Vixen Telescope AXD2-VMC260L

Vixen Telescope AXD2-VMC260L

Product#: 36944
Best for serious astrophotographers who demand a perfect
imaging platform with user-friendly functions that allow
for comfortable operation.
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CHF 19'415.00


Vixen Telescope AXD2-VMC260L Description

  • Superior performance and ease of use.

    Versatile functions and high level of accuracy demanded by advanced astrophotographer and ease of use appreciated by novice astronomer are merged into the AXD2 mount with STAR BOOK TEN controller.

  •  VMC260L optical tube assembly.

    The large 260mm aperture Catadioptric design is a true all purpose telescope for serious visual and photography applications. Best for detailed views of planets and faint deep sky objects.

  • Vixen's flagship equatorial mount.

    The AXD2 mount is designed for both superior performance and ease of use. The revolutionary advanced star chart go-to navigation controller STAR BOOK TEN is the best companion for your observing sessions.

  • Polar alignment scope.

    A 6x20mm polar scope with illuminated reticle is provided with the AXD2 mount. With the help of a built-in Polaris position scale, it achieves an easy and accurate polar alighnment within 3 arc minutes in the northern hemisphere.

  • STAR BOOK TEN star chart go-to navigation controller.

    The STAR BOOK TEN features intuitive 'Star-Chart Go-To' system with high definition color LCD display. The position of the telescope, the target and other useful information are displayed on the screen in detail. The night vision feature illuminates the whole screen in red, if applied, and will limit the brightness to the observer's eyes.



R.A slow motion

Worm and wheel gears with 270-tooth whole circle micro movement, 135mm in diameter, made of brass

Dec slow motion

Worm and wheel gears with 216-tooth whole circle micro movement, 108mm in diameter, made of brass

Worm shaft gear

14.5mm in diameter, made of brass

R.A axis

50mm in diameter, made of A7075 super aluminum-alloy

Dec. axis

50mm in diameter, made of A7075 super aluminum-alloy

Number of bearings

21 pieces

Counterweight bar

25mm in diameter, retractable

On-screen R.A display / Setting circle

10 arc minute increments / 1 arc minute increment with vernier

On-screen Dec display / Setting circle

2 degrees increments / 10 minutes (0.167 degrees) increments with vernier

Polar axis scope

Pre-installed 6X20mm finder scope, 8 degrees field of view, automatic turning off dark-field illuminator, 3 degrees or less setting accuracy, Battery: CR2032 (supplied for checking purpose), 3 stars alignment (Polaris, delta UMI and 51 Cep for northern hemisphere, or Sigma, Tau and Chi in Octantis for southern hemisphere) with precession correction until the year 2040.

Altitude adjustment

Latitude adjustable between 0 degree and 70 degrees (devided in 3 zones for high, middle and low latitude and adjustable +/- 15 degrees per zone), altitude scale in 2 degrees increments, Fine adjustments with two tangent screw bolts about 0.5 degrees per rotation

Azimuth adjustment

Fine adjustments with twin screw knobs about 1.0 degree per rotation, adjustable range about +/- 7 degrees

Motor drive

Pulse motors with micro-step motion control (400 pps)

Star chart go-to

Automatic go-to slewing and high precision tracking with STAR BOOK TEN, 800× of sidereal rate at maximum slewing speed

Photographic loading weight

30 kg (Maximum torque load: 750 kg/cm at a point of 25cm from the place where the R.A and Dec axes cross.

Controller port

D-sub9pin male connector

Power port

DC12V EIAJ RC5320A Calss4 (center plus), Electricity consumption between 0.45A and 2.5A (from 0.45A to 2.2A at 15kg loading weight)




25 kg (without counterweight)


1.5kg×1, 7kg×1

Optical tube assembly

Primary mirror

260mm effective aperture, precision spherical mirror, multicoated

Focal length (Focal ratio)

3,000mm (F11.5)

Resolving power / Limiting magnitude

0.45 arc seconds / 13.8

Light gathering power

1380×unaided eye

Dimensions / Weight

304mm dia. and 680mm long (720mm incl. protruded focus knob) / 12.1kg (Net 10kg)

Finder scope

7×50mm with dark-field illuminated reticle, 7 degrees field of view

Eyepiece Section

Adapter thread / Visual back

60mm and 42mmforT-ring / 50.8mm and 31.7mm push fit with flip mirror diagonal

Eyepiece (31.7mm)



Tripod legs

Large aluminum pipe legs 55mm thick, extendable

Size / Weight

Pipe legs adjustable from 760mm to 1080mm in length, from 690mm to 915mm in height, set up circle from 440mm to 570mm in radius / 10.3kg



Usable with Prime focus, Eyepiece projection and Afocal imaging

Solar observation

Not available

Total weight


ConfigurationVMC260L Optical Tube AssemblyAXD2 Equatorial MountAXD-TR102 TripodAXD Counterweight 1.5kgAXD Counterweight 7kgDivetail Saddle Plate