VX6 / VX6L

The VX Range

VX6 / VX6L

£318.00 excl. VAT

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.

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 mirror dia. mm 150 150 200 200 250 250 300 300 350 400 500
Focal length nominal 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 Weight nominal kg 4.5 5 7 8 11 12 14 16 20 29 40
Tube Diameter mm 167 167 225 225 280 280 326 326 385 434 truss
Tube Length 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.
Secondary Size 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 with reduction gearing Focuser with reduction gearing Focuser with reduction gearing Focuser with reduction gearing Focuser with reduction gearing Focuser with reduction gearing Focuser with reduction gearing Focuser with reduction gearing Focuser with reduction gearing Focuser with reduction gearing Focuser with reduction gearing
Mirror / Tube Cooling Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan Fan
Tube Type Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum. Alum.