Vixen VMC110L w/ Porta Mount, Cases, RDF & NPL Eyepieces
Here is one of the best multiple purpose grab and go telescopes that is as perfectly suited for looking at the stars as it is the bird in the tree half a mile away. With more light gathering capability than anything else in this price range and a extremely light weight at 4.6 lbs, you might just forget you packed it with you to the top of that ridgeline (well okay maybe not!).
Don’t let its diminutive size and weight fool you, many telescopes like this design are used for research around the globe and even outside our atmosphere! You are sure to be blown away by its snap focus and razor like images.
The Vixen VMC110L, is a 110mm (4.33") aperture modified Cassegrain f/9.4 optical tube assembly . The VMC110L includes a built in flip mirror and comes with one eyepiece. With no corrector plate, the VMC110L features a small corrector lens ahead of the secondary mirror. This compact optical tube, with features found on our higher end telescopes, is a great pick up and go scope.
The PORTA II gives great performance when viewing objects at high magnification, the damping and vibration being significantly reduced as compared to other lesser quality telescope mounts.
Vixen VMC 110L w/ Porta II Mount Specifications...
- Optical Design: Precision Spherical Mirror
- Aperture: 110mm
- Focal Length: 1035mm
- Focal Ratio: f/9.4
- Coating: Multi-Coating
- Resolving Power: 1.05 arcseconds
- Limiting Magnitude: 12
- Light Gathering Power: 184x
- Finder Scope: Red Dot Finder
- Flip Mirror: Internal
- Adapter Thread: 42mm for T-Ring
- Astrophotography: Prime Focus, Eyepiece Projection, and Afocal Imaging
- Visual Back: 31.7mm Push Fit
- Optical Tube Length: 14.5" (370mm)
- Optical Tube Diameter: 4.7" (119mm)
- Optical Tube Weight: 4.6 lb.
- Mount: Porta II Altazimuth Mount
- Tripod: Aluminum 2 section adjustable; 90cm to 13cm
- Mount Weight: 15 lb. including tripod
- Load Capacity: 20 lb.
- Vertical and Horizontal Slow Motion: 120 Tooth Wheel Gears whole circle movement; Friction control system
- Telescope Attachment: Dovetail Plate
Vixen Product Number: 38855P