Originally Posted by gregbradley
So I take it the VC is the better system.
The VC is setup primarily for photography, the VMC is an all round scope for visual and photo astonomy.
I received my new VMC200 yesterday.
(it has been bought for visual astronomy as a high-end grab-and-go scope and is mounted on an I.minitower)
-It has a beautifully flat field,
-perfect collimation out of the box,
-lots of contrast compared with a traditional 200 mac,
-wow! its light! (5.9kg),
-I won't be swapping the rack and pinion focuser for a moonlite - it's THAT good,
-I was expecting really bad diffractions spikes from the thick spider, but they are unnoticeable for visual work.
One thing to note is that these scopes are usually set up with Vixen's flip mirror arangement.
I am using a push-in Willam Optics diagonal, and it only just has enough inward throw to obtain focus at infinity. My SCT threaded diagonal with push-in adapter would not quite reach focus.