VX12 / VX12L

The VX Range

VX12 / VX12L

£1,042.00 excl. VAT

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.

If you purchase the tube assembly alone you will need a dovetail plate. In the options below.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Specification VX6 VX6L VX8 VX8L VX10 VX10L VX12 VX12L VX14 VX16 VX20
Primary mirrordia. mm 150 150 200 200 250 250 300 300 350 400 500
Focal lengthnominal mm 750 1200 900 1200 1200 1600 1200 1600 1600 1600 2000
Focal Ratio f5 f8 f4.5 f6 f4.8 f6.3 f4 f5.3 f4.6 f4 f4
Tube Weightnominal kg 4.5 5 7 8 11 12 14 16 20 29 40
TubeDiameter mm 167 167 225 225 280 280 326 326 385 434 truss
TubeLength mm 750 1110 860 1130 1140 1550 1160 1510 1540 1580 1945
Tube Material Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum.
SecondarySize mm 50 37 63 50 63 50 75 63 75 82 100
Mirror Cell 9 point 9 point CNC 9point CNC 9point CNC9 point CNC9 point CNC 9point CNC9 point CNC9 point CNC9 point CNC9 point
Focuser Focuser withreduction gearing Focuser withreduction gearing Focuser withreduction gearing Focuser withreduction gearing Focuser withreduction gearing Focuser withreduction gearing Focuser withreduction gearing Focuser withreduction gearing Focuser withreduction gearing Focuser withreduction gearing Focuser withreduction gearing
Mirror / TubeCooling Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan
Tube Type Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum.