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Vixen VMC260L 260mm (10.24") Catadioptric Telescope Optical Tube, for (SXD) Mount

SKU: VXVMC260L MFR: 5831
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About the Vixen VMC260L

The VMC260L Optical Tube Assembly...A Catadioptric with a 260mm Objective, 3020mm f.l. (f/11.6) with a Big 10¼" Aperture! Makes Familiar Faint Fuzzies Bright!

With 169% of the light gathering power of our 8" scopes, this unique system makes it possible to offer a Maksutov-Cassegrain-like design in a big but manageable package. Consisting of Pyrex primary and secondary spherical mirrors, Vixen's improvement of Maksutov's design is the incorporation of a 2-element corrector lens in front of the secondary mirror.

This system tidily corrects spherical aberration and field curvature. It also eliminates the need for a big, expensive and heavy front corrector plate found in conventional Maksutov designs. In addition, the resulting open tube design excludes the possibility of dew condensing on a full-aperture corrector.

Focusing is via primary mirror movement and optical collimation is accomplished by secondary mirror adjustments, just like on the smaller Schmidt-Cassegrains telescopes many amateurs are accustomed to.

The VMC260L OTA is supplied with 2 eyepiece adapters, a dual T-thread flip-mirror with dual 1¼ eyepiece adapters, a 7x50mm finder, carry handle and rail-system with sliding balance bar.

Vixen VMC260L Specifications

Code TS-OC-2637
Optical Tube Assembly with 2 eyepiece adapter
dual T-thread flip-mirror with dual 1¼ eyepiece adapters
Carry handle & rail-system with sliding balance bar
Finderscope 7x50mm
Mount Not included
Eyepiece Not included
Optical Tube Length 670mm / 26.4 inches
Optical Tube Weight 12 kg / 26.5 lbs
Focal Length, Focal Ratio 3020mm / f/11.6
Optical Tube Dimensions (dia. x length) 305mm x 670mm
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