Vixen Optics VMC260L 10.2"/260mm Catadioptric Telescope OTA for Atlux Mount w/o Acc.

Vixen Optics VMC260L 10.2"/260mm Catadioptric Telescope OTA for Atlux Mount w/o Acc.

Vixen Optics VMC260L 10.2"/260mm Catadioptric Telescope OTA for Atlux Mount w/o Acc.

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Vixen Optics VMC260L 10.2"/260mm Catadioptric Telescope OTA for Atlux Mount w/o Acc.

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  • 3000mm f/11.5 Catadioptric
  • Without Accessories

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  • 1Description

The Vixen VMC260L is a serious deep-sky observing instrument, allowing you to see those things on the star map that you've always passed by when using smaller scopes.  With 169% more light gathering capacity than Vixen's 8.0" scopes, this unique scope offers Maksutov-Cassegrain-like design in a big but manageable package.  It is also a great imaging tool.

Consisting of Pyrex® primary and secondary spherical mirrors, Vixen's improvement of the Maksutov design is in the incorporation of a 2-element corrector lens in front of the secondary mirror.  This system tidily corrects spherical aberration and field curvature, but also eliminates a heavy, expensive front corrector plate found in conventional Maksutov designs.  The resulting open tube design eliminates typical dew problems.

Focusing is achieved via primary mirror movement, and optical collimation is accomplished by secondary mirror adjustments-just like on the smaller Schmidt-Cassegrains telescopes to which many amateurs have already become accustomed.

The VMC260L is configured in this package to directly interface with Vixen's Atlux mount, but does not include a flip mirror, finderscope, or finderscope bracket.

Internal meniscus correction lenses lower weight, speed cool-down times, and practically eliminate dewing problems
2.4" (60mm) Focuser barrel allows even illumination across 'full frame' DSLRs and also accepts optional 2" eyepieces/accessories
Top-mounted carrying handle
Specifically configured to Vixen Atlux mount (includes dovetail rail, #5650 clamp, and #8779 Atlux base plate)
In the Box
Vixen Optics VMC260L 10.2"/260mm Catadioptric Telescope OTA for Atlux Mount w/o Acc.
  • SX 60mm to 50.8mm Adapter
  • Dovetail Rail
  • Carrying Handle
  • #5650 Atlux Connection Plate
  • Atlux Base Plate - Allows Atlux Mount to Accept #3810 Dovetail Plate Mounting Block
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Optical Design Catadioptric
    Optical Lens Diameter 10.2" (260mm)
    Focal Length 3000mm
    Focal Ratio f/11.5
    Maximum Useful Magnification 511x
    Resolving Power 0.45
    Optical Tube Dimensions 12.0 x 25.6" (30.4 x 65.0cm) WxL
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2.4" (60mm)
    Finderscope None
    Weight 22.0 lbs (10.00kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 37.0 x 21.0 x 18.0"

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