VX16

The VX Range

VX16

£2,542.00 excl. VAT

A 400mm telescope is a big telescope. It is not considered to be in the ‘transportable’ group unless you have suitable transport and, ideally, another pair of hands. If you have, you are about to unleash views of the heavens you never thought possible, it is a truly amazing experience using this telescope.
To carry on the comparison, the VX16 has over 7 times a brighter image than the VX6 and VX6L, that is an awful lot of light which not only increases the brightness of the image produced but, it also allows a higher contrast level of faint objects, objects which are way beyond the range of 300 or even 350mm telescopes.
All the mirrors having Hilux assist in the spectacle of the pitch black night sky to display galaxies you have only read about. Planetary images with over 2.6 times more detail will just amaze you, start to capture Deep Sky images on a CCD camera and then you are in a completely new world of astronomy.

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.

Contemplating a VX16? – make sure you have a mount with ample load carrying capacity to ensure trouble free tracking and stability.

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.