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Vixen Optics VMC200L Telescope with Sphinx SXW Mount

Vixen Optics VMC200L Telescope with Sphinx SXW Mount

Vixen Optics VMC200L Telescope with Sphinx SXW Mount

B&H # VIVMC200LSXW MFR # 27733
Vixen Optics VMC200L Telescope with Sphinx SXW Mount

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  • 8.0"/200mm, f/9.7 Catadioptric System
  • Sphinx SXW Mount with Starbook Go-To System
  • NLV 25mm Eyepiece
  • SX-HAL130 Tripod

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The VMC200L from Vixen is well suited to deep sky observing and imaging. This 8.0"/200mm f/9.75 catadioptric telescope features a sophisticated configuration that employs incorporates a primary mirror and a meniscus corrector just before the secondary mirror. The resulting optical path is corrected twice - this eliminates spherical aberration and field curvature while delivering sharper images without false-color. Because the optical correction is placed before the second mirror, there's no need for a corrector plate and the dewing problems associated with it. Another benefit is the elimination of spherical aberrations,

Focusing the VMC200L yields a stable and easy to adjust image. The rack-and-pinion focusing system is placed behind the primary mirror to eliminate image-shift. The focuser accepts 2.0" eyepieces and accessories.

This package includes the VMC200L telescope, Vixen's NLV 25mm eyepiece,a 7x50 finderscope with a flip mirror diagonal that accepts 1.25" eyepieces, the Sphinx SXW mount with the Starbook Go-To system, and the SX-HAL130 aluminum tripod.

VMX200L Telescope
  • Primary mirror: f=500 mm, f/2.5
  • Secondary mirror: d=72 mm, magnification 3.9x
  • Distance primary secondary:: ≈330 mm
  • Central obstruction 80mm diameter, 40% of d
  • 8.0"/200 mm, f=1950 mm, f/9.75 catadioptric system
  • Open tube design eliminates dewing, speeds up cool-down
  • Optical path is corrected twice to eliminate spherical aberration and curvature of field
  • Rack-and-pinion focusing system is placed behind the primary mirror to eliminate image-shift
Sphinx SXW Equatorial Mount
  • Capacity: 35 lb/16 kg
  • Slewing speed: ≤5°/sec
  • Built-in manual movement clutches
  • 180-Tooth brass worm gearing motion
  • Solid steel movement with needle bearings
  • Counterweight: 1x 4.2 lb/1.9 kg
  • Simulates vertical/horizontal altazimuth motion control
  • Retractable counterweight shaft for ease of storage/transport
  • Built-in DC motors improve motion, reduce need for counterweights
Starbook Go-To System
  • Advanced astronomical hand controller
  • LCD screen: 4.7", 4096-color, 320 x 420 pixels
  • RISC processor,75 MHz, 32-Bit, 8MB SDRAM, 4 MB Flash ROM
  • Detailed star chart acts as a navigational and GOTO guide for the mount
  • Zoom-In/Out buttons for the color star chart display also control the motor speed
  • Features/ menu options are navigated easily by pushing buttons on the controller
NLV 25 mm Eyepiece
  • 1.25"
  • Twist-up eye cup
  • Fully multicoated
  • Eye relief: 20 mm
  • High-grade lanthanum glass ensures high resolution and contrast
SX-HAL130 Tripod
A solid platform designed for the Sphinx mounts. The tripod height varies from 31" to 52" and it weighs in at 12.0 lb/5.5 kg.
In the Box
Vixen Optics VMC200L Telescope with Sphinx SXW Mount
  • Sphinx SXW Mount with Starbook Go-To System
  • HAL130-SX Aluminum Tripod
  • NLV Lanthanum 25mm Eyepiece (1.25")
  • Flip Mirror System
  • 7x50 Illuminated Finderscope
  • Limited 5 Year Warranty
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    Specifications
    Optical Design Catadioptric
    Optical Lens Diameter 8.0" / 200 mm
    Focal Length 1950 mm
    Focal Ratio f/9.75
    Maximum Useful Magnification 393x
    Resolving Power 0.58
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2.4" / 60 mm
    Finderscope 7x50
    Optical Tube Dimensions 21.1 x 9.1" / 52.5 x 23.2 cm
    Weight 15.0 lb / 6.8 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.0 x 17.0 x 9.0"

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