The Night Sky
This little scope, whether fitted to a
simple GO-TO mount , a
classic camera tripod or
Vixen Porta Mount II, will provide breath taking views of the
Moon, Jupiter and its 4 largest satellites, the rings of Saturn and
its brightest moons, the phases of Venus, polar ice caps of Mars,
the greenish disk of Uranus and more. In fact, we fitted a low cost
Sky-Watcher Solar System colour imaging camera and took several
nice snap shots of the lunar landscape and the disruptive atmosphere
of Jupiter using only the
Vixen Porta-Mount II without any tracking motor drive. With the
telescopes long focal length combined with the cameras small CCD,
image scale of these objects was perfectly suitable for any newcomer
without using any type of tele-negative lens or eyepiece projection.
Suitable eyepiece projection unit for this scope is the Vixen
#39361and for eyepiece variable eyepiece projection and
attaining a parfocal point between camera and eyepiece or bino-viewer,
we recommend the modular
ProStar Adjustable Projection adaptor.
Other uses of the
Vixen VMC110L Optical Tube
application for this compact telescope is as a side-by-side or
piggybacked guide scope for astro-photography. Given its 110mm
aperture suitable for latching on to fainter stars needed in some
areas of the sky, its short physical length but longer focal length
and light-weight design overall, the Vixen VMC-110L optical tube
meets many of the requirements us astro-photographers seek
especially when keeping mount loading minimised.
If you don't want to
disturb a rarely seen bird sitting in a tree branch some distance
away or resting on someone's fence two streets down the road you can
enjoy viewing it in high contrast detail using the VMC-110L and even
in a more relaxed and enjoyably way with the
Competition Target Shooters
With or without our optional bino-viewer, if you are into
competitive range target shooting, the VMC110L can be used to see if
you hit the target at long range directly from your shooting point.
Note, the VMC110 with our ProStar Bino-viewer yields a mirrored
image due to the primary optical design. If you wish to view the
target in terrestrial (corrected vision) way, you can simply use the
ProStar 90 degree erect image diagonal placed at the rear
photography port of the scope.
For pleasant eye-relief and visual contrast we recommend the
following economical eyepieces (in sets of two) for use with the
ProStar bino-viewer and the
Vixen VMC110L telescope.
High Power -
Medium Power -
General Use Low Powers
If you already own a VMC110L telescope
then definitely consider our affordable
ProStar bino-viewer and enjoy stereoscopic views of the Moon
that will allow you to see more detail that you are currently
enjoying now. For land to sea viewing you won't regret attaching a
bino-viewer for more comfortable views and once again... get our
correct image 90 degree diagonal so you can enjoy views like
those from a great binocular.