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

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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • 95mm Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA
  • 1050mm Focal Length, f/11 Focal Ratio
  • Multi-Coated Optics to Maximize Light
  • Single-Speed Internal Focusing Mechanism
  • Multiple Threads for Imaging Accessories
  • Dual 1.25" Eyepiece Holders
  • Internal Flip-Mirror Diagonal
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate
  • 25mm Eyepiece; Red-Dot Finder
  • OTA Only; Mount and Tripod Required
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Mount Options: OTA Only

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Aperture: 95mm f/11

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95mm f/11
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Vixen Optics VMC95L overview

  • 1Description

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 aberration) 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: One set at 90° and another 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 un-mounting 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:

  • Un-magnified 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
In the Box
Vixen Optics VMC95L 95mm f/11 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only)
  • Red-Dot Finder with Bracket
  • 25mm Eyepiece
  • Allen Wrench
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Vixen Optics VMC95L specs

    Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
    Aperture 95 mm
    Focal Length 1050 mm
    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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    Package Weight 6.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.1 x 9.4 x 8.5"

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