THE SCOPE IS SOLD> I purchased this scope for astrophotography which I don't have time for these days. The pluses for photography are a flat field (no field curvature), no image shift, no corrector to dew over. It's focal length is 1800 mm at f9. It accepts 2" eyepieces.
Ed Ting says "In fact, catadioptric fans should take a close look at the this scope, since it does offer a few advantages compared to your standard issue Schmidt-Cassegrain. It costs more but you get a lot. The build quality is much better than most mass produced SCTs"
The "new" VC 200L is lighter with improved anti-reflection coatings and comes with a carrying handle and 7 x 50 finder.
$1050 includes shipping CONUS. Note: sale is of OTA only not mount.