The open tube design eliminates the dew problem that is common with conventional Schmidt-Cassegrain systems.
The rack and pinion focuser eliminates image-shift common in other catadioptric designs, and can accept 2” eyepieces and accessories with 2” adapter (AV-EA-3725).
Pairs of push-pull collimation screws can be used to tweak collimation of primary, secondary and focuser drawtube.
Compact and light-weight with carry handle.
Works great with any Vixen equatorial mount.
The VMC200LDG comes standard with a 7x50mm finder scope, 2” eyepiece adapter, dual T-thread flip-mirror with dual 1¼” eyepiece adapters, carry handle and dovetail mounting rail. An optional mounting alternative are the Vixen 232mm tube rings sold separately.
- Optical Design: Catadioptric Cassegrain
- Aperture: 200mm (8")
- Focal Length: 1950mm
- Focal Ratio: f/9.8
- Field Corrector: Meniscus corrector lens
- Tube Length: 535mm (21.1")
- Tube Diameter: 232mm (9.1")
- Tube Weight: 5.9kg (13 lbs)