This is a complete telescope kit that is very portable and would be great for someone new to backyard astronomy. Telescope design is Vixen's modified Maksutov-Cassegrain with mirror diameter 110mm (4.33 inches) and focal length 1035 mm (f/9.4). Angular resolution limit is 1.05 arcsec. Telescope is best for solar system objects, double stars, open clusters, and bright diffuse objects, and of course terrestrial applications. Outer telescope diameter is 125mm, length 360mm, and weight 4.6 lb. Telescope has two optical ports to allow imaging and photography at the flip of a lever (photography adapters not included). Use the included 40mm eyepiece in the top position as a finder and a higher powered eyepiece in the back, and just flip the mirror to switch between them - very fast for finding objects.
The kit includes Vixen VMC110L telescope, Vixen Porta II alt-azimuth mount with slow motion controls, eyepieces with 6mm, 10mm, 15mm, 25mm, and 40mm focal length (corresponding to magnifications 173x, 103x, 69x, 41x, 26x, respectively), star diagonal for comfortable viewing from the direct optical port and a red dot finder. Also included is a Meade full aperture glass solar filter (ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED FOR OBSERVING THE SUN OR EYE DAMAGE WILL RESULT!!!) and a carrying case for the whole telescope system. Mount also has a carrying case. Original documentation included.
Everything is in excellent/brand new condition - no blemishes or dents, etc. Optics are pristine.
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