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Vixen VMC260L - 260mm Modified Cassegrain Telescope OTA - 5831

Vixen Optics   ——   SKU: VIX-5831
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About the Vixen VMC260L - 260mm Modified Cassegrain Telescope OTA...

A superior modified Cassegrain design, the Vixen VMC260L outperforms a traditional Schmidt-Cassegrain. The Japanese made Vixen VMC260L Reflector is a true all purpose Vixen Telescope. Despite its long focal length, the tube is only about 650mm (20") long. As a result, the instrument is very portable. With its large aperture the VMC260L Reflector collects enough light for serious visual and astrophotography applications for both planetary and deep sky observing. The corrector lenses, placed in front of the secondary mirror, virtually eliminate spherical aberration and field curvature.

 

The large 260mm aperture Catadioptric design of the Vixen VMC260L consists of two mirrors and and a double meniscus corrector lens design. Light coming from the object is reflected off the primary mirror (f/2.5) and then passes through the corrector in front of the secondary. This Vixen Telescope is designed to eliminate spherical aberration and field curvature while delivering superb contrast. Focusing is through primary mirror movement. The VMC260L Reflector features Dielectric Coated Mirrors for brighter sharper images. The meniscus correcting lens offers a large, corrected field.

 

The Vixen VMC260L has very good contrast. It is an excellent Vixen Telescope for observing globular clusters, double stars and distant planets. With its open tube design, the telescope cools down quicker than a classical Cassegrain. The Vixen VMC 260L is a quality, high performance Vixen Telescope that is still quite portable and offers large light gathering power.

 

The Vixen VMC260L Modified Cassegrain Telescope is ideal for high grade astrophotography. The meniscus correcting lens offers a large corrected field. Light coming from the object is reflected off the primary mirror (f/2.5) and then passes through the Vixen Telescope corrector plate in front of the secondary mirror. This correcting lens is responsible for the large usable field of the VMC260L. With the optional Vixen Reducers and Adapters you get shorter exposure times. Combine with a Vixen Telescope Mount for excellence in astrophotography.

 

The basic configuration of the Vixen VMC260L already contains a piggy-back camera holder. You can take photos both through the Vixen Telescope and using a telephoto lens parallel to the main instrument, or use the VMC260L for guiding while the camera sits on top.

 

Don't forget... We also carry many fine Vixen Accessories including Vixen Eyepieces, and Vixen Reducers and Adapters. There's a complete line of Vixen Telescope Mounts and Vixen Camera Mounts, too!

 

 

Vixen VMC260L - 260mm Modified Cassegrain Telescope OTA Features...

 

  • Despite its long focal length, the tube is only about 650mm (20") long

     

     

  • Collects enough light for serious visual and photographic applications for both planetary and deep sky observing

     

     

  • Large 260mm aperture Catadioptric design consists of two mirrors and and a double meniscus corrector lens

     

     

  • Designed to eliminate spherical aberration and field curvature while delivering superb contrast

     

     

  • Focusing is through primary mirror movement

     

     

  • Features Dielectric Coated Mirrors for brighter sharper images

     

     

  • Correcting lens is responsible for the large usable field of the VMC260L

     

     

  • Basic configuration already contains a piggy-back camera holder

 

 

Vixen VMC260L - 260mm Modified Cassegrain Telescope OTA Specifications...

Optical Design: Modified Cassegrain Reflector

Aperture: 260mm

Focal Length: 3000mm

Focal Ratio: f/11.5

Coating: DiElectric Coated

Resolving Power: 0.45 arc sec

Limiting Magnitude: 13.8

Light Gathering Power: 1380x

Finder Scope: Optional

Adapter Thread: 60mm/50.8mm

Astrophotography: Prime Focus, Eyepiece Projection & Afocal Imaging

Visual Back: Compression Ring

Optical Tube Length: 26.7" (680mm)

Optical Tube Diameter: 12" (304mm)

Optical Tube Weight: 22 lb

Accessories: Dove Tail Mounting Rail; Carry Handle

Available Accessories: Flip Mirror Diagonal; 7x50 Finder Scope;

Vixen Product Number: 5830/5831

 

Customer Note: Some images may depict optional accessories.