Vixen 8" VMC200L Modified Cassegrain w/ Sphinx SX2 Mount & HAL130 Tripod

Vixen 8" VMC200L Modified Cassegrain w/ Sphinx SX2 Mount & HAL130 Tripod
Item # VX-58291P1
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  • The Vixen 8" VMC200L Modified Cassegrain Telescope achieves high quality optical efficiency by allowing light to be corrected twice on the optical path.
  • This unique catadioptric optical system is lightweight for convenient portability.
  • The Vixen Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount features high precision mechanics yet is easy to operate.
  • Sphinx SX2 Mount is easily transportable and can be assembled quickly.


Vixen 8" VMCL200 Modified Cassegrain Telescope

A unique catadioptric optical system, the Vixen VMC200L includes a primary as well as a meniscus corrector right in front of a secondary mirror. This enables light to be corrected twice on the optical path for corrected spherical aberration and field curvature that achieves high quality optical efficiency. The focal ratio for the primary mirror is f/2.5 while the compound optical system is f/9.75. This allows for much more convenient portability than similar competing telescopes. By having the optical corrector before the secondary mirror, the VMC200L bypasses the obligatory corrector plate along with all the dewing issues relating to closed optical tubes.

Another critical feature is the rack and pinion focuser placed behind the primary mirror. This focusing system removes the image shift common with other SCT sytems. This becomes particulary crucial when utilizing high power magnifications for astro-imaging. The image is steady and easy to modify while focusing.

Vixen Sphinx SX2 Equatorial Mount

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.

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU VX-58291P1
Manufacturer Vixen
Telescope Series Vixen VMC
Optical Design Modified Cassegrain
Mount Type Equatorial - Motorized
Warranty 5 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 8" (200mm)
Telescope Focal Length 1950mm
Telescope Focal Ratio f/9.75
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.3
Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Optical Tube Outer Diameter 9.1"
Length of Optical Tube 21.1"
Optical Tube Weight 13 lbs.
Tube Color or Finish Gloss White
Alignment Procedure EQ North Align, EQ South Align
Mount Weight 15.5 lbs.
Included Items

Included Items

  • Vixen 8" VMC200L Modified Cassegrain Telescope
  • SX2 Sphinx Mount
  • HAL130 Tripod
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