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Vixen VMC200L Telescope with Vixen GPD2 Mount and Starbook S 3986GOTOS Product Info

The Vixen VMC200L Telescope with Vixen GPD2 Mount and Starbook S 3986GOTOS is a unique catadioptric telescope, which features a primaryimage mirror and meniscus corrector just before a secondary mirror. By doing so, light is corrected twice on the optical light path. The end result is that telescope spherical aberration and field curvature are corrected to a high degree of optical performance. The VMC200 L's 200mm Telescope by Vixen primary mirror is f/2.5; the compound optical system is f/9.75. This combination creates a very compact and telescope. Placing the optical correction before the secondary mirror avoids the necessity of having a corrector plate and the dewing problems associated with a closed optical tube. The rack and pinion focusing on this Vixen Telescope is placed behind the primary mirror. The use of this focusing system eliminates the image shift associated with most other SCT systems. This is especially important when using high power magnification or astro-photography. When focusing, the image is stable and easy to adjust. The Vixen GPD2 3990 equatorial mount is the stronger and heftier of the Vixen GP mounts. With its solid steel R. A. and Declination axes and brass worm gears, this mount will hold up to years of heavy use. In order to ensure accurate tracking for astrophotography, the worm gears are especially machined to a very high precision that minimizes periodic error. The new Vixen Starbook S with built in starchart gives you complete Go-To capabilities.

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Specifications for Vixen VIXEN VMC200L Telescope with Gpd2 mount:

Construction:   Catadioptrical reflector d=200mm (8") ; f=1950mm, f/9.75
Primary mirror:   f=500mm, f/2.5
Secondary mirror:   d=72mm, magnification 3.9x
Distance primary secondary:   ~330mm
Central obstruction:   80mm diameter (40% of d
Theoretical resolution:   (Dawes)
Theoretical min mag:   13.3
Tube length:   ~525mm incl. focuser
Weight:   5.9kg (13 lbs)
Dimensions:   232mm x 535mm (9.1 x 21 inches)
Finder scope:   7x50

Features of Vixen VMC200L Telescope with Mount:

  • Vixen GPD2 Mount
    • R.A Axis: 144 tooth worm gears
    • Declination Axis: 144 tooth worm gears
    • R.A. graduations: RA 10 min. increment
    • Dec graduations 2 deg. Increments
    • Polar Axis Scope: 6x20 wide field
    • Mount includes pre-installed variable intensity illuminator
    • Polar Axis Altitude adjustment 0 to 62 degrees
  • STAR BOOK controller
    • color liquid crystal display. (4.7 inch, 320x420 pixels
    • High Speed Internal CPU (32 bit RISC processor, 75MHz, 8MB SDRAM, 4MB Flash ROM upgradeable
    • large astronomical database with 22,725 celestial objects

Package Contents:

  • VMC200L Optical Tube
  • Vixen GDP 2 Mount

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