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Model: SHVC200LBrand: Vixen
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Second hand but in very good condition. The optics are lovely and clean and the telescope has just been serviced and collimated. A fantastic OTA for both planetary and deep sky imaging.
Vixen's VC 200L Reflector telescope is an 8" f/9.0 highly corrected, highly specialized telescope for astro- imaging. Vixen's unique catadioptric design features a high precision sixth order aspherical primary mirror, a convex secondary mirror and triplet corrector lens. VISAC is an abbreviation for Vixen's Six-Order Aspherical Cassegrain. The primary mirror is held by a retaining ring, instead of hooks, to decrease flare and enhance contrast. Includes Finder scope, carry handle and mounting rail.
The VISAC System provides high-definition star images to the edge of a wide viewing field and offers exceptionally outstanding performance in astrophotography. Even at the edge of the 35mm film format (larger CCD chips) stars are sharp (smaller than 15 micrometers). This is smaller than the resolution of fine quality CCD cameras, which means that the telescope does not limit the image quality. With its elaborate aspherical optical design, it achieves excellent image correction throughout the large illuminated field. (42mm diameter fully illuminated) Astronomy Technology Review states: "The VC200L focuser is one of the smoothest I've ever tested...overall the visual image quality of the VC200L was quite impressive...and is a step up from the typical Schmidt-Cassegrain" Read the full review in Astronomy Technology Today . With the f/6.4 reducer you get much shorter exposure times.
Optical Design: VISAC Aspherical Mirror ReflectorAperture: 200mmFocal Length: 1800mmFocal Ratio: f/9.0Back Focus (from rear edge of focuser body): 149.0mmBack Focus with Reducer (from rear edge of reducer): 63.5mmCoating: Multi CoatedResolving Power ;.58 arc secTheoretical Resolution: 0.63"Limiting Magnitude: 13.3Light Gathering Power: 816xAdapter Thread: 60mm/50.8mmAstrophotography: Prime Focus, Eyepiece Projection & Afocal ImagingVisual Back: Compression Ring,Tube Length: 23.6" (600mm)Optical Tube Diameter: 9.1" (232mm)Optical Tube Weight: 13.2 lbAccessories; Dove Tail Mounting Rail; Carry Handle; Flip Mirror Diagonal;
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