Vixen R200SS 200mm Reflector Telescope
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Vixen Optics R200SS 200mm f/4 Reflector Telescope
Introducing the Vixen R200SS 200mm Reflector Telescope. Boasting rapid f/4 200mm optics, the R200SS incorporates a parabolic primary mirror, delivering images of remarkable sharpness devoid of chromatic aberration.
Leveraging cutting-edge technology, a specialized layer creates an optimal surface, perfect for capturing the splendor of deep-sky phenomena in observations and photographs.
With its generous aperture and compact design, this instrument is tailor-made for astrophotography endeavors focused on nebulae, star clusters, and comets.
Integration of an optional coma corrector ensures image precision across the entire field of view, maintaining clarity even at the periphery.
Accommodating 2-inch eyepieces, the focuser enhances versatility.
Vixen's ingenuity shines through in the development of an exclusive aluminum vacuum evaporation mechanism, engineered to produce mirrors of unparalleled precision.
This groundbreaking Vixen innovation permits controlled coating of the primary mirror, thus elevating accuracy to new heights. The VC200L and R200SS models both benefit from this advanced coating technique.
- Focal Length and Aperture Ratio - 200mm F/4.0 Optics: The focal length of 200mm and aperture ratio of F/4.0 indicate a short focal length and wide aperture. This combination allows for gathering a substantial amount of light in a short time, making it excellent for capturing faint objects in the night sky. The short focal length also offers a wider field of view, which is advantageous for observing larger celestial objects or wide sections of the sky.
- Photographically Optimized Mirror System: The mirror system in the R200SS is designed with a parabolic primary mirror, which minimizes spherical aberration and produces sharper images across the entire field of view. This design is particularly advantageous for astrophotography, ensuring that stars remain sharp even at the edges of the image and reducing distortions.
- Powerful and Portable: The R200SS strikes a balance between impressive optics and portability. While featuring a large 200mm aperture for capturing detailed views of celestial objects, its manageable size and weight make it relatively easy to transport to different observation locations. This portability is valuable for both amateur astronomers and astrophotographers who may want to explore various viewing sites.
- Ideal for Nebulae and Galaxies: The telescope's larger aperture makes it well-suited for observing faint deep-sky objects such as nebulae and galaxies. These objects often emit dim light that can be challenging to capture with smaller telescopes. The R200SS's light-gathering capability allows you to see more details and structures within these celestial formations.
- Multi-Coated Optics: Multi-coated optics refer to multiple layers of anti-reflective coatings applied to the telescope's lenses and mirrors. These coatings help reduce internal reflections and glare, resulting in higher contrast images and increased light transmission. Improved contrast is particularly valuable for observing objects against the dark backdrop of space, enhancing the visibility of details.
✓ Vixen R200SS 200mm Reflector Telescope
✓ Carry strap
✓ 7x50 viewfinder, illuminated
✓ Tube clamps
✓ Dovetail adapter
✓ Vixen Electronic Parts: Limited 1 Year Warranty
✓ Vixen Mechanical Parts: Limited 2 Year Warranty
- Optimal Optics: 200mm F/4.0 optics with a parabolic primary mirror deliver sharp images with minimal chromatic aberration.
- Astrophotography Ready: Designed for astrophotography, the optimized mirror system ensures edge-to-edge sharpness and reduced distortions.
- Power and Portability: A powerful telescope with a portable design, striking a balance between impressive optics and easy transport.
- Deep-Sky Exploration: Ideal for observing nebulae and galaxies due to its larger aperture, capturing faint celestial objects with enhanced detail.
- Enhanced Image Quality: Multi-coated optics minimize reflections, resulting in higher contrast images and improved light transmission.
- Included Accessories: The package includes a carry strap, 7x50 viewfinder, tube clamps and a versatile dovetail adapter for compatibility ensuring a comprehensive and convenient stargazing experience.
|Optical design||Newtonian Reflector|
|Maximum recommended magnification||400|
|Mirror/Lens diam.||200 mm|
|Focal length and Aperture ratio||800 mm f/4.0|
|Angular resolution||0.5 arc seconds|
|Eyepiece Barrel Diameter||31.7 mm|
|Visual limiting magnitude||13.3 (approx., mag)|
|Viewfinder||7x50 viewfinder, illuminated|
|Dimensions and weight||232 x 700 mm; 5.3kg|