Vixen Optics VMC200L Telescope with GP2 Mount

Vixen Optics VMC200L Telescope with GP2 Mount

Vixen Optics VMC200L Telescope with GP2 Mount

B&H # VIVMC200LGP2 MFR # 99702
Vixen Optics VMC200L Telescope with GP2 Mount

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Product Highlights

  • 8.0"/200mm, f/9.7 Catadioptric System
  • GP2 Mount
  • NLV 25mm Eyepiece
  • GP-HAL130 Tripod

Vixen Optics VMC200L overview

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The VMC200L from Vixen is well suited to deep sky observing and imaging. This 8.0"/200mm f/9.75 catadioptric telescope features a sophisticated configuration that employs incorporates a primary mirror and a meniscus corrector just before the secondary mirror. The resulting optical path is corrected twice - this eliminates spherical aberration and field curvature while delivering sharper images without false-color. Because the optical correction is placed before the second mirror, there's no need for a corrector plate and the dewing problems associated with it. Another benefit is the elimination of spherical aberrations,

Focusing the VMC200L yields a stable and easy to adjust image. The rack-and-pinion focusing system is placed behind the primary mirror to eliminate image-shift. The focuser accepts 2.0" eyepieces and accessories.

This package includes the VMC200L telescope, Vixen's NLV 25mm eyepiece, a 7x50 finderscope with a flip mirror diagonal that accepts 1.25" eyepieces, and the GP-HAL130 aluminum tripod with a GP2 mount.

VMX200L Telescope
  • Primary mirror: f=500 mm, f/2.5
  • Secondary mirror: d=72 mm, magnification 3.9x
  • Distance primary secondary:: ≈330 mm
  • Central obstruction 80mm diameter, 40% of d
  • 8.0"/200 mm, f=1950 mm, f/9.75 catadioptric system
  • Open tube design eliminates dewing, speeds up cool-down
  • Optical path is corrected twice to eliminate spherical aberration and curvature of field
  • Rack-and-pinion focusing system is placed behind the primary mirror to eliminate image-shift
GP2 Equatorial Mount
  • Maximum loading weight: 22 lb/9.9 kg
  • Dec graduations: 2° increments
  • Polar axis altitude adjustment: 0-62°
  • Counterweight: 1 x 8.15 lb/3.7
  • R.A. graduations: 10 minute increments
  • R.A. slow motion axis: 144 tooth worm gears
  • Declination slow motion axis: 144 tooth worm gears
  • Mount includes pre-installed variable intensity illuminator
NLV 25 mm Eyepiece
  • 1.25"
  • Twist-up eye cup
  • Fully multicoated
  • Eye relief: 20 mm
  • High-grade lanthanum glass ensures high resolution and contrast
GP-HAL130 Tripod
A solid platform designed for the GP mounts. The tripod height varies from 25" to 39" and it weighs in at <11.0 lb.
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Vixen Optics VMC200L specs

Optical Design Catadioptric
Optical Lens Diameter 8.0" / 200 mm
Focal Length 1950 mm
Focal Ratio f/9.75
Maximum Useful Magnification 393x
Resolving Power 0.58
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2.4" / 60 mm
Finderscope 7x50
Optical Tube Dimensions 21.1 x 9.1" / 52.5 x 23.2 cm
Weight 15.0 lb / 6.8 kg

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