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Vixen VMC110L Modified Cassegrain Telescope with Porta II Mount

Item# VIX050
 
5.0

(5 Ratings)

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  • New Vixen Porta II Mount
  • Modified Cassegrain Design
  • f/9.4 focal ratio
  • Built-in flip mirror
  • Great for astrophotography
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Vixen VMC110L Telescope with Porta II Mount

 

Here is one of the best multiple purpose grab and go telescopes that is as perfectly suited for looking at the stars as it is the bird in the tree half a mile away. With more light gathering capability than anything else in this price range and a extremely light weight at 4.6lbs, you might just forget you packed it with you to the top of that ridgeline (well okay maybe not!). 

 

Don’t let its diminutive size and weight fool you, many telescopes like this design are used for research around the globe and even outside our atmosphere!  You are sure to be blown away by its snap focus and razor like images.

 

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 flip mirror and comes with one eyepiece. With no corrector plate, the VMC110L features a small corrector lens ahead of the secondary mirror. This compact optical tube, with features found on our higher end telescopes, is a great pick up and go scope.

 

The PORTA II gives great performance when viewing objects at high magnification, the damping and vibration being significantly reduced as compared to other lesser quality telescope mounts.

 

  • Optical System - VMC (Vixen's original Maksutov-Cassegrain)
  • Primary mirror - Multi-coated precision spherical mirror 
  • Effective aperture - 110mm
  • Focal length (focal ratio) - 1035mm (f/9.4) 
  • Resolving power - 1.05 arc seconds
  • Limiting magnitude - 12,0
  • Light gathering power - 247x
  • Dimensions - Outer diameter: 125mm (4.6 in) length: 360mm (14 in)  
  • Weight - 2.1kgs (4.6 lbs)   
  • Accessories - Eyepiece PL-25mm (31.7mm), Allen wrench 

Supplier Sku:
39955
Shipping Restrictions:
Ships to most international destinations, APOs, and FPOs.

Dimensions & Specifications

Recommended Usage

Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters , Viewing Nebulae , Viewing the Planets

Features

Alt-Az Mount

Configuration

4.6 lbs Weight Optical Tube

Brand

Vixen

Finderscope

Dot Finder

GoTo

No

Telescopes Series

Vixen VMC110L Modified Cassegrain Telescopes

Optical Design

Modified-Cassegrain

Aperture

110mm

Focal Length

1035mm

Focal Ratio

f/9.4

Mount Design

Porta II Mount

Highest Useful Magnification

247x

Objective Lens Size Code

110

User Level

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Vixen VMC110L Modified Cassegrain Telescope with Porta II Mount
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality lenses (5)
  • Strong construction (5)
  • Compact (4)
  • Accurate (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (4)
    • Bird watching (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    The important parts are good quality

    By Kris the Cat Lover

    from Grand Junction, Colorado

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Lenses
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Vixen VMC110L Modified Cassegrain Telescope with Porta II Mount:

        The entire set came well packaged with the optical tube and tripod in separate boxes. The optical tube and tripod are well constructed and seem to be of good quality. The exterior accessories are lesser quality. The slow motion knobs are flimsy and very loose on the worm shafts even when tightened all the way. The red dot view finder also seems a bit loose and wobbly even when fully assembled and tightened down. The instructions are minimal at best but this system is simple enough it wasn't too hard to figure everything out. In a nutshell, the mechanics are good, the movements are nice and smooth, and operation is easy. The exterior accessories are kind of cheap but you cannot expect any more with a telescope in this price range. The manufacturer put the money where it counts -- into the optical tube, the mount, and the tripod. Overall, I am satisfied with my purchase.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        vixen vmc110l

        By jimmy

        from orange county ,ca

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Vixen VMC110L Modified Cassegrain Telescope with Porta II Mount:

          this is fine scope i bought a barlow and extra power, watch out for misty nights it makes the moon and stars not focus. need a clear night, and you will get crisp views.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Deal on the Web

          By Sam Walton

          from Sallisaw, Ok

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Great Value
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Lenses
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Bird Watching

            Comments about Vixen VMC110L Modified Cassegrain Telescope with Porta II Mount:

            Great Telescope. Be sure to purchase High Quality Eye Pieces. The cheap sets will be a disappointment.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            too good a telescope

            By Arnab

            from Denver (CO)

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Compact
            • Quality Lenses
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Difficult To Focus

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Bird Watching
            • Bright Conditions
            • Travel

            Comments about Vixen VMC110L Modified Cassegrain Telescope with Porta II Mount:

            This is a great telescope for the price.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (30 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect Grab-and-Go Scope

            By Ben M.

            from Birmingham, AL

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Excellent Red-Dot Finder
            • Grab and Go
            • Quality Lenses
            • Strong Construction
            • Sturdy Tripod

            Cons

            • Objective Lens Cap

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Bird Watching
            • Travel

            Comments about Vixen VMC110L Modified Cassegrain Telescope with Porta II Mount:

            I needed a grab-and-go scope. I have a Zhumell 8-inch Dobsonian (which is great by the way) but I can't take it on planes and I can't fit it in my car with all my family's luggage.

            So I bought the Vixen VMC110L in hopes that I could still get some good viewing in while on the road. My hopes came true.

            This is a great scope. The quality of the Vixen is apparent immediately when you open the box. Much of the scope is metal and the tripod is all metal, no plastic. The whole package feels very robust and sturdy. Nothing about the package is flimsy.

            The directions for setting up the scope are good, but honestly, it's so simple you really don't even need the directions. Everything about setting up the scope is straight forward, and fast. I found the directions online for collimating the scope, but upon checking the collimation after it was delivered, I found it was perfect. No need to collimate.

            This scope is my first scope with a red-dot finder and I really like it. It's all metal and seems to be of high quality. Once you get it lined up with your scope, you can find things very quickly. I was finding Messier and NGC objects very quickly, even in a light-polluted city.

            The Vixen eyepiece that comes with the scope is very good. I've even considered buying more Vixen eyepieces after using the one that came with the scope. It pulls in a good bit of light.

            The scope itself pulls in a lot of light as well. It's about half the size of my Dob, but you can still clearly see Messier and NGC objects no problem, even with some light pollution. At higher magnifications (anything under a 12mm eyepiece) things start to get a little fuzzy. Therefore, I wouldn't recommend using any high powered eyepieces, but anything 12mm and above gives great views.

            The tripod is a Alt-Azimuth tripod and it's so easy to use that I would recommend it to beginners and pros alike, if you have no plans of doing long-exposure astrophotography. The slow motion controls work well, with the exception that horizontal one comes unscrewed sometimes and you have to retighten it several times during viewing. This is a minor complaint however, as the tripod is the sturdiest I have used and really improves your viewing experience in comparison with cheaper tripods. You get what you pay for.

            The only real complaint I have is the objective lens cap. It seems they made it too small and after a wonderful night of viewing, it's a bit difficult to put back on, especially if it's cold outside. But if this is the worst of the scope's problems, then you can tell it's a scope worth considering for your travels.

            I highly recommend this telescope for it's ease of use, portability, strong and sturdy construction, and quality optics.

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