Mak vs Schmidt
Thanks in advance.
Yes, it will but there are more serious issues with a 7" Mak and that's why Meade dropped it. Due to the much thicker corrector plate, weight is almost impossible to deal with and, much worse, cool down time on a 7" Mak is much, much longer than even a large 10" SCT. If you want to use a 7" Mak in the winter, cool down time will be measured in hours!
- roger w
I haven't heard any reports on that Vixen in terms of cool down time, one way or the other, but it really is your only option if you want a large aperture Mak.
One other possibility is the Meade ACF, which will give you excellent correction across the field and still have excellent cool down time. It is still a Schmidt-Cassegrain at heart and avoids the thick corrector plate of a Mak.