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Yes, Vixen does make telescopes for hobbyists. While Vixen does offer a large selestion of expensive and computerized telescopes, it also offers an additional line of reasonably priced telescopes for beginners. This line of telescopes is called the Vixen Viper line, which consists of a single version of a Maksutov Cassegrain telescope. The Viper features an aperature size of 90mm and a focal length of 1200mm. The Viper features a motor driven mount that is controlled by the joystick. Unfortunately, the Viper is very heavy, reducing its portability.