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