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To follow the trend of the description of the other, previous models in the VX range, the VX12 and VX12L have 400% more light gathering surface area and exactly double the amount of detail in the image of a VX6 or VX6L

We are now entering the area of large, very serious telescopes which, if used properly will give you both visual and photographic performance to dream of. The performance of the 1/6 PV wavefront optics guarantee you very good images indeed but, optical upgrades are available for each model and are featured in the Buying Options table below. See the differences here to help you decide.

The VX12 is a very fast f4 system and is one of the most popular optical designs used in Astro Photography of Deep Sky objects. The views of wide field star groups will make you gasp, they are truly amazing. Planets are still well within the capabilities of this telescopes along with views of the moon. Being virtually identical length to the VX10 telescope (both 1200mm focal length) the tube fits comfortably across the back seat of a car.

For some of the best planetary views you will experience, second only to the CT range the VX12L will offer detail which seemingly is to good to be actually possible, but, it actually does offer detail at the top level of the aperture and accuracy of the optical design, a planetary observers dream telescope.

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*The weights shown on each model refer to the standard optical tube with no additional equipment added.

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Specification

VX12

VX12L

Primary mirror
dia. mm

300

300

Focal length
nominal mm

1200

1600

Focal Ratio

f4

f5.3

Tube Weight
nominal kg

14

16

Tube
Diameter mm

326

326

TubeLength mm

1160

1510

Tube Material

Alum.

Alum.

Secondary
Size mm

75

63

Mirror Cell

CNC
9 point

CNC
9 point

Focuser

2" Focuser with
reduction gearing

2" Focuser with
reduction gearing

Mirror / Tube
Cooling

Controllable
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Controllable
F
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Tube Type

Rolled
Alum.

Rolled
Alum.

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VX12 Optical tube assembly

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1042

VX12L Optical tube assembly

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1042

VX12 or VX12L fitted to HEQ5 mount

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1769

VX12 VX12L

VX12 or VX12L fitted to EQ6 mount

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1981

VX12 VX12L

VX12 or VX12L fitted to Dobsonian mount

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1304

VX12 VX12L

Variable Friction Brake for Dobsonian Mount

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39

VX12 or VX12L fitted to Losmandy GM8 mount

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2959

VX12 VX12L

VX12 or VX12L fitted to Losmandy G11-G mount

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3599

VX12 VX12L

VX12 or VX12L fitted to Losmandy G11-GFT mount

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4041

VX12 VX12L

VX12 or VX12L fitted to Losmandy Titan with Tripod

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7161

VX12 VX12L

VX12 or VX12L fitted to Paramount ME II + Tripod etc.

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12641

VX12 VX12L

VX12 or VX12L fitted to Paramount MX + Tripod etc.

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1100

VX12 VX12L

VX12 or VX12L optical upgrade 1/8PV

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90

VX12 VX12L

VX12 or VX12L optical upgrade to 1/10PV

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185

VX12 VX12L

Option of Angled 50mm finder

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10

Power tank for either mounting 7Ah

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59

Power tank for either mounting 17Ah

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109

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