included accessories: 31.7 mm star diagonal, PL20 mm & PL6.3 mm eyepieces
  • Photography: Prime focus and eyepiece projection
  • Mount with 6 kg load capacity (photographic)


  • 31.7 mm star diagonal
  • PL20 mm & PL6.3 mm eyepieces
  • Tube clamps
  • Dovetail holder
  • 6x24 mm finder scope
  • APP-TL130 tripod
  • AP mount
  • 1.0 kg counterweight

Technical Data

Field of application Deep Sky Observation
Focus Group
  • Beginners
  • Advanced Amateurs
  • Visual enthusiasts
Product Family Refractor telescope
Optical design Achromatic Refractor
Magnification up to 160
Mirror/Lens diam. 80 mm
Focal length 910 mm
Aperture ratio 11.4
Angular resolution 1.45 arc seconds
Visual limiting magnitude (approx., mag) 11.3
Type of coating Multi coated
Colour of coating blue
Mount type Equatorial
Material tripod3 Aluminium
Transportability very good
Mount Type German/Equatorial Mount
Tripod height adjustment
Maximum load capacity 6 kg

Product Info

Brand Vixen
Product Code X000179
Delivery Weight Package