Vixen Optics SXP Mount with VC200L Reflector Telescope and Tripod

Vixen Optics SXP Mount with VC200L Reflector Telescope and Tripod

Vixen Optics SXP Mount with VC200L Reflector Telescope and Tripod

B&H # VIV200DSTSXP MFR # 25095DS
Vixen Optics SXP Mount with VC200L Reflector Telescope and Tripod

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Product Highlights

  • Micro Slow Motion Equatorial Mount
  • 180-Tooth RA/DEC Gear Wheels
  • Star Book Ten Hand Controller
  • Adjustable-Height Aluminum Tripod
  • 8.0" f/9.0 VISAC
  • Focal Length: 1800mm, f/9.0
  • Aperture: 8" / 200mm
  • Multi Coated Optics
  • Dual Speed Focuser
  • Dove Tail Mounting Rail
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  • 1Description

The Vixen SXP Mount with VC200L Reflector Telescope and Tripod is a highly corrected 8.0" f/9.0 catadioptric telescope for astroimaging. Its sophisticated aspherical optical design delivers excellent image correction throughout its large 42mm illuminated field.

The VC200L is designed for astroimaging - at the edge of a 35mm SLR format stars remain sharp (< 15 µm). This level optical performance is comparable to the resolving power of fine quality digital imaging systems. Employing the optional f/6.4 reducer significantly shortens exposure times.

Vixen has fitted the VCL200L's OTA with a piggy-back camera holder - this allows taking photos through the telescope while using a second camera in parallel to the OTA. Additionally, the VC200L can be used to guide the secondary imaging system.

The Star Book Ten is a computerized hand controller that is loaded with a database of 272,342 celestial objects such as the Moon, Sun, and planets, plus astronomical catalogs including SAO, NGC, and Messier. The SB10 has a 5" 800x400 resolution LED backlit TFT LCD screen that displays star charts, maps, as well as menu options. To aid set-up, there is a built-in 6x20 polar alignment scope that is set inside the mount. It has an 8° wide angle field of view and an illuminated reticle. The Polaris guide scale, for use in the Northern hemisphere, is accurate through the year 2025. An Octant 4-star pattern is also set on the reticle for use in the Southern hemisphere.

  • Design: catadioptric reflector
  • Aperture: 8.0" / 200 mm
  • Focal ratio: f/9
  • Focal length: 1800 mm
  • Tube length: 23.6" / 599 mm
  • Tube diameter: 9.1" / 232 mm
  • Tube weight: 13.2 lb / 6.3 kg
  • Focuser: 2" - optional 1.25"/ T2 adaptations
  • Mount adaptation: Dovetail plate for GP, Sphinx, EQ mounts
  • Dawes resolution limit: 0.63"
  • Theoretical minimum magnification: 13.3
  • Finderscope: 7x50 QR finder scope
  • VISAC: Vixen's Sixth-Order Aspherical Cassegrain. Primary mirror held by retaining ring instead of hooks to decrease flare and enhance contrast
Dual Speed Focuser
  • Upgrades the rack and pinion focusing equipment to provide finer 1/7th speed focus adjustments
Sphinx SXP Mount
  • Motorized and computer-guided equatorial mount
  • 35 lb payload capacity, excluding counterweights
  • Precise azimuth adjustment indicators
  • Built-in polar alignment scope
HAL 130 Tripod
  • Lightweight aluminum
  • White powder-coated head
  • Variable height from 25 to 39"
  • Maximum leg spread of 63.5" diameter
  • Folded length of 32"
  • 77 lb payload capacity
  • Weighs 12.1 lb
Star Book Ten
  • Powered by mount through connector port, button-battery included to keep internal clock running
  • 5" TFT LCD display with LED backlight
  • 800x480 WVGA resolution
  • Red backlit keypad
  • Independent screen and keypad dimming control
  • ST-4 compatible integrated autoguider port
  • "GOTO" slewing with up to 1000x sidereal rate
  • 272,342 celestial object database: SAO: 258997, NGC objects: 7840, IC objects: 5386, Messier objects: 109, 7 Planets, 1 quasi-planet, Moon, and Sun
  • Programmable user-defined objects
  • Automatic and manual GoTo Slewing
  • Sidereal tracking with different tracking speeds for the Sun, the Moon, planets, comets, and artificial satellites including the International Space Station
  • 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
  • Hibernate mode
  • Built-in speaker
  • Software updates using LAN connection
  • Compatible with Windows SP, Vista, 7, 8, & 8 Pro
  • Not compatible with Mac, Linux, and Unix operating systems
  • 6.7x6.1x1.2" weighing 13.4 oz
In the Box
Vixen Optics SXP Mount with VC200L Reflector Telescope and Tripod
  • Sphinx SXP Mount
  • VC200L 8"/200mm VISAC Telescope
  • HAL 130SXG Aluminum Tripod
  • Star Book Ten
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Optical Design VISAC Aspherical Mirror Reflector
    Aperture 200mm
    Focal Length 1800mm
    Focal Ratio f/9.0
    Back Focus 2.5" (63.5 mm)
    Coating Multi coated
    Resolving Power .58 arcsec
    Resolution Theoretical: 0.63" (16 mm)
    Limiting Magnitude 13.3
    Light Gathering Power 816x
    Adapter Thread: 60 mm / 50.8 mm
    Visual Back Compression Ring
    Tripod HAL 130
    Mount Type Equatorial
    Focuser Dual speed
    Optical Tube Dimensions Length: 23.6" (60 cm)
    Diameter: 9.1" (23.2 cm)
    Weight: 13.2 lb (6 kg)
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