Vixen is a company that was founded in Japan but sells telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, and accessories all over the world. The most well known Vixen telescope is the Klevtsov-Cassegrain, which is a modified version of the Maksutov-Cassegrain. It has an open tube rather than a corrector plate, and it is the brainchild of G.I. Popov and implemented by Yu A. Klestov. While that is the most well known of the Vixen Telescopes, it is not the only telescope, nor is it the only telescope worth mentioning.
Vixen has a very whimsical story as the source of its name. They took their name not from a lady fox, but from one of Santa’s eight tiny reindeer, as named by the poet in “The Night Before Christmas.” Vixen boasts that it released the first astronomical telescope with a go-to system, and while it continues to make strides in the astronomical telescopes market, it also applies that technology to the different items, like field scopes and binoculars. All of the Vixen models come with an almost dizzying number of features and options, and all of them are top of the line for the consumer. You can check out their various items on their website or their catalogue, but they have specific international distributors to sell their items. So you may have to find a distributor if you want to test an item in person, or you can order specifically from their catalogue or web store, purely based on the description of the specs and various reviews about the product.
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