Vixen VMC330L - 13" f/13 Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA
Vixen VMC330L - 13" f/13 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
The Vixen VMC330L telescope is not just another catadioptric telescope. The VMC330 is a true all purpose telescope. The open tube design of the The Vixen VMC330L telescope eliminates the dew problem that is common with conventional Schmidt-Cassegrain systems and the rack and pinion focuser eliminates image-shift common in other catadioptric designs.
The Vixen VMC330L 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. The optical design of the VMC330L is ideal for high grade astro imaging. The meniscus correcting lens offers a large corrected field.
Vixen VMC330L - 13" f/13 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope Features.
- Open tube design cools down quicker than an SCT or classical Maksutov-Cassegrain.
- Optical design is ideal for high grade astro imaging.
- The meniscus correcting lens offers a large corrected field.
- Focusing is through primary mirror movement.
- The corrector lenses, in front of the secondary mirror, virtually eliminate spherical aberration and field curvature.
- The f/13 optical system is suitable for observation of all types of celestial objects.
- Produces an incredible 0.35 arc seconds of resolution with a 14.4 limiting stellar magnitude.
Aperture330 mm (12.99")
Dew Shield IncludedNo Sold Separately
Exterior ColorVixen Hunter Green
Finder Included8 x 50 Optical Finder
Hand Controller includedNo
Highest Useful MagnificationNot supplied by manufacturer
Limiting Stellar Magnitude14.4
Mount Type OTA Only
OTA Outer Diameter390mm
OTA Weight44 lbs.
Power Adapter Included Does Not Require Power
Telescope SeriesVixen VMC
Tripod Type Included Sold Separately
Warranty5 Year Warranty
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Is this scope still available? I thought the Vixen VMC330L was discontinued in Feb 2013.
It is a special order item from Japan, but is still available. Thank you, Sean