Vixen 8" Maksutov Telescope on GP2 mount with GP2-VMC200L $1,999.99,  Vixen 99702,Catadioptric Telescopes, Low Price
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VIXEN 8" MAKSUTOV TELESCOPE ON GP2 MOUNT WITH GP2-VMC200L 99702

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Vixen Telescope VMC200L w/ GP2 Mount 39702SP

Item No. 105-12050
Manuf. No. Vixen 99702

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The VMC200L mounted on the GP2 mount allows the owner of this package to get started in high quality observing. The VMC200L is a unique catadioptric optical system. It incorporates a primary mirror and a meniscus corrector just before a secondary mirror. By doing so, light is corrected twice on the optical path. With the optical correction placed before the secondary mirror, the VMC200L avoids the necessity of having a corrector plate and all the dewing problems associated with a closed optical tube.

The VMC200L on the GP2 mount is economical and versatile. The views through the VMC200L are sharper than you might expect in a mirrored optical system and the GP2 equatorial mount works smoothly and allows you to grow when you are ready by adding the Go To Starbook-S system. Specifications:

  • Construction: Catadioptric reflector
  • d=200mm (8)
  • f=1950mm, f/9.75
  • Primary mirror: f=500mm, f/2.5
  • Secondary mirror: d=72mm, magnification 3.9x
  • Distance primary secondary:: ~330mm
  • Central obstruction 80mm diameter (40% of d)
  • Theoretical resolution (Dawes): 0.63"
  • Theoretical min magnitude: 13.3
  • Tube length ~525mm incl. focuser
  • Weight: 5.9kg
Technical data GP2 Mount
  • R.A Axis: 144 tooth worm gears
  • Declination Axis: 144 tooth worm gears
  • R.A. graduations: available as an option
  • Dec graduations: available as an option
  • Polar Axis Scope: available as an option
  • Polar Axis Altitude adjustment 0 to 62 degrees
  • Azimuth Adjustment with fine adjustment screws
  • Counter weight 1 x 3.7kg
  • Maximum loading weight 7kg (15 lb.)
No eyepieces.


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