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Vixen Optics VMC260L Telescope with Sphinx SXD Mount, SX-HAL130 Tripod USA

B&H # VIVMC260SXD Mfr # 86692
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Product Highlights
  • 3000mm f/11.5 Cassegrain
  • 10"/260mm Aperture
  • Sphinx SXD Mount
  • SX-HAL130 Tripod
  • Starbook-S Go-To System
  • 7x50 Finderscope

Despite its 3000mm focal length, the VMC260L from Vixen is relatively compact and easy to transport. Featuring an enhanced Cassegrain design - this very portable all-purpose telescope weighs 22 lb/10 kg and it has a 26"/65 cm long tube with a 10"/260mm aperture.

Light entering the VXC260L's tube is reflected off the f/2.5 primary mirror and then passes through a double-meniscus corrector lens that is placed in front of the secondary mirror. This optical path virtually eliminates spherical aberration and field curvature while delivering superb contrast.

The VMC260L delivers excellent contrast and light-throughput for serious visual and photographic applications. It's an excellent choice for both planetary and deep sky observation.

This package includes the VMC260L telescope with the Sphinx SXD mount and the SX-HAL130 tripod, the Starbook-S Go-To system, and a 7x50 finderscope.

VMC260L Telescope
  • 260 mm/10" Aperture
  • Tube length:
  • Focal Length: 3000 mm, f/11.5
  • Resolving Power: .45 arc sec/13.8
  • Focusing is accomplished via primary mirror movement
  • Dielectric coated mirrors provide bright and sharp images
Sphinx Mount
  • Slewing speed: ≤5°/sec
  • Built-in manual movement clutches
  • 180-Tooth brass worm gearing motion
  • Solid steel movements with needle bearings
  • LCD screen: 4.7", 4096-color, 320 x 420 pixels
  • Simulates vertical/horizontal altazimuth motion control
  • RISC processor,75 MHz, 32-Bit, 8 MB SDRAM, 4 MB Flash ROM
  • Retractable counterweight shaft for ease of storage/transport
  • Built-in servo motors improve motion, reduce need for counterweights
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.
7x50 Illuminated Finderscope
  • Illuminated dot to assist aligning main scope
  • Achromatic objective lens with Kellner-type eyepiece system
Starbook-S Go-To System
  • LCD: 2.6" monochrome
  • 22,000 celestial-object database
  • Star map interface controls slewing speeds
  • Advanced encoded motors for accurate and precise tracking
  • Selecting object on live star map centers telescope on that object
  • LAN port connection allows connection to the Internet for updated information at any time
  • Auto-guider port and periodic error correction ensure availability of celestial objects above and below the horizon
Optical Design Cassegrain
Aperture 10" / 260 mm
Focal Length 3000 mm
Focal Ratio f/11.5
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2.0"
Finderscope 7x50
Mount Type Sphinx Equatorial
Tripod SX-HAL130 Tripod
Resolving Power .45 arc sec., 13.8
Maximum Useful Magnification Not specified by manufacturer
Motor Starbook-S motor set
GO-TO Capability Starbook-S included
PC Compatible Starbook-S motor system
Power Source 4 AA batteries and 8 D batteries
Optical Tube Dimensions 11.9 x 25.5" / 30.4 x 65 cm
Weight Assembled Kit: ≈ 70 lb / 32 kg

Batteries & Power Supply

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Required item:

Duracell -  AA 1.5v Alkaline Coppertop Battery (4-Pack)
  • You Pay: $1.99
 

Cleaning and Anti Fog

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Pearstone -  Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 18% Gray (7 x 7.9")
  • You Pay: $4.99
 

General Accessories

Celestron -  Vibration Suppression Pads (useful at high power when near cars, etc.)
  • You Pay: $39.39
 

Books & Tutorials

Amherst Media -  Book: Nightwatch, Fourth Edition
  • You Pay: $21.95
 
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