VIXEN VMC260L Reflector Telescope (Item #5831)

A superior modified Cassegrain design, Vixen's VMC260L Telescope outperforms a traditional Schmidt-Cassegrain. The Japanese made Vixen VMC260L Reflector is a true all purpose 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 Telescope collects enough light for serious visual and photographic applications for both planetary and deep sky observing.

The large 260mm aperture Catadioptric design 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 is designed to eliminate spherical aberration and field curvature while delivering superb contrast. Focusing is through primary mirror movement. The VMC260L Reflector Telescope features Dielectric Coated Mirrors for brighter sharper images.

The VMC260L Telescope has very good contrast. It is an excellent telescope for observing globular clusters, double stars and distant planets.With its open tube design, the telescope cools down quicker than a classical Cassegrain
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Vixen VMC260L

The Vixen VMC 260L Telescope is a quality, high performance instrument that is still quite portable and offers large light gathering power . Items shown on this image may be optional.

Astro Imaging

The Vixen VMC260L Telescope modified Cassegrain is ideal for high grade astro imaging. 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 corrector plate in front of the secondary mirror. This correcting lens is responsible for the large usable field of the VMC260L Telescope. With the optional reducer you get shorter exposure times.

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

Robert Fields M81
M81 Courtesy of Robert Fields taken with
his VMC260 and Atlux Mount
Specifications:

Optical Design

Modified Cassegrain Reflector

Aperture

260mm

Focal Length

3000mm

Focal Ratio

f/11.5

Back Focus (from rear edge of focuser body) 149.4mm
Back Focus with Reducer (from rear edge of reducer) 63.5mm

Coating

DiElectric Coated

Resolving Power

.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 VMC260L
Item #5831 VMC 260L Telescope for SXD Mount
$3499
Vixen VMC260L
Item #5830 VMC 260L Telescope for Atlux/AXD Mount $3499
Accessory: Focal Reducer Item #3871
Reduces focal lenght by 0.62x
3000mm to 1860mm f/7.1
Vixen Focal Reducer
Vixen VMC260L
$379

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