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VX8 and VX8L Newtonians are significantly larger than the VX6 and VX6L models. To give you some idea of by how much, the following description and figures will explain in detail for you.

The brightness of an object in a telescope depends on the size of the main mirror i.e. how much light it collects and sends to your eye, or camera. This is calculated based on the area of the mirror. In the case of the VX8 and VX8L telescopes, they both have over 40% brighter images than the VX6 and VX6L models. To add to that, the detail in a telescope’s image is controlled by the diameter, or aperture of the mirror. The VX8 and VX8L have mirrors 33% larger than the VX6 and VX6L. These two features give you not only a much brighter image but also, a much more detailed image allowing you to use higher magnifications on the telescope.

The VX8 is a telescope of f4.5 which, with the addition of a camera adaptor and camera, can give you some spectacular photographic performance, primarily on Deep Sky objects. The VX8L can also provide you with stunning visual images at higher magnifications and, be extremely useful in photographing the planets and the Moon.

Optical upgrades are available for each model and are featured in the Buying Options table below. 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

VX8

VX8L

Primary mirror
dia. mm

200

200

Focal length
nominal mm

900

1200

Focal Ratio

f4.5

f6

Tube Weight
nominal kg

7

8

Tube
Diameter mm

225

225

TubeLength mm

860

1130

Tube Material

Alum.

Alum.

Secondary
Size mm

63

50

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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VX8 Optical tube assembly

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528

VX8L Optical tube assembly

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528

VX8 or VX8L fitted to EQ5 mount

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727

VX8 VX8L

VX8 or VX8L fitted to HEQ5 mount

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1223

VX8 VX8L

VX8 or VX8L fitted to EQ6 mount

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1397

VX8 VX8L

VX8 or VX8L fitted to Dobsonian mount

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728

VX8 VX8L

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

VX8 or VX8L optical upgrade 1/8PV

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55

VX8 VX8L

VX8 or VX8L optical upgrade to 1/10PV

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70

VX8 VX8L

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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