Vixen Optics VMC200L Telescope OTA with Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount and Star Book One

Vixen Optics VMC200L Telescope OTA with Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount and Star Book One

Vixen Optics VMC200L Telescope OTA with Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount and Star Book One

B&H # VIVMC200LSX2 MFR # 25078
Vixen Optics VMC200L Telescope OTA with Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount and Star Book One

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Product Highlights

  • 8.0"/200mm, f/9.7 Catadioptric System
  • Motorized Mount with Hand Controller
  • Vixen Dovetail Saddle with 27 lb Payload
  • Star Book One Hand Controller
  • Celestial, Solar, and Lunar Tracking
  • Backlash Compensation and PEC
  • Integrated Autoguider Port
  • Multiple Tracking Speeds
  • Retractable Counterweight Bar
  • SLV 9mm and 20mm Eyepieces
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  • 1Description

The Vixen VMC200L Telescope OTA with Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount and Star Book One 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 SLV 9mm and 20mm eyepieces,a 7x50 finderscope with a flip mirror diagonal that accepts 1.25" eyepieces, the Sphinx SX2 mount with the Star Book One, and the SXG-HAL130 aluminum tripod.

Mount
  • Motorized equatorial mount with hand controller
  • 27 lb payload capacity, excluding counterweights
  • Precise azimuth adjustment indicators
  • Integrated counterweight shaft retracts into mount when not in use
  • Includes one 4.2 lb counterweight
  • Vixen-style dovetail saddle
Gears and Motors
  • Two stepping (pulse) motors at 250 pulses per second
  • 180-tooth full circle micro-movement wheel gear
  • 40mm aluminum-alloy die-cast Right Ascension axis
  • 35mm aluminum-alloy Declination axis
  • ±7° azimuth adjustment, twin tangent screws/knobs with about 1.2°/rotation
  • 0-70° altitude adjustment, 3-altitude zone settings, 2° increment altitude scale, twin T-bar handles with 0.8°/rotation
Star Book One
  • Powered by mount through connector port
  • LED display screen backlight
  • Red backlit keypad
  • Independent screen and keypad dimming control
  • ST-4 compatible integrated autoguider port
  • Sidereal tracking with different tracking speeds: celestial, solar, lunar, and King's rate
  • Variable manual slewing speeds from 0.1x to 999x
  • Backlash compensation
  • Periodic error correction (PEC) removes inaccuracies inherent in gears and allows for more accurate tracking, especially for long-exposure astrophotography
  • Adjustable screen brightness
  • Selectable tracking for Northern and Southern hemisphere
VMC200L 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
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
SXG-HAL130 Aluminum Tripod
A solid platform designed for the Sphinx mounts. The tripod height varies from 28.7" to 45.3" and it weighs in at 12.1 lb (5.5 kg).
In the Box
Vixen Optics VMC200L Telescope OTA with Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount and Star Book One
  • HAL 130SXG Aluminum Tripod crqwtcudabey
  • Sphinx SX2 Motorized Equatorial Mount with Star Book One
  • 9mm SLV Series 1.25" Eyepiece crqwtcudabey
  • 20mm SLV Series 1.25" Eyepiece
  • Star Book One Hand Controller
  • Star Book Cable
  • 4.2 lb Counterweight
  • Limited Five-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Mount Type German Equatorial
    Load Capacity 27 lb (12.2 kg)
    Gears RA: 180-tooth full circle micro-movement gear wheel
    Dec: 180-tooth full circle micro-movement gear wheel
    Right Ascension Axis 40 mm diameter, die-cast aluminum-alloy
    Declination Axis 35 mm diameter, aluminum-alloy
    Motor 2 x Stepping (pulse) motors with 250 PPS
    GO-TO Capability No
    Altitude / Azimuth Adjustment Alt: 0 to 70°
    Az: ±7°
    Polar Axis Scope No
    Includes Tripod/Pier No
    Counterweights 1 x 4.2 lb (1.9 kg)
    Power Requirement 12 VDC
    Dimensions 13.5 x 14.2 x 5.0" (34.3 x 36.0 x 12.8 cm)
    Weight 15.5 lb (7.0 kg), excluding counterweights
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