Review of Vixen SXW-VC200L Cassegrain
Price: 3,799.00 USD
Vixen SXW-VC200L Cassegrain – Product Warranty: Five year
Product Type: Vixen > Cassegrain Telescopes
The VC200L is an 8″ f/9.0 highly corrected, highly specialized telescope for astro imaging. With its elaborate aspherical primary mirror, convex secondary mirror and a triplet corrector lens, this optical tube provides high-definition star images to the edge of the wide viewing field. 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 the recommended f/6.4 reducer you get much shorter exposure times. It is now possible to explore the beauty of the night sky with greater ease and stability. The SPHINX equatorial mount and STAR BOOK controller have been intelligently engineered for high-speed automatic location of celestial objects.
The SPHINX comes standard with built in motors and the world’s first star chart GoTo controller, STAR BOOK, with a large full color LCD display. The SPHINX design is exceptional and the exterior sytyling is equally attractive. The STAR BOOK features a display on the large color screen and are navigated with simple buttons on the controller.
The STAR BOOK is easy to use and makes the SPHINX available to a wide range of ages and experience levels. The STAR BOOK incorporates a large astronomical database with 22,725 celestial objects. A LAN Port within the controller allows for computer control and network connectivity.