Vixen VMC260L - 10.2" f/11.5 Modified Cassegrain OTA Only for ATLUX Style Mounts

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Vixen VMC260L - 10.2" f/11.5 Modified Cassegrain OTA Only for ATLUX Style Mounts
$3,499.00
Item # VX-5830
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  • The Vixen VMC260L Telescope OTA is a portable 10.2" modified Cassegrain that's only 20" long and weighs just 22 lbs.
  • Primary mirror is dielectrically coated for extra bright images
  • The Vixen VMC260L Telescope OTA has no corrector plate to collect dew, and the meniscus lens offers a large corrected field...great for astro-imaging!
  • This model of the Vixen VMC260L comes with a Vixen ATLUX-style mounting rail, but no other accessories.
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Vixen VMC260L Modified Cassegrain Telescope


Like the popular Schmidt-Cassegrain, the Vixen VMC260L is a true all purpose telescope. Despite its long focal length, the tube is only about 50cm (20”) long. As a result the instrument is very portable. With its large aperture of 260mm the Vixen VMC260L collects enough light for serious visual and photographical applications of both the planets and the deep sky.

Vixen's special Catadioptric design consists of two mirrors and two corrector lenses, one of which is a meniscus lens. The corrector lenses, placed in front of the secondary mirror, virtually eliminate spherical aberration and field curvature. Focusing is through primary mirror movement. The VMC has very good contrast. It is an excellent telescope for observing globular clusters, double stars and distant planets. With its open tube the telescope cools down quicker than an SCT or classical Maksutov-Cassegrain.

Another strong point of this telescope is its capability for high-grade astro-imaging. The meniscus correcting lens offers a large, corrected field. With the optional reducer you get shorter exposure times. The basic configuration already contains a piggy-back camera holder. You can then take photos through the telescope, using a telephoto lens parallel to the main instrument, or you can use the VMC260L for guiding while the camera sits on top.

Vixen VMC260L Modified Cassegrain Telescope Features


  • Corrector lenses, placed in front of the secondary mirror, virtually eliminate spherical aberration and field curvature.
  • Open tube design allows the telescope to cool down quicker than an SCT or classical Maksutov-Cassegrain.
  • Basic configuration already contains a piggy-back camera holder.
  • Meniscus correcting lens offers a large, corrected field for high-grade astro-imaging.
  • Collects enough light for serious visual and photographical applications of both the planets and the deep sky.


Image depicts optional fully accessorized model.

Vixen Optics Product Number: 5830
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Additional Information

SKU VX-5830
Manufacturer Vixen
Telescope Series Vixen VMC
Optical Design Modified Cassegrain
Mount Type None - Optical Tube Only
Warranty 5 Year Warranty
Counterweights Included SEE CODE 27*** SEE CODE 27***
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  • Vixen VMC260L 10.3" f/11.5 Modified Cassegrain OTA
  • ATLUX-style Mounting Rail
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