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VIXEN VMC260L 260mm (~10") f/11.5 Like the popular Schmidt-Cassegrain, the Japanese made Vixen VMC260L modified Cassegrain 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 collects enough light for serious visual and photographical applications for both planetary and deep sky observing. The large 260mm aperture Catadioptric design consists of two mirrors and two corrector lenses, one of which is a meniscus lens. The corrector lenses, in front of the secondary mirror, virtually eliminate spherical aberration and field curvature. Focusing is through primary mirror movement. The VMC260L features Dielectric Coated Mirrors for brighter sharper imagesThe VMC260L has a very good contrast. It is an excellent telescope for observing globular clusters, double stars and distant planets.With its open tube the telescope cools down quicker than a classical Cassegrain.Astro ImagingAnother strong point of this telescope is its capability for high grade astro imaging. The meniscus correcting lens offers a large corrected field. 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 you can use the VMC260L for guiding while the camera sits on top.
7x50mm (6.8 degrees)
2" focuser (1.25" or T2 adaptations are optional)
Dovetail plate for GP, Sphinx, many Chinese EQ mounts, ...
Aperture / focal ratio
Aperture 260mm / focal ratio f/11.5