Vixen Optics VC200L 200mm f/9 Catadioptric Telescope (OTA Only)

Vixen Optics VC200L 200mm f/9 Catadioptric Telescope (OTA Only)

Vixen Optics VC200L 200mm f/9 Catadioptric Telescope (OTA Only)

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  • 1800mm f/9 Catadioptric
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Vixen manufactures fine telescopes in several aperture sizes and configurations, to assure that you'll find one perfect for you.  Their VC200L 200mm f/9 Catadioptric Telescope is neither a Schmidt-Cassegrain or a Maksutov-Cassegrain, but rather a unique creation all its own: a catadioptric Vixen Sixth-Order Aspheric Cassegrain (VISAC) optical system, one of the most sophisticated optical designs available on the market today.  This design is free of coma and field curvature, as well as spherical and chromatic aberrations.  Especially noteworthy is its sharpness and flatness at the edges, which far exceeds that of Schmidt-Cassegrain systems of the same aperture.  It provides a pinpoint star image less than 15 microns, even at the edges of its 42mm image circle.  If you're looking for a photographic catadioptric, this is an excellent choice.

The Vixen VISAC optical system is composed of a concave primary mirror, a convex secondary mirror, and a three-element field corrector at the base of the focuser.  The primary mirror is a unique innovation:  A precise sixth-order shape produced by Vixen's High-Precision Poly-Order Aspherical Mirror Molding Technique.

Rack-and-pinion focusing mount accepting optional 2.00" eyepieces/accessories
Available f/6.4 focal reducer for photographic use
Open tube design eliminates dew problems common to conventional Schmidt/Maksutov-Cassegrain systems
Works wonderfully with all Vixen equatorial mounts
Built-in T-mount adapter allows simple astrophotography (with addition of camera-specific T-mount)
In the Box
Vixen Optics VC200L 200mm f/9 Catadioptric Telescope (OTA Only)
  • 7x50 Finderscope
  • 50mm SX Finder Bracket - Short
  • Finder Bracket Shoe
  • SX 60mm to 50.8mm Adapter
  • Flip Mirror System
  • Dovetail Rail
  • Carrying Handle
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Vixen Optics VC200L specs

    Optical Design Catadioptric
    Aperture 7.9" / 200mm
    Focal Length 1800mm
    Focal Ratio f/9.0
    Maximum Useful Magnification 393x
    Resolving Power 0.58
    Optical Tube Dimensions W x L: 9.1 x 24.4" / 23.2 x 62.0 cm
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2.4" / 60 mm
    Finderscope 7x50 7.0° Straight
    Weight 15.20 lbs / 6.90 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 23.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 28.2 x 15.7 x 13.5"

    Vixen Optics VC200L reviews

    VC200L 200mm f/9 Catadioptric Telescope (OTA Only) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Fine! I have many astronomical telescopes and this one has become one of my favorites,! Powerful and very handy to use, easy to balance on the mount, and having crisp clear optics is an important plus! Very fine optics from Vixen in Japan. Awesome product!
    Date published: 2018-09-11
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