Vixen AXD2 with VMC 260 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope


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Vixen AXD2 with VMC 260 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

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The Vixen AXD2 GoTo Mount paired with the VMC260L Telescope is a top-tier astrophotography setup, meticulously designed to bring the cosmos into sharp focus. This set stands out for its ease of use, making celestial photography accessible to both beginners and seasoned astronomers. The inclusion of the STARBOOK TEN controller and the PFL polar viewfinder simplifies the mount's setup through reference star alignment, ensuring precise tracking for long exposure photography.

Key Features of the AXD2 Mount:

  • Robust yet Lightweight: Boasts a 30 kg photographic load capacity thanks to its construction from A7075 superalloy, which offers titanium-level strength at a fraction of the weight.
  • Precision Engineering: Features 21 bearings for smooth telescope swiveling and tracking, along with high-performance stepper motors for quiet, vibration-free operation.
  • Advanced Gearing: Worm gears with an increased tooth count ensure meticulous tracking accuracy, complemented by a micro-step motion control system that minimizes backlash.
  • Sleek Design: The mount's elegant white and silver housing combines modern aesthetics with functional durability, embodying Vixen's flagship quality.
  • Efficient Motor Layout: Motor units double as counterweights, reducing the need for additional weights and allowing for a more compact setup.
  • Integrated Polar Finder: Comes standard with a 6x20 polar finder, featuring an integrated scale for easy northern hemisphere alignment or the Octans constellation for southern latitudes.
  • VPEC Technology: Factory-measured and corrected periodic errors are permanently stored, offering an accuracy of +/- 2.8 arc seconds with the option to record and save personalized error corrections.

VMC260L Telescope Insights:

  • Superior Optics: Surpasses traditional Schmidt-Cassegrain designs, with a 260 mm aperture and 3000 mm focal length housed in a compact 650 mm body.
  • Enhanced Image Quality: Dielectric mirrors ensure maximum brightness and image sharpness, with an open lens barrel design for quicker cooling.
  • Versatile Photography: Compatible with an optional 0.62x focal reducer to broaden the field of view and shorten exposure times for large celestial objects.

Included in the Set:

  • AXD2 GoTo Mount and VMC260L Telescope: A professional-grade telescope kit complete with the TR102 tripod for unparalleled stability.
  • Modern STARBOOK TEN Controller: Equipped with autoguider input and over 270,000 pre-installed celestial objects for effortless navigation.
  • Professional Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope: Boasts a 260 mm aperture, optimized for both planetary and deep-sky observations.
  • Observatory Column: A very stable metal column supports the setup, ensuring steady observations.
  • Accessories: Includes a P85 observatory column, two counterweights (1.5 kg and 7.0 kg), a 7x50 finder scope, a folding mirror, and a carry handle that doubles as a camera holder.

Technical Specifications:

  • Total Weight: 70.1 kg, a testament to its robust construction and comprehensive feature set, designed for the serious astronomer and astrophotographer.

The Vixen AXD2 and VMC260L telescope set is a testament to Vixen's commitment to quality and precision, offering an unparalleled astrophotography experience for capturing the night sky's breathtaking beauty.Telescope

Vixen AXD2 with VMC 260 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope