Vixen VMC260L w/ Feathertouch Focuser

Vixen VMC260L w/ Feathertouch Focuser
Item # VX-5830FT
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  • The Vixen VMC260L 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 OTA comes with a Feathertouch Focuser, but no other accessories.


Vixen VMC260L w/ Feathertouch Focuser

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.

Manufacturer Product Number:5830FT

Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer Vixen
Telescope Series Vixen VC
Optical Design Modified Cassegrain
Mount Type None - Optical Tube Only
Telescope Aperture 260mm
Telescope Focal Length 3000mm
Telescope Focal Ratio f/11.5
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.8
Optical Tube Outer Diameter 12” (304mm)
Length of Optical Tube 26.7” (680mm)
Tube Color or Finish Vixen Hunter Green
Focuser Style Feather Touch
Eyepiece(s) Included N/A
Finder Included None
Power Adapter Included None - Does Not Require Power
Counterweights Included SEE CODE 27*** SEE CODE 27***
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  • Vixen VMC260L w/ Feathertouch Focuser
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