Mallincam VRC-6 6" Ritchey-Crétien Telescope Metal OTA

Mallincam VRC-6 6" Ritchey-Crétien Telescope Metal OTA

VRC-6 metal
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The MallinCam VRC-6 optical tube is a true dual hyperbolic mirror Ritchey-Chrétien system. It eliminates coma, resulting in symmetrically round star images across the field of view, thus making the R-C a system of choice by professionals for astrometry, or the measurement of positions.

The VRC-6 optical tube utilizes BK-7 optical glass primary and secondary mirrors, each having aluminum coatings with 93% reflectivity. Both the primary and secondary mirrors can be collimated. The system is fully baffled against stray light, by use of seven knife-edge baffle rings in the main tube.

The MallinCam VRC-6 optical tube includes a large deluxe 2" Crayford style focuser with 2" to 1.25" adapter included. This high precision dual speed focuser makes it easy to focus and lock the focuser in place. Additional focuser spacer rings are included to allow you to reach focus with any CCD cameras or other optical accessories such as diagonals, focal reducers, or Barlows.

This scope comes complete with one Vixen style dovetail bar on the underside for attaching to your mount. The compact size and low weight of the VRC-6 make it ideal for grab-and-go, or even as a finder scope on a large observatory instrument.


  • BK-7 optical glass mirrors, 93% reflectivity
  • Fully baffled for maximum contrast
  • 2" dual-speed Crayford focuser for smooth, precise focusing
  • Includes extension rings to accommodate a wide range of accessories
  • Compact and light weight
  • Includes "The Beginners Guide to Using Telescopes" written by our knowledgeable staff.


  • Aperture: 152mm (6”)
  • Focal Length: 1370mm (53.9")
  • Focal Ratio: f/9
  • Optical System: dual hyperbolic mirror Ritchey-Chrétien system
  • Mirrors: BK-7 optical glass
  • Coatings: 93% reflectivity aluminum
  • Baffles: seven internal knife-edge baffles
  • Tube material: metal
  • Tube Weight (with focuser): 5.86kg (12.9lb)
  • Mounting System: single Vixen-style dovetail bar
  • Focuser: removable dual-speed linear Crayford with 10:1 reduction ratio fine focus
    • Locking knob
    • 2” to 1.25” compression ring accessory holder
  • Focuser Extension Rings: one 25mm, one 50mm
  • Finder: Not Included
  • Camera Capable:
    • USB imagers
    • All-in-one cameras via universal digital camera adapter
    • DSLR/SLR - Requires T2 ring, 2" prime focus adapter
    • Above cameras and adapters sold separately
  • One year warranty