Vixen VC200L Modified Cassegrain w/ Sphinx SX2 Mount & Star Book One

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Vixen VC200L Modified Cassegrain w/ Sphinx SX2 Mount & Star Book One
$3,799.00
Item # VX-25077DS
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  • This Vixen VC200L f/9 Modified Cassegrain Telescope is a highly corrected instrument specifically modeled for astrophotography.
  • Features VISAC (Vixen Sixth-Order Aspherical Cassegrain) system which yields sharp, high definition stellar images to the edge of a wide field of view.
  • VISAC optical system consists of a concave primary mirror, convex secondary mirror, and a 3-element field corrector at the focuser base.
  • The Vixen Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount features high precision mechanics yet is easy to operate.
  • Star Book One hand controller gives users the ability to track celestial objects with little effort.
  • The Vixen Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount is easily transportable and can be assembled quickly.
  • Package includes Flip Mirror Diagonal, 7x50 Finderscope, Dovetail Mounting Rail, Carry Handle, and Eyepieces.
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Vixen VC200L Modified Cassegrain Telescope


This Vixen VC200L 8" f/9 Cassegrain Telescope is a highly corrected telescope specifically modeled for astrophotography. It features a unique catadioptric design with a highly accurate sixth order aspherical primary mirror, convex secondary mirror, and triplet corrector lens. In lieu of hooks, the primary mirror is held in place by a retaining ring in order to reduce flare and enhance contrast.

Vixen's VISAC system, an abbreviation for Vixen's Sixth-Order Aspherical Cassegrain, yields high definition stellar images to the edge of a wide field of view and allows for especially superior performance in astro-imaging. Stars will remain sharp (smaller than 15 micrometers) even at the fringe of larger 35mm film format CCD chips. As this is less than the resolution of many first-rate CCD cameras, the telescope will not affect the quality of the image. Thanks to its intricate aspherical optical design, this instrument attains excellent image correction completely through the large illuminated field (42mm diameter fully illuminated). Includes Vixen's Dual-Speed Focuser and compression ring.

Vixen Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount and Star Book One Controller


Introducing the new Vixen Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount, the latest in a long line of acclaimed Sphinx Mounts. In spite of its high precision mechanics, using the SX2 mount is not complicated. Includes the new Star Book One hand controller that will allow you to track celestial objects with little effort.

Star Book One Functions:

  • Celestial, Solar, Lunar, and King's Rate Tracking
  • Slewing speeds variable from 0.1x to 999x sidereal
  • Backlash compensation
  • Periodic Error Correction
  • Autoguider port
  • Adjustable screen brightness
  • Direction keys
  • Red LED light


Easy Secure Setup: The Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount can be assembled quickly. Tripod attachment requires only a single bolt. Both novice and veteran hobbyists will enjoy this mount's mobility, its simple to operate controller, its ability to download forthcoming upgrades straight to the controller, and the assortment of optical tubes that can be employed using Vixen's universal dovetail plate.

Unique Motor Layout: RA and DEC motors are internally placed, allowing them to behave like a built in counterweight. Extra counterweights are not necessary for smaller telescopes.

Retractable Counterweight Shaft: The counterweight shaft is made of rust-proof stainless steel and retracts into the Sphinx mount body for painless storage.

Vixen Product Number: 25077DS
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU VX-25077DS
Manufacturer Vixen
Telescope Series Vixen VC
Optical Design Modified Cassegrain
Mount Type Equatorial - Motorized
Warranty 5 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 8" (200mm)
Telescope Focal Length 1800mm
Telescope Focal Ratio f/9
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.3
Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Dew Shield Included? No, Sold Separately
Optical Tube Outer Diameter 232mm
Length of Optical Tube 23.6" (600mm)
Optical Tube Weight 13.2 lbs
Tube Color or Finish Gloss White
Focusing Speeds Two-Speed
Finder Included 7 x 50 Optical Finder
Hand Controller Included? Yes
Mount Weight 15.5 lbs
Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Aluminum Legs
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Included Items

  • Vixen VC200L Modified Cassegrain Telescope
  • Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount
  • Star Book One Controller
  • HAL-130 Aluminum Tripod
  • Flip Mirror Diagonal
  • 7x50 Finderscope
  • Dovetail Mounting Rail
  • Carry Handle
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