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The VMC-200L is a unique design that employs a meniscus corrector lens along with two high-precision spherical mirrors to help eliminate spherical aberration and yield a sharp image with no hint of false color. This is a telescope suitable for observation of all types of celestial objects and offers excellent performance for visual gazing and planetary eyepiece projection imaging.

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)