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The VX6 and VX6L Newtonians are the ideal beginners introductory models to serious Astronomy. Both telescopes will give excellent results but both have their emphasis based on whether you are interested more in one area of astronomy as opposed to a general purpose telescope of which there is no such instrument. Every telescope is designed for a specific purpose, no single telescope can do every job perfectly - so, moving the design slightly to one area gives an increase of performance which will satisfy your needs overall.

The VX6 and VX6L are both good beginners telescopes, both capable of delivering very good images to your eye or, to a basic photographic system. The VX6 having a shorter focal length than the VX6L is more useful on general astronomy but leaning towards viewing galaxies, nebula and star clusters. The VX6L on the other hand is also an excellent first telescope but it will give you better, higher powered views of subjects like the planets, the moon, double stars etc whilst still having excellent performance on wider, deep sky subjects.

Optical upgrades are available for both these models at a modest price to give you even better performance from the mirrors. See the differences here to help you decide.

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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

VX6

VX6L

Primary mirror
dia. mm

150

150

Focal length
nominal mm

750

1200

Focal Ratio

f5

f8

Tube Weight
nominal kg

4.5

5

Tube
Diameter mm

167

167

TubeLength mm

750

1110

Tube Material

Alum.

Alum.

Secondary
Size mm

50

37

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
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Tube Type

Rolled
Alum.

Rolled
Alum.

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VX6 Optical tube assembly

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318

VX6L Optical tube assembly

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318

VX6 or VX6L fitted to EQ5 mount

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517

VX6 VX6L

VX6 or VX6L fitted to HEQ5 mount

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1013

VX6 VX6L

VX6 or VX6L fitted to Alt-Az mount

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573

VX6 VX6L

VX6 or VX6L fitted to EQ6 mount

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1187

VX6 VX6L

VX6 or VX6L fitted to Dobsonian mount

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480

VX6 VX6L

Variable Friction Brake for Dobsonian Mount

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39

EQ5 Dual axis drives

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85

EQ5 Synscan computer drives

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247

EQ5 Polar finder

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31

VX6 or VX6L optical upgrade 1/8PV

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34

VX6 VX6L

VX6 or VX6L optical upgrade to 1/10PV

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43

VX6 VX6L

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

GPS unit for EQ5

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100

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