Vixen VMC260L Telescope
The Vixen VMC260L telescope is a superior modified Cassegrain design, outperforming the more traditional Schmidt-Cassegrain.
In spite of 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 and a double meniscus corrector lens design. Light coming fromt he object is reflected off the primary mirror (f/2.5) and then passes through the corrector in front of the secondary.
This design virtually eliminates spherical aberration and field curvature while delivering superb contrast. Focusing is through primary mirror movement. The VMC260L features Dielectric Coated Mirrors for brighter sharper images.
It has extremly good contrast and 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.
The VMC260L is also well suited for high grade astro imaging. The meniscus correcting lens offers a large corrected field. With the optional reducer you get shorter exposure times.
The standard configuration already includes a piggy back camera holder. This allows you to take photos through the telescope, or by using a telephoto lens parallel to the main instrument. You can use also use the VMC260L for guiding while the camera sits on top.
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