Vixen VMC260L - 10.2" f/11.5 Modified Cassegrain OTA Only for SXD-Style Mounts

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VX-5831
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  • Vixen VMC260L - 10.2" f/11.5 Modified Cassegrain OTA Only for SXD-Style Mounts

    • Sale
    • Regular price $3,699.00
    • ITEM #
      VX-5831


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    Vixen VMC260L - 10.2" f/11.5 Modified Cassegrain OTA Only for SXD-Style Mounts

    Vixen VMC260L Modified Cassegrain Telescope

    Like the popular Schmidt-Cassegrain, the Vixen VMC260L is a true all purpose telescope. Despite its long focal length, the tube is only about 50cm (20ƒ???????????) long. As a result the instrument is very portable. With its large aperture of 260mm the Vixen VMC200L collects enough light for serious visual and photographical applications of both the planets and the deep sky.

    Vixen's special Catadioptric design consists of two mirrors and two corrector lenses, one of which is a meniscus lens. The corrector lenses, placed in front of the secondary mirror, virtually eliminate spherical aberration and field curvature. Focusing is through primary mirror movement. The VMC has very good contrast. It is an excellent telescope for observing globular clusters, double stars and distant planets. With its open tube the telescope cools down quicker than an SCT or classical Maksutov-Cassegrain.

    Another strong point of this telescope is its capability for high-grade astro-imaging. The meniscus correcting lens offers a large, corrected field. With the optional reducer you get shorter exposure times. The basic configuration already contains a piggy-back camera holder. You can then take photos through the telescope, using a telephoto lens parallel to the main instrument, or you can use the VMC260 for guiding while the camera sits on top.

    Vixen VMC260L Modified Cassegrain Telescope Features

    • Corrector lenses, placed in front of the secondary mirror, virtually eliminate spherical aberration and field curvature.
    • Open tube design allows the telescope to cool down quicker than an SCT or classical Maksutov-Cassegrain.
    • Basic configuration already contains a piggy-back camera holder.
    • Meniscus correcting lens offers a large, corrected field for high-grade astro-imaging.
    • Collects enough light for serious visual and photographical applications of both the planets and the deep sky.
    Vixen Product Number: VX-5831

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    Additional Information

    Aperture259 mm (10.2")
    Case IncludedNo
    ConditionNew
    Dew Shield IncludedNo Sold Separately
    Exterior ColorVixen Hunter Green
    Focal Ratiof/11.5
    GPS includedNo
    Hand Controller includedNo
    Highest Useful Magnification1380x
    Limiting Stellar Magnitude13.8
    ManufacturerVixen
    Mount Type OTA Only
    Optical CoatingsCoated
    Optical DesignModified Cassegrain
    OTA Length26.7"
    OTA Outer Diameter304mm
    OTA Weight22 lbs.
    Power Adapter Included Does Not Require Power
    Telescope SeriesVixen VMC
    Tripod Type Included Sold Separately
    Warranty5 Year Warranty

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