Vixen Optics VMC95L 95mm f/11.1 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only)

Vixen Optics VMC95L 95mm f/11.1 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only)

Vixen Optics VMC95L 95mm f/11.1 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only)

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Vixen Optics VMC95L 95mm f/11.1 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only)

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Product Highlights

  • 95mm Aperture
  • 1050mm Focal Length, f/11.1 Focal Ratio
  • Limited-Diffraction Optical System
  • Anti-Reflection Multi-coated Optics
  • Upper Eyepiece Holder
  • Dedicated Camera Port
  • 25mm Plossl Eyepiece
  • Internal 90° Flip Mirror
  • Red Dot Finderscope
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate
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  • 1Description

Similar to their Schmidt cousins, this VMC95L 95mm f/11.1 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope from Vixen Optics exchanges the Schmidt's front corrector plate with a convex meniscus lens which not only eliminates the need for periodic collimation, but the nature of the lens requires a smaller secondary mirror which limits obstruction and increases contrast. The Mak-Cass optical path results in a slower focal ratio and narrower field of view versus a similar Schmidt-Cass, but the optical benefits makes this an ideal scope for planetary and double-star observation and imaging.

The scope is outfitted with a 1.25" eyepiece holder set on the top with a dedicated camera port in-line with the OTA that accepts an array of optional equipment to mount a variety of cameras and imaging systems. An internal 90° flip mirror allows you to observe your subject, then flip the mirror down to image it. This dual capacity eliminates the need to remove and install equipment which not only slows the imaging process down but also increases the chance of accidentally moving the OTA and losing your subject. The OTA is offered here without a mount or tripod for users that have a platform, or want to use it as part of a dual-OTA set up for star-parties. It is supplied with a 25mm Plossl eyepiece that yields 42x magnification, a red-dot finderscope, and a Vixen-style dovetail plate for compatible saddles. This OTA's compact form-factor belies its observation power and resolution and is not only a competent imaging scope, it is also ideally suited as a grab-and-go option for quick observation sessions or heading out to remote locations.

Optical Performance
  • 95mm aperture
  • f/11.1 focal ratio
  • 1050mm focal length
  • 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-Cassegrains reduces obstructions and increases contrast
  • Anti-reflection multi-coated optics reduce light loss for increased image brightness
  • Resolving power: 1.22 arc seconds
Mounting
  • Requires user-supplied mount and tripod
  • Vixen-style dovetail plate fits compatible saddles
  • Weight: 4 pounds
use and Handling
  • Internal primary mirror focus
  • 1.25" diameter eyepiece holder
  • Straight-through dedicated camera port for imaging and digiscoping
    • 42mm threads for optional camera-specific T-rings
    • Use for prime focus, eyepiece projection, and afocal imaging
  • Internal 90° flip mirror to toggle from eyepiece to imager quickly and easily
  • Included accessories
    • 25mm 1.25" eyepiece yields 42x power
    • Red dot finderscope
    • 1.25" 90° star diagonal
In the Box
Vixen Optics VMC95L 95mm f/11.1 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only)
  • 90° Star Diagonal, 1.25" Barrel
  • 25mm Eyepiece, 1.25" Barrel
  • 10mm Eyepiece, 1.25" Barrel
  • Red dot Finderscope
  • Limited Two-Year Warranty
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    Specifications
    Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
    Aperture 3.7" / 9.5 cm
    Focal Length 1050 mm
    Focal Ratio f/11.1
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal Internal 90° flip
    Finderscope Red dot
    Tripod None
    Mount Vixen-style dovetail plate
    Power Source N/A
    Optical Tube Dimensions Length: 14.2" / 36.0 cm
    Diameter: 4.2" / 10.7 cm
    Weight 4.0 lb / 1.8 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.1 x 9.4 x 8.5"

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