Vixen Optics VMC200L 200mm f/10 Field-Maksutov Telescope (OTA Only)

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Vixen Optics VMC200L 200mm f/10 Field-Maksutov Telescope (OTA Only)

The Vixen Optics VMC200L 200mm f/10 Field-Maksutov Telescope features a modified Maksutov design that 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. This "Field-Maksutov" optical path results in a faster focal ratio versus standard Maksutovs and a narrower field of view versus a similar Schmidt, but the optical benefits, when coupled with the large 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 VMC200L is offered here without a mount or tripod, for users who have a reliable support system, but a Vixen-style dovetail plate is included along with a carrying handle for safe and secure setup and breakdown.

Optical Tube Assembly

  • 200mm aperture
  • f/10 focal ratio
  • 1950mm focal length
  • Modified 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 reduces obstructions and increases contrast versus Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope (SCT) models
  • Multi-coated optics maximize light transmission to improve brightness, color rendition, sharpness, and contrast
  • Resolution: 0.58 arcsec

Imaging and Observing

  • Internal rack-and-pinion focusing mechanism eliminates the common image shift in standard SCT focusers for sharper focusing during imaging and observation sessions
  • Ideal for prime-focus and eyepiece projection techniques
  • 60 and 42mm T-ring threads for cameras and imaging systems
  • 2" and 1.25" push-fit eyepiece holders to accept the two most common sizes of eyepieces and accessories

Mounting

  • Optical tube assembly only; mount and tripod required for proper use
  • Vixen-style dovetail plate makes it compatible with the most common saddle
  • Carrying handle adds security during setup and breakdown
  • Weight: 13 pounds

Specification

Optical Tube Assembly
Optical Design Maksutov Cassegrain
Aperture 200 mm / 7.9"
Focal Length 1950 mm
Focal Ratio f/9.8
Focuser Internal
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25", 2"
Diagonal None
Finderscope None
Mounting System Vixen Style
Optical Tube Dimensions 20 x 9.1" / 51 x 23.2 cm
General
Batteries None
GPS None
Wi-Fi None
Weight 13.0 lb / 5.9 kg

 


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