Vixen Optics VMC260L 260mm f/11.5 Catadioptric Telescope (OTA Only)

Vixen Optics VMC260L 260mm f/11.5 Catadioptric Telescope (OTA Only)

Vixen Optics VMC260L 260mm f/11.5 Catadioptric Telescope (OTA Only)

B&H # VIVMC260LW MFR # 26375

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Product Highlights

  • 260mm Modified Catadioptric OTA
  • 3000mm Focal Length / f/11.5 Focal Ratio
  • Dielectric Coated Mirrors
  • Internal Focusing Mechanism
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Rail
  • Handle with Piggyback Camera Mount
  • 2" Eyepiece Holder & 60mm Threads
  • OTA Only; Mount and Tripod Required
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Vixen Optics VMC260L Overview

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Vixen Optics modified the classic catadioptric design and created a unique Cassegrain reflector: The VMC260L 260mm f/11.5 Catadioptric Telescope, which outperforms a traditional Schmidt-Cassegrain. The design consists of two mirrors and a double meniscus corrector lens. The incoming light is reflected off the primary mirror and then passes through the corrector in front of the secondary, eliminating spherical aberration and field curvature while delivering outstanding contrast, and the meniscus correcting lens offers a large corrected field for today's imaging sensors. With its open tube design, the telescope cools down quicker than a conventional Cassegrain, making it ideal for imaging and astrophotography.

This version of the VMC260L comes with a large 2" visual back for observation purposes and 60mm and T-2 threads for imaging systems and astrophotography rigs. While it doesn't come with an accessories package, the telescope includes a Vixen-style dovetail rail and a convenient carry handle that makes setup and breakdown easier and safer. The handle is outfitted with a piggyback mount that allows you to mount a camera to perform wide-field astrophotography during your observation or imaging sessions without the need to set up a second tracking system. The VMC260L is offered here without a mount or tripod for those who already have a reliable support system and are looking to add a high-performance optical tube assembly (OTA) to their inventory.

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Vixen Optics VMC260L 260mm f/11.5 Catadioptric Telescope (OTA Only)
  • Carry Handle
  • Dovetail Mounting Rail
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Vixen Optics VMC260L Specs

    Optical Tube Assembly
    Optical Design Cassegrain
    Aperture 260 mm / 10.2"
    Focal Length 3000 mm
    Focal Ratio f/11.5
    Resolution 0.45 Arcsec (Dawes)
    Focuser Internal
    Mounting System Vixen Style
    Optical Tube Dimensions 26.7 x 12" / 67.8 x 30.5 cm
    Wi-Fi None
    Weight 22.0 lb / 10.0 kg

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