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VMC260L

VMC260L
Shown with optional accessories sold separately.

75830 VMC260L for SXP and AXD Mounts
75831 VMC260L for SXD2 Mount

The VMC260L outperforms a traditional Schmidt-Cassegrain and despite a focal length of 3000mm, the tube is only 650mm long. With its 260mm aperture the unit collects enough light for serious observation and photography of both planetary and deep sky objects.

The VMC260L features dielectric coated mirrors to improve brightness and sharpness and its open tube design allows the telescope to cool more quickly than enclosed Cassegrain models.

An optional 0.62x focal reducer turns the VMC260L into an f7.1 imager.

The standard configuration includes a piggy-back camera holder which doubles as a carrying handle.

 

Model VMC260L
Objective lens 260mm precision spherical mirror, multi-coated
Focal length (Focal ratio) 3000mm (f11.5)
Resolving power, limiting magnitude 0.45 arc sec., 13.8
Light gathering power 1380x
Tube size & weight (OD) 304mm x (L) 650mm, 10kg (22.1lb)
Finderscope Optional
Adapter thread / visual back 60mm on scope body. 42mm for T-mount and 31.7mm push-fit on flip mirror. 50.8mm option*
Accessories included Dovetail mount rail
Photography** Prime focus, eyepiece projection and afocal imaging

*A 50.8mm mirror diagonal or a 50.8mm extension tube is needed to use a 50.8mm eyepiece. **Optional photographic accessories are needed.

Note: The VMC260L OTA is available to special order only.