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Vixen VC200L 200mm Telescopes and Sphinx SXW Mount has been discontinued by Vixen and is no longer available. Our product experts have helped us select these available replacements below. You can also explore other items in the Telescopes category yourself to try and find the perfect replacement for you!

Vixen VC200L 200mm Telescopes and Sphinx SXW Mount Product Info

The Vixen VC200L 200mm Telescope with SXW Mount is an 8" f/9.0 highly corrected, highly specialized telescope for astro imaging. With its elaborate aspherical primary mirror, convex secondary mirror and a triplet imagecorrector lens, the optical tube on this Vixen 200mm VC200L Telescope provides high-definition images to the edge of the wide viewing field. It offers outstanding performance for astrophotographers. The VC200L is designed for astro imaging. Even at the edge of the 35mm film format (larger CCD chips) stars are sharp ( smaller than 15 micrometers) This is smaller than the resolution of fine quality CCD cameras, which means that the telescope does not limit the image quality. With the recommended f/6.4 reducer the Vixen telescope will get much shorter exposure times. The basic configuration already contains a piggy-back camera holder. You can then take photos both through the telescope and using a telephoto lens parallel to the main instrument or you can use the Vixen VC200L for guiding while the camera sits on top. For a full line of Vixen Telescopes and other products by Vixen on sale please visit the Vixen Telescopes page on our website. For more brand name Telescopes please visit our Telescopes store section.

Specifications for Vixen VC200L 200mm Telescope and SXW Mount:

Focuser: 2" focuser (1.25" or T2 adaptations are optional)
Mount Adaptation: Dovetail plate for GP, Sphinx, many EQ mounts
Aperture / focal length / f: Aperture 200mm / focal length 1800mm / focal ratio f/9
Limiting magnitude / resolution: Visual limiting magnitude 13.3 mag / theoretical resolution 0.63"
Tube Weight: 6.3 kg. (13.2 lbs)
Tube Length / Diameter: 486mm / 232mm (9.1 x 24.4 in)

Specifications for Vixen Sphinx SXW Equatorial Mount:

R.A. Slow Motion Axis: 180-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement
DEC Slow Motion Axis: 180-tooth wheel gears whole circle movement
R.A. Coordinates Display: On the screen of STAR BOOK, 01 min. increments
DEC Coordinates Display: On the screen of STAR BOOK, 01 arc min. increments
Polar Axis Scope: Optional
Altitude Adjustment: 0 degree to 70 degrees (Fine Adjustment with tangent screw
Azimuth Adjustment: Double screw fine adjustment
Telescope Controller: STAR BOOK
Power Source: DC 12 volts
Maximum Loading Weight: 16kg/35 lbs
Counterweight: 1.9 kg/ 4.2 lbs
Weight: 6.8 kg/ 15 kbs (without counterweight)

Package Contents:

  • Vixen VC200L 200mm Telescope and Sphinx SXW Mount
    • NLV25 Eyepiece
    • Flip Mirror
    • Counterweights
    • 7x50 Finder scope
    • Bracket

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