Vixen VMC200L Meniscus Catadioptric Reflector Telescope
Vixen VMC200L Meniscus Catadioptric Reflector Telescope with Mounting rail and Dual Speed Focuser (finder scope and flip mirror are optional)
The VMC200L is a 200mm catadioptric optical tube. The use of a meniscus corrector in front of the secondary mirror means that light is corrected twice on the optical path. The result is that spherical aberration and field curvature are well corrected. The VMC200L’s primary mirror is f2.5 and the compound optical system is f9.75 making the system much more compact and portable than many competitive models.
An additional key feature is the rack and pinion focusing that is placed behind the primary mirror. The use of this focusing system eliminates the image shift associated with most other Schmidt-Cassegrain systems. This is especially important when using high power magnification and for astrophotography. When focusing, the image is stable and easy to adjust.
Objective lens: Precision Spherical Mirror, Multi-coated
Focal Length (Focal Ratio): 1950mm (f/9.75)
Resolving Power, Limiting Magnitude: 0.58 arc sec, 13.3
Tube Size & Weight: (OD) 232mm x (L) 535mm, 5.9kg (13 lb)
Dual Speed Rack and Pinion Focuser
Finder Scope: NOT INCLUDED, Optional (7x50 finderscope 72654)
Adapter Thread / Visual Back: 60mm on scope body. 42mm for T-mount and 31.7mm push-fit on flip mirror optional. (Optional: 50.8mm)
Eyepieces sold separately.
Highest Useful Magnification: 400x
Light Gathering Power: 816x
Photography: suitable for astrophotography (prime focus, eyepiece projection and afocal imaging) with optional photo accessories.
Total weight: 5.9kg
Main image is for demonstration purposes only (it doesn't show the otherwise included dovetail plate)