Vixen Optics VMC95L 95mm f/11 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope with Mobile Porta Mount

Vixen Optics VMC95L 95mm f/11 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope with Mobile Porta Mount

Vixen Optics VMC95L 95mm f/11 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope with Mobile Porta Mount

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Product Highlights

  • 95mm Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA
  • 1050mm Focal Length, f/11 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Multi-Coated Optics
  • Multiple Threads for Imaging Accessories
  • Dual 1.25" Eyepiece Holders
  • Mobile Porta Manual AZ Mount
  • Dual-Axis Slow-Motion Handles
  • 25mm Eyepiece; Red-Dot Finder
  • Internal Flip-Mirror Diagonal
  • Adjustable-Height Aluminum Tripod
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Mount Options: Mobile Porta AZ Mount with Tripod

Mini Porta AZ Mount with Tripod

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Mobile Porta AZ Mount with Tripod OTA Only

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Porta II AZ Mount with Tripod

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Aperture: 95mm f/11

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200mm f/10

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95mm f/11
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Vixen Optics VMC95L Overview

  • 1Description

By combining their 95mm Mak and Mobile Porta mount into the VMC95L 95mm f/11 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope, Vixen Optics gives you a complete and highly portable observation rig for viewing the Moon, planets, and other celestial objects. You get a Maksutov-Cassegrain optical tube assembly (OTA), the manual alt-azimuth mount with tripod, plus basic observation and alignment accessories.

  • VMC95L 95mm f/11 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only)

    Lightweight, portable, and powerful, the Vixen Optics VMC95L 95mm f/11 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope is an ideal choice for observation or imaging. It features an internal flip-mirror mechanism that allows the light path to be directed toward one of two points: 90° upward or straight through. This configuration supports the use of two eyepieces for quickly changing magnification without having to switch eyepieces, or of an eyepiece at the 90° position and an imaging system straight through. For imaging, simply flip the mirror up to check alignment and tracking accuracy between exposures and flip it back down to use the camera. The straight-through port has threads that accept most imaging and camera mounting rings for eyepiece projection, prime-focus, and afocal imaging techniques.

    Optically, the Maksutov design exchanges the conventional front corrector plate of a Schmidt with a convex meniscus lens, resulting in a smaller secondary mirror that limits obstruction and increases contrast while eliminating the need for periodic collimation. The Maksutov optical path results in a narrower field of view versus a similar Schmidt, but the optical benefits, when coupled with the VMC95L's larger aperture and multi-coated optics, make this an ideal scope for solar, lunar, and planetary observations, while being able to resolve bright deep-sky objects like stars, clusters, galaxies, and nebulae.

    This version of the VMC95L is offered here without a mount or tripod, for users who have a reliable support system, but a Vixen-style dovetail plate is included to accommodate a variety of mounts. For observations, a 25mm eyepiece is included, as is a red-dot finderscope and bracket.

    Optical Tube Assembly
    • 95mm aperture
    • f/11 focal ratio
    • 1050mm focal length
    • Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design
    • Front convex meniscus lens corrects spherical and chromatic aberrations and comas (off-axis aberrations) across the entire field of view
    • Smaller secondary mirror versus Schmidt-Cassegrain reduces obstructions and increases contrast
    • Curved-vane secondary mirror mounting "spider" reduces diffraction to improve resolution
    • Multi-coated optics maximize light transmission to improve brightness, color rendition, sharpness, and contrast
    • Resolution: 1.22 arcsec
    • Internal focusing mechanism
    Observing/Imaging
    • Dual 1.25" eyepiece holders: First set at 90° and second straight through
    • Internal flip mirror allows easy switch between light paths for the use of two eyepieces or eyepiece/imaging combination
    • Able to perform various astrophotography techniques including eyepiece projection, prime-focus, and afocal imaging
    • When imaging, quickly flip mirror to check tracking between exposures without unmounting imaging rig
    • 42mm threads on the straight-through light path enable direct connection of accessories and imaging systems
    Mounting
    • Optical tube assembly only; mount and tripod required for proper use
    • Vixen-style dovetail plate
    • Weight: 4 pounds
    Included Accessories
    Eyepiece:

    • 1.25" barrel diameter
    • Accepts most astronomical filters
    • 25mm eyepiece produces 42x magnification

    Finder:

    • Unmagnified view ensures an ultra-wide angle of view for easier alignment and faster star-hopping navigation
    • Simple red aiming dot won't obscure small or dim objects
    • Adjustable brightness prevents interfering with night-adjusted vision
    • Mounting bracket included
  • Mobile Porta AZ Mount with Tripod

    Equipped with two fine adjustment handles for whole-circle slow-motion control on both axes, the Vixen Mobile Porta AZ Mount comes with a sturdy tripod that adjusts from 28 to 51" to accommodate a wide variety of users and viewing positions. As the name suggests, the Mobile Porta is optimized for travel with a folding fork-arm design and its ease of use helps to minimize the common support-system-oriented frustration often experienced when searching for and tracking celestial objects.

    It has an 8-pound payload capacity for smaller telescopes like refractors and Maksutov-Cassegrains, and is recommended for optical tube assemblies (OTAs) with a diameter of 119mm (4.6") or less for safe use. Its friction control system allows you to move the mount by hand without fumbling with locks or clutches and stays in place when it's released, and its slow-motion handles enable fine position adjustments while minimizing vibrations.

    Optimized for Mobility
    • Light 8-pound weight
    • Arm can be rotated at 15° intervals to avoid having the telescope impeded by the slow-motion handles
    • Fork arm folds without the use of tools for easy transport and storage
    Mount
    • Vixen-style dovetail saddle
    • Manual alt-azimuth design
    • Dual axis slow-motion handles enable precise adjustment to center subjects
    • Friction control system allows the mount to be moved by hand to any position without locks or clutches to worry about
    • 360° rotation horizontal wheel gear
    • Includes tool kit to adjust friction system based on OTA and accessories being used
    • Recommended for 119mm (4.6") and smaller OTAs
    • 8-pound payload capacity
    Tripod
    • Aluminum legs are lightweight and durable
    • Compact two-stage legs
    • Adjustable height from 28 to 51" (71.1-129.5cm)
    • Center tray adds stability while offering a place for eyepieces, filters, and other accessories
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Red-Dot Finder with Bracket
  • 25mm Eyepiece
  • Allen Wrench
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • Tool Kit
  • Accessory Tray
  • 2 x Slow-Motion Handles
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • VMC95L 95mm f/11 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only)
    Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
    Aperture 95mm
    Focal Length 1050mm
    Focal Ratio f/11.05
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2 x 1.25"
    Diagonal 90°, internal
    Internal flip-mirror assembly
    Finderscope Red-dot
    Tripod None
    Mount Type Vixen-style dovetail plate
    Power Source None
    Optical Tube Dimensions 14.2 x 4.2" / 36.0 x 10.7 cm
    Weight 4.0 lb / 1.8 kg
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.1 x 9.4 x 8.5"
  • Mobile Porta AZ Mount with Tripod
    Mount Type Manual alt-azimuth
    Load Capacity 8.0 lb / 3.6 kg, max
    Motor None
    GoTo Capability None
    Altitude / Latitude Adjustment Not specified by manufacturer
    Polar Axis Scope None
    Includes Tripod/Pier Yes, tripod
    Power Source None
    Weight 8.0 lb / 3.6 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 37.0 x 10.0 x 8.0"

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