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Vixen VMC200L Telescope with Vixen Sphinx Mount 2733 and Star Book 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 VMC200L Telescope with Vixen Sphinx Mount 2733 and Star Book Product Info

The Vixen VMC200L Telescope with Vixen Sphinx Mount 2733 and Star Book is a telescope package suitable for observation of all imagetypes of celestial stars. It benefits from a new, lighter-weight optical tube with improved anti reflection coatings, a metal carrying handle and a 7x50 finderscope. The VMC200L Telescope by Vixen is a unique design that employs a meniscus corrector lens along with two high-precision spherical mirrors to help eliminate spherical aberration and yield a sharp image with no hint of false color. The Vixen vmc 200L offers excellent performance for both visual and astro-photography use. The open tube design eliminates the dew problem that is common with conventional Schmidt Cassegrain Telescopes and its compact size makes it very easy to handle. The rack and pinion focuser accepts 2" telescope eyepieces and accessories with an adapter.

The VMC200L with Sphinx mount is a unique catadioptric optical system. It incorporates a primary mirror and a meniscus corrector just before a secondary mirror. By doing so, light is corrected twice on the telescope optical path. The end result is that spherical mirror aberration and field curvature are corrected to a high degree of optical telescope performance. The VMC200L 2633OTA 's primary mirror is f/2.5; the compound optical system is f/9.75. This makes the system much more compact telescope and portable than its competition. This Vixen Telescope has the optical correction placed before the secondary mirror, the VMC 200 L 200mm avoids the necessity of having a corrector plate and all the dewing problems associated with a closed optical tube.

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Specifications for Vixen VIXEN VMC 200L Telescope with Star Book S:

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 VMC200 L Telescope with Vixen Sphinx Mount 2733:

  • SPHINX 2502 equatorial mount
    • 180-tooth worm gears for fine full circle motion
    • Built in DC motors allow for improved motion of the polar axis rotation
  • 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
  • SXW Sphinx Mount
  • Star Book Hand Controller
  • Aluminum Tripod SX-HAL110
  • 20mm & 9mm LV Eyepieces
  • 7x50 Finderscope

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Vixen VMC200L Telescope with Vixen Sphinx Mount 2733 and Star Book, MPN: 2733, Code: VI-TS-2733

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