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Vixen VMC110L 110mm (4.3") f/9.4 Reflector Telescope with Porta II Mount # 39955

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Vixen VMC110L 110mm (4.3") f/9.4 Reflector Telescope with Porta II Mount # 39955

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I. Vixen VMC110L Reflector Telescope

One of the best multi purpose grab and go telescopes. Suitable for viewing the night sky or birds in far off trees. The Vixen VMC110L, is a 110 mm (4.33 inch) aperture modified Cassegrain f/9.4 optical tube assembly . The VMC110L includes a built in slide mirror. With no corrector plate, the VMC110L features a small corrector lens ahead of the secondary mirror. The curved mirror braces reduce the effect of light diffraction. This compact optical tube, with features found on our higher end telescopes, is a great pick up and go scope.

Features:

- Compact optical tube with VMC optical system having a meniscus in front of a secondary mirror
- Curved secondary mirror braces help to cut down diffraction
- Buit-in flip mirror allows installation of two different power eyepieces or for astro photography

Specifications:

  • Optical Design: Precision Spherical Mirror Reflector
  • Aperture: 110mm
  • Focal Length: 1035mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/9.4
  • Coating: Multi Coating
  • Resolving Power: 1.05 arc sec
  • Limiting Magnitude: 12
  • Light Gathering Power: 184x
  • Adapter Thread: 42mm/ For T-Ring
  • Focuser: 31.7mm Push Fit
  • Optical Tube Length: 370mm / 14.5 in
  • Optical Tube Diameter: 119mm / 4.7 in
  • Optical Tube Weight: 4.6 lb


II. Vixen Porta Mount II Description

The Porta II is a solid altazimuth mount with a 20lb payload capacity and features Slow Motion Flexible Handles to minimize vibrations and keep your view sharp. This is very useful in searching and tracking celestial objects. The Sky at Night says: "When moving the telescope around the sky with this mount, we found any vibrations quickly dampened down. The whole system was very stable, even when the tripod was at its maximum extended height"*. The mount head is easily removed to allow for a switch to a heavier tripod. In addition, this is a great mount for terrestrial viewing. With no locks or clutches, our gear drives make it a simple matter to precisely track a planet or a ship on the horizon by turning the elevation and/or azimuth control handles. The Porta II Mount features slow motion control of both axes, solid central bolt for easy tripod change, flex handles and accessory tray.

The “World-Standard” dovetail attachment system on PORTA II was developed by Vixen. This allows the PORTA II to accept various dovetail mounted optical tubes and binoculars.

Specifications:

  • Mount: Port II Altazimuth Mount
  • Tripod: Aluminum 2 section adjustable; 35.4" to 51" (90cm to 130cm)
  • Mount Weight: 15 lbs including tripod
  • Load Capacity: 20 lbs
  • Vertical and Horizontal Slow Motion: 120 Tooth Wheel Gears whole circle movement; Friction control system
  • Telescope Attachment: Dove Tail Plate
  • Accessories: Flexible Slow Motion Handles (2), Accessory Tray, Tool Kit

Useful Resources

  • VMC110L Photographic Accessory Chart 

Vixen VMC110L Accessories for Imaging

Vixen Porta II Alt AZ Mount Introduction