Vixen Optics VMC110L 110mm f/9 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope with Porta II Mount

Vixen Optics VMC110L 110mm f/9 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope with Porta II Mount

Vixen Optics VMC110L 110mm f/9 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope with Porta II Mount

B&H # VIVMC110LP2M MFR # 39955
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Product Highlights

  • 110mm Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA
  • 1035mm Focal Length, f/9 Focal Ratio
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Dual 1.25" Eyepiece Holders
  • Internal Flip-Mirror, 25mm Eyepiece
  • Porta II Manual Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • Dual-Axis Slow-Motion Cables
  • Internal Focusing Mechanism
  • Red-Dot Finder with Bracket
  • Adjustable-Height Aluminum Tripod
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Mount Options: Porta II AZ Mount with Tripod

Mini Porta AZ Mount with Tripod

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OTA Only

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Porta II AZ Mount with Tripod

Aperture: 110mm f/9

110mm F/9

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110mm f/9 95mm f/11

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Vixen Optics VMC110L overview

  • 1Description

Compact, portable, and powerful, the Vixen Optics VMC110L 110mm f/9 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope is an ideal grab-and-go option for new and experienced astronomers, with the ability to capture stunning images of the Moon, planets, stars, and a wide array of deep-sky objects. This rig consists of the optical tube assembly, the Porta II mount, an eyepiece, and a red-dot finder.

  • VMC110L 110mm f/9 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only)

    Ideal for observation or imaging, the Vixen Optics VMC110L 110mm f/9 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope 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 VMC110L'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 VMC110L is offered here without a mount or tripod for users who have a reliable support system, but a Vixen-style dovetail plate is included that can be attached on the bottom of the optical tube assembly (OTA) or the side to accommodate a variety of mount configurations. For observations, a 25mm eyepiece is included, as is a red-dot finderscope and bracket.

    Optical Tube Assembly
    • 110mm aperture
    • f/9 focal ratio
    • 1035mm focal length
    • Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design
    • Front convex meniscus lens corrects spherical and chromatic aberrations and comas (off-axis aberrations) across the entire field of view
    • Smaller secondary mirror versus Schmidt-Cassegrain reduces obstructions and increases contrast
    • Multi-coated optics maximize light transmission to improve brightness, color rendition, sharpness, and contrast
    • Resolution: 1.05 arcsec
    • Internal focusing mechanism
    Observing/Imaging
    • Dual 1.25" eyepiece holders: First set at 90° and second 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 unmounting imaging rig
    • 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
    • Plate can be mounted on the side or bottom to accommodate a variety of mount configurations
    • Weight: 4.6 pounds
    Included Accessories
    Eyepiece:

    • 1.25" barrel diameter
    • Accepts most astronomical filters
    • 25mm eyepiece produces 41x magnification

    Finder:

    • Unmagnified 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
    UPC: 811971010086
  • Porta II Alt-Azimuth Mount

    Built to support a 20 lb payload, and equipped with two fine adjustment handles for whole circle slow motion in both directions, the Porta II Mount from Vixen comes with a sturdy set of legs that adjust from 35 to 51". The Porta II minimizes support-system-oriented frustration when searching for and tracking celestial objects.

    The Porta II is solid, and its slow-motion flexible handles minimize vibrations to keep the view sharp. Precision tracking of planets and ships on the horizon becomes a simple event thanks to a fine-tooth geared drive that's activated by turning the elevation or azimuth control handles.

    The "World-Standard" dovetail system ensures that the Porta II can be used to support most dovetail-mounted optical tube assemblies (OTAs) and binoculars. The Porta II mount head is detachable and compatible with all other Vixen tripods. The tripod is constructed from rugged aluminum alloy, and the legs extend from 35 to 51".

    No locks or clutches
    Portable alt-azimuth mount with precision slow-motion control in both axes
    Slow-motion control with whole circle movement via 120-tooth wheel gears
    Tripod legs height adjustment: 35-51"
    Mount can be removed and used on heavier tripod if needed.
    UPC: 811971013643
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Red-Dot Finder with Bracket
  • 25mm Eyepiece
  • Allen Wrench
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • Slow Motion Controls
  • Accessory Tray
  • Limited 5 Year Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • VMC110L 110mm f/9 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only)
    Optical Design Maksutov‐Cassegrain
    Aperture 110 mm
    Focal Length 1035 mm
    Focal Ratio f/9.4
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 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 14.6 x 4.7" / 37.0 x 11.9 cm
    Weight 4.6 lb / 2.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.1 x 9.1 x 8.4"
  • Porta II Alt-Azimuth Mount
    Mount Type Alt-azimuth
    Load Capacity 20 lb / 9.1 kg
    Motor None
    GO-TO Capability No
    Latitude Adjustment Range Not specified by manufacturer
    Polar Axis Scope Not applicable
    Includes Tripod/Pier Yes
    Power Source None
    Dimensions 41 x 11 x 13" / 104 x 27.9 x 33 cm
    Weight Fully assembled: 12 lb / 5.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 41.0 x 13.0 x 11.0"

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