Orders placed after 4pm on weekdays will not ship until the next business day. Orders placed after 12pm Fridays will not ship until the following Monday.
Faster shipping methods may be available; just upgrade during checkout.
*Some exclusions apply.
Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time.
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.
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